Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Psychologist (Women Veterans Program Manager) in Portland, Oregon

Job Overview

Job Overview
Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1999381

This position may be filled by a Social Worker Program Manager (https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/476900700)

OR

This position may be filled by a Registered Nurse (https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/476901000)

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – To care for those "who shall have borne the battle" and for their families and survivors – 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 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.

Duties

The Psychologist Program Manager for the Women Veterans Program is located in the Chief of Staff office at the VA Portland Health Care System (VAPORHCS). The duties and responsibilities are carried out throughout the health care system including all clinical and other patient care areas involved with providing diagnostic and treatment services to women veterans. The role of the Women Veterans Program Manager (WVPM) is to assess the need for services for women veterans and implement services for eligible women veterans as well as to provide oversight to ensure that identified needs are met. The WVPM executes comprehensive planning for women's health issues that improves the overall quality of care provided to women veterans and achieves program goals and outcomes. The WVPM executes position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches to management of complex client care.

Work is typically performed in a clinical setting at the Women's Health Clinic, but may be performed in a setting away from the medical center where the environment cannot be controlled such as at conferences/meetings, in homes, and at other community agencies. The incumbent must be flexible since to meet program requirements it may be necessary to work irregular tours of duty and to travel, including overnight details, as needed.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Functional Statement: Psychologist (Women Veterans Program Manager)

Supervisory Status

No

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Who May Apply
This job is open to…

US Citizens and other current, permanent Federal employees

Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • U. S. Citizenship
  • Must pass pre-employment examination
  • English Language Proficiency required
  • Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required
  • Background and-or Security Investigation required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
Qualifications

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

  • U.S. Citizenship.
  • Possess a doctoral degree in Psychology from a graduate program in Psychology accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).
  • Completed a professional Psychology internship training program that has been accredited by APA. Exceptions: (1) new VHA Psychology internship programs that are in the process of applying for APA accreditation are acceptable in fulfillment of the internship requirement, provided that such programs were sanctioned by the VHA Central Office Program Director for Psychology and the VHA Central Office of Academic Affiliations at the time that the individual was an intern and (2) VHA facilities who offered full one-year pre-doctoral internships prior to PL 96-151 (pre-1979) are considered to be acceptable in fulfillment of the internship requirement.
  • Possess a full, current, and unrestricted license to practice (independently) Psychology at the doctoral level in a State, Territory, Commonwealth of the United States (e.g., Puerto Rico), or the District of Columbia.
  • EXCEPTION - Non-licensed Psychologists may be appointed for a period not to exceed 2 years from the date of employment on the condition that they provide care only under the supervision of a licensed Psychologist. Failure to obtain licensure during that period is justification for termination of the temporary appointment.
  • Proficient in spoken and written English.

GRADE DETERMINATIONS: In addition to the basic requirements for employment, the following criteria must be met when determining the grade of candidates:

GS-13 Experience (Preferred): In addition to the experience requirements at the GS-12 level, at least 1 additional year of experience as a psychologist equivalent to the next lower grade level. He/She must be able to demonstrate the following Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (not required for applying):

  • Knowledge of, and ability to apply, advanced professional psychological theories and techniques to the full range of patient populations.
  • Ability to provide professional advice and consultation in areas related to professional psychology and behavioral health.
  • Knowledge of clinical research literature.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

References: *VA Handbook 5005/15, Part II, Appendix G18, PSYCHOLOGIST*QUALIFICATION STANDARD, dated March 2006, and OPM Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Professional and Scientific Positions at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/IORs/GS0100/0185.htm.

APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Applicants must, therefore, only report attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. * If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. *

  • Possess a doctoral degree in psychology from a graduate program in psychology accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).
  • Completed a professional psychology internship training program that has been accredited by APA. Exceptions: (1) new VHA psychology internship programs that are in the process of applying for APA accreditation are acceptable in fulfillment of the internship requirement, provided that such programs were sanctioned by the VHA Central Office Program Director for Psychology and the VHA Central Office of Academic Affiliations at the time that the individual was an intern and (2) VHA facilities who offered full one-year pre-doctoral internships prior to PL 96-151 (pre-1979) are considered to be acceptable in fulfillment of the internship requirement.

Physical Requirements:The work is primarily sedentary. It may require some occasional lifting and light carrying (under 15 lbs.); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers, rapid mental and muscular coordinating; hearing aid permitted; mental and emotional stability; working closely with others.

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive your complete application package (including any required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed to decide if you meet the basic requirements. You will be notified when this decision is made.

BENEFITS

VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides is an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp.

Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

Other Information

NOTE: The Professional Standards Board (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.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/476900900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 2017-08-11 to 2017-09-05

Salary: $90,955 to $118,240 / per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 13

Series: 0180 Psychology

Appointment type: Excepted Service Permanent

Work schedule: Full Time

Job announcement number: VS-17-SJJ-1999381

Control number: 476900900