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Neuropsychologist - Clinical Psychologist

Luke & Associates, Inc. Groton, CT

  • Expired: August 08, 2021. Applications are no longer accepted.
NEUROPSYCHOLOGIST

Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (PHTBI) Division

Site Of Service
  • Naval Branch Health Clinic Groton, CT

Pay
  • Depending on experience and credentials up to 170K + for W-2 or 1099 Contract

Position Qualification/Requirements
  • Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Psychology (PsyD).
  • Education: Graduate from an American Psychology Association accredited college or university with a doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology.
  • Fellowship: Complete a post-doctoral fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychological Evaluations.
  • Experience: Possess a minimum of one (1) year of experience in adult clinical neuropsychology. Experience shall not be inclusive of the post-doctoral fellowship.
  • Licensure: Current, full, active, and unrestricted license to practice as a psychologist in any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, or US Virgin Islands.
  • Certifications: Must maintain current BLS certification, hands-on course through AHA or ARC
  • U.S. Citizenship: HCWs performing under this contract shall be U.S. citizens.
  • English Language Requirement: The Contractor shall ensure that all HCWs providing services under this contract can read, write, and speak English well enough to communicate effectively.
  • HCW Physical Capability: HCWs shall be physically capable of standing and/or sitting for extended periods of time and physically capable of performing all services required under the contract.

    Specific Duties
    • Assigned to the Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (PHTBI) Division within the
    • Behavioral Health Department. The HCW shall provide services within the scope of their competencies and clinical privileges as granted by the Commanding Officer, and the applicable duties provided in the basic contract, and the following:
    • Coordinate the evaluation program for active duty and active duty reserved population including administration and interpretation of neuropsychological, cognitive, and personality tests, providing clinical consultation regarding the selection of psychological tests and aeromedical disposition of active-duty personnel, and assisting clinical departments in planning psychiatric research projects and interpreting data from such projects.
    • Adhere to institute policies that assure the confidentiality of patient communications. Provide for a multi-disciplinary approach to patients' treatment, coordinating the same with the appropriate institute departments.
    • Conduct neuropsychological evaluations. The HCW may conduct individual or group therapy sessions per generally accepted principles of the American Psychological Association, as may be required.
    • Provide input to the development of cognitive rehabilitation programs to assist with treating patients with mild to moderate Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and Psychological Health patients.
    • Assess patients' progress and modify or extend treatment program accordingly—coordinate care of patients with referring physicians.
    • Document therapy per standard institute policies and procedures on medical records.
    • Intervene as a crisis counselor in situations requiring immediate psychological treatment such as

    substance abuse, suicide attempts, psychotic episodes, and other instances per standard institute policies.
    • Communicate with family members and significant others to further the effectiveness of patient treatment and progress.
    • Provide unscheduled specialty procedures and cases.
    • Participate in meetings to review and evaluate the care provided to patients, identify opportunities to improve the care delivered, and recommend corrective action when problems exist. Should a meeting occur outside of the regular working hours, the health care worker shall be required to read and initial the meeting minutes.

    General Duties
    • Contractor personnel shall perform a full range of duties consistent with their labor category, education, training, experience, clinical privileges (as applicable), and assigned position. General duties that apply to all personnel or across certain labor categories are given below. Duties that apply to all contractor personnel are as follows:
    • Maintain a level of productivity comparable with that of other individuals performing similar services.
    • Participate in peer review and performance improvement activities.
    • Practice aseptic techniques as necessary. Comply with infection control guidelines to include the proper handling, storage, and disposal of infectious wastes and the use of universal precautions to prevent the spread of infection.
    • Function with an awareness and application of safety procedures.
    • Perform efficiently in emergency patient situations following established protocols, remaining calm, informing appropriate persons, and documenting events. Anticipate potential problems/emergencies and make appropriate interventions. Notify the supervisor, director, or other designated person regarding problems that the HCW cannot manage.
    • Apply an awareness of legal issues in all aspects of patient care and strive to manage situations in a reduced risk manner.
    • Participate in the implementation of the Family Advocacy Program as directed. Participation shall include, but not be limited to, appropriate medical examination, documentation, and reporting.
    • Exercise awareness and sensitivity to patient/significant others’ rights, as identified within the MTF.
    • Maintain an awareness of responsibility and accountability for own professional practice.
    • Participate in continuing education to meet their own professional growth.
    • Attend and/or comply with all annual training classes required by the Command, to include but not limited to online annual training provided by the MTF: disaster training, infection control, Sexual Harassment, Bloodborne Pathogens, Fire and Safety, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE), and all other required training.
    • Actively participate in the command’s Performance Improvement Program. Participate in meetings to review and evaluate the care provided to patients, identify opportunities to improve the care delivered, and recommend corrective action when problems exist.
    • Participate in the provision of in-service training to clinic staff members. Provide training and/or direction as applicable to supporting government employees (e.g., hospital corpsmen, students, etc.).
    • Attend and participate in various meetings as directed.
    • Perform timely, accurate, and concise documentation of patient care.
    • Operate and manipulate automated systems such as CHCS, AHLTA, ADS, Essentris, and Clinical Information System (CIS), participate in clinical staff Performance Improvement (PI) and Risk Management (RM) functions, as prescribed by the Commander. Maintain DOD email account as directed. The HCW shall be responsive to all email and voicemail communications.
    • Exercise appropriate delegation of tasks and duties in the direction and coordination of health care team members, patient care, and clinic activities.
    • Maintain documentation of all treatment provided per clinic directives, and prepare such records and reports as may be required. All records and reports must be legible. Abbreviations must be only those listed in local instructions.

    Core Duties
    • Practice within the guidelines of their state licensing board, American Psychological Association Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct, and MTF privileges.
    • Conduct psychological evaluations utilizing information from clinical interviews, psychological testing, and collateral sources, as appropriate.
    • Establish psychiatric diagnoses according to the American Psychiatric Association Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Disorders.
    • Provide psychological treatment for individuals and groups; help medical and surgical patients deal with illnesses or injuries.
    • Assist in the rehabilitation of patients.

    Hours
    • HCW shifts will normally be scheduled for an 8.5 to 9 hour period, to include an uncompensated 30 to a 60-minute meal break, respectively.
    • In no instance will the HCW be required to provide services over 80 hours per two-week period.

    Special Requirements/Skills

    Must be comfortable in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. Must be able and willing to reprioritize on short notice and work on multiple simultaneous projects. Flexible and able to work with various personalities. Teamwork skills required. Time management skills required. The ability to meet deadlines in a deadline intensive environment is essential—a high level of adaptability and willingness to embrace change in a fast-paced, demanding environment.

    Luke & Associates does not discriminate based on race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status in providing services or employment opportunities and benefits.

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

    Links

    To learn more about Luke & Associates, please visit our website at:

    http://www.lukeassoc.com/about-luke

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Luke & Associates, Inc.

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Groton, CT
06349 USA

Industry

Healthcare

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