Psychologist Service Chief Job in TUSKEGEE, AL

Vacancy No. Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $101,409.00 to $131,833.00 Grade 14 to 14
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 9/13/2017 Close Date 9/25/2017
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  • Open & closing dates

    09/13/2017 to 09/25/2017

  • Salary

    $101,409 to $131,833 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 14

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time - Full Time

  • Appointment type



1 vacancy in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed

Yes Relocation or recruitment incentive may be authorized for highly qualified applicants

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  • Duties



     The Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System (CAVHCS) is a consolidated health care system that includes VA Medical Centers in Montgomery and Tuskegee Alabama as well as Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) in Dothan Alabama, Ft. Rucker Alabama, Monroeville, Alabama and Columbus Georgia. The primary duty station for this position is at Montgomery, Alabama. The incumbent will be required to work on site at the other locations as required.

    Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact on the last page of the JOA for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.

    For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.

    Relocation/Recruitment incentives may be authorized.

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    This Supervisory Psychologist functions as the Chief, Psychology Service for the Central Alabama VA Health Care System. The Chief, Psychology Service functions as the lead psychologist responsible for the professional practice of psychology at CAVHCS. These responsibilities include ensuring that clinical staff provides evidence-based psychological services of the highest quality. The Chief, Psychology Service oversees professional practice functions for a service of staff psychologists and 4 psychology interns. These psychologists (and trainees) are dispersed across multidisciplinary teams within the Mental Health Service, General Medicine Service, Rehabilitation Care Service, and Geriatrics and Extended Care Service. Additional responsibilities include organizing and leading Psychology Service staff meetings; Facilitating the organization and functioning of the Psychology Internship Training Program Director, to include providing leadership to the Psychology Training Director, and ensuring ongoing compliance with APA accreditation standards;  Responsibility for completing Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluations and Focused Professional Practice Evaluations for psychologists, including participating in the design of process and procedures, organizing clinical pertinence reviews, and compiling summary data for provider feedback;  initiating timely completion of board actions and documentation for pay grade promotions of psychologists at CAVHCS; Serving on the Credentialing and Privileging Committee; Providing Vetpro Service Chief approvals for credentialing and privileging of psychologists; and responding to ethical concerns, competency limitations, and/or performance deficiencies identified by providing monitoring and intervention in coordination with supervisors of record.

    Tour of Duty: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. May include night, weekend, and travel between campus'.

    Functional Statement Title/#: Chief, Psychologist 

    Travel Required

    25% or less - travel to different campus' within CAVHCS

    Supervisory status


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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