Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN)  1170181

 

Charles George VA Medical Center, Asheville, NC, Primary Care (Integrative Pain Management Serivce) is seeking an experienced Clinical Psychologist to work in our Integrative Pain Management Clinic as a Pain Specialist.

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.  

There's something about Asheville , located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina that makes its blend of remote Appalachian charm and cosmopolitan sophistication seem perfectly natural. The city abounds in cultural attractions and events, many stemming from the literary greats who have lived here. Thomas Wolfe, Carl Sandburg and O. Henry all once called Asheville home. The area's spectacular beauty led millionaire George W.Vanderbilt to locate Biltmore, his castle-like mansion, in Asheville, and the city has historically been a resort for the wealthy. But there's also a friendly, small-town atmosphere; the city has a way of making visitors feel right at home. Located at the confluence of two rivers and nestled in the mountains, Asheville is a magnet for outdoor enthusiasts, who have their pick of hiking, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, hot air ballooning and many other activities. Architecture buffs can study the Art Deco City Hall, turn-of-the-century houses and Tudor-style homes. So breathe in the fresh mountain air, take a spin along "America's most scenic drive," the Blue Ridge Parkway, and soak up the beauty and spirit of this lovely mountain city.  For more info, check out this website:  http://www.ashevillenc.com/area_info/facts_and_statistics

 

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.  The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

 
Current VA and/or Federal employees should apply under 637-14-211-CJ-11701814AC-BU

Duties

The Charles George VA Medical Center, Primary Care (Intergrative pain Management Service), has an immediate opening for a Clinical Psychologist - Pain Specialist. He/she provides a full range of psychodiagnostic services including appropriate selection of assessment, instruments and methods leading to sound diagnosis and treatment recommendations.  Provides services based on the results of psychodiagnostic assessment such as intervention development and treatment planning.  Is able to incorporate specialized interventions for Veteran's with chronic pain.  The incumbent performs evaluations for veterans with a variety of psychological disorders including substance abuse, mood disorders, psychotic disorders, and personality disorders but with enhanced specialties in Behavioral Medicine and chronic pain.  He/she will provide a full range of general therapeutic interventions including:  evidence based individual and family psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy and/or interpersonal therapy within the outpatient and inpatient settings.  Provision of evidence based psycho therapies such as Motivational Interviewing (MI) and/or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for the purpose of enhancing health behavior change and treatment of psychological problems related to medical conditions and chronic pain is a requirement of this position.  He/she will provide Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Education and Biofeedback/Neuro-feedback Interventions.

Work Schedule:   8AM - 4:30PM 
Functional Statement Title:  Clinical Psychologist (Pain Specialist)

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No