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Psychologist (Tulare CBOC)

Company: US Department of Veteran Affairs
Location: Tulare
Posted on: September 19, 2018

Job Description:

The VA Central California Health Care System, in Fresno is seeking a full-time Clinical Psychologist Generalist for their Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) located in Tulare, CA. The Staff Psychologist should have completed an APA approved clinical or counseling psychology doctoral program, completed an APA approved internship, and has been practicing with a full state license for at least one year in the VHA or comparable professional setting. The psychologist applies advanced professional psychological diagnostic methods and evidence-intervention strategies to a full range of patient problems in his/her work setting. S/he has advanced knowledge of psychological diagnosis, intervention, and behavioral health that qualifies him/her to provide advice and consultation to professionals representing a variety of disciplines. The primary job functions of psychologists at this level include the provision of direct psychological patient care, consultation services on difficult complex cases, and routine psychological evaluations where appropriately requested. In some cases, the staff psychologist is also asked to provide education of staff, including classroom instruction, in addition to supervision of trainee's clinical work. Likewise, they may have research, staff supervisory or administrative/managerial duties as needed and when approved by their direct supervisor and other supervisors when applicable. Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm. Fi nancial Disclosure Report: Not required. Recruitment/Relocation Incentive is authorized for a highly qualified candidate. Eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP). 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: Psychologists must have successfully completed 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. Internship: Psychologists must have successfully completed a professional psychology internship training program that (a) was accredited by APA or CPA at the time the program was completed and that is consistent with the assignment for which the applicant is to be employed; OR (b) 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 Office of Academic Affiliations at the time that the individual was an intern; (c) OR VHA facilities that offered full-time, one-year pre-doctoral internships prior to PL 96-151 (pre-1979) are considered to be acceptable in fulfillment of the internship requirement; OR (d) Applicants who completed an internship that was not accredited by APA or CPA at the time the program was completed may be considered eligible for hire only if they are currently board certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology in a specialty area that is consistent with the assignment for which the applicant is to be employed (official transcript/ certification required). Licensure: Psychologists must hold a full, current, and unrestricted license to practice psychology at the doctoral level in a State, Territory, Commonwealth of the United States (e.g., Puerto Rico), or the District of Columbia. Physical Requirements: Psychologists must pass a pre-employment physical examination. English Proficiency: Psychologists must be proficient in spoken and written English. Grade Determinations: GS-13, Hold a full, current, and unrestricted license to practice psychology at the doctoral level in a State, Territory, Commonwealth of the United States (e.g., Puerto Rico), or the District of Columbia. Experience. At least two years experience as a professional psychologist, with at least one year equivalent to the GS-12 grade level. In addition the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs: 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. References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G18, Psychologist Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-13. Physical Requirements: Light lifting (under 15 lbs), light carrying (under 15 lbs), use of fingers, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and 20/40 in the other, hearing (aid permitted), emotional stability, mental stability, working closely with others, and working alone. None To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes: Resume or CV VA Form 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo2850&tkey&ActionSearch. Unofficial Transcripts. Any licensures and certifications applicable to the position. The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, documentation to support Veterans Preference or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). Cover Letter DD-214 10-2850c Civil Service Letter Resume SF-15 SF-50 Transcript Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

Keywords: US Department of Veteran Affairs, Tulare , Psychologist (Tulare CBOC), Healthcare , Tulare, California

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