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Psychologist (Organizational Development)

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration North Las Vegas, NV
  • Posted: April 20, 2019
  • Full-Time

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Summary
The Organizational Development Psychologist (ODP) is aligned under the Associate Director; responsible for delivering Organization Development service to the Medical Center and four Primary Care Clinics (PCC), Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) and Jesse Dean Rural Outpatient Clinic with a compliment of approximately 2500 employees. Services include strategic planning support, workplace assessments, teambuilding, stress management, executive coaching, leadership development.
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Responsibilities
To include: The All Employee Survey analyses and interpretation, transition briefings, and systems redesign work. The VASNHS ODP is responsible for National Program development and support such as the CREW (Civility, Respect, and Engagement in the Workplace) initiative, the HPDM (High Performance Development Model) redesign office, VA Servant Leadership National Team, and the National VA IBBI (Interactive Behavioral-Based Interviewing) model. The ODP designs, administers, and analyzes the organizational performance of teams at the facility, VISN, and National Level, providing support to not only VASNHS but other VISNs and National Offices upon request. The ODP also provides continuous assessment including 360 Degree Assessments, Personal Development Plans, and provides professional consultation on assessment instrument development and/or selection as well as interpretation of results and assistance with workforce/employee development and organization improvement activities, especially those aligned with the Federal Employee Engagement efforts as a way to support the VA national strategic plan. Additional duties include but are not limited to the following:
  • Leads Servant Leadership and CREW programs ensuring that quarterly trainings are provided.
  • Partners with executive teams assisting with strategic planning efforts, team development, stress management, and leadership development processes.
  • Works directly with executive leadership teams, provides ongoing consultation around issues that impact strategic planning efforts, problem solving, and conflict management and resolution.
  • Researches employee engagement and psychological safety measure at local and network levels, and analyzes factors that contribute to both higher and lower outcomes in order to support ongoing development of best practices and implementation of those best practices locally and nationally.
  • Utilizes and analyzes All Employee Survey data to help direct work with local and network-level teams.
  • Responsible for DiSC Work style training and management at the local facilities and maintenance of the DiSC database system and provide ongoing request for data and interpretation of those data.
Work Schedule: 7:30 am to 4:00 pm
**Travel****:**10% to 15% consists of work at the Primary Care Clinics, Community Based Outpatient Clinic, Pahrump and Laughlin Clinic
**Financial**** Disclosure Report:**Not required
**Telework****:** May be authorized
Travel Required
25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Supervisory status
Yes
Promotion Potential
14
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Conditions of Employment
  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
  • 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
Qualifications
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 05/06/2019.
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.
  • Education :(1) 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. For the purpose of meeting this requirement, the term "specialty area" refers to the specific specialty areas recognized by the accrediting body and not to specific job duties that might require special skills. Currently, APA accredits doctoral programs in the specialty areas of clinical psychology, counseling psychology, school psychology, or combinations of two or more of those areas. PCSAS accredits doctoral programs in psychological clinical science. CPA accredits doctoral programs in clinical psychology, counseling psychology, clinical neuropsychology, and school psychology. There are no job assignments in VHA that require the skills of a school psychologist; therefore, an applicant with a degree in the specialty area of school psychology is not eligible for appointment. Strictly for the purpose of determining eligibility for appointment as a psychologist in VHA, there is no distinction between the specialty areas (with the exception of school psychology). OR(2) Have a doctoral degree in any area of psychology and, in addition, successfully complete a re-specialization program (including documentation of an approved internship completed as part of the 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 the applicant is retrained must be consistent with the assignment for which the applicant is to be employed. OR(3) Have a doctoral degree awarded between 1951 and 1978 from a regionally-accredited institution, with a dissertation primarily psychological in nature. AND(4) Internships (a) 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(b) 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(c) 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(d) 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(e) 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.
NOTE: Psychologists who meet the requirements of this revision and who were employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs prior to the implementation of this standard are considered to have fully met the requirements of this qualification standard.
NOTE: The applicant must provide an official transcript and/or certificate documenting the completion of the re-specialization program, which includes completion of an APA or CPA internship. [Psychologists who have successfully completed a re-specialization program as described above and who were employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs prior to the implementation of this standard are considered to have fully met the educational requirements of these qualification standards.]
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