This announcement has been amended to reflect the most recent salary range and has been extended. Applicants may update their application through the closing date. This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT in support of COVID-19 operations. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be December 28, 2020 and applicants will be referred on an 'as needed' basis. NOTE: Announcement will remain open until no longer needed but no later than April 30, 2021. The Psychologist may be located in either the main VA Medical Center, a local CBOC (out-patient clinic) or a local Vet Center in support of COVID-19 operations and may be permanently or temporarily appointed on an intermittent, part-time or full-time schedule. The Psychologist participates in a full range of psychotherapeutic, diagnostic and training activities, performs assessments, level of care determinations, evidence-based individual and group psychotherapy as well as treatment planning and program development. Major duties and responsibilities include: Serves as a treatment provider conducting assessment interviews, composing psychosocial assessment reports, formulating diagnostic impressions, developing treatment plans, providing psychotherapy to patients through individual and group sessions, making referrals for aftercare and placement, and documenting services provided and the course of treatment of patients; Consults with medical center staff on a wide variety of patient care issues. Staff psychologists may be involved in program evaluation, teaching, training, and research activities; Provides a full range of psychological assessment services and diagnoses mental disorders, particularly for complex or unusually difficult patients; Provides comprehensive, evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions, including individual, family, and group psychotherapy; Develops, implements, and documents the psychotherapeutic treatment plan for an assigned caseload of patients, including prompt completion of clinical reminders; Provides education to patients, family members, and significant others, as needed. Work Schedule: A variety of work schedules are available; Work schedule will be determined upon selection. NOTE: May be expected to work rotating weekends and holidays. Pay Schedule: The salary range listed in this announcement is a Base-Line Salary for a full-time work schedule. Starting salary will be set based on locality (which may include a special pay rate depending upon location), as well as FT, PT or Intermittent employment. Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: Certain locations are deemed as 'Hard to Fill' and 'may' offer Recruitment Incentives, but such an Incentive is not guaranteed. Permanent Change of Station (PCS) expenses: Not Available. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.
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