This position is for a neuropsychologist who will do Compensation and Pension (C&P) exams about 50% of the time and outpatient Psychological Testing the other 50% of the time. 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 re-specialization program meeting both of the following conditions: the re-specialization program must be completed in an APA or a CPA accredited doctoral program; and the specialty in which you were retrained is consistent with the assignment you are am applying for; OR, have a doctoral degree awarded between 1951 and 1978 from a regionally-accredited institution, with a dissertation primarily psychological in nature. AND 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. NOTE: 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: 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. Grade Determinations. In addition to the basic requirements for employment, the following criteria must be met when determining the grade of candidates: Staff Psychologist, GS-11 (Entry Level) Experience. None beyond the basic requirements. Staff Psychologist, GS-12 (Developmental Level) Experience. At least one year of experience as a professional psychologist equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-11 ). Psychologists who are not licensed must practice under the supervision of a licensed psychologist but with less intense supervision than at the GS-11 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 design and implement effective treatment strategies. Ability to incorporate new clinical procedures. Ability to conduct research activities, such as designing and implementing clinical research projects (staff psychologists with specified research job duties). 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. Staff Psychologist, GS-13 (Full Performance, Level) 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, 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 literature. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-13.The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is GS-11, GS-12 or GS-13. Preferred qualifications: Experience working as a clinical neuropsychologist; board certification/board eligible in clinical neuropsychology, ABPP/ABCN References: VA HANDBOOK 5005/103 PART II APPENDIX G18 Physical Requirements: The incumbent must be able to exercise a high degree of emotional and mental discipline at all times in order to continue to carry out duties effectively. This is especially necessary during time periods when the incumbent encounters significant or extreme duress as a result of interactions with patients. May qualify based on being covered by the Grandfathering Provision as described in the VA Qualification Standard for this occupation (only applicable to current VHA employees who are in this occupation and meet the criteria). ["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. The duties for the Clinical Neuropsychologist position include, but are not limited to: Psychological testing responsibilities Provides a full range of neuropsychological & psychodiagnostic services Independently performs neuropsychology evaluations including diagnosis, treatment discharge planning and follow up Performs neuropsychological evaluations for psychiatric patients, including diagnosed conditions such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, PTSD & personality disorders Performs capacity evaluations for outpatient populations Is responsible for safety of patients Tracks/reviews Consults for appropriateness C&P responsibilities Collect and report medical information following established protocols (Disability Benefits Questionnaires, Medical opinions, etc.) Conduct examinations using the disability criteria and elements, including completion of any requested electronic examination at CAPRI Perform VA Virtual Care examinations as necessary Administer any required test and procedures to establish diagnosis for rating purposes Review and document test results prior to release the examination report Provide and accurate diagnosis based in the available evidence and examination with description of residual conditions that are at issue for the examination requested and/or suggested by Veteran at the time of exam, if there is reasonably related to an existing service-connected disability or claimed condition. Explained reasons for not providing a definite diagnosis if unable to reach one. Teaching/Training Participates in supervising Psychology Interns, Post-Doctoral Residents, and Practicum Students completing clinical interviews, test selection, administration, scoring & interpretation & integrative report writing Presents in Neuropsychology Case Conference & other didactics of the Psychology Training Program Serves as a member of Psychology Training Program & Training Committee Assists with selecting clinical interns & Postdoctoral Residents for VA Internship & Postdoctoral Resident Training Programs Research/Program Evaluation There is opportunity for leading research if interested and time allows. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Telework: Two days a week currently approved. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: F03353 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact Amy Haley, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance. Learn more Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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