Psychologist (Domiciliary)


Vacancy ID: 817054   Announcement Number: MS-13-THI-817054/MHC   USAJOBS Control Number: 334724500

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Vacancy Identification Number

817054

 


1. Title of Job

Psychologist (Domiciliary) 

 


2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

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4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

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6. Citizenship

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7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

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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

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

The specialty code(s) for this position is (are):
001 Staff Psychologist

21. Geographic Availability

The location code(s) for this position is (are):

 


040386025 Prescott, AZ

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. I am a citizen of the United States

A. Yes
B. No

2. I am proficient in spoken and written English. Note: To be appointed under authority of 38 U.S.C., Chapter 73 or 74, to serve in a direct patient-care capacity in Veterans Health Administration (VHA), applicants must be proficient in written and spoken English.

A. Yes
B. No

3. 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

Indicate if you are a current or former civilian, federal employee

4. I am a current employee of the Dept of Veterans Affairs. (If yes, must include most recent SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action that shows position title and grade, tenure and type of appointment).

A. Yes
B. No

5. I am a current, or former federal civilian employee. (If yes, must include most recent SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action that shows position title and grade, tenure and type of appointment).

A. Yes
B. No

6. Select only ONE response below that applies to you. DD Form 214, Member copy 4 (or other that shows character of the discharge). If claiming 10 point veterans preference, must include SF-15 and decision letter (or other supporting documentation) with your application package.

A. I am a veteran who served during the period December 7, 1941 to July 1, 1955; OR for more than 180 consecutive days, other than for training, any part of which occurred after January 31, 1955 and before October 15, 1976; OR any time during the "Gulf War" from August 2, 1990 through January 2, 1992; this time must have been served continuously for a period of 24 months or the full period called to active duty; OR served in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign medal has been authorized; OR for more than 180 consecutive days, other than for training, any part of which occurred during the period beginning September 11, 2001, and ending on the date prescribed by Presidential proclamation or by law as the last day of "Operation Iraqi Freedom.
B. I am a veteran who (1) who has a present service-connected disability or (2) receiving compensation, disability retirement or pension from VA; OR received a Purple Heart.
C. I am a veteran who has a present service-connected disability rating of 30% or more.
D. I am an unmarried spouse of certain deceased veterans, or spouse of a veteran unable to work because of a Service-Connected disability.
E. I am the Mother of a veteran who died in service or who is permanently and totally disabled.
F. None of the above

Applicants must meet the basic education requirement to qualify for this position.

7. Do you 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 must be consistent with the assignment for which the applicant is to be employed AND Have successfully 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. (COPY OF STUDENT TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED).

A. Yes
B. No

8. Are you licensed and 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

In addition to meeting the basic education requirement, you must have specialized experience as defined below. Creditable experience is the ability to provide independent and expert clinical psychosocial and case management services in a specialized area of practice.

9. From the list below indicate the response that best fits your experience and education.

A. I have completed a minimum of two additional years of post-doctoral experience as a psychologist (one year of which is equivalent to the GS-12 level in federal service) applying a wide range of professional psychological theories and assessment methods to a variety of patient populations; ability to develop coherent treatment strategies and incorporate new clinical procedures, to practice independently in the provision of psychological services.
B. I have no experience or education as listed above.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised
performance of this task or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

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

11. Developed patient assessments in collaboration with an interdisciplinary treatment team.

12. Experience with Crisis Intervention, making a rapid assessment and developing a crisis management plan.

13. Ability to provide professional advice and consultation in area related to professional psychology and behavioral health.

14. Determined a diagnosis from highlighting the patient's strengths, limitations, and internal/external supports and service needs to optimize the patient's functional status.

15. Identified a need for patient education and develops and implements methods for meeting these needs or assists others in meeting them.

16. Managed a normative workload in his/her area, establishing priorities for timely service delivery to prevent hardship for patient/families and prevent delays in discharge from treatment.

17. Provided education and outreach to medical and mental health providers and in the community regarding issues among sexual trauma survivors.

18. Developed treatment plans and set treatment goals for patient and their families.

19. Knowledge of treatments and skills needed for young adult, adult, older adult, and geriatric patients related to their physical limitation, psychological needs and age associated illnesses and conditions.

20. Served as a subject matter expert on community services for hospital and community resources.

21. Evaluated his/her own practice through participation in professional peer review case conferences, research studies, and other organized means.

22. Knowledge of clinical research literature.

23. Records and maintains psychological activity in electronic medical records, promptly, accurately, concisely, and in adherence to all privacy laws.

24. Possess functional knowledge of word processing programs, spreadsheets and database management programs, electronic mail, electronic calendar scheduling, etc.

25. Maintains and updates database and/or spreadsheet as part of document control process.

26. 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

27. I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith.  I understand that if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application and its supporting materials, or in any document or interview associated with the examination process, I may be fined or imprisoned (18 USC 1001); my eligibilities may be cancelled; I may be denied an appointment, or I may be removed and debarred from Federal Service (5 CFR Part 731).  I understand that any information I give may be investigated and that responding "No" or providing no response to this item will result in my not being considered for this position.

A. Yes
B. No