Psychologist

Fort Belvoir, VA 22060

Job Category: Allied / Privileged Job Number: 4124

Job Description


Currently recruiting a Psychologist to provide care to active duty military members and their families at Ft. Belvoir, Virginia. The 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 0600 to 2100; shifts may vary 8, or 10 hour to include day and evenings, excluding Federal Holidays. Full benefits, including 17 days paid vacation/sick leave and 11 paid Federal holidays.



DUTIES OF THE PSYCHOLOGIST:
  • Assess and resolves complex social, economic and psychological problems that may impact on service members and their families medical treatment by providing direct clinical services, to include substance abuse and psychological screening, assessment, diagnosis, treatment, referral, consultation and education and in conjunction with DOD PDCPGs.
  • Provides care to patients of the Directorate of Behavioral Health in inpatient, partial hospitalization and outpatient settings, to include treatment for addiction.
  • Conducts psychological 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 in addiction medicine.
  • Performs psychological testing, to include testing for PTSD, personality disorders, cognitive disorders, and malingering.
  • Evaluates the impact of diagnosis or lack of diagnosis with unexplained chronic symptoms on individual and family system 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.
  • Prepares documentation to support military duty limitations, to include documentation in support of a Medical Evaluation Board.
  • 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.
  • May be assigned to other clinics in the DBH FBCH footprint on a temporary basis as needed or for additional on the job training.

QUALIFICATIONS OF THE PSYCHOLOGIST:
  • Degree/Education: Contract service provider shall hold a Doctorate in clinical psychology from an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited program.
  • Certifications in addition to Basic Life Support: Must have and maintain a current license to practice Clinical Psychology in any one of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam or the U.S. Virgin Islands that allow for the independent practice of clinical services. The license must be current (not revoked, suspended, or lapsed in registration), valid (the issuing authority accepts and considers QA information (i.E. Practitioner professional performance and conduct determining continued license), 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 Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, where they will be providing services.
  • Experience: Must have a minimum of two years of experience working as a Clinical Psychologist, and will have practiced as a Clinical Psychologist within the last two years, preferably in a Government setting such as DOD or Department of Veteran. Affairs (VA) facility and providing clinical services to individuals, couples and/or groups in clinical psychotherapy services. The Contractor shall ensure that the contract service 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. Be experienced in providing individual, group, and family therapy. Experience in Evidence based therapies such as CBT, CPT, DBT, PE, MI, EMDR, and REC expected. Be able to administer psychological testing. Be willing to learn bio feedback therapy and new psychotherapy treatments. Must be willing to collect data and do analysis.
  • Board Certification: None
  • Licensure/Registration: Must have and maintain a current license to practice Clinical Psychology in any one of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam or the U.S. Virgin Islands that allow for the independent practice of clinical services. The license must be current (not revoked, suspended, or lapsed in registration), valid (the issuing authority accepts and considers QA information (i.E. Practitioner professional performance and conduct determining continued license), 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).
  • US Citizenship required (for access to government computer systems).
  • BLS for Healthcare Providers

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS OF THE 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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