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Pain Psychologist Internal Federal Job in HARLINGEN, TX

Pain Psychologist Internal Federal Job in HARLINGEN, TX

Vacancy No. VCB-17-JG-2000202-OCA Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $60,210.00 to $111,560.00 Grade 00 to 00
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 8/18/2017 Close Date 9/29/2017
Who may apply Status Candidates

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)
  • Open & closing dates

    2017-08-18 to 2017-09-29

  • Salary

    $60,210 to $111,560 / per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 00

  • Series

    0180 Psychology

  • Appointment type

    Agency Employees Only

  • Work schedule

    Full Time

  • Job announcement number


  • Control number



1 vacancy in the following location:

Job Overview

Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 2000202

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

The VATVCBHCS is comprised of the Corpus Christi Outpatient Clinic (CCOPC), Corpus Christi Specialty Clinic (CCSC), Harlingen Outpatient Clinic (HOPC), Health Care Center at Harlingen (HCC), Laredo Outpatient Clinic (LOPC), and McAllen Outpatient Clinic (MCOPC). The VATVCBHCS is an ambulatory health care system providing health care in medicine, surgery, psychiatry, and rehabilitation medicine. The VATVCBHCS also operates a 100-patient Home Based Primary Care program and a 200-patient Care Coordination Home Tele-Health Program. Through the utilization of inpatient/emergency department contracts, approximately 2600 inpatient admission and 5800 ER visits are managed by VATVCBHCS. Affiliated with the University of Texas Regional Academic Health Campus, the system has an active ambulatory care program and serves as a teaching and training site for medical residents. The VATVCBHCS is responsible for an enrollee population of over 30,000 veterans and 350,000 outpatient visits annually.

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.

This is an open-continuous announcement. We will accept applications on an on-going basis until the position is filled. Eligible and qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official at scheduled intervals.

The applicant(s) selected for this position may be eligible to apply for an award under the provisions of the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) provided the applicant has qualifying loans and subject to the availability of funds. For further information regarding this program, you man contact the Human Resources Management Service.

*** A Recruitment/Relocation Incentive May Be Authorized. ***

If you are not a current VA or Federal employee, you should apply under https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/477476400.


*** Bargaining Position *** 

Join the VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System (VATVCBHCS) as the Staff Psychologist for Pain at the Health Care Center at Harlingen. You will function across sites to diagnose and treat complex chronic pain disorders and related health and mental health issues. You will conduct psychological and cognitive assessments and provide consultation to other providers (e.g., primary care providers, pain physicians, clinical pharmacists) regarding complex chronic pain disorders.  The core of your duties is general service delivery for a wide range of mental and emotional concerns, especially treatment of, and consultation on, complex chronic pain disorders (e.g., somatic symptom disorder, illness anxiety disorder, conversion disorders); whereas, mental disorders of mood, anxiety, and trauma-adjustment of mild to moderate severity, can often be treated within Primary Mental Health Integration (PCMHI). Pain Psychologists are expected to conduct treatment sessions that are generally 30 to 45 minutes in length and can span in number from 12 to 20 visits for most concerns.  Overall treatment duration of conversion or personality disorders can span from between 12 to 24 months. 

  • Expect to treat 6-8 patients per day and should coordinate with providers of various disciplines for completion of intakes and treatment plans with patients. 
  • Provide empirically validated treatments for behavioral pain management strategies (such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain (CBT-CP) and relaxation strategies) and at least one Complementary and Alternative Medicine approach to pain (such as Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction or mindfulness meditation), as well as motivational enhancement interventions, environmental interventions, psycho-educational interventions, and crisis intervention. 
  • May assist in coordinating the work of various clinical programs and their staff, ensuring that work is assigned in a systematic way and meets facility and VA guidelines/standards.
  • May have limited clinical program coordination responsibilities, which include the operation and management of various psychology or mental health programs. 

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.(Alternate schedules may be necessary to meet the needs of the organization.)

Functional Statement Title/#: Pain Psychologist

Supervisory Status


Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Within and outside the health care system

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

Permanent VA Employees and Employees of other Federal Agencies only

Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

Job Requirements
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Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Jessica Garcia
Phone: (956)430-9314


VHA Valley Coastal Bend HCS
2701 S 77 Sunshine Strip

Fax: (956)430-9371

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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