As a Veterans Affairs (VA) Psychologist your opportunities are endless! The Washington DC VA Medical Center is located in the nation's capital, only a short distance from the historic buildings that house today's leaders and commemorate yesterday's, and in the center of a city renowned for its educational and cultural opportunities.

The Washington D.C. VA Medical Center seeks a full-time, licensed Psychologist to work in its Outpatient Trauma Services Program. The Psychologist will collaborate with other healthcare providers, both within the team and across the hospital system, to provide treatment to adult Military Veterans and Active Duty Service Members who have experienced PTSD or other trauma-related difficulties. Duties will include direct delivery of clinical services in individual, group, and family therapy, therapy delivered via telehealth, as well as assessment and measurement-based care. Our clinical services are provided within a recovery framework and emphasize a whole-health approach to treatment, built upon a foundation of evidence-based practice and trauma-informed care. Within this framework, our focus extends beyond mere symptom reduction to also include improved overall quality of life and wellness for our Veterans and their families.

About the Trauma Services Program (TSP): The TSP is composed of over a dozen full-time clinicians representing multiple mental health disciplines (psychology, social work, nursing, peer support), as well as graduate and post-graduate trainees, and support staff. Our team members routinely find a collaborative, warm, and supportive work environment, created by a group of colleagues that share much in common, yet are professionally, personally, and culturally diverse.

Mandatory Qualifications:

U.S. Citizen

Board licensed Clinical Psychologist from any state

Preferred Qualifications:

We are seeking a licensed psychologist with experience treating individuals with trauma and ideally who has experience working with individuals who are veterans or active duty military members. We would also ideally like a clinician with at least 2 years of clinical experience post graduate school.

Interested: Forward your C.V.

Benefits:

*Very competitive salary package including pay for performance

* Participation in TSP retirement program

* Up to 24 days of annual leave accrue annually

* 10 days of paid federal holidays

* 13 days wellness/sick leave accrue annually

* Life, health, long-term care insurance and retirement benefits available

Insurance:

Health Insurance: VA employees have an outstanding number of health insurance plans from which to choose (premiums are partially paid by VA). Lifetime Healthcare Insurance options available.

Dental & Vision: Our insurance options also include exceptional vision and dental plans (premiums are partially paid by VA)

VA employees have the option to use Flexible Spending Accounts, which allow you to use tax-free dollars to pay for medical, dental, and vision care expenses that are not reimbursed by your health insurance plan

Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government.

Long-term care insurance is available as an option

Federal Retirement Plan:

VA employees are covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan composed of 1) Social Security benefits; 2) FERS basic benefits (pension); and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan. The Federal Government also provides an automatic basic contribution (1% of salary) and up to 4% of salary in matching contributions, depending on the amount of the employee contribution. For retired military personnel, these benefits are in addition to full monthly retirement pay or pension.

In addition to FERS, VA provides health care insurance coverage for retired personnel.

Employees are vested in a federal pension after only 5 years’ service.

Job Type: Full-time

License or certification: at least 2 years of clinical experience post graduate school (Preferred)

If you are interested in applying for this position please:

Send an email to Terrance.Anderson@va.gov

Or apply online here: https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Department-of-Veterans-Affairs,-Washington-D.C.-Medical-Center/jobs/Clinical-Psychologist-9213f3acf84e2690?q=Psychologist&vjs=3

1 license/50 States – up to 49 days paid time off annually~ Great Federal Benefits