Interdisciplinary Pain Psychologist VA Position in Little Rock, AR

Interdisciplinary Pain Psychologist VA Position in Little Rock, AR

Job Title:Staff Psychologist, Pain Specialist

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

  • Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified candidates in accordance with VA Handbook 5005, chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g)
  • Education:
    Have a doctoral degree in psychology from a graduate program in psychology accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).  The specialty area of the degree must be consistent with the assignment for which the applicant is to be employed.
    AND
    Have successfully completed a professional psychology internship training program that has been accredited by APA.  Exceptions: (1) new VHA psychology internship programs that are in the process of applying for APA accreditation are acceptable in fulfillment of the internship requirement, provided that such programs were sanctioned by the VHA Central Office Program Director for Psychology and the VHA Central Office of Academic Affiliations at the time that the individual was an intern and (2) VHA facilities who offered full one-year pre-doctoral internships prior to PL 96-151 (pre-1979) are considered to be acceptable in fulfillment of the internship requirement.
  • Licensure: Hold a full, current, and unrestricted license to practice psychology at the doctoral level in a State, Territory, Commonwealth of the United States (e.g., Puerto Rico), or the District of Columbia.
  • English Language Proficiency: Psychologists must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with VA Handbook 5005, Part II, chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3j
  • Preferred Experience: Documented pain psychology/ health psychology expertise working as a member of a multi-disciplinary healthcare team.  Completed post-doctoral fellowship in health psychology desirable. Certification and/or documented proficiency in biofeedback.

DUTIES:

The Psychologist serves in the Ambulatory Mental Health Section of Mental Health Service and will be working with the Integrative Medicine Patient Aligned Care Team (IMPACT). The incumbent will join a functional integrative medicine physician, an integrative advanced practice nurse, a clinical pharmacist, and a functional nutrition dietician as well as support and nursing staff.  This well-integrated team offers a range of services and interventions, including telemedicine, acupuncture, biofeedback, hypnotherapy. He/she will work hand-in-hand with physicians and health care professionals who embrace the bio-psychosocial model as the sole approach for managing chronic pain. 

One of the primary responsibilities for this position would include the development of a Narcotic Rehabilitation and Pain Resiliency Program as well as programs to enhance overall wellness behaviors.

 

TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, YOU MUST SUBMIT A COMPLETE APPLICATION PACKAGE, OR YOU WILL RECEIVE AN ELECTRONIC NOTICE THAT YOU ARE RATED INELIGIBLE. SEE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS SECTION TO UPLOAD. ALL OF THE DOCUMENTS ARE REQUIRED FORALL APPLICANTS.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

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