Vacancy Identification Number
The VISN 23 Minneapolis VA Health Care System, Mental Health Service Line is recruiting for a Neuropsychologist position which will be filled at the GS 11, 12 or 13 level.
You could be part of an important initiative to provide mental health care for our nations Veterans!
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki has announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will be adding approximately 1,600 mental health clinicians
- to include nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers as well as nearly 300 support staff to its existing workforce.
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.
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Qualified clinical trainees, residents, fellows, interns, etc. are encouraged to apply; please follow the instructions in the How to Apply section.
- US citizenship
- English language proficiency
- Background/suitability investigation
- Physical standards - Must pass pre-employment examination
- May be subjected to random drug test
This full time permanent Neuropsychologist is located in the Minneapolis VA Health Care System's Mental Health Service Line, Specialty Services Program.
The neuropsychologist will provide full battery and screening assessments for a variety of cognitive disorders, consult and provide clinical services including psychotherapy, and participate in the practicum, intern and postdoctoral resident training program (e.g., teaching seminars in the Neuropsychology Training Seminar). Part of the incumbent's duties will include completion of neuropsychological evaluations for Compensation and Pension (C&P) Examinations requested by the VA Regional Office and provision of neuropsychological services on site (or via telehealth) to the Twin Cities/Metro area Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs).
Additional assessments (i.e., obesity, transplant and impotency evaluations, personality and emotional functioning assessments and Mental Health Service Line general intakes) may be required based on access demands and workload productivity.
To be determined by Professional Standard Board of your peers and based on your education, experience, and professional accomplishments.
(Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.)
English language proficiency
(written and spoken)
- All applicants must meet the physical standards for the position. A physical examination prior to employment may be required.
- Attained a Doctoral degree (Psy.D., Ph.D., Ed.D.) in psychology from an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited graduate program
completed an internship in professional psychology through an institution accredited by the American Psychological Association.
- Is eligible for (within two years from the date of employment) or holds a full, current and unrestricted license to practice psychology at the doctoral level in a State, Territory, or U.S. Commonwealth.
VA Handbook 5005/15, Part II, Appendix G18, PSYCHOLOGIST QUALIFICATION STANDARD, dated March 17, 2006.
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.
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:
. 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.
: When applying for Federal jobs, eligible veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of DD-214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.). Additionally, veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more must also submit a copy of their official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability.
Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, nonservice-connected disability, and Purple Heart recipients, as-well-as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow or widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submit a completed SF 15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," and required documentation with your application materials.
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HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Complete application packages will be reviewed to determine if the basic requirements 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.
VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered:
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
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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