Outstanding Clinical Psychologist Behavioral Health Integration Program (BHIP) Opportunity at Naval Branch Health Clinic (NBHC) Yuma, AZ!
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* Elevate your career by applying for our Clinical Psychologist BHIP opportunity in support of NBHC Yuma!
* Excellent Compensation & Comprehensive Benefits! * Full Time Position Days, Monday – Friday!
* NO Call! NO Weekends!
* 26 Days PTO! 10 Paid Federal Holidays!
* Annual CME Stipend!
* Malpractice Insurance Provided!
POSITION SUMMARY: The Clinical Psychologist shall serve as a member of the primary care clinic’s health care team and assist the primary care manager (PCM) in managing the overall health of their enrolled population. The program goal is to help improve recognition, treatment, and management of psychosocial/behavioral problems and conditions in the enrolled population. Scope and responsibilities include targeted assessment and evaluation, including diagnostic impressions and functional status focused on the presenting problem. The Clinical Psychologist assigned in this position will provide consultation services to all patients referred by the primary care team. Services will be governed by Navy practice standards as delineated in the Behavioral Health Integration Program (BHIP) practice manual.
SPECIFIC CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST BHIP DUTIES. The Clinical Psychologist shall provide services within the scope of their competencies and the applicable duties. Additionally, the Clinical Psychologist shall perform the following:
* Deliver brief, consultation –based services to patients and PCMs using an integrated care model. Services provided are standard and mimic the structure, function, and pace of primary care (i.e., psychotherapy or other specialty care psychological assessments are inappropriate and therefore prohibited). The PCM is ultimately responsible for the patient's health care plan and makes the determination on how the HCW's recommendations might be integrated into the PCM's plan for the patient.
* Provide timely and succinct feedback to primary care physicians regarding consultations findings and recommendations.
* Determine the appropriateness of the patient receiving services in the primary care setting, and assisting with implementation of treatment plans.
* Formulate behavioral health interventions appropriate to primary care setting, and assisting with implementation of treatment plans.
* Provide brief follow ups, including relapse –prevention education.
* Develop, teach, and provide oversight for classes that promote education and skill-building to enhance psychological and physical health.
* See approximately 8-14 patients a day.
* Provide concise documentation of care and recommendations in patient’s medical record in no less than 24 hours after the patient is seen.
* Participate in group medical appointments including Shared Medical Appointments (SMA) and Drop in Group Medical Appointments (DIGMA) as requested by the PCM.
* Provide technical direction and clinical insight into relevant projects being conducted at the site of service.
CORE DUTIES: Clinical Psychologists shall perform a full range of clinical psychology services in accordance with the core privileges and/or supplemental privileges as defined by BUMEDINST 6010.30 and approved by the Commanding Officer.
* Administer programs of treatment to help medical and surgical patients deal with illness or injuries.
* Assist in treating rehabilitation patients.
* Treat individuals in times of personal crisis such as a divorce or death of a loved one.
* Interview patients and study medical and social case histories.
* Diagnose and evaluate mental and emotional disorders of individuals and administer programs of treatment.
* Education: Possess a doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology from an accredited university.
* Experience: 1) A one year fellowship or residency in health psychology or behavioral medicine. OR 2) Possess one year of experience in the last four years in the evaluation and treatment of patients who have pain, psychological factors affecting their physical condition, or difficulty coping with medical problems.
* Internship/Residency: Successful completion of a psychologist intern program which has been approved by the American Psychology Association (APA).
* Licensure: Possess and maintain a valid, unrestricted license or certification to practice as a psychologist in any one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, or the U.S. Virgin Islands.
* Life Support Certifications: Possess and maintain a current American Heart Association BLS Healthcare Provider certification.
* Additional Requirement: Provide two letters of recommendation written within the preceding two years from practicing providers, supervisors or program administrators attesting to the HCW’s professional skills, competencies, patient rapport, training abilities, etc. Recommendation letters must include; name, title, phone number, date of recommendation, address and signature of the individual providing the recommendation.
* Must be a U.S citizen and have the ability to pass a background check/security clearance.
* The Clinical Psychologsit must successfully complete the Tri Service Internal Behavioral Health Consultant (IBHC) training course within 60 days of performance under the task order.
* In addition, the Clinical Psychologist must meet the passing criteria for IBHC core competencies (i.e., scores a minimum of 3 out of 5 on DoD Core Competency Skills Form) as determined by a government expert trainer. This demonstration of IBHC core competencies may occur at any time after successful completion of the IBHC training.
STAFFING & SCHEDULING:
* Duty Hours: The Clinical Psychologist shall be on duty in the assigned clinical area Monday through Friday, between the hours of 0730 – 1630 for an 8.5 hour period (to include an uncompensated 30 minute meal break). Services are not required on Federal Holidays. The Clinical Psychologist shall be on duty for about 40 hours each week, except during periods of approved leave and holidays. In no instance will the Clinical Psychologist exceed 80 hours (on-site service plus approved leave and holidays) per 2-week period.
* Place of Performance: The work to be performed will be in the Primary Care Clinic at Naval Branch Health Clinic (NBHC), Yuma, AZ in support of Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton (NHCP), CA.
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