This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement. 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. Education (TRANSCRIPTS WITH CONFER DATE REQUIRED). 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. For the purpose of meeting this requirement, the term "specialty area" refers to the specific specialty areas recognized by the accrediting body and not to specific job duties that might require special skills. Currently, APA accredits doctoral programs in the specialty areas of clinical psychology, counseling psychology, school psychology, or combinations of two or more of those areas. PCSAS accredits doctoral programs in psychological clinical science. CPA accredits doctoral programs in clinical psychology, counseling psychology, clinical neuropsychology, and school psychology. 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. Strictly for the purpose of determining eligibility for appointment as a psychologist in VHA, there is no distinction between the specialty areas (with the exception of school psychology) OR Have a doctoral degree in any area of psychology and, in addition, successfully complete a re-specialization program (including documentation of an approved internship completed as part of the re-specialization program) meeting both of the following conditions: (1) The re-specialization program must be completed in an APA or a CPA accredited doctoral program; and, (2) The specialty in which the applicant is retrained must be consistent with the assignment for which the applicant is to be employed. NOTE: The applicant must provide an official transcript and/or certificate documenting the completion of the re-specialization program, which includes completion of an APA or CPA internship OR Have a doctoral degree awarded between 1951 and 1978 from a regionally-accredited institution, with a dissertation primarily psychological in nature. Internship. 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 ORVHA 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.) OR Applicants who have a doctoral degree awarded between 1951 and 1978 from a regionally accredited institution with a dissertation primarily psychological in nature may fulfill this internship requirement by having the equivalent of a one-year supervised internship experience in a site specifically acceptable to the candidate's doctoral program. If the internship experience is not noted on the applicant's official transcript, the applicant must provide a statement from the doctoral program verifying that the equivalent of a one-year supervised internship experience was completed in a site acceptable to the doctoral program. Licensure. 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. Provide copy of licensure. English Language Proficiency. Psychologists must be proficient in spoken and written English. Grade Determinations: GS-13 Staff Psychologist (Full Performance) Experience: At least two years of experience as a professional psychologist, with at least one year equivalent to the GS-12 grade level. Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate all of 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 provide professional advice and consultation in areas related to professional psychology and behavioral health Knowledge of clinical research literature. Preferred Experience: Experience supporting patients living with chronic pain. References: VHA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G18. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-13. Physical Requirements: Light lifting and carrying (under 15 lbs), reaching above shoulders, use of fingers, use of mouse and computer, ability to use and see computer and computer screen, hearing (aid may be permitted). ["The purpose of this position is to function as a Pain/Behavioral Medicine Psychologist at the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center. At the GS-13 full performance level of this position, the incumbent provides assessments and interventions designed to address issues and symptoms associated with medical conditions typically treated within the Medical Services. Duties will include: Provides a full range of psycho-diagnostic services including assessment for a wide range of psychological and behavioral medicine issues for patients with acute and chronic medical conditions and disabilities. Provides a full range of therapeutic interventions in specialty medical clinics, Primary Care clinics, and through consults/referrals that include empirically validated treatments for anxiety and depression, behavioral pain management strategies, motivational enhancement interventions, couples/family interventions, smoking cessation, weight loss, organ transplant evaluations, bariatric surgery evaluations, psychoeducational interventions and crisis interventions. Applies adjunctive interventions for treatment of medical disorders and pain. Incorporates new clinical procedures and is open to engage in competency-based supervision to learn evidence-based treatments as needed. Provides screening for cognitive deficits to address specific functional questions or to determine if a referral for a complete neuropsychological evaluation or cognitive assessment is needed. Develops person-centered, culturally sensitive treatment plans to address comorbid medical/mental health needs of patients. Provides professional advice and consultation in areas related to professional psychology, especially pain management, but also potentially to include other medical psychology populations (e.g., transplant, palliative care, geriatric populations). Provides collaboration and consultation with affiliated departments and programs (e.g., Primary Care-Mental Health Integration, General Mental Health Clinic, Substance Use Disorder Treatment Program, Suicide Prevention). Tracks consultations and provides timely contact with newly referred patients. Produces timely, appropriate documentation of care in accordance with agency policies. Serves as an integrated member of the interdisciplinary treatment team(s) for Veterans, collaborating closely on a daily with the team regarding care for patients. Assists with referrals to specialty mental health care as needed. As faculty member and member of training committee for facility's APA-accredited clinical psychology internship: Provides training and clinical supervision to interns in the program, Contributes to meetings and faculty training associated with the internship. Serves as faculty member for regional psychiatry residency. As requested, provides training and consultation for psychiatry residents doing rotations in inpatient psychiatry. Seeks and maintains clinical appointment through residency-affiliated university. Provides training and clinical supervision to trainees in other behavioral health disciplines, medical students, nursing students, and trainees of other disciplines, as assigned. Serves on the facility's Pain Committee, Opioid Safety Initiative Committee, and STORM review team. Assists Behavioral Medicine Program Manager in developing, monitoring, and reporting on outcome and performance measures. As assigned, serves on other Service, Medical Center, VISN, and/or National committees or task forces related to assigned program(s). Actively collaborates with community partners in support of patient care, program operations, and agency objectives. Actively participates in local, state and national professional organizations. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00AM-4:30PM Telework: Yes, approximately 3 days/pay period, to be determined by the service. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized EDRP Authorized: Please contact the VISN 20 EDRP Coordinator @ V20CompensationTeam@va.gov Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for those who have served in our nation's military and for their families, caregivers, and survivors" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate whole health care to Veterans?Readying Warriors and Caring for Heroes! This position is located within Surgical Services at the CAPT James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) in North Chicago, IL. The FHCC is a first-of-its-kind partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), and Department of Navy (DoN)/Department of Defense (DoD). It is larger than just a single facility, but rather it is a fully-integrated medical care facility with a single combined VA and Navy mission. The combined mission of the FHCC means active duty military and their family members, military retirees, and eligible veterans receive health care at this facility.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. Join the FHCC team of energetic, career-minded professionals! For additional information, click onhttp://www.lovell.fhcc.va.gov/index.asp.