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Staff Psychologist Job

Staff Psychologist Job

Vacancy No. Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $67,845.00 to $125,706.00 Grade 11 to 13
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 11/13/2017 Close Date 11/27/2017
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  • Open & closing dates

    11/13/2017 to 11/27/2017

  • Salary

    $67,845 to $125,706 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 11 - 13

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time - Full Time

  • Appointment type



12 vacancies in the following locations:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


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  • Duties



    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?


    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. 

    The Professional Standards Board (PSB) (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate's education and experience and recommend the grade and salary at which the candidate will be placed. For Internal selectees eligible for promotion, the board will determine grade and HR will determine step in accordance with policy. The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate.

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    The Mental Health Service is hiring to fill the following psychologist positions:

    1 Primary Care Mental Health Integration (PCMHI) Psychologist: The PCMHI psychologist serves in an integrated primary care setting within VA Loma Linda's new Ambulatory Care Center. In this role, the psychologist serves as a key entry point for Veterans seeking mental health services and works closely with primary care physicians and nurses to provide integrated care. PCMHI psychologists provide initial functional assessments and brief (1-6, 30-minute sessions) psychosocial treatments within Primary Care, and facilitate referrals to higher levels of care when required.

    1 Health Promotion Disease Prevention (HPDP) Program Manager: The HPDP Program Manager has broad responsibility over VA Loma Linda's Health Promotion and Disease Prevention program. In this role, the psychologist coordinates closely with Primary Care, Preventive Medicine, Nursing, and oversees the facility HPDP Committee. This position serves as the facility's co-chair for the annual Flu Campaign, and works with key stakeholders to disseminate VHA Clinical Preventive Services (CPS) Guidance Statements.

    3 Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) Psychologists (Rancho Cucamonga, Victorville, Murrieta): The CBOC psychologist serves on a multidisciplinary team within the Outpatient Mental Health Clinic at one of VA Loma Linda's five satellite outpatient clinics. In this role, the psychologist performs a full range of outpatient mental health services such as biopsychosocial intakes, time-limited and evidence-based psychotherapies, group psychotherapy, and crisis assessment.

    1 Pain-Health Psychologist: The Health Psychologist works within the VA Loma Linda Medical Center as part of the Inpatient, Consultation-Liaison, & Emergency Room (ICE) team. In this role, the psychologist serves as part of the facility's interdisciplinary Pain Management Team and serves on the Pain Board. This psychologist performs medical evaluation services to include, but not limited to, pre-bariatric surgery clearance, amputation evaluations, and spinal cord stimulator evaluations. The psychologist also provides clinical services to medical inpatient units, such as the Infectious Disease and GI Clinics.

    1 Suicide Prevention Psychologist: The Suicide Prevention Psychologist serves a multifaceted role within a team of psychologists, social workers, and peer support specialists to prevent and manage suicidal behavior. In this role, the psychologist is responsible for assessing Veterans determined to be at elevated risk for suicide (REACHVET), and provides individual and group outpatient psychotherapy for high risk Veterans and those transitioning from psychiatric hospitalization or residential treatment.

    1 Geropsychologist: The Geropsychologist serves on a small interdisciplinary team consisting of a psychiatrist, psychiatry resident, and social worker embedded within the Geriatric Primary Care Clinic. The psychologist oversees consults to the service, and provides a range of assessment and treatment options for Veterans over the age of 64 who present with complex diagnostic and treatment issues. Clinical presentations assessed and treated include, but are not limited to, neurocognitive disorders, dementia, and complex comorbidities (e.g., ADL impairments, severe mental illness, trauma, complicated bereavement, etc.).

    1 Access-Intake Psychologist: The Access-Intake Psychologist works within the new Mental Health Access Team within the Ambulatory Care Center. In this role, the psychologist splits time between providing same-day, walk-in services (33%) and conducting biopsychosocial intakes (67%) for outpatient mental health. The psychologist works closely with Primary Care Mental Health staff to serve as a bridge to a higher level of outpatient care via provision of intakes. The psychologist serves on a multidisciplinary team and works closely with psychiatrists and nurse practitioners to provide same-day medication evaluation services upon conclusion of initial intake.

    3 Outpatient Mental Health-BHIP Team Psychologists: The Outpatient Mental Health-BHIP Team psychologist serves on a multidisciplinary team within the Outpatient Mental Health Clinic at VA Loma Linda's Ambulatory Care Center. In this role, the psychologist performs a full range of outpatient mental health services such as biopsychosocial intakes, time-limited and evidence-based psychotherapies, group psychotherapy, and crisis assessment.

    Work Schedule: Full-Time, Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. work schedule, but schedule may be adjusted to meet the needs of the service.

    Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade does not always guarantee promotion to the full performance level.  


    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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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/484196300. 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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