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Maxim Healthcare Services is currently seeking a Psychologists to provide services at the Fort Hood Medical Center in Fort Hood, Texas.
- Excellent opportunity to gain entry into federal employment
- Rewarding experience in public service for your country
- Easy travel: federal Property allows you to work on any active, unrestricted state license
Maxim Employee Benefits Include:
- Paid Federal Holidays, Paid Time Off, Sick Time
- Health Benefits through Blue Cross Blue Shield
- 401K Savings Plan
- Perkspot Employee Discount Program
- Employee Assistance and Work/Life Program Specialists and Counselors available 24/7
- Maxim College Partnership Program
- Direct Deposit
- Travel and Relocation Assistance, as applicable
Degree/Education: A Doctorate Degree from an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited school. Completed an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited internship.
Licensure/Registration: have and maintain a valid, unrestricted license to practice medicine from one of the 50 states in the U.S. or the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands and must have or obtain a current, valid Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) registration number prior to performing the contract services. Any change to the DEA requirements to obtain a valid DEA registration number is applicable when the incumbent’s existing DEA registration expires.
Experience: Continuously employed in the practice of Clinical Psychology for one (1) year within the past five (5) years, preferably in a Government setting such as a DoD or Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) MTF and providing clinical services to individuals, couples, or groups in clinical psychotherapy services. The Healthcare provider must have sufficient training and experience to effectively provide psychology services for service members and family members. The Psychologist will be trained in the assessment/evaluation and treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder prior to hire. Related experience will not be accepted in lieu of degree or license requirements. Time spent in a residency or internship program is acceptable. Graduates of foreign medical schools are required to possess both a medical license and other certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) or 5th Pathway.
Hours of Performance: The performance hours are as follows: Monday-Friday, 0730 – 1630 with a 1-hour unpaid break given during the shift determined by the clinic.
Scheduling: The schedule or scheduling process is as follows: The psychologist shall perform services on a duty schedule established by the Chief, Department of Behavioral Health. Timeframes are subject to change by mutual agreement of the government and the psychologist. Morning and afternoon round on the inpatient ward will be required during these duty hours and will be coordinated through the department chief.
On-Call Hours: On-call requirements for each labor category are as follows: Call services are required. Beeper service is defined as carrying a beeper, pager or cell phone for a scheduled call/beeper shift. Call back service is defined as actual patient care performed at CRDAMC. Carrying a beeper or pager does not qualify as call back services, as actual patient care must be provided to invoice for call back hours. Beeper service rotations shall be shared between all available mental health staff members and shall include weeknights, holidays and weekends. Each provider expects to pull no more than two call days per month. A typical shift for beeper service during the normal work week is 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. (15 hours) the following day except for Fridays which goes from 4:30 p.m. to 9:00 a.m. (16 and one half hours) on Saturday. On Saturdays, a typical beeper shift is 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. (12 hours) on Sunday. On Sundays, a typical call/beeper shift is 9:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. (10 and one half hours) Monday (if Monday is a holiday, then shift will end at 9:00 a.m.). As a physician, the psychologist will also be expected to provide physician backup for the inpatient psychology service when on call. The provider will be the primary or back-up provider during on-call services. The psychologist is not required to remain at a place of residence while on call, but shall be available by Government furnished pager during on-call periods. The provider shall respond telephonically within 5 minutes of the page or call being sent and shall be prepared to provide on-site consultation and/or assistance at CRDAMC within 60 minutes of the page being sent, if so required to disposition the case. Cases may be dispositioned by phone if this is acceptable to the attending physician requesting consultation.
Call-Back Hours: ☒ will be required to report in-person to the MTF during on-call hours if needed. The number of call-back hours and timeframe is as follows:
The psychologist may bill a minimum of one hour for each on-site emergency response. Where an emergency response requires services for periods longer than 1 hour, the provider may round periods of 30 minutes or more to the next whole hour. Periods of less than 30 minutes shall not be billed to the Government.
Psychologists providing services under this contract shall perform the same clinical duties as those required of any military or government civil service physician of similar experience assigned to the same unit. The quality of service shall meet or exceed reasonable standards of professional practice as determined by the same authority that governs ancillary services in the same discipline. Contract Psychologists shall perform within the scope of clinical privileges granted and the overall demand for Psychology services. Productivity is expected to be comparable to that of other providers with the same scope of practice. Workload will be scheduled by the treatment facility. Caseload includes scheduled and unscheduled requirements for care. Any cancellation of patient schedules requires approval of Chief, Behavioral Health or his/her designee. Psychologists shall have sufficient training/experience to be able to perform the required duties which include, but not limited to the following:
Assesses and resolves complex social, economic and psychosocial problems that may impact on service members’ and their families’ medical treatment by providing direct casework services, to include screening, assessment, treatment, referral, consultation and education and in conjunction with DoD CPGs. Assesses and resolves complex social, economic and psychosocial problems that may impact on service members’ and their families’ medical treatment as inpatients or while the service member is being evaluated for medical discharge from the service by providing direct casework services, to include screening, assessment, referral, consultation and education. Conducts psychosocial evaluations and provides therapeutic intervention including crisis counseling to individuals, groups and families as needed to facilitate behavioral health clinical care management and optimize care. Evaluates the impact of diagnosis or lack of diagnosis with unexplained chronic symptoms on individual and family systems as well as assess patient’s functioning within work, family and routines of daily living and identify areas needing continued support, resources, and treatment in order to assist patients. Provides services to high-risk populations including service members pending medical discharge due to physical and/or behavioral health injuries/illnesses, service members who were wounded as a result of their military duties, and the families of service members killed in action. Develops, implements, and maintains in partnership with Patients, other health care providers and community resources as applicable. Develops a comprehensive treatment care plan in accordance with behavioral health care standards for patients and their families. Performs Mental Status Evaluations, Fitness for duty Evaluations, Chapter Evaluations and other clinical examinations requiring a DMS-IV diagnosis. As such, contract employee must be a skilled diagnostician, and familiarize themselves with relevant provisions of AR 40-501, Standards of Medical Fitness, and AR 635-200 to properly evaluate and classify such soldiers. Maintains complete and accurate records and documents all patient contacts/services provided in accordance with professional standards (AR 40-68) as well as DoD, U.S. Army, installation and facility directed administrative requirements. Enters patient clinical and administrative data as well as utilization data and other data into automated systems and/or paper records and create reports from these data in accordance with local policies and procedures, Army Regulations and directives from the Army Medical Department, its program administrators, Chief, Behavioral Health and/or his/her designee.
Responsible for the completion of individual workload accountability in accordance with clinic, medical treatment facility and program requirements. Maintains inpatient and outpatient medical records IAW AR 40-66. Medical records will be subject to review by the Medical Care evaluation Committee, Quality Assurance Committee, and designated representatives of the Commander, U.S. Army MEDCOM. Only approved medical abbreviations will be used. Charting will be in compliance with Army, MTF, or clinic requirements as directed by the provider’s immediate supervisor. The contract service provider is responsible for the content and correctness of all prepared and transcribed reports and shall verify the content and correctness of all prepared and transcribed reports by affixing signature and stamp to all copies of the document and validating its contents the same day as documents are provided by the U.S. Government. All evaluations and other records of patients will remain the property of, and subject to the exclusive control of, the U.S. Government. All reports and documents prepared by the Contactor in fulfillment of this contract will become the property of the U.S. Government. Take part in clinic Quality Assurance Program as required to meet the standards of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Responsible for maintenance of the highest standards of professional care. Prepare and document appropriate history and diagnosis. Maintain documentation of all treatment provided in accordance with hospital directives and prepare such records and reports as may be required by the contract. Ensure all documentation and reports are legible. Coordination with other departments of the medical facility staff to provide complete care to patients. Consult with supervisor and/or colleagues, which are normally available, regarding problems either professional or administrative. Responsible for the quality and the timeliness of treatment records and reports required to document procedures performed and care provided. Participates in clinical education programs and in clinical staff quality improvement functions as prescribed by Chief, Behavioral Health. Comply with the MTF quality control program and the standing operating procedures of the MTF. Participate in clinical and quality review processes as determined by hospital policy. Provide screenings, clinical assessments, treatment, case management, consultation, referral and education according to their professional discipline, Army Medical Departments standards, and the DoD-directed Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs). Services shall be provided in accordance with the established principles, practices and ethics of both (1) the contract service provider’s professional (e.g., American Psychological Association (APA) and (2) Department of the Army (DA) regulations. Services shall be provided in accordance with MTF rules, regulations, bylaws, privileging and within the contract service provider’s scope of practice.
Provides services as part of a multi-disciplinary health care team to patients who are eligible beneficiaries of the Military Health Care System as authorized by Army Regulation (AR) 40-3, Medical, Dental, and Veterinary Care. Contract service providers shall utilize short-term and long-term care models, patient and provider consultation models, and education in conjunction with the DOD CPGs to address behavioral health (BH) concerns and medical conditions related to behavioral health needs of Service Members and their Families. Contract service providers will also provide BH screening, psychological assessment, psychological testing, and direct care specialty referral to Service Members and their Families. Conducts psychosocial evaluations and provides therapeutic interventions including crisis counseling to individuals, groups and families as needed to facilitate behavioral health clinical care management and optimize care. Evaluates individual and family systems as well as assesses patient’s functioning within work, family and routines of daily living and identifies areas needing continued support, resources, and treatment in order to assist patients. Shall be able to read, write, and speak English well enough to effectively communicate with patients and other healthcare providers.