Conduct psychosocial evaluations and provide prompt therapeutic interventions and appropriate consultations.
Evaluate 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.
Provide 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.
Provides service 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. Shall utilize short-term and long-term care models, patient and provider consultation models and education in conjunction with the DOD CPGs to address concerns and medical conditions related to medical needs of service members and their families. Provide screening, assessment, and direct care specialty referral to service members and their families. The medical specialty services provided by the contract service provider shall be at no expense to the military beneficiaries.
Coordinates services for those U.S. Army Soldiers or patients who move out of the local area to ensure continuity of care. He/she will facilitates transfers of cases to the gaining facilities’, as appropriate.
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.
Maintains complete and accurate records and documents all patient contacts/services provided in accordance with professional standards (AR 40-68 or AFI 44-119) 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, Acute Pain Service, Chief Chronic Pain Clinic, and Chief Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management.
Responsible for the completion of individual workload accountability in accordance with clinic, medical treatment facility and program requirements.
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 provider’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 it 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.
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 health care providers, military commanders and community agencies in the development and implementation of medical programs at the installation and or clinic level.
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 Clinic Officer-In-Charge, 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, or the Clinic Officer-In-Charge or other assigned supervisors.