You will serve as a Clinical Psychologist in the Mental Health Services, Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA.
Apply Now! This job opportunity announcement has a first cut-off date. Applications received by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the cut-off date of 07/02/2018 will receive first consideration for this vacancy. Depending on staffing needs a 2nd cut-off date may be used.
You will evaluate, diagnose, and treat the full range of patients with disorders described in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
You will provide assessment of patients with a wide variety of known or suspected psychiatric disorders that affect intellectual, cognitive, or emotional functions.
You will provide comprehensive clinical psychological services in the form of provision of evidenced based psychotherapy for mental health patients.
You will plan and conduct group treatment interventions for patients with psychiatric disorders.
You will administer and interpret psychological tests.
You will provide proactive professional services to patients with challenging needs on a regular and recurring basis.
You will provide on-going supervision and training in diagnosis and treatment.
You will generate and maintain a variety of clinical records and reports in keeping with pre-established criteria.
Conditions Of Employment
Must be a US Citizen.
Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/.
Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
You will be required to successfully complete a pre-appointment physical examination.
You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test (including marijuana) is required. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if you fail to report to the drug test appointment or pass the test. You will be subject to random testing.
You will be required to meet any applicable credentialing or privileging requirements prior to appointment.
This is a Mission Essential position. You will be required to ensure organization or facility continuity of operations and/or completion of tasks that are considered essential to the mission designated by a local or command decision.
All qualifications requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
THIS IS AN EXPEDITED HIRING AUTHORITY ANNOUNCEMENT. Section 1599c, title 10, United States Code provides that the Secretary of Defense can designate positions as shortage positions and recruit and appoint highly qualified persons to these positions. This announcement is open to accept resumes from candidates interested in helping the Department of the Navy meet our mission requirements in health care occupations.
Applicants must meet the following Basic Requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual: Applicants must possess a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) directly related to full professional work in clinical psychology.
In addition to the Basic Requirements for this position, your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of clinical psychologist experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: performing duties evaluating, diagnosing and assessing a variety of acute and chronically ill patients with mental health disorders; applying psychological theories, principles to explain, or justify psychological diagnoses, conclusions, findings or treatment recommendations.
SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTORS: This position has selective placement factors that will be used to screen out ineligible candidates. Failure to document the selective placement factors in your resume or application documents will result in an ineligible rating. The selective placement factors are:
1) Possession of Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification;
2) Possession of a permanent, full and unrestricted clinical psychologist license issued by a state, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.
3) Completion of 1-year American Psychological Association (APA) accredited clinical internship; OR completion of 1-year clinical internship NOT American Psychological Association (APA) accredited, but I have completed an APA-accredited postdoctoral residency or fellowship or have attained board certification by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP); OR previous employment as a Clinical Psychologist commissioned/employed in the Navy prior to March 27, 2015 and has completed 1-year clinical internship training program NOT American Psychological Association (APA) accredited.
How to Apply
Your complete application (resume, assessment questionnaire, and all supporting documents) must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on 07/10/2018. Applications received after 07/10/2018 may result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration. If more than one resume is received, only the last resume received and processed will be reviewed. In order to apply and be considered for this position you must visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/503050400 and follow the instructions under the