The Staff Psychologist provides a variety of psychological services to Veterans, including psychological assessment, diagnosis, evaluation and treatment in the General Mental Health Outpatient setting under the administrative supervision of the Mental Health Outpatient Program Manager/Chief of Psychology. Provision of services will be conducted primarily through individual and/or group psychotherapy. An emphasis is placed on evidence-based and best practice approaches.
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***Relocation / recruitment incentives are being offered.*****
**Relocation / recruitment incentives are being offered.****
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Basic Requirements (Entry level is GS11):
United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
Proficient in spoken and written English.
Doctoral degree in psychologyfrom a graduate program in psychology accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA), Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System (PCSAS), or Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) in a specialty area other than school psychology OR doctoral degree in any area of psychology and in addition, successfully completed a respecialization program meeting the following conditions: (A) The respecialization program must be completed in an APA or CPA accredited doctoral program; and (B) the specialty in which the applicant is retrained must coincide with the assignment/position. (please provide transcripts) OR a doctoral degree awarded between 1951 and 1978 from a regionally-accredited institution, with a dissertation primarily psychological in nature. - Internship: Completed a professional psychology internship training program that has been accredited by APA or CPA at the time the program was completed. OR Completed a new VHA psychology internship program that was in the process of applying for APA accreditation and was sanctioned by the VHA Central Office Program Director for Psychology and the VHA Office of Academic Affiliations at the time I was an intern. OR Completed a full-time, one-year pre-doctoral internship at a VHA facility prior to PL 96-151 (pre-1979). OR Completed an internship that was not accredited by APA or CPA at the time the program was completed, however currently board certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology in a specialty area consistent with the assignment/position. OR Doctoral degree awarded between 1951 and 1978 from a regionally-accredited institution with a dissertation primarily psychological in nature. In addition, completed the equivalent of a one-year supervised internship experience in a site specifically acceptable to the candidate's doctoral program. - License: Possess a full, current, and unrestricted license to practice psychology at the doctoral level in a State, Territory, Commonwealth of the United States, or the District of Columbia. (individuals who do not possess license can be hired as a Graduate Staff Psychologist at the GS11 or GS12 grade level).
Grade Determinations for Staff Psychologist at the GS12 level: In addition to meeting the basic requirements, one or more years of clinical experience either by post-doctoral employment or employment as a professional psychologist where you diagnosed mental disorders, conducted psychological or neuropsychological assessments, treated mental disorders through a variety of modalities, and provided adjunctive interventions for treatment of medical disorders. Unlicensed psychologists practiced under the close supervision of a licensed psychologist. In addition, able to demonstrate the following KSAs:
Knowledge of and ability to apply a wide range of professional psychological treatments or assessment methods to a variety of patient populations.
Ability to design and implement effective treatment strategies.
Ability to incorporate new clinical procedures.
Grade Determinations for Staff Psychologist at the GS-13 level:Possess at least 2 years of progressive experience as a psychologist. In addition, able to demonstrate the following KSAs:
Knowledge of, and ability to apply, professional psychological treatments to the full range of patient populations.
Ability to provide professional advice and consultation in areas related to professional psychology and behavioral health.
Knowledge of clinical research.
References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G18, Psychologist Qualification Standards
The full performance level of this vacancy is GS13. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS11 to GS13.
IMPORTANT:A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
Note:Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
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This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.
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.
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VA Form 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/searchaction.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey;=&Action;=Search.
The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, documentation to support Veterans Preference or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).
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Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
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Open & closing dates: 10/12/2018 to 10/29/2018
Pay scale & grade: GS 11 - 13
Salary: $61,218 to $113,428 per year
Appointment type: Permanent
Work schedule: Full-Time