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Psychologist Lv Vet Center Internal Job in LAS VEGAS, NV

Psychologist Lv Vet Center Internal Job in LAS VEGAS, NV

Vacancy No. Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $86,465.00 to $112,403.00 Grade 13 to 13
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 10/6/2017 Close Date 10/26/2017
Who may apply Status Candidates

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  • Open & closing dates

    10/06/2017 to 10/26/2017

  • Salary

    $86,465 to $112,403 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 13

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time - Full Time

  • 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 Psychologist assigned to the Las Vegas Vet Center, you will be working for the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System, you will be serving our nation's heroes in our new state-of-the art medical facility.  VHA provides patient centered care, delivered by engaged, collaborative teams in an integrated environment that supports learning and continuous improvement.  The Veteran's experience and health outcomes are improved with an emphasis on prevention through healing relationships in an optimal healing environment.  We are seeking new team members interested in working in this environment.  We are looking for team members that possess high energy, a strong work ethic, integrity, who are kind and empathetic, have a sense of humor, and who enjoy working for a collaborative, team-oriented system.  The team member must be willing to build customer confidence by professional dress and demeanor.  We invite you to apply to become part of a team of professionals engaged in promoting positive organizational change to improve business outcomes and create a positive healthcare experience for patients, families, and caregivers. 

    Since 1972, VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System has been improving the health of the men and women who have so proudly served our nation. We consider it our privilege to serve your health care needs in any way we can. Services are available to more then 240,000 veterans living in our catchment area. In addition to our main facility in Las Vegas, we offer services in three community-based outpatient clinics located in Henderson, Pahrump and Laughlin. 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.

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    The Vet Center Psychologist is responsible for providing professional services to eligible veterans and family members.  The incumbent is under the direct 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.

    Major duties include but is not limited to:

    - The incumbent will provide at least 50% direct service time as a Psychologist and provide direct service to the Vet Center clients and their families.

    - The incumbent will function with a minimum of clinical oversight and is expected to make autonomous decisions regarding clinical issues and is responsible for the assessment and treatment of complex cases, to include veteran's families and PTSD as it relates to family issues.

    - The incumbent will provide psychodiagnostic testing and psychological assessment to those clients in the outreach program.

    - The incumbent will collaborate on individual cases with appropriate programs and professional treatment staff a the Medical Center.

    - The incumbent will participate with the Director of the Vet Center to select clients and course of group counseling.

    - The incumbent will provide Vet Center Staff with in-service professional training to enhance clinical skills.

    - The incumbent is responsible for, and provides direct supervision to, Psychology, Psy.D., and Ph.D. candidate interns assigned to the Vet Center.

    - The incumbent is responsible for participating in and presenting at psychology/psychiatry clinical case conferences in order to provide relevant information to multidisciplinary treatment staff.

    - The incumbent initiates research and conducts these activities both alone and in collaboration with coleagues in areas which may lead to additional information useful to treat the veterans.

    - The incumbent will serve as a consultant and trainer for community  organizations in the area of diagnosis and treatment of war zone veterans and families of these veterans.

    Work Schedule:Primary: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. some evening hours required and a possibility of working on some weekends.

     Functional Statement Title/#:Psychologist - Clinical

    Location: Las Vegas Vet Center, 1919 S Jones Blvd, Ste. A, Las Vegas, NV 89146.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Current Permanent Federal Employees

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/481417000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

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

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