Luke & Associates, Inc.

Clinical Psychologist for San Diego, CA

Full Time


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Clinical Psychologist (Naval Base)
Navy Medical Center San Diego  CA - Full Time
Site of service: Naval Medical Center San Diego, CA
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Position Qualifications/Requirements:
Degree:  Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 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.
Internship/Residency: 
Successful completion from an internship in psychology accredited by the American Psychological Association.
A one year fellowship or residency in health psychology or behavioral medicine
Or
Possess one year of experience in the last four years in the evaluation and treatment of patients who have pain, psychological factors affecting their physical condition, or difficulty coping with medical problems.

Experience:  Must have experience as a Clinical Psychologist and shall be required to demonstrate clinical competency within the past 2 years in the required clinic discipline.
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: BLS certification hands on course

Additional Requirements:
The HCWs must successfully complete the Tri Service Internal Behavioral Health Consultant
(IBHC) training course within 60 days of performance.
In addition, the HCW must meet the passing criteria for IBHC core competencies (i.e., scores a minimum of 3 out of 5 on DoD Core Competency Skills Form) as determined by a government expert trainer. This demonstration of IBHC core competencies may occur at any time after successful completion of the IBHC training.
If a HCW fails to pass the IBHC training or fails to demonstrate IBHC core competency, the contractor shall be required to provide a new HCW. The contractor shall not present the same HCW for another attempt.
In order to promote continuity of services, the government will only provide IBHC training and travel funds for two completion attempts for the life of the requirement under the contract, inclusive of any subsequent logical follow-ons or option periods. If more than two completion attempts are necessary to comply with the task order requirements, the burden of cost for additional training and travel shall be borne by the contractor.
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 are able to read, write, and speak English well enough to effectively communicate.
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.

Specific Duties:
The HCWs shall provide services within the scope of the clinical privileges granted by the commanding officer, the applicable duties provided in the basic contract, and the following:
Deliver brief, consultation –based services to patients and PCMs using an integrated care model.
Services provided are standard and mimic the structure, function, and pace of primary care (i.e., psychotherapy or other specialty care psychological assessments are inappropriate and therefore prohibited).
The PCM is ultimately responsible for the patient's health care plan and makes the determination on how the HCW's recommendations might be integrated into the PCM's plan for the patient.
Provide timely and succinct feedback to primary care physicians regarding consultations findings and recommendations.
Determine the appropriateness of the patient receiving services in the primary care setting, and assisting with implementation of treatment plans.
Formulate behavioral health interventions appropriate to primary care setting, and assisting with implementation of treatment plans.
Provide brief follow ups, including relapse –prevention education.
Develop, teach, and provide oversight for classes that promote education and skill-building to enhance psychological and physical health.
See approximately 8-14 patients a day.
Provide concise documentation of care and recommendations in patient’s medical record in no less than 24 hours after the patient is seen.
Participate in group medical appointments including Shared Medical Appointments (SMA) and Drop in Group Medical Appointments (DIGMA) as requested by the PCM.
Provide technical direction and clinical insight into relevant projects being conducted at the site of service.

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 supervisor, director, or other designated person regarding problems that the HCW is unable to 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 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 in accordance with 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 rehabilitation of patients.

Hours:
Services shall be provided Monday through Friday, between the hours of 0700 to 1730 hours.
Shifts will normally be scheduled for an 8.5 or 9 hour shift to include an uncompensated 30 to 60 minute lunch break, respectively.
In no instance will the HCW be required to provide services in excess of 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.  Team work skills required. Time management skills required. The ability to meet deadlines in a deadline intensive environment is essential. High level of adaptability and willingness to embrace change in a fast-paced, demanding environment.

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Luke & Associates does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability or veteran status in provision of services or employment opportunities and benefits.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

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Clinical Psychologist for San Diego, CA

Locations: California (CA)