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Clinical Psychologist BHOP

Outstanding Clinical Psychologist Behavioral Health Optimization Program (BHOP) Opportunity at United States Air Force Academy (USAFA), CO!
Come Join Our Team of exceptional health care providers at the USAFA and experience immense pride others have discovered in caring for our Military Members, their Families and Retired Military Veterans!
Elevate your career by applying for our Clinical Psychologist BHOP opportunity in support of the USAFA!
Excellent Compensation & Comprehensive Benefits!
Full Time Position Days, Monday Friday!
NO Call! NO Weekends!
PTO! 10 Paid Federal Holidays!
Annual CME Stipend!
Malpractice Insurance Provided!
DUTIES: The Clinical Psychologist, BHOP may be required to function in a specialty mental health clinic or in a patient centered medical home (PCMH) location as a behavioral health consultant (BHC) and/or Behavioral Health Care Facilitator (BHCF).
Provider in the Specialty Mental Health Clinic. The type of work may include, but is not limited to, the following: 1) Attend and participate in meetings during normal duty hours, professional staff conferences and other appropriate professional activities such as, but not limited to the following: quality improvement meetings, professional staff meetings, commander's staff meetings, mental health flight meetings, and other meetings required by applicable regulations, MTF guidance, or as directed by the mental health flight Commander or his/her designated representative. 2) Conduct applied research and clinical investigations in clinical/behavioral health psychology. 3) Clinical/Counseling Psychology. Responsible for and applies psychological procedures and techniques, including interviewing, behavioral assessment, evidenced-based therapies, and psychological testing/psychodiagnostic testing, in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of psychological and neuropsychological disorders using the following skills: 3a) Individual, family and group psychotherapy, and couples therapy, alcohol and drug treatment evaluations.
Consults with medical personnel, legal authorities, military commanders and school districts, as required.
Maintains accurate and current notes in the Mental Health records, inpatient medical records and electronic medical records of all patients seen, as appropriate, and produces reports of evaluation and/or treatment, as required.
Participates in military specific training (e.g., training to perform Command Directed Evaluations, security clearances, Military Training Instructor clearances, use of the Air Force Guide to Managing Suicidal Behavior, pre-post deployment screening, PTSD, and combat stress) and others as directed by the mental health flight Commander or AF policy.
May include supervision of unlicensed providers or trainees.
Behavioral Health Consultant in the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH). The type of work may include, but not limited to, the following:
Participates in and successfully completes Air Force BHC training. Demonstrates core competency skills to an expert trainer within 90 days of starting to see patients in primary care. The 90-day threshold for demonstration of core competency skills will be extended if the Air Force is unable to provide training opportunities within 90 days.
Provides brief (typically no more than four appointments) cognitive/behavioral interventions in primary care under the Air Force consultation model (i.e., per the Air Force Behavioral Health Optimization Program Practice Manual). Services will mimic the pace of primary care (i.e., patients seen for 15- to 30-minute appointments).
May provide classes and/or groups in format appropriate for primary care (e.g., drop-in stress management class, group medical visit for a chronic condition).
Successfully consults with PCMs on-demand about general issues or specific patients.
Ensures PCMs receive same-day verbal and/or written feedback on patients referred.
Delivers brief presentations/trainings to primary care team members regarding behavioral health issues and BHC services.
Participates in team efforts to develop, implement, evaluate, and revise clinical pathway programs needed in the clinic.
Duties may include supervision of providers who are in training or not fully licensed.
Maintain accurate and current notes in the electronic medical records of all patients seen.
Consults with medical personnel, legal authorities, and military commanders as required.
Participates 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).
Attends and participates in meetings during normal duty hours and professional staff conferences and other appropriate professional activities such as, but not limited to the following: quality improvement meetings, professional staff meetings, commander's staff meetings, primary care staff meetings, appropriate meetings of the mental health flight, High Interest Log case staffing, and others required by applicable regulations, MTF guidance, or as directed by supervisor.
Behavioral Health Care Facilitator (BHCF) in a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH). The type of work may include, but is not limited to, the following:
Participates in and successfully completes Air Force BHCF training.
Contact referred patients to assess treatment adherence.
Use validated symptom inventories to assess current symptom severity.
Assess barriers to treatment adherence and help patient problem-solve solutions to barriers.
Provide patients with education regarding their mental health condition and treatment regimen.
Maintain patient information in a patient registry.
Maintain accurate and current notes in the electronic medical records of all patients contacted for review by the managing physician.
Routinely staffs difficult cases with the referring provider, behavioral health consultant and/or psychiatry consultant.
Performs case management functions.
Participates in military specific training (e.g., pre-post deployment screening, PTSD, and combat stress, etc).
Attends and participates in meetings during normal duty hours and professional staff conferences and other appropriate professional activities such as, but not limited to the following: quality improvement meeting, professional staff meetings, commander's staff meetings, primary care staff meetings, appropriate meetings of the mental health flight, High Interest Log case staffing, and others required by applicable regulations, MTF guidance, or as directed by supervisor.
QUALIFICATIONS:
Education: Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Doctor of Psychology (PsyD). Graduate from an American Psychology Association accredited college or university with a doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology.
Internship/Residency: Successful completion from an internship in psychology accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).
Certifications: Possess and maintain a current American Heart Association BLS Healthcare Provider certification.
Experience: Possess clinical experience within the past 12 months sufficient to demonstrate current clinical competency for the setting and procedures required by this task order.
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.
Must be a U.S citizen and have the ability to pass a background check/security clearance.
STAFFING & SCHEDULING:
Duty Hours: Usual Duty Hours for this position are day shifts Mondays through Fridays, no more than 40 hours per week (32 hours when there is a Federal Holiday. Exact shift will be determined by the government supervisor.
Place of Performance: The work to be performed will be at the 10th MDG Clinic at the USAF Academy, CO 80840. Psychologists shall receive notification two weeks prior to the reassignment to another location with a 40-mile commuting radius of their assigned Military Treatment Facility.
Travel: The Clinical Psychologist Integrated Healthcare Provider (BHOP) will be required to attend a BHOP Course and will be reimbursed travel expenses as outlined in the government Travel regulations.
COMPANY DESCRIPTION:
Platinum Business Corporation provides experienced and committed health care personnel and related health care services to the federal government and private industry. EEO



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