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Clinical Psychologist

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Bemidji, MN
  • Posted: November 09, 2019
  • $62,236 to $115,313 Yearly
  • Full-Time

Clinical Psychologist
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Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Overview
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  • ##### Open & closing dates
11/06/2019 to 09/30/2020
  • ##### Service
Competitive
  • ##### Pay scale & grade
GS 11 - 13
  • ##### Salary
$62,236 to $115,313 per year
  • ##### Appointment type
Permanent
  • ##### Work schedule
Full-Time
Location
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1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Bemidji, MN 1 vacancy
Relocation expenses reimbursed
No
Telework eligible
No
  • Duties

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Summary
**You could be part of an important initiative to provide mental
health care for our nations Veterans!** 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. **America's
Veterans need you!**
Learn more about this agency
Responsibilities
This is an open continuous announcement until filled. Qualified
applicants will be referred to the hiring manager beginning with
first cut off date of November 20, 2019. Applicants will be reviewed
every 2 weeks after first cut off date until position is filled.
The incumbent serves as a staff Psychologist at the Bemidji
Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) within the Fargo VA Medical
Center. Primary duties will involve conducting psychological and/or
cognitive assessments, treatment of mental disorders through a
variety of evidence-based modalities. The psychologist applies
advanced professional psychological diagnostic methods and
evidence-based intervention strategies to a full range of patient
presentations.
As a Licensed Provider for the Department of Veterans Affairs, you
will practice independently in the provision of psychological
services, engage in professional and scientific work which relates
to behavior, capacities, personality, interests, emotions and mental
disorders.consulting with peers and supervisors as appropriate.
PLEASE NOTE: Qualified clinical trainees, residents, fellows,
interns, etc. are encouraged to apply; please follow the
instructions in the How to Apply section.
**A recruitment/relocation incentive of $10,000 has been authorized
for highly qualified candidates.**
**Education Debt Repayment Program OR Student Loan Repayment Program
may be authorized for highly**
qualified applicants!
Major duties and responsibilities include:
  • Diagnose mental disorders, conduct psychological or
neuropsychological assessments, treat mental disorders through a
variety of modalities, and provide adjunctive interventions for
treatment of medical disorders
  • Provide are individual, family, and group psychotherapies and
other interventions such as behavioral health and community
interventions
  • Consult with medical center staff on a wide variety of patient
care issues. Staff psychologists may be involved in program
evaluation, teaching, training, and research activities
  • Provide evaluation and diagnosis of patients presenting with a
variety of psychiatric conditions.
  • Provide comprehensive, evidence-based psychotherapeutic
interventions including individual and group therapies.
  • Complete comprehensive assessments for psychiatric and cognitive
disorders.
  • Provide education to patients, family members and significant
others.
  • Provide education/training to staff and supervising practicum
students, psychology interns, and graduate psychologists as
appropriate.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Travel Required
Not required
Supervisory status
No
Promotion Potential
13
  • #### Job family (Series)
0180 Psychology
  • Requirements

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Conditions of Employment
  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
  • Applicants tentatively selected are subject to urinalysis to
screen for illegal drug use prior and will not be appointed if a
verified positive drug test result is received. Applicants who
refuse to be tested will be denied employment.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to a background/security investigation
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online
onboarding process
  • Subject to participation in the Seasonal Influenza Prevention
Program for Health Care Personnel
Qualifications
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements
by the closing date of this announcement, 09/30/2020.
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 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 respecialization program
meeting both of the following conditions: a) the
respecialization 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 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). NOTE: 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. Exception: Non-licensed
applicants who otherwise meet the eligibility requirements may
be given a temporary appointment as a "graduate psychologist" at
the GS-11 or GS-12 grade under the authority of 38 U.S.C. 7405
(c)(2)(B) for a period not to exceed two years from the date of
employment on the condition that such a psychologist provide
care only under the supervision of a psychologist who is
licensed. Failure to obtain licensure during that period is
justification for termination of the temporary appointment.
  • Experience: In additional to meeting the basic...

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