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Apply by: 2017-12-08 Published: 7 months ago

The assigned duties would include functioning as a clinical psychologist, a general psychologist and as an addictions specialist.

The immediate supervisor for this position is the Point Loma Branch Head.

Some additional duties performed include a wide range of clinical and clinical supervisory activities including, but not limited to: group therapy, psychological assessment, consultation and liaison, leading multidisciplinary treatment teams, supervising and reviewing the work of paraprofessional addiction counselors and working as part of the department and hospital management teams as needed on performance improvement and program development activities.

The patient population is primarily military healthcare beneficiaries requiring assistance in substance abuse disorder management and also includes patients with additional co-existing psychiatric diagnoses.

Naval Medical Center San Diego informally referred to as the "Balboa Hospital" is a technologically advanced tertiary care medical treatment facility.

Located within the grounds of Balboa Park in San Diego, the hospital has played a role in the history of San Diego for more than 80 years.

The goal has remained constant, to provide the finest medical care in a family-centered care environment to operational forces, their families, and veterans.

Organizationally, the hospital is first and foremost a military command.


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.

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.

Applicants must meet the following Basic Requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual: Applicants must possess completion of all of the requirements for 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 specialized 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: evaluating, diagnosing and assessing a variety of patients with mental health disorders; applying psychological theories, principles to explain or justify psychological diagnoses, conclusions, findings or treatment recommendations.

IN ADDITION TO THE BASIC REQUIREMENT AND SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE, APPLICANTS MUST MEET ALL OF THE FOLLOWING SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTORS: Must hold a current State license in clinical psychology from a U.S. State, territory or district AND must possess an one year American Psychological Association (APA) accredited clinical internship OR APA accredited postdoctoral residency OR fellowship OR have 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.

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website: 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.

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