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Clinical Psychologist - Military/Government Experience Required- Work in Germany!

Tacoma, WA Full Time
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Sterling Medical has a unique opportunity for a Clinical Psychologist to provide service and support to our Military Members in Germany!


Summary: Our Behavioral Health Clinical Psychologist will provide evidence based individual counseling to military members/families at Hohenfels Army Base in Germany.


We Offer:

  • Great Tax Advantaged Rates!
  • PTO & Benefits - 10 Federal Holidays Paid Off!
  • Relocation & Logistical Support

Qualifications:


Education: PhD or PsyD in Clinical or Counseling Psychology - Must be APA Accredited


Internship: Completion of an APA Accredited Internship


Experience: A minimum of two (2) years within the past five (5) years in the practice of clinical psychology , in a U.S. Government setting such as a DOD or Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) providing clinical services to individuals, couples or groups in clinical psychotherapy services.


Target Start: April/May 2022

Period of Performance: Through November 2023

Psychologist shall perform duties to include, but not limited to those listed below:

A. Assesses and resolves complex social, economic and psychosocial problems that may impact on service members and their families‟ medical treatment as outpatients by providing direct casework services, to include screening, assessment, treatment, referral, consultation and education and in conjunction with DoD PDH-CPGs.

B. Assesses and resolves complex social, economic and psychosocial problems that may impact on service members‟ and their families‟ medical treatment as inpatients or while the service member is being evaluated for medical discharge from the service by providing direct casework services, to included screening, assessment, referral, consultation and education.

C. 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.

D. 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.

E. 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.

F. Assess and resolve complex, social, economic and psychosocial problems that may impact on service members‟ and their families‟ medical treatment as outpatients by providing direct casework services, to include screening, assessment, treatment, referral, consultation and education and in conjunction with DoD PDH-CPGs.

G. Assess and resolve complex social, economic and psychosocial problems that may impact on service members‟ and their families‟ medical treatment as inpatients or while the service member is being evaluated for medical discharge from the service by provided direct casework services, to include screening, assessment, referral, consultation and education.

H. Conduct psychosocial evaluations and provide therapeutic interventions including medical management.

I. Provides services as part of a multi-disciplinary health care team to patients who are eligible beneficiaries of the Military Health Care System as authorized by Army Regulation (AR) 40-3, Medical, Dental, and Veterinary Care Contract service providers shall utilitize short-term and long-term care models, patient and provider consultation models and education in conjunction with the DoD CPGs to address behavioral health (BH) concerns and medical conditions related to behavioral health needs of service members and their families.

J. Provides BH screening, assessment, and direct care specialty referral to service members and their families.

K. Serves as a behavioral health referral resource and subject matter expert in behavioral health related programs to the MTF staff, medical staff in primary care clinics and other on-post medical settings such as Behavior Health Clinics and Soldier Readiness Processing locations.

L. Evaluates the individual and family systems as well as assesses patient’s functioning within work, family and routines of daily living, and identifies areas needing continued support, resources, and treatment in order to assist patients.

M. 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 services, screenings, evaluation, management and referrals for U.S. Army Soldiers who report deployment related symptoms on Pre-Deployment Health Assessment (DD Form 2795), Post Deployment Health Assessment (DD Form 2796), Post Deployment Health Reassessment (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.

N. Develops, implements and maintains partnerships with U.S. Army Soldiers, family members, other health care providers and community resources, as applicable. Develops comprehensive treatment care plans in accordance with behavioral health care standards.

O. Coordinates services for those U.S. Army Soldiers or patients who move out of the local area to ensure continuity of care. Facilitates transfers of cases to the gaining facilities‟ behavioral health care case management resources, as appropriate.

P. Assists with navigating healthcare systems in obtaining appropriate referrals. Some of these contacts/referrals may include communicating with physicians, nurses, behavioral health professionals, prevention specialists, family members, etc., Other referrals may be acquiring resources and services dealing with financial benefits and housing issues including assisting with completing proper paperwork.

Q. Coordinates and assists installation community agencies and the MTF in the referral process, to provide re-integration training and services for U.S. Army Soldiers, returned from deployment.

R. 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 patient‟s needs assessment.

S. 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 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, Chief, Behavioral Health Services.

T. Responsible for the completion of individual workload accountability in accordance with clinic, medical treatment facility, and program requirements.

U. Maintains inpatient and outpatient medical records IAW AR 40-66. 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 Psychologist‟s immediate supervisor. 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 its 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 Psychologist in fulfillment of the Government Contract will become the property of the U.S. Government.

V. Abides by all applicable MTF by-laws, JCAHO, 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.

W. Consults with and assists other health care providers, military commanders and community agencies in the development and implementation of behavioral health-related programs at the installation and/or clinic level.

X. Participates, as appropriate, in departmental Quality Assurance (QA) programs and adheres to all safety regulations at all times. Provides technical advice and professional opinions upon request from the MTF Commander, the Chief of Behavioral Health Services, the Clinic Officer-In Charge, or other assigned supervisors.

Y. Presents patient cases in regularly scheduled case staffing meetings to discuss status and updates to cases under the direction of the Chief, Behavioral Health Services, or the Clinic Officer-In Charge, or other assigned supervisors.

Z. Attend meetings, case conferences and training under the direction of the Chief, Behavioral Health Services, or the Clinic Officer-In-Charge and other assigned supervisors, as required.

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