Department Of Veterans Affairs Columbia , SC 29209
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The incumbent serves as a staff clinical psychologist for the outpatient psychiatry services at the WJB Dorn VAMC or associated Community Based Outpatient Clinics. In this capacity, he/she offers treatment in the form of individual therapy, group therapy, and psychological assessment, and also provides consultation to other members of the team. The incumbent will supervise pre-doctoral interns, and post-doctoral residents as assigned. The incumbent diagnoses mental disorders, conduct psychological and/or neuropsychological assessments, treat mental disorders through a variety of modalities and provide adjunctive interventions for treatment of medical disorders. Among the modalities provided are individual, family, and group psychotherapies, and other interventions such as biofeedback, psychological hypnosis, and environmental interventions. They consult with medical center staff on a wide variety of patient care issues. Staff psychologists may be involved in program evaluation and/or research activities.
Duties include providing diagnostic interviews, assessments and psychotherapy for adult patients. Additional responsibilities include multidisciplinary consultation and participation in the psychology practicum student, intern and postdoctoral fellow training program (i.e., teaching seminars in the Consortium Training Program). The primary job functions of psychologists at this level include the provision of direct psychological patient care, consultation services-on difficult or complex cases, and education of staff and trainee supervision.
Tour of duty: Monday
Friday, 8:00 am
4:30 pm (subject to change based on agency needs).
Relocation/Recruitment Incentive: May be Authorized for highly qualified candidates at the Orangeburg Outpatient Clinic. This is not authorized for the Columbia or Greenville.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Education Debt Reduction Program
Human Resources Psychologists
Psychologists, Human Resources
Help Requirements 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
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.
Experience: In additional to meeting the basic requirements as stated above, you must have the following:
GS-13 Level: at least 2 addition years of experience, with at least one year equivalent to the GS-12 level, as a professional psychologist that was obtained through employment as a psychologist or through participating in a supervised post-doctoral psychology training program that demonstrates 1) active professional practice that was paid/non-paid employment and/or 2) a full, current and unrestricted license. To be creditable, the experience must have required the use of knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics associated with current psychology practice:
Knowledge of, and ability to apply, professional psychological treatments to a full range of patient populations.
Ability to provide professional advice and consultation in areas related to professional psychology and behavioral health.
Knowledge of clinical research literature.
Experience is only creditable if it is post-doctoral degree experience as a professional psychologist directly related to the duties performed.
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G18 Psychologist Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
Light lifting, under 15 pounds; light carrying, under 15 pounds; reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, both hands required, walking (1 hour); standing (1 hour); visual requirement - good; hearing (aid permitted); mental and emotional stability.
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: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. 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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.