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Staff Psychologist Home Based Primary Care Recruitment/Relocation Incentive at Department of Veterans Affairs

Staff Psychologist Home Based Primary Care Recruitment/Relocation Incentive

Department of Veterans Affairs Dallas, TX (On Site) Full-Time
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This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more

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Overview

* Accepting applications
* Open & closing dates

04/21/2022 to 04/20/2023

* Salary

$71,616 - $132,692 per year

* Pay scale & grade

GS 00

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Location

2 vacancies in the following location:

* Dallas, TX


* Remote job

No

* Telework eligible

No

* Travel Required

76% or greater - You may be expected to travel for this position: 75% or more will be spent traveling to Veteran's residence to provide Mental Health services

* Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

* Appointment type

Permanent

* Work schedule

Full-time

* Service

Excepted

* Promotion potential

13

* Job family (Series)

0180 Psychology

* Supervisory status

No

* Security clearance

Other

* Drug test

Yes

* Position sensitivity and risk

Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

* Trust determination process

Credentialing

Suitability/Fitness

* Announcement number

CAZM-11468911-22-RMR

* Control number

650229100

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This job is open to

* Federal employees - Competitive service

Current or former competitive service federal employees.

* Federal employees - Excepted service

Current excepted service federal employees.

* Internal to an agency

Current federal employees of this agency.

Clarification from the agency

This announcement is open to current, permanent employees of the VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS), current, permanent employees of the VISN 17,current, permanent employees of the Department of Veteran Affairs, current Federal employees AND past, current and upcoming participants of the VA Health Professions Training (HPT) Graduates. All others should apply to announcement CAZM-11468922-22-RMR. THIS IS AN OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT.

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A Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be authorized for a Highly Qualified Individual.

This is an open continuous announcement and will remain open until April 20, 2023. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis and qualified candidates will be considered as vacancies become available. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be May 11, 2022,

Period of Eligibility: For open continuous announcements, the period of eligibility of your application will be 90 days. After that time, you must update your application through your USA Jobs account if you would like to be made active again.

The Primary Purpose of the Position is: To serve as a Staff Psychologist on a multidisciplinary team in which the employee conducts a variety of cognitive/ psychological assessments and brief, problem focused treatment interventions, including attending to various patient, family, caregivers and medical provider needs within the patient's home.

The Organizational Location of the Position is: Behavioral Health Team, Mental Health Service, Dallas, TX

Duties

This is a direct patient care position which requires General Core Psychology privileges and primarily serves a homebound population with complex and chronic, disabling disease. As such, this position also requires the provider to obtain a government driver's license (different from personal license) and use a government issued vehicle to make home visits. The employee treats a wide variety of psychological and cognitive conditions and demonstrates knowledge regarding the role and interaction of cognitive, personality, and psychological factors. The employee diagnoses psychological disorders through a variety of assessment techniques including clinical interview, use of objective psychological measures, and cognitive screeners. Assessments are used for differential diagnosis, treatment planning and determination of capacity. Mental health treatment and prevention-oriented services will emphasize evidence-based and best practice approaches including individual and couples/family therapy to patients and their families/caregivers alongside environmental interventions. The individual will also provide evidence-based interventions to help HBPC patients manage behavioral factors associated with health related problems and promote medical adherence. Consultation with other disciplines on the HBPC team is a normal part of this practice. In addition to the primary role as mental health provider for HBPC, this individual may provide behavioral health services to other teams within Dallas VA on an as needed basis. The employee is responsible for timely completion of all clinical charting and documentation required by the Medical Center.

There are no formal administrative responsibilities with this position beyond those associated with program development. The employee may supervise psychology practicum students, interns, post-doctoral fellows, and unlicensed staff psychologists. The employee may serve a member of the Psychology training program and participate in applicant interviews, selection and weekly didactic training.

As with all staff psychologist positions within Mental Health Service, the employee is called upon to serve on ad hoc workgroups or committees within the service to address problems and concerns of the profession and service.

Work Schedule: Monday- Friday 8:00 am to 4:30m pm

Compressed/Flexible: compressed tour may be available

Telework: Not Available

Virtual: This is not a virtual position.

Functional Statement #: 000000

Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: may be authorized for a Highly Qualified Individual.

EDRP Authorized: Contact [ Email address blocked ] - Click here to apply to Staff Psychologist Home Based Primary Care Recruitment/Relocation Incentive, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance

Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

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Requirements

Conditions of Employment

* You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job.
* All 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.
* Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
* Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
* You may be required to serve a probationary period.
* Subject to background/security investigation.
* Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.
* Must pass pre-employment physical examination.
* Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP).
* Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health Administration Health Care Personnel (HCP) - See "Additional Information" below for details.

Qualifications

The Mental Health Service of the VA North Texas Health Care System values cultural diversity across our staff and training programs. Mental Health Service leaders are deeply committed to fostering an environment that is highly sensitive to and appreciative of all aspects of diversity. Our staff represent a variety of cultural backgrounds, competencies, interests, and theoretical orientations. We believe that increased self-awareness and appreciation for other viewpoints and cultures makes our service stronger and strengthens our ability to provide the highest quality of mental health care.

Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met.

Health professional Trainees (HPTs) who are on track to graduate/complete the requirements should respond as if they have met the requirements. Provide details in the narrative sections of the assessment.

Basic Requirements:

United States Citizenship: You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job

English language proficiency: Psychologists must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3j.

Education:

To be qualified for a GS-0180 Psychologist:

* Have 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,

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* 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

* Have a doctoral degree awarded between 1951 and 1978 from a regionally-accredited institution, with a dissertation primarily psychological in nature.

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* 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). OR,
* 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 (a)(1)(D) 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. May qualify based on being covered by the Grandfathering Provision as described in the VA Qualification Standard for this occupation (only applicable to current VHA employees who are in this occupation and meet the criteria).

Grade Determinations: In addition to the basic requirements for employment, the following criteria must be met when determining the grade of candidates:

GS-11 (Entry Level)

Experience: None beyond the basic requirements.

GS-12 (Developmental Level)

Experience: At least one year of experience as a professional psychologist equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-11). Psychologists who are not licensed must practice under the supervision of a licensed psychologist but with less intense supervision than at the GS-11 grade level. Grade 11 experience includes: Staff psychologists at this level diagnose mental disorders, conduct psychological or neuropsychological assessments, treat mental disorders through a variety of modalities, provide adjunctive interventions for treatment of medical disorders, and may conduct research. They may be assigned to any program area. Psychologists who are not licensed must practice under the close supervision of a licensed psychologist.

In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:

1. Knowledge of and ability to apply a wide range of professional psychological treatments or

assessment methods to a variety of patient populations.

2. Ability to design and implement effective treatment strategies.

3. Ability to incorporate new clinical procedures.

4. Ability to conduct research activities, such as designing and implementing clinical research

projects (staff psychologists with specified research job duties).

5. Ability to perform basic research tasks of scholarship and research execution within the context of

an established research team, including research participant relations, research documentation, data

acquisition, maintenance, and collaboration.

GS-13 (Full Performance, Level)Experience: At least two years of experience as a professional psychologist, with at least one year equivalent to the GS-12 grade level.GS 12 equivalent experience includes: 1. Knowledge of and ability to apply a wide range of professional psychological treatments or assessment methods to a variety of patient populations. 2. Ability to design and implement effective treatment strategies.3. Ability to incorporate new clinical procedures.4. Ability to conduct research activities, such as designing and implementing clinical research projects (staff psychologists with specified research job duties).5. Ability to perform basic research tasks of scholarship and research execution within the context of an established research team, including research participant relations, research documentation, data acquisition, maintenance, and collaboration.

* - QUALIFICATION STANDARDS CONTINUED IN THE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION TAB --

Education

IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Staff Psychologist Home Based Primary Care Recruitment/Relocation Incentive 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. For further information, visit: [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Staff Psychologist Home Based Primary Care Recruitment/Relocation Incentive />
The doctoral degree must be fully accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Staff Psychologist Home Based Primary Care Recruitment/Relocation Incentive the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System (PCSAS) [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Staff Psychologist Home Based Primary Care Recruitment/Relocation Incentive or the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Staff Psychologist Home Based Primary Care Recruitment/Relocation Incentive at the time the program was completed.

NOTE: If your school has changed names, or is no longer in existence, you must provide this information in your application.

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Additional information

* -QUALIFICATION STANDARDS CONTINUED---

In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:

1. Knowledge of, and ability to apply, professional psychological treatments to the full range of

patient populations.

2. Ability to provide professional advice and consultation in areas related to professional psychology

and behavioral health.

3. Knowledge of clinical research literature

Preferred Experience:

Experience providing mental health care to a Veteran population.

Holds a full, unrestricted license to practice psychology in a US State or Territory

Training and clinical experience in evidence-based psychotherapy with a geriatric population

Experience providing mental health care in a virtual/telemental health modality

Experience providing mental health care in a virtual/telemental health modality

Experience using psychological assessment instruments to assist with diagnostic assessment

References: VA Handbook 5005 Part II APPENDIX G18. PSYCHOLOGIST QUALIFICATION STANDARD GS-0180

The full performance level of this vacancy is GS 13. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS 11 to GS 13.

Physical Requirements: Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds, Moderate carrying, 15-44 pounds Straight pulling ( 1hour)Pushing (1-2 hours) Reaching above shoulder Use of fingers Walking ( 3 hours) Standing (3 hours) Repeated bending ( 1 hour), Both legs required Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4 Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other, Both eyes required Depth perception Ability to distinguish basic colors Ability to distinguish shades of colors Hearing (aid permitted), Climbing stairs, Frequent keyboarding, driving a vehicle Working closely with others, Distant vision (Snellen): without corrective lenses: right 20 left 20 ; with corrective lenses, if worn; right 20 left 20, Right Ear 20 ft. Left Ear 20 ft.

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

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

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

Pursuant to VHA Directive 1193.01, VHA health care personnel (HCP) are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 subject to such accommodations as required by law (i.e., medical, religious or pregnancy). VHA HCPs do not include remote workers who only infrequently enter VHA locations. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before your start date. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required accommodation from this requirement using the reasonable accommodation process.

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.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.

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; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

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