Clinical Psychologist - Knoxville VA Outpatient Clinic (Non-VA Applicants)

3 days ago: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

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## Duties
### Summary
The James H. Quillen VA Medical Center's William C. Tallent VA Outpatient Clinic in Knoxville, TN is seeking a well qualified Clinical Psychologist to serve in our Outpatient Mental Health Clinic, serving the mental health needs of our veteran patients. Specific duties of the position will be listed below.
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### Responsibilities
This Announcement will remain open until filled and may be used to fill multiple vacancies. Applicants will be referred to the hiring manager as they are received and this announcement may close without advanced notice.
The duties of a full performance level, GS-13 Clinical Psychologist in the Outpatient Mental Health Clinic include, but are not limited to:
* Providing a full range of psychodiagnostic services including assessment and using the most appropriate psychotherapeutic techniques in providing quality care;
* Providing direct patient contact including psychological assessment and treatment planning, individual psychotherapy/assessment sessions, and family/caregiver stress therapy sessions;
* Performing evaluations for patients with a variety of psychological, mood and personality disorders. Evaluations can be performed for clinical or administrative purposes, including Compensation and Pension Examinations, as directed by the Chief of Psychology or designated Supervisory Psychologist;
* Providing psychological assessments and individual and group psychotherapy for patients in the Knoxville Outpatient Clinic and elsewhere, as assigned;
* Providing a full-range of therapeutic interventions including: individual and family psychotherapy, caregiver stress support, cognitive-behavioral therapy, interpersonal and other forms of evidence based psychotherapy within the residential setting;
* Providing supervision of trainees conducting direct clinical care;
* Consulting with medical center staff on a wide variety of patient care issues;
* Remaining involved in program evaluation and/or research activities;
* Providing administrative duties including attending organizational meetings; and,
* Other duties as assigned by leadership
Work Schedule: Typically Monday through Friday, 7:45 AM - 4:30 PM. Saturday rotations will be required (typically 2 or 3 per year). Compressed tours may be available. Tour changes may be required to fulfill the needs of the service, and are at the discretion of the Chief Medical Officer at the Outpatient Clinic
Fi nancial Disclosure Report: Not required
### Travel Required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
##### Supervisory status
No
##### Promotion Potential
None
* #### Job family (Series)
0180 Psychology
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## Requirements
### Conditions of Employment
* You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
* Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
* Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
* You may be required to serve a probationary period
* Subject to a background/security investigation
* Must be proficient in written and spoken English
* Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
### Qualifications
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 06/28/2019.
Basic Requirements :
* United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
* Education: (1) Have a doctoral degree in psychology from a graduate program in psychology accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA), the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System (PCSAS), or the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) at the time the program was completed. The specialty area of the degree must be consistent with the assignment for which the applicant is to be employed. For the purpose of meeting this requirement, the term "specialty area" refers to the specific specialty areas recognized by the accrediting body and not to specific job duties that might require special skills. Strictly for the purpose of determining eligibility for appointment as a psychologist in VHA, there is no distinction between the specialty areas (with the exception of school psychology). OR (2) Have a doctoral degree in any area of psychology and, in addition, successfully complete a re-specialization program (including documentation of an approved internship completed as part of the re-specialization program) meeting both of the following conditions: (a) The re-specialization program must b
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