This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. 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 submit a transcript showing you were awarded the doctoral degree to receive credit. 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 provide a copy of your transcript, program information and completion date in your resume, copy of current board certification, or 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, as applicable, to receive credit. 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). OR 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. You must provide an unexpired copy to receive credit. Grade Determinations: In additional to meeting the basic requirements as stated above, you must have the following: Staff Psychologist, GS-13 (Full Performance Level) (a) Experience. At least 2 years of experience, with at least one year equivalent to the GS-12 level, as a professional psychologist that was obtained through employment as a psychologist or through participating in a supervised post-doctoral psychology training program that demonstrates1) active professional practice that was paid/non-paid employment and 2) a full, current and unrestricted license. To be creditable, the experience must have required the use of knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics associated with current psychology practice. To receive credit, you must list hours worked per week and demonstrate your experience through job tasks in your resume AND submit a copy of your unexpired licensure.(b) Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills and Abilities. In addition to the experience, the candidates must demonstrate the following KSAs in their resume:: Knowledge of, and ability to apply, professional psychological treatments to a full range of patient populations. Ability to provide professional advice and consultation in areas related to professional psychology and behavioral health. Knowledge of clinical research literature. *Experience is only creditable if it is post-doctoral degree experience as a professional psychologist directly related to the duties performed. Preferred Experience: Experience with PCMHI Completion of PCMHI National Training Experience working in an integrated medical setting References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G18, Psychologist, Qualification Standard dated February 7, 2018. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-13. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is GS-13 Physical Requirements: The work is primarily sedentary, but it may require light lifting, under 15 pounds; light carrying, under 15 pounds; walking, standing, and hearing (aids may be permitted). The work requires emotionally stability, working closely with others and working alone. ["This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT and will remain open until September 29, 2023 or until this position is filled. Major duties include, but are not limited to: Provides a full range of psycho-diagnostic services including assessment and using the most appropriate psychotherapeutic techniques in providing quality care. Applies principals of population based care (defines role and identifies problems rapidly) Provides brief mental health and behavioral interventions (e.g., 1 - 6 sessions for broad range of concerns). Uses time-limited, evidence based, interventions that are simple and concrete. Uses self-management/home-based practice interventions. Uses intermittent visit strategy and flexible patient contact strategies. Triages appropriately and efficiently to specialty mental health services. Uses brief measurement-based care routinely (e.g., PHQ-9, PCL, AUDIT C, etc). Provides a full range of therapeutic interventions including: individual and group therapies Routinely consults with PCPs and other PACT team members about plan of care for patients Conducts effective curbside consultations. Integrates within primary care team and works closely in collaboration with PACT teams Attends PACT meetings and daily huddles. Routinely provides feedback (verbal and/or written) to PCP and other PACT members same day as referral. Uses warm-hand off strategy. Provides education to PACT on mental health and behavioral health issues as well as consultation on tips for successful care management and patient facilitation, even when no direct patient contact. May provide clinical supervision to various disciplines and levels of training, including trainees seeking licensure in psychology. a. Graduate students b. Interns c. Fellows Is responsible for timely completion of all clinical charting and documentation required by the Medical Center or healthcare system, as appropriate. May present outcome data and research at VA and regional or national scientific or professional meetings, as appropriate. Assists in preparation of RFPs and grant proposals, as assigned. Performs other duties as assigned Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8:00am - 4:30pm Telework: Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: 00784F Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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