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Job Title: PSYCHOLOGIST - PCMHI
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
Job Categories: Social Services, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Information Technology, Installation, Maintenance, and Repair, Counseling, Research & Development, Medical
Job Description
PSYCHOLOGIST - PCMHI

S/he

* Function as a member of an interdisciplinary teams of professionals

* Provide consultative services to other clinics within the Medical Center

* Ability to diagnose mental disorders, conduct psychological and/or neuropsychological assessments, with special emphasis on, and awareness of the mental health, social, and medical need of the primary care population.

* Specialized awareness of behavioral health issues is necessary.

* Provides a full range of psycho-diagnostic services including assessment and using the most appropriate psychotherapeutic techniques in providing quality care to veterans and their families.

* Specializing in the determination of behavioral health concerns and the psychiatric and social problems associated with behavioral health problems.

* Consults with medical center staff on a wide variety of patient care issues.

* Staff psychologists may be involved in program evaluation and/or research activities.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8a-430p
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Basic Requirements:
  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • ? License, Registration, Certification Requirements (as applicable). The Psychologist must hold a full, current, and unrestricted license to practice psychology at the doctoral level in a State, Territory, Commonwealth of the United States (e.g., Puerto Rico), or the District of Columbia.

    ? Doctoral degree in psychology from a graduate program in psychology accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA), the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System (PCSAS), or the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) at the time the program was completed.

    There are no job assignments in VHA that require the skills of a school psychologist; therefore, an applicant with a degree in the specialty area of school psychology is not eligible for appointment.

    OR

    Have a doctoral degree in any area of psychology and, in addition, successfully complete a respecialization program (including documentation of an approved internship completed as part of the respecialization program) meeting both of the following conditions:

    (a) the respecialization program must be completed in an APA or a CPA accredited doctoral program; and

    (b) the specialty in which the applicant is retrained must be consistent with the assignment for which the applicant is to be employed.

    AND -

    (3) Internships

    (a) Have successfully completed a professional psychology internship training program that was accredited by APA or CPA at the time the program was completed and that is consistent with the assignment for which the applicant is to be employed.

    OR

    (b) New VHA psychology internship programs that are in the process of applying for APA accreditation are acceptable in fulfillment of the internship requirement, provided that such programs were sanctioned by the VHA Central Office Program Director for Psychology and the VHA Office of Academic Affiliations at the time that the individual was an intern;

    OR

    (c) VHA facilities that offered full-time, one-year pre-doctoral internships prior to PL 96-151 (pre-1979) are considered to be acceptable in fulfillment of the internship requirement;

    OR

    (d) Applicants who completed an internship that was not accredited by APA or CPA at the time the program was completed may be considered eligible for hire only if they are currently board certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology in a specialty area that is consistent with the assignment for which the applicant is to be employed. (NOTE: Once board certified, the employee is required to maintain board certification.)
Preferred Experience: Mental Health

Grade Determinations: GS-11 : Experience. None beyond the basic requirements.

GS-12 : Experience. In addition to the basic requirements at the GS-11 level, at least 1 year of experience as a professional psychologist equivalent to the next lower grade level.

GS-13 : Must hold a full, current and unrestricted license to practice psychology at the doctoral level and have at least two years of postdoctoral experience appropriate to the specialty area of the position. One year of this experience must have been at a level of difficulty comparable to that of at least the GS-12 grade level of federal service. To be creditable, the experience must have required the use of the knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics associated with current professional psychology practice. Creditable post-doctoral degree experience can be obtained through employment as a psychologist or through participating in a supervised post-doctoral psychology training program, evidenced by active professional practice (paid or non-paid employment as a professional psychologist) and a full, current, unrestricted license. Experience is only creditable if it is post-doctoral experience as a professional psychologist directly related to the duties to be performed.

KSAO's:

GS-12

In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs"

1. Knowledge of, and ability to apply, a wide range of professional psychological treatments or assessment methods to a variety of patient populations.

2. Ability to design and implement effective treatment strategies.

3. Ability to incorporate new clinical procedures.

4. Ability to conduct research activities, such as designing and implementing clinical research projects (staff psychologists with specified research job duties).

5. Ability to perform basic research tasks of scholarship and research execution within the context of an established research team, including research participant relations, research documentation, data acquisition, maintenance, and collaboration.

GS-13

In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:

1. Knowledge of, and ability to apply, professional psychological treatments to the full range of patient populations.

2. Ability to provide professional advice and consultation in areas related to professional psychology and behavioral health.

3. Knowledge of clinical research literature.

4. For supervisory assignments:

a. Ability to provide supervision in areas related to behavioral health and social services provision in order to accomplish the organizational goals and objectives.

b. Ability to provide fair, principled and decisive leadership for a work environment that promotes shared accountability.

References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G18, Psychologist Qualification Standard,GS-180.

The full performance level of this vacancy is 13. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of 11 to 13.

Physical Requirements: Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds; moderate carrying 15-44 pounds; use of fingers; both hands required; walking; climb stairs, ambulate moderate distances, both eyes required; working alone; working closely with others.

None

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Resume
  • Transcript


VA Form 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.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).

  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • OF-306
  • License
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript


Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Qualifications & Requirements
Basic Requirements:
  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • ? License, Registration, Certification Requirements (as applicable). The Psychologist must hold a full, current, and unrestricted license to practice psychology at the doctoral level in a State, Territory, Commonwealth of the United States (e.g., Puerto Rico), or the District of Columbia.

    ? Doctoral degree in psychology from a graduate program in psychology accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA), the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System (PCSAS), or the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) at the time the program was completed.

    There are no job assignments in VHA that require the skills of a school psychologist; therefore, an applicant with a degree in the specialty area of school psychology is not eligible for appointment.

    OR

    Have a doctoral degree in any area of psychology and, in addition, successfully complete a respecialization program (including documentation of an approved internship completed as part of the respecialization program) meeting both of the following conditions:

    (a) the respecialization program must be completed in an APA or a CPA accredited doctoral program; and

    (b) the specialty in which the applicant is retrained must be consistent with the assignment for which the applicant is to be employed.

    AND -

    (3) Internships

    (a) Have successfully completed a professional psychology internship training program that was accredited by APA or CPA at the time the program was completed and that is consistent with the assignment for which the applicant is to be employed.

    OR

    (b) New VHA psychology internship programs that are in the process of applying for APA accreditation are acceptable in fulfillment of the internship requirement, provided that such programs were sanctioned by the VHA Central Office Program Director for Psychology and the VHA Office of Academic Affiliations at the time that the individual was an intern;

    OR

    (c) VHA facilities that offered full-time, one-year pre-doctoral internships prior to PL 96-151 (pre-1979) are considered to be acceptable in fulfillment of the internship requirement;

    OR

    (d) Applicants who completed an internship that was not accredited by APA or CPA at the time the program was completed may be considered eligible for hire only if they are currently board certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology in a specialty area that is consistent with the assignment for which the applicant is to be employed. (NOTE: Once board certified, the employee is required to maintain board certification.)
Preferred Experience: Mental Health

Grade Determinations: GS-11 : Experience. None beyond the basic requirements.

GS-12 : Experience. In addition to the basic requirements at the GS-11 level, at least 1 year of experience as a professional psychologist equivalent to the next lower grade level.

GS-13 : Must hold a full, current and unrestricted license to practice psychology at the doctoral level and have at least two years of postdoctoral experience appropriate to the specialty area of the position. One year of this experience must have been at a level of difficulty comparable to that of at least the GS-12 grade level of federal service. To be creditable, the experience must have required the use of the knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics associated with current professional psychology practice. Creditable post-doctoral degree experience can be obtained through employment as a psychologist or through participating in a supervised post-doctoral psychology training program, evidenced by active professional practice (paid or non-paid employment as a professional psychologist) and a full, current, unrestricted license. Experience is only creditable if it is post-doctoral experience as a professional psychologist directly related to the duties to be performed.

KSAO's:

GS-12

In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs"

1. Knowledge of, and ability to apply, a wide range of professional psychological treatments or assessment methods to a variety of patient populations.

2. Ability to design and implement effective treatment strategies.

3. Ability to incorporate new clinical procedures.

4. Ability to conduct research activities, such as designing and implementing clinical research projects (staff psychologists with specified research job duties).

5. Ability to perform basic research tasks of scholarship and research execution within the context of an established research team, including research participant relations, research documentation, data acquisition, maintenance, and collaboration.

GS-13

In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:

1. Knowledge of, and ability to apply, professional psychological treatments to the full range of patient populations.

2. Ability to provide professional advice and consultation in areas related to professional psychology and behavioral health.

3. Knowledge of clinical research literature.

4. For supervisory assignments:

a. Ability to provide supervision in areas related to behavioral health and social services provision in order to accomplish the organizational goals and objectives.

b. Ability to provide fair, principled and decisive leadership for a work environment that promotes shared accountability.

References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G18, Psychologist Qualification Standard,GS-180.

The full performance level of this vacancy is 13. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of 11 to 13.

Physical Requirements: Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds; moderate carrying 15-44 pounds; use of fingers; both hands required; walking; climb stairs, ambulate moderate distances, both eyes required; working alone; working closely with others.
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