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Clinical Psychologist - Supporting Air Force Base Personnel (210706)

Company: Luke & Associates, Inc.
Location: Grand Forks
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Job Description:

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

Site Of Service

  • 319th Medical Group, Grand Forks Air Force Base.
  • HCWs shall receive notification two weeks prior to the reassignment.

    Position Qualification/Requirements
    • Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Doctor of Psychology (PsyD).
    • Education: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA-accredited psychology program or a program acceptable to the Office of the Surgeon General, U.S. Air Force
    • Internship/Residency: Have completed an APA-accredited internship/residency in professional psychology or an internship/residency acceptable to the Office of the Surgeon General, U.S. Air Force.
    • Experience: Must have a minimum of one 1 year experience as a licensed clinical psychologist. Must have one year experience in the last three years in the evaluation and treatment of patients who have pain, psychological factors affecting their physical condition, or difficulty coping with medical problems. Must have at least 12 months of direct hands-on experience in the last 24 months with computer operations, basic word processing, data entry, and use of an automated medical record system.
    • Licensure: Current, full, active, and unrestricted license to practice as a psychologist in any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico or US Virgin Islands.
    • U.S. Citizenship: HCWs performing under this contract shall be U.S. citizens.
    • English Language Requirement: The Contractor shall ensure that all HCWs providing services under this contract are able to read, write, and speak English well enough to effectively communicate.
    • HCW Physical Capability: HCWs shall be physically capable of standing and/or sitting for extended periods of time and physically capable of performing all services required under the contract.

      Duties
      • Clinical psychologist is required to function in a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) location as a full-time equivalent provider as an internal behavioral health consultant (IBHC) and/or Behavioral Health Care Facilitator (BHCF) as outlined in DoDI 6490.15 Integration of Behavioral Health Personnel Services Into Patience-Centered Medical Home Primary Care and Other Primacy Care Service Settings and the BHOP Practice Manual.
      • Internal Behavioral Health Consultant in the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH). The type of work may include, but not limited to, the following:
      • Participates in and successfully completes two phases of Air Force IBHC training.
      • Demonstrates core competency skills to IBHC independent practice within 90 days of starting.
      • The 90-day threshold for demonstration of core competency skills will be extended if the Air

        Force is unable to provide training opportunities within 90 days.
        • Phase I training is approximately four days onsite at a CONUS location. The candidate shall have a 100% pass rate (minimum of a "3" rating in each competency area of the clinical competency tool) before proceeding to Phase II.
        • Phase II training will occur within 90 days of completion of Phase I training for a two day course. The candidate shall have a 100% pass rate (minimum of a "3" rating in each competency area of the clinical competency tool) in order to be deemed acceptable for the position.
        • Provides brief (typically no more than four appointments) cognitive/behavioral interventions in primary care under the Air Force consultation model (i.e., per the Air Force Behavioral Health Optimization Program Practice Manual) in conjunction with professional training and experience.
        • Services will mimic the pace of primary care (i.e., patients seen for 15-to 30-minute appointments).
        • May provide classes in format appropriate for primary care (e.g., stress management class, sleep enhancement class, chronic pain class).
        • Works independently in the absence of direct oversight and adheres to Air Force values.
        • Effectively uses appropriate communication format in addressing and resolving professional issues.
        • Must be skillful and tactful in communicating with people who may be physically or mentally ill, uncooperative, fearful, emotionally distraught, and occasionally dangerous.
        • Must possess organizational, problem-solving, and communication skills to articulate medical requirements to patients, families/care givers, medical and non-medical staff in a professional and courteous way.
        • Successfully consults with PCMs on-demand about general issues and specific patients.
        • Ensures PCMs receive same-day verbal and/or written feedback on patients referred.
        • Delivers brief presentations/trainings to primary care team members regarding behavioral health issues and IBHC services.
        • Participates in team efforts to develop, implement, evaluate, and revise clinical pathway programs needed in the clinic.
        • Provide concise documentation of care and recommendations in the patient's electronic medical record within the allowable timeframe defined by the MTF standard after the patient is seen.
        • Effectively manage a full daily patient load, as defined by the Mental Health Business
        • Practice Standards and BHOP Manual of completing approximately 8-14 patient encounters per day
        • Duties may include supervision of providers who are in training or not fully licensed.
        • Duties may include participating in Air Force-approved research projects relating to Primary Care Behavioral Health.
        • Consults with medical personnel, legal authorities, and military commanders as required.

          Hours
          • Workdays will consist of eight (8) payable working hours and a one hour non-payable lunch, totaling nine (9) hours.
          • Services are generally required five (5) days each week (Monday through Friday), excluding U.S. Federal holidays.
          • Required services may be scheduled between the hours of 0730 to 1630, Monday through Friday.
          • In the event of unplanned closure of the MTF due to natural disaster, military emergency, severe weather, security threat, or a facility-related problem that prevents the contractor personnel from performing services under this contract, these Contractor employees shall follow the same departure and reporting directions given to Government personnel and the Contractor shall treat its employees as they determine appropriate.

            Special Requirements/Skills

            Must be comfortable in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. Must be able and willing to reprioritize on short notice and work on multiple simultaneous projects. Flexible and able to work with various personalities. Team work skills required. Time management skills required. The ability to meet deadlines in a deadline intensive environment is essential. High level of adaptability and willingness to embrace change in a fast-paced, demanding environment.

            Luke & Associates does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability or veteran status in provision of services or employment opportunities and benefits.

            All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

            Links

            To learn more about Luke & Associates, please visit our website at:

            http://www.lukeassoc.com/about-luke

            #INDMP2

Keywords: Luke & Associates, Inc., Grand Forks , Clinical Psychologist - Supporting Air Force Base Personnel (210706), Healthcare , Grand Forks, North Dakota

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