5 Psychologists Positions, Neuropsychology Department – Orlando VA Medical Center

5 Psychologists Positions, Neuropsychology Department – Orlando VA Medical Center

The Orlando VA Neuropsychology Department is accepting applications for one position in our expanding department. We are staffed with five psychologists in the Neuropsychology Department at present, and  over 40 psychologists overall. Applicants should have experience with neuropsychological assessment of adults with history of TBI, stroke, dementia, behavioral health conditions, developmental disorders (e.g., ADHD, LD).  Interest and experience in cognitive rehabilitation and treatment of psychosocial impact of neurologic deficit are highly desirable.  Bilingual neuropsychologists are encouraged to apply. Veterans are preferred. U.S. Citizenship and completion of an APA-approved doctoral program and internship are required. Board certification or board eligibility with intent to pursue certification is highly desirable. Participation in our newly established internship program is expected.

Evening or weekend work may be required.

THE ORLANDO AREA

The Orlando VA Medical Center, one of the Top 100 Companies for working families, was officially established as a new VA facility in October of 2006.  The Orlando VA healthcare system currently includes a 120-bed Community Living Center, a 60-bed Domiciliary, and VA’s largest comprehensive outpatient clinic at the Orlando site, two large comprehensive, satellite outpatient clinics in Daytona Beach and Viera, four Community-Based Outpatient Clinics in Kissimmee, Leesburg, Clermont and Orange City, a new Polytrauma TBI program, and a new Primary Care annex to be activated in Lake Nona.

Orlando’s new “Medical City” is under construction, shining an international spotlight on the area’s growing life sciences/biotech sector. The VA has joined with others to create a new medical destination for research, education and patient care.  With the recent opening of the University of Central Florida’s new College of Medicine, the building of several prestigious medical research institutes, and the construction of the new Orlando VA Medical Center (forecasted full opening in 2014) and a highly-specialized Children’s Hospital (Nemours), Orlando is rapidly becoming a prime destination for healthcare professionals and patients seeking state-of-the-art care. 

Orlando is recognized as a family-oriented area, with a warm, sunny climate, beautiful beaches, abundant housing options, no state income tax, and many local entertainment attractions/outdoor activities readily available.  The Orlando VA system is affiliated with the University of Central Florida’s new College of Medicine and with numerous other allied health programs in local community colleges.  Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits. For more information please visit http://www4.va.gov/jobs/job_benefits/benefits.asp. The Department of Veterans Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minority applicants are particularly encouraged to apply. All selected interns’ packets will be sent to Human Resources which will then begin the process of employment, which includes a physical exam and clearance through a national data bank.

Applicants may submit a cover letter indicating areas of interest and CV to Dr. Valerie Masten Hoese.

Valerie Masten Hoese, Ph.D.
Supervisor, Medical Psychology section
Clinical Neuropsychologist
Orlando VAMC
(407) 621-2623
Associate Professor University of Central Florida College of Medicine