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Job Title: Psychologist Primary Care Mental Health Integration (PCMHI)
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Louisville, KY
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 02/09/2018
Expire Date: 04/10/2018
Job Categories: Consulting Services, Customer Service and Call Center, Finance/Economics, Healthcare, Other, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Information Technology, Counseling, Research & Development, Medical
Job Description
Psychologist Primary Care Mental Health Integration (PCMHI)

We are seeking a psychologist to provide services to Veterans presenting in a Primary Care setting. The Psychologist will participate in a full range of psychotherapeutic, diagnostic and training activities under the supervision of the designated Supervisory Psychologist in the Mental Health & Behavioral Science Service. S/he is responsible for the provision of Primary Care Mental Health Integration (PCMHI) services at the Grayson CBOC located in Clarkson, Kentucky.. As part of the Primary Care-Mental Health (PCMHI) team, this psychologist is co-located within the primary care clinic and performs collaborative crisis/risk assessment, general assessment, care management, triage, and brief therapy services as part of the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) in primary care. Their responsibilities also include care management services, to include baseline screening report interpretation and follow-up care management with the Behavioral Health Lab VISN 09 Call Center support.

S/he may participate in the supervision of psychology students at various levels or training and will serve as consultant to other disciplines in the area of behavioral and mental health. S/he also participates in the professional activities of the Mental Health & Behavioral Science Service and the Medical Center at the direction or approval of the Senior Supervisory Psychologist and, ultimately, the Chief of Mental Health. These activities may include, but are not necessarily limited to: administrative committees of Mental Health and/or the Medical Center, continuing education, training, research, and treatment/program evaluation. S/he functions as a member of the Louisville VAMC Medical Staff with full clinical privileges. He/she complies with all documentation and coding procedures, as well as national and local performance measures, including timely health care screening and completion of clinical reminders for all patients.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Duty Location: Grayson Community Based Outpatient Clinic located in Clarkson, Kentucky
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

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.
  • 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 (CPS) at the time the program was completed.
  • Completed a professional psychology internship training program that was accredited by APA
  • Hold a full, current, and unrestricted license to practice psychology at the doctoral level in a state, territory, Commonwealth of the United States (i.e., Puerto Rico), or the District of Columbia.
Preferred Experience:
  • Experience with crisis intervention on the telephone and in person.
  • Experience in short-term, evidence-based outpatient psychotherapy interventions (e.g., problem-solving therapies, coping skills, and emotion regulation interventions).
  • Experience in a medical setting.
Grade Determinations:
GS-13: Staff Psychologist (Full Performance Level) Experience - at least 2 years of experience as a professional psychologist, with at least one year equivalent to the GS-12. Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills and Abilities. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:Knowledge of, and ability to apply professional psychological treatments 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.Psychologists are licensed to practice independently in the provision of psychological services consulting with peers and supervisors as appropriate at this level. Psychologists diagnose mental disorders, conduct psychological or neuropsychological assessments, treat mental disorders through a variety of modalities, and provide adjunctive interventions for treatment of medical disorders. Among the modalities provided are individual, family, and group psychotherapies and other interventions such as behavioral health and community interventions.
Creditable experience can be obtained through paid or non-paid employment providing psychological work or through participating in a supervised postdoctoral psychology training program (i.e., fellowship or residency). Psychological work experience must have occurred after the doctoral degree was obtained and must have the required the use of knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics associated with current professional psychology practice. Professional psychology practice includes but is not limited to the following psychology-oriented job duties: providing professional clinical services, conducting research, carrying out education and training activities, carrying out program evaluation activities, clinical consultation, supervision and administration.

References: VA Handbook 5005/23, Part II, Appendix G-18: PSYCHOLOGIST QUALIFICATION STANDARD GS-180

The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-13. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-11 to GS-11.Physical Requirements: The work is usually sedentary, but it requires periods of walking, standing, bending, or climbing and employee may carry light items such as books, instruments, lap tops and other similar materials. Light Lifting (under 15 pounds); Light Carrying (Under 15 pounds); Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Hearing (aid permitted). The candidate selected must successfully complete a pre-employment physical examination prior to appointment

Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

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
  • OF-306
  • Other
  • Other Veterans Document
  • 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.
Qualifications & Requirements
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.
  • 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 (CPS) at the time the program was completed.
  • Completed a professional psychology internship training program that was accredited by APA
  • Hold a full, current, and unrestricted license to practice psychology at the doctoral level in a state, territory, Commonwealth of the United States (i.e., Puerto Rico), or the District of Columbia.
Preferred Experience:
  • Experience with crisis intervention on the telephone and in person.
  • Experience in short-term, evidence-based outpatient psychotherapy interventions (e.g., problem-solving therapies, coping skills, and emotion regulation interventions).
  • Experience in a medical setting.
Grade Determinations:
GS-13: Staff Psychologist (Full Performance Level) Experience - at least 2 years of experience as a professional psychologist, with at least one year equivalent to the GS-12. Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills and Abilities. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:Knowledge of, and ability to apply professional psychological treatments 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.Psychologists are licensed to practice independently in the provision of psychological services consulting with peers and supervisors as appropriate at this level. Psychologists diagnose mental disorders, conduct psychological or neuropsychological assessments, treat mental disorders through a variety of modalities, and provide adjunctive interventions for treatment of medical disorders. Among the modalities provided are individual, family, and group psychotherapies and other interventions such as behavioral health and community interventions.
Creditable experience can be obtained through paid or non-paid employment providing psychological work or through participating in a supervised postdoctoral psychology training program (i.e., fellowship or residency). Psychological work experience must have occurred after the doctoral degree was obtained and must have the required the use of knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics associated with current professional psychology practice. Professional psychology practice includes but is not limited to the following psychology-oriented job duties: providing professional clinical services, conducting research, carrying out education and training activities, carrying out program evaluation activities, clinical consultation, supervision and administration.

References: VA Handbook 5005/23, Part II, Appendix G-18: PSYCHOLOGIST QUALIFICATION STANDARD GS-180

The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-13. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-11 to GS-11.
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