Place of Performance: United States Army Fort Sill, OK, 73503
Schedule: Duty hours shall be set forth by the Chief, Behavioral Health Department. Clinic hours are 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM. The contract psychologist shall provide services during the five-day clinic work week, excluding Federal and training Holidays. The psychologist shall not exceed 80 hours over a 2-week period. This contract is not authorized overtime pay.
Duties and Responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:
Practice within the guidelines of their state licensing board, American Psychological Association Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct, and MTF privileges.
Conduct psychological evaluations utilizing information from clinical interviews, psychological testing, and collateral sources, as appropriate.
Establish psychiatric diagnoses according to the American Psychiatric Association
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Disorders.
Provide psychological treatment for individuals and groups; help medical and surgical patients deal with illnesses or injuries.
Assist in the rehabilitation of patients.
Assesses and resolves complex social, economic, and psychosocial problems that may impact servicemembers’ and their families’ medical treatment as outpatients by providing direct casework services, including screening, assessment, treatment, referral, consultation, and education and in conjunction with DoD PDH-CPGs.
Assesses and resolves complex social, economic, and psychosocial problems that may impact on service members’ and their families’ medical treatment while the service member is being evaluated for medical discharge from the service by providing direct casework services, to include screening, assessment, referral, consultation, and education.
Conducts psychosocial 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.
Provides services 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.
Develops a comprehensive treatment care plan in accordance with behavioral health care standards for patients and their families.
Performs Mental Status Evaluations, Fitness for Duty Evaluations, Chapter Evaluations, and other clinical examinations requiring a DSM-IV 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 soldiers.
Educates patients, their families, commanders, and health care staff on community resources including information and referral for financial, housing, educational, employment, and childcare resources as required by the patient’s needs assessment.
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. Enters 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 Army Medical Department, its program administrators, C, Psychology and/or the C, BHS.
Abides by all applicable MTF by-laws, JC, 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 departmental 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 and participation 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 staffing 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 C, Psychology and/or C, BHS, Clinic OIC, and other assigned supervisors, as required.
Must be a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)
Graduate from a program in psychology accredited at the time of graduation by the American Psychological Association (APA) or predecessor organization, to include an internship prescribed by the education institution.
Shall have a minimum of one year within the past five years in the practice of clinical psychology, preferably in a Government setting such as a DOD or Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) MTF and providing clinical services to individuals, couples, or groups in clinical psychotherapy services.
Knowledge and experience with the military health system, combat/deployment issues, people suffering from medically unexplained symptoms, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and/or disasters. (Highly Preferred)
Active, and unrestricted license to practice as a psychologist in any State, the District of Columbia, Guan, Puerto Rico, or US Virgin Islands as required in the TO.
Shall have the ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary health care team, 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 the caseload, such as submitting proper documentation and referrals.
Shall 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.
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