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The VA Long Beach Healthcare System seeks 14 Full-Time Permanent Staff Psychologist. We are a complexity 1a facility that serves the needs of more than 50,000 veterans. Our main campus is the Tibor Rubin VA Healthcare System in Long Beach, which is a state-of-the-art teaching hospital providing a full range of health services. Satisfy your inner urbanite at downtown Long Beach’s vibrant waterfront scene. From eclectic neighborhoods to sandy beaches, you’ll find Long Beach to be an urban waterfront playground. Visit museums, tour a 1930s ocean liner, and watch sea lions at Long Beach’s aquarium. Enjoy live performances and cruise Naples canals. Spot dolphins at play on your way to Catalina Island. Or take a short jaunt to Disneyland, Universal Studios Hollywood, or other Southern California attractions. For more please check out 12 Best Things to Do in Long Beach, CA | U.S. News Travel (usnews.com) and 33 Best Things to Do in LA | U.S. News Travel (usnews.com) Overall enjoy all southern California and what it has to offer. Please check out 25 Best Things to Do in Southern California (for 2023) (familydestinationsguide.com) for more information.
VA Long Beach Staff Psychologists are members of interdisciplinary teams that thoroughly assesses the needs of Veterans to plan and provide a therapeutic environment that will assist in rehabilitation of optimal levels of medical and psychological health. These Program areas are Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program (BHIP), Inpatient Psychology and Home- Based Primary Care Psychology. Incumbents will provide generalist assessment and evidence-based psychotherapy services, target the specific needs of more acute Veterans in the inpatient setting, or focus on cognitive assessment and behavioral interventions aimed at supporting Veterans in remaining in their homes. Psychologist Provide a full range of psycho-diagnostic services including appropriate selection of assessment instruments and methods leading to sound diagnosis and treatment recommendations. Provides services based on the results of psycho-diagnostic assessment such as intervention development and treatment planning. Perform evaluations for Veterans with a variety of psychological disorders including PTSD, substance abuse/dependence, affective disorders, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, and personality disorders. Additionally, the incumbent should possess or be willing to receive training on a variety of evidenced-based treatment (EBTs) relevant to the critical work performed in the Outpatient Mental Health Clinic. Overall remains involved in program development, evaluation, research activities and consultation to professional staff within the LBVA HCS community.
Work Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am-4:30pm (80-hour biweekly work shifts/ Flexible Agendas)
Must be a U.S. Citizen.
Must possess a current, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a state, territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia.
New grads non-Licensed exceptional stellar personnel are welcomed! May be appointed as a graduate Psychologist for period not to exceed two years.
A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment.
APA- Accredited Internships must have been successfully completed.
Appointment Above the Minimum Rate of the grade is authorized based on existing pay, recent salary history, competing job offer, higher or unique qualifications and VA special needs.
Regular increases: Receive cost of living increases annually (when signed into federal law), and within-Grade Increases, Total of 10 Steps with required waiting periods.
Health insurance: With Federal Employees Health Benefits, choose from a variety of self or family health maintenance organizations.
Dental and vision insurance: Under the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program, supplemental dental and/or vision benefits are available to you and your family.
Life insurance: Plan for what’s next with Federal Employees Group Life Insurance, which is group term life insurance covering you and eligible family members.
Pension: Your basic annuity is computed based on your length of service and “high-3” average salary and become vested in the Federal Employee Retirement System, Basic/Defined Benefit pension after only five years of creditable civilian service.
Thrift Savings Plan (Federal 401k Equivalent) 5 % agency match: TSP lets you contribute up to $22,500 a year to your account. Become vested after only 3 years of creditable civilian service.
Long-term care: Under the Federal Long-Term Care Insurance Program, VA physicians can access long-term care coverage for home care, adult day care and facility care.
Survivor benefits: Become eligible for survivor benefits after 10 years of service.
Annual Leave/ Leave Administration (Paid Time Off): Start your VA career with earning 37-50 days of paid time off each year. Paid Vacation, Sick leave and 11 Paid Federal holidays. Accrue right away no limit on carry-over accumulated sick leave.
Education Debt Reduction Program: EDRP repays qualifying student loan debt up to $200,000 tax-free for up to five years, or service periods, for individuals in patient care positions designated* as extremely difficult for recruitment and retention by local facilities.
Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program: VA employees are eligible.
Credit for military service: Have you earned service credits from your time in military service? Don’t worry — if you move to a federal job at VA, you may carry over service time that is added to your total years of work for retirement purposes.
Career and Growth: Start your Career at VA and benefit from opportunities to build your skills and professional growth by leveraging VA development programs to fit your specific long-term career goals.
Leadership skills development: VA provides a competitive, three-tiered continuum of leadership development at the local, network and national levels for employees with the potential and desire to serve in leadership positions.
Service without strings: Whether you serve full or part time, your employment at VA is “at will” and without employment contracts, noncompete clauses, restrictive covenants, or other significant restrictions on outside work.
Receive assistance: Under VA’s Employment Assistance Program, get free, short-term counseling and other services to cope with the stresses of life and other issues.
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The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,298 health care facilities, including 171 medical centers and 1,113 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.