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Staff Psychologist Sud Sarrtp Job in KANSAS CITY, MO

Staff Psychologist Sud Sarrtp Job in KANSAS CITY, MO

Vacancy No. CBDA-18-MJE-10133334-MH-BU Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $87,804.00 to $114,146.00 Grade 13 to 13
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 2/9/2018 Close Date 3/2/2018
Who may apply Status Candidates

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)


  • Open & closing dates

    02/09/2018 to 03/02/2018

  • Salary

    $87,804 to $114,146 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 13

  • Work schedule


  • Appointment type



1 vacancy in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


Announcement number


Control number


  • 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?

    The Kansas City VA is embarking on a journey of moving beyond performance measure and becoming the Healthcare System Veterans Trust and Choose.

    Our patients depend on us and we depend on professionals like you.

    If you are interested in being a part of a LEAN organization and putting other's needs before your own this may be the organization for you. Yours might be the first face they see when they come through our doors. Yours might be the voice they hear right after a surprise diagnosis. Yours might be the eyes they look into as they are pushed in a wheelchair to a frightening procedure. Your attitude reflects us and everything we are proud of in this organization. By applying for this position you have chosen to help serve our patients and we appreciate you.

    With the initiation of cultural change, along with knowledge and tools for change, the Kansas City VA will continue to move towards a practice of continuous improvement. In the endeavor, we recognize that this change will not occur suddenly, that dedicated individuals like yourself will be required, that leadership involvement is necessary, and employee engagement paramount.

    As a 157 bed medical, surgical, and psychiatric facility, the Kansas City VA provides comprehensive health care through primary care and tertiary care in subspecialty medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation. It is also a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas and the University of Missouri Kansas City. Take a closer look at Kansas City at www.thinkkc.com.

    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 INTERNAL announcement, limited to permanent Facility employees, VA employees, or other Federal employees with Status. All other EXTERNAL APPLICANTS should apply under announcement CBDA-18-MJE-10133815-MH-BU.

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    The psychologist is assigned to the Outpatient Substance Use Disorder (SUD) clinic and the Substance Abuse Residential Treatment Program (SARRTP) at the Kansas City Veterans Affairs Medical Center,

    Clinical Responsibilities:

    Assessments and Screening:
    The psychologist will conduct assessments for mental health, substance use, psychosocial and any associated problems in the substance use disorders residential and outpatient clinical settings. The incumbent will diagnose mental disorders and provide cognitive function screenings and psychological assessments.
    The psychologist will formulate treatment plans for co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders and document such in the Mental Health Treatment Suite. The psychologist will conduct compensation and evaluation examinations.

    The psychologist will use appropriate treatment modalities including individual, group, couples, and family psychotherapy. The psychologist provides addiction-focused evidence based psychotherapy that must be considered for all patients with substance use disorders as well as co-occurring mental health disorders. S/he will maintain phone contact with patients, families, and community agencies as needed. The psychologist will participate in discharge planning and write discharge summaries. When clinically indicated, s/he will do a provider to provider hand off.

    Consultation and Referral:
    The psychologist will complete SUD and SARRTP consults, evaluating patients for the appropriateness of admission to SARRTP and/or substance use disorders outpatient services. The psychologist may refer the veteran to any mental health services needed. S/he will serve as a consultant to others needing guidance and direction in the management of complex, difficult patient care cases, especially involving substance use and co-occurring disorders in residential and other settings. S/he will coordinate health care services with other departments within the VA facility as appropriate.

    Administrative Responsibilities:

    The incumbent participates in the professional activities of the Mental Health Service and the Medical Center at the direction or approval of the Substance Use Disorders Program Manager and ultimately the Chief of Mental Health.
    The psychologist will assist in the design, development, and implementation of clinical programs for Veteran populations in his/her care. The incumbent adheres to all established national, local, and professional operational policies and procedures.

    Teaching and Training:

    Provides clinical supervision and instruction of psychology postdoctoral residents, psychology interns, psychology practicum students, addiction fellow, psychiatry residents, medical students, and trainees in other professions that would benefit from knowledge in substance use and co-occurring disorders.

    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, with evenings, weekends, and/or adjusted tours as needed to ensure quality care to Veterans.
    Functional Statement Title/#: Staff Psychologist GS-13 / 000000

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Current, Permanent Federal Employees

    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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