Clinical Psychologist (Health)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Bethesda, Maryland
Posted
Dec 01, 2021
Closes
Dec 07, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

  • Function as an active member of various interdisciplinary medical teams consisting of providers within various disciplines.
  • Utilize principles of Health Psychology to develop implement, coordinate and evaluate treatment plans for referred members that may include crisis intervention, brief psychotherapy psychoeducation groups and brief case management.
  • Prepare concise intake evaluations and treatment plans, and maintains ongoing confidential progress records in accord with state and NCQA regulations.
  • Provide education and support to members and their families to encourage compliance with medical and behavioral regimes.
  • Co-manage medical conditions through the use of non-pharmacologic and behavioral interventions in order to leverage physician time and develop appropriate patterns of utilization.
  • Collaborate with physicians in screening and evaluating patients for psychotropic medications, within the scope of practice.
  • Provide consultation and training to other members of the medical team in the areas of mental health, behavioral medicine and health psychology.
  • Provide consultation on program development, and conducts program evaluation and outcome assessment, as needed.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • This position requires the incumbent be able to obtain and maintain a determination of eligibility for a Tier 3 security investigation or access for the duration of employment. A background investigation and credit check are required.
  • This position requires the incumbent to have tuberculosis testing.
  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • This position has mandatory seasonal influenza vaccination requirements and is subject to annual seasonal influenza vaccinations unless otherwise exempted for medical or religious reasons (documentation of exemption must be provided upon hire).
  • This position requires the incumbent to fulfill credentialing requirements and obtain and maintain appropriate/relevant clinical privileges.
  • This position has been designated ?Mission Essential?. In the event of severe weather conditions or other such emergency type situations, the incumbent is required to report to work or remain at work as scheduled to support mission operations.
  • This position requires that you obtain and maintain a Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
  • You must undergo a specific initial background checks, investigation and periodic re-verification check of multiple agency records to obtain and maintain a suitable determination to occupy a position having regular contact with children.
  • Postdoctoral experience in clinical child or pediatric psychology is preferred.
  • Pursuant to EO 14043, all Federal employees, regardless of duty location or work arrangement, must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by November 22, 2021, or before entrance on duty if after November 22, subject to exemption as required by law.
  • If selected, the agency will provide information regarding what documentation is needed and how to request any legally required exemption from this requirement.
  • Proof of vaccination will be required. To ensure compliance with this mandate, review the vaccination requirements, to include timelines for receiving required doses, at the following: https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/faq/vaccinations/


Qualifications

Who May Apply: US Citizens

In order to qualify, you must meet the education, license, and experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document .

Basic Requirement for Clinical Psychologist (Health):

Degree: Doctoral Degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) directly related to full professional work in clinical psychology.

In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:

License: The Clinical Psychologist position requires a current, active, valid, unrestricted clinical license to practice Psychology independently, offered by a U.S. State, District of Columbia, commonwealth, territory or jurisdiction. (NOTE: You must provide a copy of your license with your application package.)

Graduate Training: Subsequent to obtaining a Doctoral Degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) directly related to full professional work in clinical psychology., a candidate must have had at least one year of supervised experience providing direct service in a clinical setting, i.e., a 1-year post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric psychology or the equivalent in specialized training and supervised practice.

Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes assessing pediatric patient's cognitive, emotional, and psychological status to provide appropriate interventions and treatments; collaborating with treatment team members to formulate clinical intervention; referring pediatric patients to other disciplines for consult and evaluation as indicated; and providing support and education to the patient's family on diagnosis and or/treatment options. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-12).

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

Education

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Additional information

  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement..
  • If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .
  • Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.


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