Adult Psychologist

Fort Belvoir, VA 22060

Job Category: Allied / Privileged Job Number: 4125

Job Description


Currently recruiting a Adult Psychologist to provide care to active duty military members and their families at Ft. Belvoir, Virginia. The Adult Psychologist is a full-time position, 80 hours per two weeks, schedule can vary. The normal hours of work are Monday through Friday, between the hours of 6: 00 am to 7: 00 pm (excluding federal holidays). Full benefits, including 17 days paid vacation/sick leave and 11 paid Federal holidays.



DUTIES OF THE ADULT PSYCHOLOGIST:
  • Diagnosis and treatment of mental illness. Assesses and resolve complex social, economic and psychosocial problems that may impact service members and their families medical treatment as out patients and intensive outpatient by providing direct psychological treatment, to include screening, assessment, psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, referral, consultation and education and in conjunction with DoD PD H CPGs.
  • The contract service provider will or arrange for appropriate, timely follow-up for patient care. In addition, the provider will consider all military-related readiness concerns to initiate and follow up with limited duty, profile, and medical evaluation boards when indicated.
  • Conducts biopsychosocial evaluations and provides therapeutic interventions including crisis counseling to individuals, groups and families as needed to facilitate behavioral health clinical care management and optimize care.
  • Evaluates the impact of diagnosis or lack of diagnosis with unexplained chronic symptoms on individual and family systems as well as assess patient s functioning within work, family and routines of daily living and identify areas needing continued support, resources, and treatment in order to assist patients.
  • Provide mental health treatment to high-risk populations including service members pending medical discharge due to physical and or behavioral health injuries/illnesses, service members who were wounded as a result of their military duties, and the families of service members killed in action.
  • Supports local and remote Soldier readiness Processing (SRP) events that prepare large numbers of service members for mobilization, deployment, demobilization and redeployment in clinical and non-clinical settings. This support shall include provision of behavioral health clinical care management services, screening, evaluation and referrals for Service Members who report deployment-related symptoms on Pre-Deployment Health Assessment Form (DD Form 2900) or other screening forms, assistance with administrative requirements for transfer from active to reserve status and other administrative requirements. The SRP events may occur as frequently as bi-weekly or as infrequently as semi-annually.
  • Participate as a member of the interdisciplinary team. Develops, implements, and maintains in partnership with Patients, other health care providers and community resources as applicable. Develops comprehensive treatment care plan in accordance with behavioral health care standards for patients and their families.
  • Coordinates services for those patients who move to another location to ensure continuity of care. Facilities transfer of the case to local behavioral health care case management resources, as appropriate.
  • Performs Mental Status Evaluations, Fitness for Duty Evaluations, Chapter Evaluations and other clinical examinations requiring a DSM-5 diagnosis. As such, contract employee must be a skilled diagnostician, and familiarize themselves with relevant provisions of AR 40-501, Standards of Medical Fitness, and AR 635- 200 Enlisted Ranks Personnel to properly evaluate and classify such Service Members in addition to other standards as necessary for each branch of service.
  • Coordinates and assists installation community agencies and the MTF in the referral process, to provide re-integration training and services for Service Members returned from deployment.
  • Maintains complete and accurate records and documents all patient contacts/services provided in accordance with professional standards (AR-40-68) as well as DoD, U.S. Army, installation and facility directed administrative requirements. Enter patient clinical and administrative data as well as utilization data and other data into automated systems and/or paper records and create reports from these data in accordance with local policies and procedures, Army Regulations and directives from the Amy Medical Department, its program administrators, C, Psychology and/or the C, BHS.
  • Responsible for the completion of individual workload accountability in accordance with clinic, medical treatment facility and program requirements.
  • Maintains inpatient and outpatient medical records IAW AR40-66. Medical records will be subject to review by the Medical Care Evaluation Committee, Quality Assurance Committee, and designated representatives of the Commander, U. S. Army MEDCOM. Only approved medical abbreviations will be used. Charting will be in compliance with Army, MTF, or clinic requirements as directed by the provider s immediate supervisor. The contract service provider is responsible for the content and correctness of all prepared and transcribed reports and shall verify the content and correctness of all prepared and transcribed reports by affixing signature and stamp to all copies of the document and validating it contents the same day as documents are provided by the U.S. Government. All evaluations and other records of patients will remain the property of, and subject to the exclusive control of, the U. S. Government. All reports and documents prepared by the Contractor in fulfillment of this contract will become the property of the U. S. Government.
  • Abides by all applicable MTF by-laws, TJC, DoD, DA and MEDCOM regulations with regard to Utilization Review and Quality Improvement directives including but not limited to, in-service training, peer review, performance improvement, records maintenance, performance evaluations, and release of information.
  • Consults with and assists other contract service providers, military commanders and community agencies in the development and implementation of deployment-related health programs at the installation and or clinic level.
  • Participates, as appropriate, in department Quality Assurance (QA) programs and adhere to all safety regulations at all times. The contract service provider shall provide technical advice and professional opinions upon request from the MTF Commander, C, Psychology and/or C, BHS, Clinic OIC, or other assigned supervisors.
  • Attends and participates in patient care reports, patient care conferences, team conferences, professional staff conferences and any other appropriate professional activities only to the extent that such attendance is relative to assigned cases and/or performance of contract services as determined by the MTF Commander, C, Psychology and/or C, BHS, Clinic OIC or other assigned supervisors.
  • Presents patient cases in regularly scheduled case staff meetings to discuss status and updates to cases under the direction of the C, Psychology and/or C, BHS, Clinic OIC, and/or other assigned supervisors.
  • Attends meetings, case conferences and training under the direction of the Director of Behavioral Health or other appointed Service Chiefs associated with clinic and other assigned supervisors.

QUALIFICATIONS OF THE ADULT PSYCHOLOGIST:
  • Degree/Education: Adult Psychologist shall hold a Doctorate in clinical or counseling psychology from an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited program and must have completed an APA approved clinical psychology internship. Contract HCW must maintain continuing education credit sufficient to maintain both their clinical license and to meet MTF specific Quality Assurance standards for credentialing as a Psychologist. The Government will not pay for the continuing education.
  • Certifications in addition to Basic Life Support: BLS shall be renewed every two years.
  • Experience: A minimum of two (2) years within the past (5) years in the practice of clinical psychology, preferably in a Government setting such as a DoD or Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) MTF and providing clinical services to individuals, couples or groups in clinical psychotherapy services. The Contractor shall ensure that the contract provider has sufficient training and experience to effectively provide psychological services for service members and family members. Related experience will not be accepted in lieu of degree or license requirements. Clinical Psychologist must possess the ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary health care team, work some evenings and weekends as needed, walk and stand for extended periods of time and be able to manage stress, as evidenced by the ability to respond and to meet demands of caseload, such as submitting proper documentation and referrals. Knowledge and experience with military health system, combat/deployment issues, people suffering from medically unexplained symptoms, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and/or disasters are highly desired. Knowledge of Evidence Based Treatments for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Major Depression, and Anxiety including Cognitive Processing Therapy or Prolonged Exposure Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and other EBTs highly desired. Clinical Psychologist is expected to have proficiency in administration and interpretation of basic psychological test measures to include Intelligence Testing, Personality Testing with Objective and Projective Testing, and basic neuropsychological screening techniques, such as Mental Status exams or Dementia Rating Scales.
  • Board Certification: None
  • Licensure/Registration: Must have and maintain a current license to practice Clinical or Counseling Psychology in any one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam or the US Virgin Islands that allows for the independent practice of clinical services. This license must be current (not revoked, suspended, or lapsed in registration), valid (the issuing authority accepts and considers QA information (i.E. Practitioners professional performance and conduct in determining continued licenses), and unrestricted (not subject to restriction pertaining to the scope, location, or type of practice ordinarily granted to other applicants for similar licenses in granting jurisdiction). Contract service providers must meet all credentialing requirements for the MTF where they will be providing services.
  • US Citizenship required (for access to government computer systems).
  • BLS for Healthcare Providers

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS OF THE ADULT PSYCHOLOGIST:
  • Competitive starting salary
  • 17 days paid vacation per year!
  • 11 paid Federal holidays per year
  • Health & Welfare benefit contributes toward health insurance and short- and long-term disability
  • Dental & Vision plans, 401(K)

ABOUT THE ARORA GROUP:

The Arora Group is an award-winning, Joint Commission-certified nationwide healthcare services company that, for over 30 years, has provided medical care for the men and women who serve our country in the U.S. Armed Forces. Our mission is to provide world-class care and give our healthcare professionals opportunities to improve their skills, learn from the best, and serve the needs of active duty service members, their families, and veterans.




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