This announcement is open for status and US Citizen applicants. If you are a current permanent employee of the Department of Veterans Affairs please apply through announcement CBAR-10210434-18-SM: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/499834300
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This is the full performance level for staff psychologists. At this level, psychologists are licensed to practice independently in the provision of psychological services, consulting with peers and supervisors as appropriate. They may be assigned to any VHA program and setting, such as inpatient or outpatient medicine, primary care, surgery, mental health, neurology, rehabilitation medicine, geriatrics, Compensation and Pension, Vet Centers, and the VHA National Center for Organization Development. Psychologists diagnose mental disorders, conduct psychological or neuropsychological assessments, treat mental disorders through a variety of modalities, and provide adjunctive interventions for treatment of medical disorders. Among the modalities provided are individual, family, and group psychotherapies and other interventions such as behavioral health and community interventions. Psychologists consult with medical center staff on a wide variety of patient care issues. Staff psychologists may be involved in program evaluation, teaching, training, and research activities.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. Evenings and Weekends may be required.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Has limited clinical program management responsibilities, which include the operation and management of various psychology or mental health programs within the South Texas Veterans Health Care System (STVHCS). May serve as first line/direct supervisor for a few employees in lower grades. Has responsibility for and oversight of the administrative and programmatic resources of various clinical programs that are specialized/complex and significantly impact the delivery of health care service to veterans in the STVHCS. Coordinates programming within the various mental health programs with managers of other programs in mental health as well as with discipline supervisors of affected staff assigned to these programs. Manages the work of various clinical programs and their staff, ensuring that work is assigned in a systematic way and meets facility and VA guidelines/standards. Serve as the representative for Psychology Service on various Psychology Service, Mental Health Service Line, System, or VISN administrative committees or work groups. Provides a range of psychological diagnostic services for patients enrolled in a BHIP. Performs psychological evaluations for individuals with mental health and medical disorders for purposes of diagnostic clarification and treatment planning recommendations. These evaluations employ a comprehensive diagnostic interview, review of available records, collateral contact when available, as well as objective, and cognitive tests when indicated. Provides a range of psychological therapeutic interventions utilizing empirically supported modalities when indicated. Consults with and serves as a resource for other professional personnel concerning the need for, evaluation of, and development of psychological services in STVHCS. May be asked to assist in the selection, training, and supervision staff at lower grade within assigned program area, Psychology Service, or STVHCS. May be asked to serve as a clinical supervisor for psychology pre-doctoral interns, postdoc fellows, and doctoral level practicum students in psychology and other disciplines. May be asked to prepare and teach seminars/workshops for STVHCS trainees/staff on topics within interest/competency areas. May be asked to serve as a member of the STVHCS Psychology Training Committee. May be asked to conduct approved psychological research that supports the mission of STVHCS alone or in collaboration with other professional in STVHCS or affiliated academic institutions.