Psychologist or LISW

October 4, 2017
Agency : 
VA Central Iowa Health Care System
Position Title: 
Psychologist or LISW
Job Description: 

Psychologist or LISW Opportunity in Fort Dodge, IA Full-time - 49-54 Days Paid Time Off Per Year (for full-time)!

The VA Central Iowa Health Care System is actively recruiting for an experienced Psychologist or a LISW with mental health therapy experience to work closely with an interdisciplinary team in the Fort Dodge Community Based Outpatient Clinic. A minimum of two years’ experience working as a therapist is preferred. The Psychologist must be licensed and have completed an APA accredited internship program. We are seeking a very confident clinician.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS:

  • Competitive salary!
  • Guaranteed salary increases!
  • Full benefits (see below)
  • Licensure: 1 Full and unrestricted license from any US State is permissible
  • CME benefits
  • Malpractice: free liability protection with tail coverage provided
  • No Employment Contracts! 
  • Full time 
  • Hours and Shifts:  8am – 4:30pm M-F
  • Department staffing: MSA, NP, RN clerical support
  • Workload: averaging 6 patients per day
  • Call: No call
  • Notes: private office space

Whether you're interested in academics, research, or a better work/life balance, you'll find the VA has a lot to offer, including the unmatched satisfaction you'll get from caring for those who have served our country. In addition to competitive pay and liability protection, the VA also offers a robust benefits plan that includes:

Paid Time Off:

  • 208 Hours paid annual (vacation/personal) leave – you can carry over up to 86 days into a new year
  • 104 Hours paid sick leave per year with unlimited carry over! Unused sick leave can be used to extend creditable service time at retirement! 
  • 10 Paid federal holidays with pay
  • Possible 5 Days paid Authorized Absence to attend CME

Insurance:

  • Health Insurance: VA employees have an outstanding number of health insurance plans from which to choose (premiums are partially paid by VA)
  • 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-FRAE basic benefits (pension); and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan
  • How is the pension funded? VA employees hired after January 1, 2014 automatically contribute 4.4% of their salary each pay period and the VA contributes 8.3% of the employee's salary each pay period for a total annual contribution percentage equal to 12.7% of the employee's salary
  • Similar to the 401(k) savings plans widely available in the private sector, the TSP allows employees to tax defer a portion of their income each year, subject to the requirements of the Internal Revenue Service. For calendar year 2016, employees under the age of 50 may contribute up to $18,000, while those over age 50 are eligible to make catch-up contributions that allow them to defer up to $24,000
  • 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
  • Disability Retirement
  • Employees are vested in a federal pension after only 5 years' service
Application Procedure: 

For more information or to apply e-mail your cv to:

 

 

CHARLES D. LONG, U.S. Army (Retired)
National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant
National Healthcare Recruitment Services

Mobile:  (781) 589-1291

Email:  Charles.Long4@va.gov