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Psychologist Clinician Job in SALEM, OR

Psychologist Clinician Job in SALEM, OR

Vacancy No. Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $92,667.00 to $120,468.00 Grade 13 to 13
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 1/11/2018 Close Date 1/25/2018
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  • Open & closing dates

    01/11/2018 to 01/25/2018

  • Salary

    $92,667 to $120,468 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 13

  • Work schedule


  • Appointment type



1 vacancy in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


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    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?

    As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov

    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.

    VA Portland health care system promotes our core I CARE values: to act with Integrity and Commitment, to Advocate for Veterans, to show Respect to all, and to pursue Excellence.

    Recruitment/Relocation Incentives: Recruitment/Relocation Incentives are not authorized for this position

    This position may be filled by one of the following: Professional Mental Health Counselor, Social Work, Marriage Family Therapist, or a Clinical Psychologist.

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    The Vet Center Psychologist is responsible for providing professional clinical services to eligible Veterans and family members. The incumbent will be under the direct administrative supervision of the Director of the Vet Center and is expected to provide clinical services under the accepted APA guidelines for Psychologists. The work is comprised of providing clinical services consistent with accepted standards of ethical and professional mental health treatment. The incumbent also provides professional family therapy, crisis intervention, outreach and community education services as needed. The Vet Centre Psychologist major duties includes but is not limited to: Providing direct service to Vet Center clients and their families. The incumbent will establish and maintain therapeutic relationships and exercise professional judgment in the treatment of Vet Center clients and their families. The professional Psychologist will be able to function with a minimum of clinical oversight and is expected to make autonomous decisions regarding clinical issues. The incumbent will be responsible for providing all psychological services to clients presenting with complex clinical problems and family members of clients. The psychologist has fill professional responsibility for the psychological treatment of the complex clinical cases. The incumbent is responsible for the assessment and treatment of complex cases, to include Veteran's families and PTSD as it relates to family issues. The psychologist will provide clinical supervision to other clinicians on the team, as necessary, if instructed by the Vet Center Director or the District Director's Office. The incumbent provides psychodiagnotistic testing and psychological assessment to those clients in the outreach program who displays severe or unusual psychological or neuropsychological disturbances.Collaboratespm individual cases with appropriate programs and professional treatment staff at the Medical Center (e.g. Day Hospital, Inpatient Psychiatry, etc.) which evaluate and treat a substantial number of Veterans and interacts with these multidisciplinary staff and/or conducts evaluations of treatment in these programs. Participates with the Director of the Vet Center to select clients and course of group counseling. Provides Vet Center staff with in-service professional training to enhance clinical skills. Is responsible for, and provides direct supervision to, Psychology, Psy.D., and Ph.D. candidate interns assigned to the Vet Center. Is responsible for participating in the Psychology Service's regularly scheduled seminar and research meetings in order to share information with other psychologists which may be helpful in treatment of Veterans, and to bring such new information to the Vet Center staff. The incumbent will initiate research and conducts these activities both alone and in collaboration with colleagues in area which may lead to additional information useful to treatment of Veterans. Contributes to the general knowledge base about military combat related trauma and its treatment via program evaluation literature review and observational inquiry.

    Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 8:00 to 4:30 pm, with some evening hours required.
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    US Citizens and Status Candidates

    Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

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