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Clinical Psychologist

Defense Health Agency Bethesda, MD
  • Posted: August 04, 2019
  • $99,172 to $128,920 Yearly
  • Full-Time

Clinical Psychologist
Department of Defense
Defense Health Agency
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

  • ##### Open & closing dates
10/12/2019 to 10/22/2019
  • ##### Service
  • ##### Pay scale & grade
GS 13
  • ##### Salary
$99,172 to $128,920 per year
  • ##### Appointment type
  • ##### Work schedule
2 vacancies in the following location:

  • Bethesda, MD
Relocation expenses reimbursed
Telework eligible
  • Duties

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About the Position: This position is for a Clinical Psychologist
working in the Adult Outpatient Behavioral Health Clinic providing
the full scope of evidence based behavioral health treatment
services to patients 18 years of age and older. The clinic is
staffed by Active Duty, Civilian and Contract staff which include
board certified psychiatrists, clinical psychologists,
advanced-practice nurses, etc.
Position is being filled using EHA - Critical Need Health Care
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  • Provide the full scope of evidence based behavioral health
treatment services to patients 18 years of age and older which
include initial clinical assessments and ongoing behavioral
health treatments, care and services in an outpatient setting.
  • Provide education, training and supervision of psychology,
psychiatry, social work and general medical students, interns,
residents, fellows, and mental health technicians.
  • Independently provide individual, family and/or group
  • Formulate clinical problem lists and treatment plans consistent
with professional guidelines and medical treatment facility
Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Provide treatment to adults using individual and group
modalities and recognized treatment strategies based upon
accepted theories, principles, and practices; and participates
in multi-disciplinary treatment team collaboration.
Travel Required
Not required
Supervisory status
Promotion Potential
  • #### Job family (Series)
0180 Psychology
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  • Requirements

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Conditions of Employment
  • This position requires the incumbent be able to obtain and
maintain a determination of eligibility for a Tier 3 security
investigation or access for the duration of employment. A
background investigation and credit check are required.
  • This position requires the incumbent to have tuberculosis
  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness
determination, as determined by a completed background
  • This position has mandatory seasonal influenza vaccination
requirements and is subject to annual seasonal influenza
vaccinations unless otherwise exempted for medical or religious
reasons (documentation of exemption must be provided upon hire).
  • This position requires the incumbent to fulfill credentialing
requirements and obtain and maintain appropriate/relevant
clinical privileges.
  • In the event of severe weather conditions or other such
emergency type situations (natural or man-made disaster) the
incumbent is required to report to work or remain at work as
scheduled to support mission operations.
  • This position requires that you obtain and maintain a Basic Life
Support (BLS) certification.
Who May Apply: US Citizens
In order to qualify, you must meet the education and experience
requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid
experience, including volunteer work done through National Service
programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations
(e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community;
student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying
experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly
describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education,
your transcripts will be required as part of your application.
Additional information about transcripts is in this document.
Basic Requirement for Clinical Psychologist:
Degree: Doctoral Degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) directly related
to full professional work in clinical psychology.
In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for
this position you must also meet the qualification requirements
listed below:
License: The Clinical Psychologist position requires a current,
active, valid, unrestricted clinical license to practice Psychology
independently, offered by a U.S. State, District of Columbia,
commonwealth, territory or jurisdiction. (NOTE: You must provide a
copy of your license with your application package.)
Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which
includes working in an outpatient setting providing clinical
assessments and psychiatric care to patients with bio-psycho-social
conditions; utilizing evidence-based treatment modalities to provide
individual and/or group therapy; working as part of a
multidisciplinary team member; and documenting patient medical
records in an electronic system. This definition of specialized
experience is typical of work performed at the next lower
grade/level position in the federal service (GS-12).
Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the
required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet
the qualification requirement using experience alone--no
substitution of education for experience is permitted.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in
foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification
requirements, you must show the education credentials have been
evaluated by a private organization that specializes in
interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has
been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S.
education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at
a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information,
Additional information
  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a
Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department
of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested
in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in
the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market
  • If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you
do not have in electronic form, view the following link for
information regarding an Alternate Application.
  • Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not
authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in
the Government interest.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the
qualifications above.
Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application
package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the
questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the
qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If, after
reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a
determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications
and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position.
Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or
omissions may affect your eligibility.
You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive
awards in your resume as that information may be taken into
consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be
required to provide supporting documentation.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are
a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has
notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible
for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for this
position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP
eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position
and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP
eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection
priority applicants must satisfy all qual...

Defense Health Agency


Bethesda, MD
20814 USA

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