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Psychologist-PCMHI/Pain, Mental Health GS-0180-13

Company: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Saint Cloud
Posted on: November 1, 2018

Job Description:

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. English Language Proficiency Requirement - Per VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Chapter 3, Section A, Paragraph 3j: No person will be appointed under authority of 38 U.S.C., chapter 73 or 74, to serve in a direct patient-care capacity in VHA who is not proficient in written and spoken English. Education Requirement - You must have a 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. The specialty area of the degree must be consistent with the assignment for which the applicant is to be employed. OR, have a doctoral degree in any area of psychology and, in addition, successfully completed a 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 you were retrained is consistent with the assignment you are am applying for. Internship Requirement - You must 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, 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, 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, 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). Licensure: Candidates must hold a full, current, and unrestricted license to practice psychology at the doctoral level in a State, Territory or Commonwealth of the United States, or the District of Columbia. Exception: Non-licensed applicants who otherwise meet the eligibility requirements may be given a temporary appointment as a "graduate psychologist" at the GS-11 or GS-12 grade under the authority of 38 U.S.C. 7405 (a)(1)(D) for a period not to exceed two years from the date of employment on the condition that such a psychologist provide care only under the supervision of a psychologist who is licensed. Failure to obtain licensure during that period is justification for termination of the temporary appointment. Experience: In additional to meeting the basic requirements, you must also have at least 2 addition years of experience, with at least on year equivalent to the GS-12 level, as a professional psychologist that was obtained through employment as a psychologist or through participating in a supervised post-doctoral psychology training program that demonstrates 1) active professional practice that was paid/non-paid employment and/or 2) a full, current and unrestricted license. To be creditable, the experience must have required the use of knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics associated with current psychology practice: This experience is only creditable if it is post-doctoral degree experience as a professional psychologist directly related to the duties performed Preferred Experience: Mental Health Grade Determinations: GS-13 Do you Ahold 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. And have at least 2 additional year of experience as a psychologist equivalent with at least one year at the next lower grade level. References: Input applicable VA Handbook 5005 reference and Appendix G 18, Psychologist VA Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-13. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is a GS-13. Physical Requirements: Must pass pre-employment physical. Duties Clinical Psychologist is a member of the Primary Care Mental Health Integration team assigned to provide mental health care/psychological services in the Primary Care setting at the St. Cloud VA Health Care System. Additionally, the psychologist will provide some clinical services for patients with chronic pain. The incumbent provides the full range of psychological services as an integral member of the primary care team, including assessment, individual counseling, psychoeducational groups, and assisting the team in the clinical management of their patients by providing psychological expertise to the medical staff. Finally, the psychologist will spend a portion of time providing Compensation and Pension Examinations when demand is present. Work Schedule: Administrative Days, Occasional evenings and weekends Fi nancial Disclosure Report: Not required

Keywords: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Saint Cloud , Psychologist-PCMHI/Pain, Mental Health GS-0180-13, Healthcare , Saint Cloud, Minnesota

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