This position is located at Department of Behavioral Health, Fort Carson, CO.
Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens
A recruitment or relocation bonus may be authorized.
May be required to work weekend call duties and evenings.
Employee works under the general supervision of the Chief, Behavioral Health. Employee independently plans and carries out assigned duties in accordance with general psychological theories, techniques and professional practice standards; has full professional responsibility for psychological findings, interpretations, recommendations and reports.
Evaluation of performance is based on validity of diagnosis, soundness and practicality of treatment plan, timeliness of response to requests for consultation and adherence to quality assurance guidelines for patient management. Work will conform to the US Army, JCAHO and MEDCOM standards, as well as to the ethical principles of the American Psychological Association, the standards for practice of clinical psychology and state licensure requirements.1. Serves as a Clinical Supervisor in Behavioral Health.
Supervises assigned professional and paraprofessional employees. Functions as the authoritative source of information for the specialty of Psychology. Knowledgeable of all new material related to specialization.
Provides guidance to the hospital commander regarding policy in Psychology issues. Personal contacts are with military and community leaders, social workers, psychiatrists, other physicians, nurses, other hospital personnel, court representatives and educators. Provides command consultations from the company level through the installation level, as needed.
Provides individual, couple, family, and/group psychological counseling utilizing a variety of treatment modalities primarily to adult patients presenting to the Department of Behavioral Health with a wide range of emotional and BH disorders. Treats the most severe, difficult and complex variations of adult psychological dysfunction. Selects, administers, scores, and interprets objective and projective psychological tests for the purpose of assessing patient's cognitive, psycho-educational, emotional personality, vocational, and neuropsychological functioning.
Integrates the results of test data with psycho diagnostic interview data and data from other sources to formulate diagnostic impressions, treatment plans, and recommendations.Participates with other professional staff in providing emergency behavioral health services on a scheduled, rotating, on-call basis to patients during both normal and other-than-normal duty hours to include screening patients for appropriateness of psychiatric hospitalization.Provides psychological and clinical consultation to other professionals and paraprofessionals through established consultation channels. Coordinates with a variety of agencies to assist with the multidisciplinary treatment of patients. These contacts may include, but are not limited to social work, nursing, the community counseling center, the exceptional family member program, command, and legal or other community agencies.
Will interact with military commanders and be able to provide extensive knowledge of Soldiering and the deployment missions.Conducts psychological autopsies, Temporary Disabled Retirement List (TDRL), evaluations, medical boards, sanity boards, security clearances, and fitness for duty evaluations; specifically, can a Soldier function in his/her Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) and deploy to a peace keeping mission or combat situation.Has the skill, capability and knowledge to function as a leader for both military and garrison operations in the absence of active duty officers. Must have leadership skills commensurate with a field grade Army officer.Teaches classes, such as Suicide Prevention, Stress Management, Mental Status Evaluation, and Deployment Briefings. Must have a thorough understanding of the soldering mission and ability to communicate this knowledge to all commanders.Participates in the Military Health Services (MHS) Continuous Quality Improvement Process.
On a rotating basis, functions as action officer for solving quality improvement problems. Documents all work in a clear, communicable and timely fashion meeting all US Army, Professional, and MHS standards. Participates in both administrative and professional staff meetings. 2.
Supervises military personnel, federal civilian employees, and oversees contractor performance assigned to the Clinic. For military and civilian personnel, the incumbent plans and organizes work to be accomplished, establishes priorities, makes assignments, monitors progress in terms of timeliness and accuracy of work performed, makes temporary reassignment of employees between jobs to meet workload demands. Establishes performance standards and prepares performance appraisals.
Provides guidance, gives advice, counsel or instruction to employees on both technical and administrative matters. Makes decisions on work problems presented by employees, and hears and resolves group grievances and effects disciplinary action such as warnings and reprimands involving nonsupervisory subordinates and recommends action in more serious cases. Interviews and recommends candidates for vacant positions.
Recommends awards or bonuses for employees and changes in position classification. Identifies and recommends developmental and training needs of employees. Accomplishes reviews for improvement of performance to ensure the most effective and efficient operation.
Instructs on new and existing policies and procedures and assists in interpreting and applying regulatory guidance. Tracts expenditures, manages the budget, and accounts for all Service equipment. Assures military personnel are in compliance with Company directives and rosters.
Candidates will have completed an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited doctoral graduate program and an APA accredited predoctoral internship.
Fort Hood is nicknamed The Great Place because of the quality of life the post and area offer Soldiers and their families.
US Citizenship Required
Must be a licensed psychologist. A PhD, or manifestly equivalent degree from an APA approved program, and an APA approved internship. Subspecialty positions require additional training and experience.
Ability to lead patient care teams
Ability to provide Psychological consultation
Ability to provide treatment services