Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 1111156

VA Montana Health Care System at Fort Harrison is a 43 bed, JCAHO accredited facility currently providing inpatient medical/surgical, and outpatient ambulatory medical, surgical and behavioral health care.  We also have a  24 bed inpatient unit for Behavioral Health Services for Montana veterans.  Kalispell has a community based outpatient clinic with behavioral health services.  Kalispell and the Flathead Valley are home to Glacier National Park, Flathead Lake, championship golf courses, two ski resorts, unlimited trails for hiking and lakes and streams for fishing, outstanding arts and culture, charming small towns and warm western hospitality.  

 

An excellent employee benefit package is offered that includes health, life and long term care insurance, the Federal Employee Retirement System and generous vacation and sick leave packages.

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.  
How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

POSITION: Psychologist, GS-0180, Behavioral Health Unit. One, full time, permanent position. This position is located in Behavioral Health Service at the VA Montana Health Care System, Kalispell, MT. Hours of work: Monday – Friday (typically 8:00am-4:30pm). Extended hours (after 4:30pm) may be required.

NOTE:  The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate’s education and experience and recommend the step at which the candidate will be placed in that specific grade.  The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate.

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.

The incumbent for this position may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program.  Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

Duties

The incumbent serves as the Staff Clinical Psychologist for the VA Montana Health Care System, Behavioral Health Unit, providing evaluation and treatment of patients presenting with a variety of neurological, psychiatric, and medical conditions, including traumatic brain injury. S/he provides comprehensive, evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions including; individual, group, and family psychotherapy, caregiver stress support, and evidence-based psychotherapies primarily within the outpatient settings. The incumbent as well has the expertise required to provide comprehensive psychometric assessment of psychiatric and cognitive disorders. The incumbent develops, implements, and documents the psychotherapeutic treatment plans for an assigned caseload of patients, including prompt completion of clinical reminders. The incumbent participates as a consultant in outpatient and inpatient multidisciplinary diagnostic and treatment activities. The incumbent provides education to patients, family members, and significant others.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No