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Psychologist Pain Clinic Holistic Medicine Open Continuous Annoucement Job in SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Psychologist Pain Clinic Holistic Medicine Open Continuous Annoucement Job in SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Vacancy No. UT-SY6892-2017-10032861 Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $72,168.00 to $111,560.00 Grade 00 to 00
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 7/27/2017 Close Date 1/29/2018
Who may apply Public

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)


  • Open & closing dates

    07/27/2017 to 01/29/2018

  • Salary

    $72,168 to $111,560 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 00

  • Work schedule


  • Appointment type



1 vacancy in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


Announcement number


Control number


  • Duties



    **THIS IS AN OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT: All applications will be reviewed every other Friday (Bi-Weekly) beginning on the date that this announcement was posted until the vacancy is filled. The cut-off time is 4:30 p.m. every other Friday and the initial cut-off date is Friday 08/11/2017**

    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 VA Salt Lake City Health Care System (VASLCHCS) is made up of compassionate employees committed to caring for Veterans whose sacrifices know no limit. We are part of the Rocky Mountain Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN 19). Our health care system consists of the George E. Wahlen Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, and nine community clinics across Utah, Idaho, and Nevada. We provide health care to over 50,000 eligible Veterans across one of the largest geographical areas in VA. We are a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, holistic medicine as well as education and research in partnership with the University of Utah and other institutions of higher education. Comprehensive health care is provided through our primary care providers and tertiary care is offered in areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, and geriatrics. 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.

    NOTE: The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate's education and experience and recommend the step at which the candidate will be placed in that specific grade. The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate.

    Permanent Change of Station (PCS)/Relocation expenses ARE NOT authorized for this position.

    Recruitment/Relocation Incentive ARE NOT authorized for this position.

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    The position requires specialized knowledge and expertise in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of a variety of complex chronic pain disorders and related health issues, including the identification and treatment of mental health disorders within the context of chronic medical illness. The pain psychologist will provide diagnostic interviews, psychological testing, report writing, psychotherapy, and treatment coordination for male and female veterans with a range of mental health and/or medical issues who are referred for pain management. Responsibilities will include evaluating and treating patients with chronic pain and consulting and teaching within a multidisciplinary pain program.

    The main duties but are not limited to:

    1. Provides a full range of diagnostic and evaluation services appropriate to the multidisciplinary pain management setting, especially in the areas of general psychological evaluation of emotional and behavioral problems and suicide assessment;
    2. Provides a full range of psychological interventions consistent with training and expertise, with special emphasis on brief and evidenced-based interventions found to be effective in pain management;
    3. Develops, implements, and documents the psychotherapeutic treatment plan for an assigned caseload of patients, including prompt completion of clinical reminders.
    4. Facilitates patient and family education appropriate to the setting and the specific presenting issues;
    5. Provides consultation services to support team decision-making, building on physician and healthcare team interventions and improving team-patient working relationships;
    6. Consults with medical center staff on a wide variety of patient care issues.
    7. Provides clinical supervision to Psychology Interns and Postdoctoral Fellows completing training rotations in the assigned setting.
    8. Involved in Psychology Training Program and serves as a member of the Training Committee.
    9. Is involved in the training of medical students, medical and psychiatric residents, nursing students, and P.A. students in the assigned setting.
    10. Participates in the monitoring of performance measures that pertain to Outpatient Mental Health Services.
    11. Is responsible for timely completion of all clinical charting and documentation required by the Mental Health Services and the VASLCHCS.
    12. Participates in program-wide outcome evaluation studies.
    13. Other duties as assigned.

    Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 08:00am to 04:30pm. Possibility of working some weeknights and/or weekends, dependent upon the needs of the Service.

    Functional Statement Title: Psychologist (Pain Clinic/Holistic Medicine) GS-12/13

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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

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