Staff Psychologist (Tacoma Vet Center)
Department of Veterans Affairs - Tacoma, WA

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Vacancy Identification Number

(VIN): 729990

Salary:
To be determined by Professional Standard Board of your peers and based on your education, experience, and professional accomplishments.

The

Department of Veterans Affairs

(VA) needs mental health professionals who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who serve our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans.

Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your country's service.

If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA.

The VA is committed to hiring Veterans

.

The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission. The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define "who we are," our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are

I

ntegrity,

C

ommitment,

A

dvocacy,

R

espect and

E

xcellence ("

I CARE

").

America's Veterans need you!

To find out more, go to

http://www.va.gov/jobs/

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PLEASE NOTE:
Qualified clinical trainees, residents, fellows, interns, etc. are encouraged to apply; please follow the instructions in the How to Apply section.

THIS IS A NON BARGAINING UNIT POSITION.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

US citizenship

English language proficiency

Background/suitability investigation

Physical standards - Must pass pre-employment examination

DUTIES:
The incumbent will provide a full range of
psychodiagnostic services including assessment and using the most appropriate
psychotherapeutic techniques in providing quality care. Provides direct client
contact including neuropsychological assessment and treatment planning,
individual psychotherapy/assessment sessions, family/caregiver stress therapy
sessions, individual and group psychotherapy for clients in an outpatient
treatment setting.

Responsible for
timely completion of all clinical charting and documentation required by the
Vet Center. Represents the Vet Center and Readjustment Counseling Service at
professional/program and community group/events and committees.

Work Schedule: While the
Tacoma Vet Center is open 8:am - 4:30pm

Mon-Fri, evening and weekend hours are also
required.

Relocation
expenses will not be authorized.

Recruitment/Relocation
will not be authorized.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
BASIC

REQUIREMENTS:
·

U.S.
citizenship

·

English
language proficiency (written and spoken)

·

Physical
standards - All applicants must meet the physical standards for the position. A
physical examination prior to employment may be required.

·

Have
a doctoral degree in psychology from a graduate program in psychology
accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).

The specialty area of the degree must be
consistent with the assignment for which the applicant is to be employed.

·

Have
successfully completed a professional psychology internship training program
that has been accredited by APA.

·

Hold
a full, current, and unrestricted license to practice psychology at the
doctoral level in a State, Territory, Commonwealth of the United States (e.g.,
Puerto Rico), or the District of Columbia.

Exception

:

The Secretary
may waive the requirement of licensure for an individual psychologist for a
period not to exceed 2 years from the date of employment on the condition that
such a psychologist provide care only under the supervision of a psychologist
who is so licensed.

Non-licensed
psychologists who otherwise meet the eligibility requirements may be given a
temporary appointment as a graduate psychologist under the authority of 38
U.S.C. § 7405 (a) (1) (D).

Failure to
obtain licensure during that period is justification for termination of the
temporary appointment.

This may result
in termination of employment.

References:
VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G18, PSYCHOLOGIST QUALIFICATION STANDARD,
dated March 17, 2006.

Salary
to be determined by Professional Standard Board of your peers and based on your
education, experience, and professional accomplishments.

DESIGNATED
DRUG-TESTING POSITION: Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a
testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal
drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be
denied employment with VA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if
a verified positive drug test result is received.

NOTE:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the United States Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards your qualifications for this position. You can verify accreditation at the following website:

http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Complete application packages will be reviewed to determine if the basic qualifications for this position have been met. A listing of candidates who meet the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the hiring facility where the credentialing and privileging screening process is completed.

BENEFITS:
VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered:

http://www.va.gov/jobs/job_benefits/benefits.asp

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OTHER INFORMATION:
This position will be filled on a full-time permanent basis. Upon completing any required probationary period, the position will be permanent.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

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