Clinical/Counseling Psychologist (Telehealth)


Vacancy ID: 810536   Announcement Number: VHA620-2012-203-810536   USAJOBS Control Number: 334087300

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810536
1. Title of Job

Clinical/Counseling Psychologist (Telehealth)
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

12
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11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

17. Service Computation Date

18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

001 Internal VA Hudson Valley HCS Candidates
002 External Candidates

21. Geographic Availability

363865119 Montrose, NY

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

This section includes items related to the basic eligibility requirements for this vacancy and are related to graduate program and internship accreditation by the American Psychological Association (APA). If you are unsure as to whether or not you attended a graduate program or participated in an internship that was accredited by the APA, please reference http://www.apa.org/ed/accreditation/programs/index.aspx for a list of programs and internships that have been accredited by the APA. Please select the response that best describes your education and/or internship status. You may only select one response for each item. If you feel that your education or internship status exceeds all of the descriptions, choose the description that is the closest to the level that you possess.

1. Which of the following best describes your doctoral education?

A. I possess a doctoral degree in psychology from a graduate program in psychology accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). The program was accredited at the time I completed the requirements for my degree. The specialty area of the degree is consistent with the assignment for which I am applying.
B. I do not possess a doctoral degree in psychology from a graduate program in psychology accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). The specialty area of the degree is consistent with the assignment for which I am applying.

2. Which of the following best describes your internship?

A. I have completed a professional psychology internship that was accredited by the APA at the time I completed the internship.
B. I have not completed a professional psychology internship that was accredited by the APA.

This section includes an item related to the experience requirement for this vacancy. Please select the response that best describes your level of experience. You may only select one response. If you feel that your experience exceeds all of the descriptions, choose the description that is the closest to the level of experience that you possess. If you are unsure as to whether or not you participated in an internship that was accredited by the APA, please reference http://www.apa.org/ed/accreditation/programs/index.aspx for a list of internships that have been accredited by the APA.

3. Select the response that best describes your level of experience.

A. I possess the equivalent of at least one year of postdoctoral experience equivalent in level and difficulty to the GS-11 grade in the Federal Service. Practice at the GS-11 grade level is performed under close supervision by a licensed psychologist and includes diagnosing mental disorders, conducting psychological and/or neuropsychological assessments, treating mental disorders through a variety of modalities, and providing adjunctive interventions for treatment of medical disorders.
B. I possess the equivalent of at least one year of postdoctoral experience equivalent in level and difficulty to a GS-12 in the Federal Service. Practice at the GS-12 level includes diagnosing mental disorders, conducting psychological and/or neuropsychological assessments, treating mental disorders through a variety of modalities, and providing adjunctive interventions for treatment of medical disorders.
C. I do not possess the experience described in A or B above.

Psychologists at the full performance level are required to 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. Exception. The Secretary of the VA may waive the requirement of licensure for an iindividual psychologist for a period not to exceed 2 years from the date of employment on the condition that such a psychologist provide care only under the supervision of a psychologist who is so licensed.  Non-licensed psychologist who otherwise meet the eligibility requirements may be given a temporary appointment as a graduate psychologist under the authority of 38 USC 7405(a)(1)(D).  Failure to obtain licensure during that period is justification for termination of the temporary appointment.  This may result in termination of employment.

4. Do you 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?

A. Yes
B. No
C. Waiver applies for temporaray appointment and will obtain licensure in required time frame.

The following items are related to agency employment eligibility requirements. Please respond "Yes" or "No" to each of the following questions.

5. Are you a U.S. Citizen?

A. Yes
B. No

6. Can you proficiently speak, read, write, and understand the English language?

A. Yes
B. No

7. Are you willing to undergo a comprehensive background investigation which includes, but is not limited to, contact with all references, employers, co-workers, personal associates, and review of your driving record, credit history, criminal history, and military service?

A. Yes
B. No

8. Applicants must undergo a pre-employment medical examination and be medically suitable to perform the essential duties of a Psychologist efficiently and without hazard to themselves and others. Are you willing to undergo a pre-employment medical examination?

A. Yes
B. No

9. Prior to appointment or following appointment to a position you may be selected for random testing for illegal drug use. Are you willing to undergo urinalysis drug tests?

A. Yes
B. No

Responses to the items in the following sections will be used to clarify your training, experience and demonstrated capability in performing duties related to the Psychologist position. The questions in the following sections are for informational purposes only - you will not be screened in or out of the selection process on the basis of your responses in these sections. For each of the items below, select the ONE statement that BEST describes your training and experience using the scale provided. In determining which option best reflects your own experience and demonstrated capability, consider your past experiences such as paid work, educational pursuits, volunteer service, professional organization membership, task forces, or committees. When answering each question, remember that your experience and education are subject to verification.

10. Knowledge of, and ability to apply, advanced professional psychological theories and techniques to the full range of patient populations.

A. I do not have experience, demonstrated capability, or training in performing this activity, but I am willing to learn.
B. I have limited experience and limited demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I have had exposure to this activity but would require additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform it at a satisfactory level.
C. I have a fair amount of experience and a fair amount of demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I have performed this activity satisfactorily but could benefit from additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform this activity more effectively.
D. I have considerable experience and considerable demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I have performed this activity independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I have extensive experience and extensive demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I am considered an expert; I am able to train or assist others; and I have reviewed and/or evaluated the work of others performing this activity.

11. Propose an action plan with recommendations to address clinical, research, or organizational problems.

A. I do not have experience, demonstrated capability, or training in performing this activity, but I am willing to learn.
B. I have limited experience and limited demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I have had exposure to this activity but would require additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform it at a satisfactory level.
C. I have a fair amount of experience and a fair amount of demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I have performed this activity satisfactorily but could benefit from additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform this activity more effectively.
D. I have considerable experience and considerable demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I have performed this activity independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I have extensive experience and extensive demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I am considered an expert; I am able to train or assist others; and I have reviewed and/or evaluated the work of others performing this activity.

12. Evaluate input and feedback from team members to facilitate collaborative decision making.

A. I do not have experience, demonstrated capability, or training in performing this activity, but I am willing to learn.
B. I have limited experience and limited demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I have had exposure to this activity but would require additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform it at a satisfactory level.
C. I have a fair amount of experience and a fair amount of demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I have performed this activity satisfactorily but could benefit from additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform this activity more effectively.
D. I have considerable experience and considerable demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I have performed this activity independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I have extensive experience and extensive demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I am considered an expert; I am able to train or assist others; and I have reviewed and/or evaluated the work of others performing this activity.

13. Identify and evaluate the potential impact and consequences of alternatives in making clinical, administrative, or organizational decisions.

A. I do not have experience, demonstrated capability, or training in performing this activity, but I am willing to learn.
B. I have limited experience and limited demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I have had exposure to this activity but would require additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform it at a satisfactory level.
C. I have a fair amount of experience and a fair amount of demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I have performed this activity satisfactorily but could benefit from additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform this activity more effectively.
D. I have considerable experience and considerable demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I have performed this activity independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I have extensive experience and extensive demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I am considered an expert; I am able to train or assist others; and I have reviewed and/or evaluated the work of others performing this activity.

The next three questions refer to "customers." Customers are defined as clients, colleagues, or any individuals to whom services are provided.

14. Maintain a professional environment and project an image of dignity and concern in interactions with patients, patient's families, colleagues and trainees.

A. I do not have experience, demonstrated capability, or training in performing this activity, but I am willing to learn.
B. I have limited experience and limited demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I have had exposure to this activity but would require additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform it at a satisfactory level.
C. I have a fair amount of experience and a fair amount of demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I have performed this activity satisfactorily but could benefit from additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform this activity more effectively.
D. I have considerable experience and considerable demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I have performed this activity independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I have extensive experience and extensive demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I am considered an expert; I am able to train or assist others; and I have reviewed and/or evaluated the work of others performing this activity.

15. Implement recommendations to improve the quality of services delivered to customers.

A. I do not have experience, demonstrated capability, or training in performing this activity, but I am willing to learn.
B. I have limited experience and limited demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I have had exposure to this activity but would require additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform it at a satisfactory level.
C. I have a fair amount of experience and a fair amount of demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I have performed this activity satisfactorily but could benefit from additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform this activity more effectively.
D. I have considerable experience and considerable demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I have performed this activity independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I have extensive experience and extensive demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I am considered an expert; I am able to train or assist others; and I have reviewed and/or evaluated the work of others performing this activity.

16. Explain psychological assessment results, interventions, or outcomes to customers to ensure understanding.

A. I do not have experience, demonstrated capability, or training in performing this activity, but I am willing to learn.
B. I have limited experience and limited demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I have had exposure to this activity but would require additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform it at a satisfactory level.
C. I have a fair amount of experience and a fair amount of demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I have performed this activity satisfactorily but could benefit from additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform this activity more effectively.
D. I have considerable experience and considerable demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I have performed this activity independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I have extensive experience and extensive demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I am considered an expert; I am able to train or assist others; and I have reviewed and/or evaluated the work of others performing this activity.

17. Identify psychological diagnostic tests and other procedures to assess the behavioral, emotional, functional, or psychological condition of patients.

A. I do not have experience, demonstrated capability, or training in performing this activity, but I am willing to learn.
B. I have limited experience and limited demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I have had exposure to this activity but would require additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform it at a satisfactory level.
C. I have a fair amount of experience and a fair amount of demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I have performed this activity satisfactorily but could benefit from additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform this activity more effectively.
D. I have considerable experience and considerable demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I have performed this activity independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I have extensive experience and extensive demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I am considered an expert; I am able to train or assist others; and I have reviewed and/or evaluated the work of others performing this activity.

18. Administer psychological diagnostic tests and other procedures to assess the emotional, functional, or psychological condition of patients.

A. I do not have experience, demonstrated capability, or training in performing this activity, but I am willing to learn.
B. I have limited experience and limited demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I have had exposure to this activity but would require additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform it at a satisfactory level.
C. I have a fair amount of experience and a fair amount of demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I have performed this activity satisfactorily but could benefit from additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform this activity more effectively.
D. I have considerable experience and considerable demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I have performed this activity independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I have extensive experience and extensive demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I am considered an expert; I am able to train or assist others; and I have reviewed and/or evaluated the work of others performing this activity.

19. Interpret the results of psychological diagnostic tests and assessments to develop patient treatment plans.

A. I do not have experience, demonstrated capability, or training in performing this activity, but I am willing to learn.
B. I have limited experience and limited demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I have had exposure to this activity but would require additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform it at a satisfactory level.
C. I have a fair amount of experience and a fair amount of demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I have performed this activity satisfactorily but could benefit from additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform this activity more effectively.
D. I have considerable experience and considerable demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I have performed this activity independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I have extensive experience and extensive demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I am considered an expert; I am able to train or assist others; and I have reviewed and/or evaluated the work of others performing this activity.

20. Diagnose mental disorders using information collected from the administration of psychological assessments.

A. I do not have experience, demonstrated capability, or training in performing this activity, but I am willing to learn.
B. I have limited experience and limited demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I have had exposure to this activity but would require additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform it at a satisfactory level.
C. I have a fair amount of experience and a fair amount of demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I have performed this activity satisfactorily but could benefit from additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform this activity more effectively.
D. I have considerable experience and considerable demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I have performed this activity independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I have extensive experience and extensive demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I am considered an expert; I am able to train or assist others; and I have reviewed and/or evaluated the work of others performing this activity.

21.

VERIFICATION STATEMENT: Your rating is subject to verification based on the résumé, narratives and other relevant documents you submit, and through verification of references as appropriate. Deliberate attempts to falsify information are grounds for non-selection and for termination. In addition, falsifying information on your application can result in your being barred from federal employment. Please choose A to certify that your answers are accurate and complete.

A. Yes
B. No