Location: Kadena Air Base, Japan
Job Type: Full Time
Work Hours: Monday- Friday (40 hrs/wk)
Vacation: Two weeks paid vacation
· Must be a US citizen
· Must be able to pass a background check, drug test and obtain a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI).
Education: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) or Doctor of Psychology (Osy.D) degree in clinical or counseling psychology from an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited psychology program or a program acceptable to the Office of the Surgeon General, U.S. Air Force. Shall also have completed an APA accredited internship/residency in professional psychology or one that is acceptable to the Office of the Surgeon General.
License: Must have and maintain a current license to practice psychology in any one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or the US Virgin Islands. License cannot be under investigation or have any adverse action pending from a national licensing/certification agency. Must also demonstrate a record of continuing education since licensure.
Experience: Minimum of 1 year of clinical experience and must have experience in short-term, evidence-based psychotherapy protocols.
English Language Requirement: Personnel shall read, understand, speak and write English well with demonstrated organization, facilitation and communication skills.
Knowledge: Demonstrate core competency skills in general and specialty mental health areas to include treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Mood Disorders, and other psychiatric conditions using evidence-based therapy as outlined in the Veteran Affairs (VA)/Department of Defense (DOD) Clinical Practice Guidelines.
TYPE OF WORK
The duties include but are not limited to the following:
· Conduct brief cognitive/behavioral interventions for patients with a range of occupational concerns, regularly monitor fitness for duty and suitability for AF service, and provide recommendations to the Medical Director or other medical staff regarding retaining, discharge, or medical board evaluation of a full range of Service Members.
· Conduct classes or educational groups appropriate for the Mental Health clinic, Air Force Drug and Alcohol Abuse Program (ADAPT) clinic, or primary care clinic as needed, including a full-range of psychoeducational classes such as, but not limited to stress management classes, sleep, relationships, mood problems, and medical/behavioral problems.
· Consult with Primary Care providers’ on-demand about general issues or specific patients, and ensure (Primary Care Manager) PCMs receive same day verbal and/or written feedback on patients referred.
· Deliver brief presentations/trainings to Mental Health Flight members or primary care team members regarding behavioral health issues, referral services, or mental health conditions. They shall participate in team efforts to develop, implement, evaluate, and revise clinical pathway programs needed in the clinic.
· Maintain accurate and current notes in the electronic medical records of all patients seen, using appropriate AF systems as directed by the Mental Health Flight Commander. They shall conduct consultation with medical personnel, legal authorities, and military commanders as required.
· Participate in military specific training (e.g., use of the Air Force Guide to Managing Suicidal Behavior, pre-post deployment screening, PTSD, and combat stress, etc.).
· Participate in meetings during normal duty hours and professional staff conferences and other appropriate professional activities. These include, but are not limited to the following: quality improvement meetings, professional staff meetings, commander's staff meetings, primary care staff meetings, high interest case staffing, and multi- disciplinary case conferences. Other meetings not listed could require attendance that are required by applicable regulations, Medical Treatment Facility (MTF) guidance, or as directed by the Mental Health Flight Commander or on-site supervisor.
· Conduct applied research, develops and collects data to assess the psychological health of units, and conducts clinical investigations in clinical/behavioral health psychology as needed and as directed either by the Director of Psychological Health (DPH) or Mental Health Flight Commander. Collects and analyses data to identify population health trends and to answer targeted questions as directed by the DPH or Mental Health Flight commander.
· Conduct psychological procedures and techniques, to include but not limited to interviewing, behavioral assessment, evidenced-based therapies, and other specialty testing to include Commander Directed Evaluations, to support the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of psychological and neuropsychological disorders using the following skills: Individual, family and group psychotherapy, couples therapy, alcohol and drug treatment evaluations. All documentation will comply with Air Force mental health standards to include appropriate timelines in full compliance with AFI 44-109, para 4-4.10 and DoDD 6490.1, para 4.1 and DoDi 6490.4 para 5.2.4, using appropriate templates, internal processes, and local standards and procedures.
· Comply with all template productivity metrics for daily patient care as dictated for contractors by Defense Health Agency (DHA).
GCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or national origin. GCI gives preferential treatment to veterans.
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