Psychologist Job in DES MOINES, IA

Vacancy No. CBAV-10138848-18-KT Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $87,252.00 to $113,428.00 Grade 13 to 13
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 2/12/2018 Close Date 4/16/2018
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  • Open & closing dates

    02/12/2018 to 04/16/2018

  • Salary

    $87,252 to $113,428 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 13

  • Work schedule


  • Appointment type



1 vacancy in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


This job is open to

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U.S. Citizens, Excepted Service

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  • Duties



    If you are a current, permanent employee of VA Central Iowa Health Care System, the Department of Veteran Affairs, or another federal agency, please apply under vacancy announcement CBAV-10138851-18-KT.

    The Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Coordinator Psychologist position will be located within the Mental Health Service Line at VA Central Iowa Health Care System. This position is responsible for the coordination, integration, and oversight of the treatment and services to Veterans with substance use disorders and their families.

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    Additional duties include but are not limited to:

    • Develop, direct, and provide evidence-based outpatient substance use treatment services for Veterans at the Des Moines VA
    • Manage day-to-day activities of providers and staff affiliated with the SUD outpatient program, especially as those activities relate to coverage issues, training, and performance standards
    • Ensure that SUD/Addiction consults are addressed in a timely and appropriate manner in the medical records system
    • Ensure that documentation for patient encounters is completed in a timely and appropriate manner in the medical records system
    • Obtain recognition in two VA-trained, evidence-based psychotherapies designed for substance use disorders, such as Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) and Problem Solving
    • Act as a consultant on SUD issues for staff at VA Central Iowa
    • Provide two didactic seminars on SUD issues for the Psychology Internship Training Program
    • Offer and potentially supervise a major or minor rotation in SUD for the Psychology Internship Training Program
    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


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