Psychologist (PCMHI & PTSD/Trauma Recovery Services)


Vacancy ID: 839398   Announcement Number: LL-13-MO-T38H-839398   USAJOBS Control Number: 337437100

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1. Title of Job

Psychologist (PCMHI & PTSD/Trauma Recovery Services)
2. Biographic Data

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20. Occupational Specialties

001 MENTAL HEALTH

21. Geographic Availability

061947071 Loma Linda, CA

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23. Job Related Experience

24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:  Please choose A (Yes) or B (No) in response to the following questions.

1. I am a citizen of the United States.

A. Yes.
B. No.

Psychologists must be proficient in spoken and written English.

2. Are you proficient in the English language?

A. Yes.
B. No.

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). Please select the response that best describes your education and/or internship status. You may only select one response for each item.

3. 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. I am currently in training, and within the next nine months I will 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.
C. My education is not reflected by either of the above options.

4. 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 am currently an intern, and within the next nine months I will have completed a professional psychology internship that is accredited by the APA.
C. My internship status is not reflected by either of the above options.

This section includes an item related to the experience requirement for this vacancy. Please select the response that best describes your level of experience.

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

A. I am currently an intern, and within the next nine months I will possess the equivalent of at least one year of experience gained through a professional psychology internship accredited by the APA.
B. I possess the equivalent of at least one year of experience gained through a professional psychology internship accredited by the APA.
C. 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.
D. 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.
E. I do not possess the experience described in A, B, C, or D above.

Psychologists 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. This requirement may be waived 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 psychologists who otherwise meet the eligibility requirements may be given a temporary appointment as a graduate psychologist. Failure to obtain licensure during that period is justification for termination of the appointment

6. 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

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.

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.

7. Ability to diagnose mental disorders under supervision.

8. Identifies data and other information needed to arrive at diagnosis for patients.

9. Considers co-morbid diagnoses.

10. Ability to conduct psychological assessments under supervision.

11. Administers psychological questionnaires and other test instruments.

12. Scores questionnaires and tests.

13. Provides interpretation of questionnaires and tests.

14. Writes reports summarizing the results of psychological assessments.

15. Ability to treat mental disorders under supervision.

16. Identifies appropriate treatment modalities for a given patient.

17. Considers a variety of approaches and orientations when implementing treatment.

18. Knowledge of, and ability to apply, a wide range of professional psychological theories and assessment methods to a variety of patient populations.

19. Conducts biopsychosocial clinical interviews with patients.

20. Communicates with patients, and family members as appropriate, to mutually develop a treatment plan of care.

21. Acknowledges patient diversity issues in developing a treatment plan of care.

22. Appropriately seeks consultation with other treatment team members to implement a treatment plan of care.

23. Ability to develop coherent treatment strategies.

24. Implements evidence-based psychotherapies and treatments.

25. Adjusts treatment protocols as needed to increase efficacy.

26. Conducts ongoing assessment to evaluate the efficacy of the treatment for each patient.

27. Ability to incorporate new clinical procedures.

28. Attends mandatory training and continuing education in order to stay current on the newest clinical procedures.

29. Works with treatment team members to incorporate new clinical procedures into the continuum of care.

30. Completes timely documentation in the medical record.

31. Knowledge of and ability to effectively develop and implement health behavior interventions for the promotion of general health and to address health risk behaviors as part of disease prevention and chronic disease management (e.g., weight loss and management, tobacco use cessation, promoting patient self-management interventions targeting issues such as increasing participation in regular exercise, healthy eating, sleep hygiene).

32. Conducts strategic planning, program development and implementation, monitoring and evaluation of health promotion and disease prevention programs and services including establishing priorities for improvement and opportunities for disseminating and sustaining best practices.

33. Develops programs together with other health promotion/disease prevention, tobacco use cessation, and patient health education staff members for teaching and/or improving primary care provider's core behavioral health skills.

34. Ability to provide health behavior assessment and intervention with patients with multiple co-morbidities and or chronic disease, special needs, and complex clinical problems, and to perform specialized health psychology assessments such as pre-bariatric surgery psychological assessments/intervention.

35. Performs specialty health psychology assessment/intervention (e.g., pre-bariatric surgery, weight management, patients with particular behavioral issues, patients with unique or complex problems impacting their health promotion/disease prevention self-management plans.

36. Performs as a behaviorist in group medical appointments.

37. Promotes and conducts evidence-based patient-driven care in health promotion and disease prevention.

38. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with a diverse group of professional staff and management officials.

39. Serves as a communication liaison between local, regional, and national offices in matters related to health promotion and disease prevention or treatment of PTSD.

40. Advises facility and primary care leadership on clinical and administrative issues related to health promotion and disease prevention or treatment of PTSD.

41. Develops relationships with external stakeholders and agencies to enhance and support health promotion and disease prevention programs or treatment of PTSD.

42. FACTOR: VERIFICATION STATEMENT

VERIFICATION STATEMENT

43. 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. I certify that my answers are accurate and complete.
B. I do not wish to certify. I understand that I will not be considered for this position.