Naval Medical Command CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST in Portsmouth, Virginia

Naval Medical Command
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, VA
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Friday 10/7/2016 (19 day(s) ago)

** Closes Thursday 10/27/2016 (1 day(s) away)

Job Overview

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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* 10/13/2016* will receive first consideration for this vacancy. Depending on staffing needs those who apply after the cut-off date of 10/13/2016 may be used.

THIS IS AN EXPEDITED HIRING AUTHORITY ANNOUNCEMENT. The Secretary of Defense Memorandum of 14 August 2012 designed healthcare professions as shortage and critical need positions, and to appoint qualified healthcare professionals. this announcement is open to accept resumes from candidates interested in helping the Department of the Navy meet our mission requirements for providing care for uniformed services' family members and retirees at Military Treatment Facilities around the globe.

This position is located in the Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program (SARP) Department, Directorate for Mental Health, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP). This position will serve as a staff Clinical Psychologist assigned in support of SARP and will provide direct evaluative, diagnostic, and treatment services for substance use disorders and dual diagnosis patients described in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) is located on historic Hospital Point, in the heart of Hampton Roads, and is the primary medical treatment center to the largest concentration of United States Naval Personnel in the world. NMCP SARP provides substance use disorder treatment services to the brave men and women of all branches of the armed forces, their dependents, and retirees.


A typical day in the life of a Clinical Psychologist

  • Evaluate, diagnose and treat the full range of patients with substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders as described in the current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5).

  • Assess patients, using observation, interview, review of records, and objective psychological testing, and write reports of the findings.

  • Evaluate service members referred for treatment and make appropriate substance abuse diagnoses and recommendations for treatment level based on DSM 5 diagnostic criteria, and American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) placement criteria.

  • Oversee the Treatment Team of alcohol and drug counselors providing residential and IOP treatment to substance use disorder patients. Responsibilities include supervision of, and consultation to, the alcohol and drug counselors, co-signing therapy notes, leading Individual Treatment Team meetings, participating in interdisciplinary meetings, co-facilitating one group therapy session per week, and providing individual therapy to patients with co-occurring disorders.

  • Interact with patients' commands providing updates, guidance, and recommendations for aftercare.

  • Serve as an active member of the training faculty providing ongoing supervision and training in diagnosis and treatment to alcohol and drug counselor trainees.

  • Develop and coordinate internal review systems to assure that clinical and administrative activities are compliant with established standards.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • You must be a US Citizen.
  • Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.
  • Selectee must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • Selectee is required to participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • See special requirements section for additional requirements.

In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.

BASIC REQUIREMENT for Clinical Psychologist :All applicants must meet the following basic requirement:

Completion of all of the requirements for a doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology (Ph.D, Psy.D, or equivalent) from an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited university or professional school directly related to full professional work in clinical psychology. AND

SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTORS: This position has selective placement factors: The selective placement factors are must possess Basic Life Support (BLS) certification AND must hold a current State license in clinical psychology from a U.S. State, territory or district ANDmust possess an one year American Psychological Association (APA) accredited clinical internship OR APA accredited postdoctoral residency OR fellowship ORhave attained board certification by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) OR Clinical Psychologist commissioned/employed in the Navy prior to March 27, 2015 who has completed an one year clinical internship. Failure to document or provide evidence of selective placement factors in your resume will result in an ineligible rating.


SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: One or more years of progressively related experience as professional Clinical Psychologist evaluating, diagnosing and assessing a variety of patients with mental health and substance abuse disorders; providing psychological assessment, individual and group short-term therapy, and psycho-educational sessions of patients with known or suspected psychological disorders that affect intellectual, cognitive or emotional functions; and providing training in diagnosis and treatment to other licensed psychologists.

You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment

As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire. To preview this questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the required skills for this position, click the following link: View Assessment Questions

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and/or appointment eligibility.

Are you using your education to qualify? THIS POSITION HAS A POSITIVE EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you must submit a copy of your doctoral transcript(s) which includes (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned). Failure to submit your transcript(s) will result in a Not Qualified rating. See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education.

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information, visit:

Selectee is required to participate in the Department of Defense direct deposit of pay program.

Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test is required. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the applicant fails to report to the scheduled drug test appointment. Incumbents of drug testing designated positions will be subject to random testing. Drug test results will be provided to the employing activity/command.

A favorable Access National Agency Check with Inquiries investigation is required.

Selectee must possess Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.

Immunized on an annual basis against influenza is required.

Selectee must meet any applicable credentialing or privileging requirements for the Department of the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery.

Security Clearance

Not Applicable

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

When the application process is complete, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation.

Qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.

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Department of the Navy offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, a 401K-type retirement plan, and an Employee Assistance Program. More information can be found at:

Other Information

This Position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.

Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.

A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

The Department of the Navy uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit

Federal Annuitant Information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at:

Veteran’s Preference Information:

30% or More Disabled Veterans:


Applicants:** To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority as an ICTAP candidate, displaced Federal employees must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link:

Salary Range: $84,443.00 to $109,781.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0180-13/13

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 452591600

Job Announcement Number: NE60180-13-1818843NI501671E