This position is assigned to the to Harry S Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital (Truman VA) which is a level 1C Medical Center, which provides both outpatient medical and mental health services. This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), see below. To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 12/29/2023. 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: a) the re-specialization 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; OR, have a doctoral degree awarded between 1951 and 1978 from a regionally-accredited institution, with a dissertation primarily psychological in nature. 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. 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 (c)(2)(B) 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. Grade Determination Experience: In additional to meeting the basic requirements as stated above, you must have the following: Staff Psychologist, GS-11 (Entry Level) (a) Experience. None beyond the basic requirements. Experience: In additional to meeting the basic requirements as stated above, you must have the following: Staff Psychologist, GS-12 (Developmental Level) (a) 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 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. Experience: In additional to meeting the requirements as stated above, you must have the following: Staff Psychologist GS-13 (Full Performance Level) Experience. At least 2 years of experience as a professional psychologist, with at least one year equivalent to the GS-12 level. Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. 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. Experience is only creditable if it is post-doctoral degree experience as a professional psychologist directly related to the duties performed. Preferred Experience: 1) Training and experience in assessment and treatment of older adults and cognitive impairments 2) Training and experience in delivery of Evidence-Based Psychotherapies, 3) Completion of a post-doctoral program in Neuropsychology or Geropsychology. Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005/103, Part II, Appendix G18 Psychologist Qualification Standard February 7, 2018 . This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. Physical Requirements: Use of fingers; Mental and emotional stability; Working closely with others; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Hearing (aid permitted). The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-13. ["PLEASE NOTE: Qualified clinical trainees, residents, fellows, interns, etc. are encouraged to apply; please follow the instructions in the How to Apply section. As a Licensed Provider for the Department of Veterans Affairs, you will practice independently in the provision of psychological services, engage in professional and scientific work which relates to behavior, capacities, personality, interests, emotions and mental disorders. Consulting with peers and supervisors as appropriate. Clinical Responsibilities: Provides a full range of psychodiagnostic services, including psychological and neuropsychological assessment and testing of patients. Selects the optimum battery of tests or procedures to gain the appropriate information in each case. Oversees the administration and scoring of neuropsychological and psychological assessment procedures, interprets and reports the findings of the evaluation in the medical record in a timely fashion, and integrates the findings to inform treatment planning for patients. Neuropsychological and psychological assessments comply with the documentation and timeliness standards established by the Medical Center and The Joint Commission. Performs both diagnostic and functional evaluations for older patients with a variety of neuropsychological, psychological and neurological disorders including, for example, dementia, stroke, TBI, epilepsy, movement disorders, mood disorders and personality disorders. May be assigned membership on any related medical teams (e.g. GeriPACT, Geriatric Evaluation Clinic), as needed. Utilizes appropriate brief therapeutic techniques or combinations of techniques to provide Evidence-Based or Evidence Informed and Recovery-Oriented treatment to older Veterans with complex mental health and cognitive needs within outpatient and inpatient settings. The incumbent provides the range of therapeutic interventions consistent with a PCMHI model, including education, individual and/or family interventions, and focused group interventions to patients, family members, and significant others, as clinically indicated. Develops, implements, and documents the focused plan for treatment for any assigned caseload of patients (e.g. Geri-PACT), including prompt completion of clinical reminders. The incumbent formulates a mutually agreed upon plan of treatment, which includes measurable goals, objectives, and treatment methods based upon the psychological assessment. The treatment plan is used to direct a course of treatment, is individualized to include patient preferences, and reflects a multidisciplinary approach to care (as clinically indicated). Provides consultation to professional staff within the Truman VA and to community providers concerning clinical assessment findings and appropriate treatment plans for patients. The incumbent draws upon his/her knowledge of current research literature as well as patient-centered factors to determine recommendations. Functions independently as a member of the Truman VA Medical Staff, with full clinical privileges. The Staff Psychologist assumes complete professional responsibility for his/her clinical assessment findings, patient care decisions, and documentation Administrative responsibilities: Assists the Supervisory Psychologist in the design, development, and implementation of clinical programming, and assists the Supervisory Psychologist/Program Manager in the execution of ongoing program evaluation and data-driven quality improvement projects to monitor the effectiveness of clinical programming. The incumbent facilitates liaisons with other health care programs in order to effectively coordinate and improve services. Adheres to operational policies and procedures for the treatment team, established by the Supervisory Psychologist and/or Service Line Chief. Complies with national and local performance measures, including timely health care screening and completion of clinical reminders for all patients. Complies with all Computerized Patient Record System documentation procedures, including timeliness standards for documentation and proper patient check out procedures (e.g., entering diagnostic and procedure codes). Work Schedule: Monday to Friday; 8:00 am - 4:30 pm; alternate work schedules are available. Telework: Adhoc, only as needed Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: 000000Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact email@example.com, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance. Learn more Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required References: Please provide \"References\" with application. At a minimum two current or former supervisors or from individuals who were in a position of a professional nature. Indicated if the Hiring Manager may contact."]
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