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    You could be part of an important initiative to provide mental health care for our nations Veterans! The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs mental health professionals who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who serve our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. America's Veterans need you!

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    Responsibilities

    As a Licensed Provider for the Department of Veterans Affairs, you will practice independently in the provision of psychological services, engage in professional and scientific work which relates to behavior, capacities, personality, interests, emotions and mental disorders.consulting with peers and supervisors as appropriate.

    PLEASE NOTE: Qualified clinical trainees, residents, fellows, interns, etc. are encouraged to apply; please follow the instructions in the How to Apply section.

    Major duties and responsibilities include:

    • Diagnose mental disorders, conduct psychological or neuropsychological assessments, treat mental disorders through a variety of modalities, and provide adjunctive interventions for treatment of medical disorders
    • Provides a full range of psychological assessment services and diagnoses mental disorders, particularly for complex or unusually difficult patients.
    • Provides recovery oriented education to patients, family members, and significant others.
    • Provides comprehensive, evidence- based rehabilitative, vocational and life adjustment interventions, including individual, family and group psychotherapy.
    • Provides consultation to professional staff within VA Medical Center at Memphis and to community providers, concerning clinical assessment findings and appropriate treatment plans.
    • Provision of mental health treatment through Telehealth technology is considered a routine means of care delivery. Training modules will be completed within the first 60 days on duty. The required skills assessment will be completed at the first opportunity following completion of the training modules, as coordinated with the facility Telehealth Lead. All providers will deliver mental health care via Telemental Health technology as part of their regular duties.
    • The Psychologist will intermittently complete Compensation and Pension (C&P) Examinations as part of their regular duties, and are required to complete training modules to obtain VBA Examiner certification. The Psychologist will support same-day access to mental health services for Veterans as deemed necessary by the service, in person and by telephone.
    Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am- 4:30 pm; however, working hours may be modified to support mental health clinics that extend prior to or after normal working hours.

    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): Authorized for the Mountain Home, TN; Memphis, TN; and the Tennessee Valley VA Medical Centers ONLY. This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. To participate in the program, you must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy 1021 and submit your application within four months of appointment. The final award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office. If selected for this position, please contact Human Resources at the medical center . The EDRP Coordinators, Anna Harris can be reached at

    Anna.Harris2@va.gov

    or 615-873-6304 and Sherry Miller can be reached at

    Sherry.Miller5@va.gov

    or 423-926-1171 ext. 3487

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/556319400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.