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Job Title: Psychologist - Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Program
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Position Type: Internship
Post Date: 02/20/2019
Expire Date: 03/22/2019
Job Categories: Administrative and Support Services, Human Resources, Information Technology, Counseling, Research & Development, Medical
Job Description
Psychologist - Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Program
This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP). If selected, you are encouraged to apply for this award program and must meet specific individual eligibility criteria in accordance with VA Policy 1021. Award amount is determined after review of a complete EDRP application and supporting documentation and final approval by the Under Secretary for Health or designated official. To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 02/14/2019.
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. English Proficiency: Psychologists must be proficient in spoken and written English. Education: Psychologists must have successfully completed 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. Internship: Psychologists must have successfully completed a professional psychology internship training program that (a) 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 (official transcript/ certification required). Licensure: Psychologists must hold a full, current, and unrestricted license to practice psychology at the doctoral level in a State, Territory, Commonwealth of the United States (e.g., Puerto Rico), or the District of Columbia. Exception. The Secretary may waive the requirement of licensure for an individual psychologist for a period not to exceed 2 years from the date of employment on the condition that such a psychologist provide care only under the supervision of a psychologist who is so licensed. Non-licensed psychologists who otherwise meet the eligibility requirements may be given a temporary appointment as a graduate psychologist under the authority of 38 U.S.C. § 7405 (a) (1) (D). Failure to obtain licensure during that period is justification for termination of the temporary appointment. This may result in termination of employment.
Grade Determinations: GS-11 Experience: None beyond the basic requirements. GS-12 Experience: In addition to the basic requirements at the GS-11 level, at least 1 year of experience as a professional psychologist equivalent to the next lower grade level. Individuals assigned as GS-12 psychologists may be in the process of obtaining licensure at the independent practice level. If unlicensed, the individual must be supervised by a licensed psychologist and the experience and supervision must meet the standards for psychology licensure. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs: Knowledge of, and ability to apply, a wide range of professional psychological theories and assessment methods to a variety of patient populations. Ability to develop coherent treatment strategies. Ability to incorporate new clinical procedures. GS-13: Hold a full, current, and unrestricted license to practice psychology at the doctoral level in a State, Territory, Commonwealth of the United States (e.g., Puerto Rico), or the District of Columbia. AND
Experience: In addition to the experience requirements at the GS-12 level, at least 1 additional year of experience as a psychologist equivalent to the GS-12 grade level. In addition the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs: Knowledge of, and ability to apply, advanced professional psychological theories and techniques to the 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. References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G18, Psychologist Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-13. Physical Requirements: Moderate lifting (15-44 pounds); Light Carrying (under 15 pounds); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (6-8 hours); Standing (6-8 hours); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Hearing (aid permitted); Emotional stability; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Depth perception.
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Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Website:https://www.usajobs.gov:443/GetJob/ViewDetails/523860800?utm_source=VHA&utm_medium=Job%20Board&utm_campaign=HBCU
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