MEDCOM

Psychiatrist (Child and Adolescent)

DE
Job ID
2017-4184
# Positions
1
Category
Behavioral Health
Salary Range
Competitive
Recruitment Bonus
Negotiable
Relocation Assistance
Negotiable
Student Loan Repayment
Negotiable

Overview

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

 

Recruitment or relocation bonus may be authorized.

 

Medical malpractice liability insurance is not required for federal civilian healthcare providers as they are covered by the Federal Tort Claims Act (28 U.S.C. § 1346(b)) while acting within the scope of their employment.

 

The position is located in USAG Stuttgart which is located in one of the safest cities in Germany, which has world-class services, recreation, as well as an extensive public transportation system. We seek and maintain excellent working relationships with all Host Nation municipalities surrounding our installations. All of these items help enhance the wellness of our community members. SAG Stuttgart has approximately 23,000 community members. To put their population in perspective, the National League of Cities data shows that over 90% of municipal governments in the U.S. have populations under 25,000. We are a large municipality. Like large municipalities, they are service providers. However, USAG Stuttgart is responsible for providing services that civilian municipalities are not chartered to provide such as the sustainment, restoration, and modernization of all facilities within our installation borders. Unlike most municipalities, USAG Stuttgart also funds all utilities services within their footprint. Along with these Base Operations Support services, they also provide over 240 services to community members on a daily basis. These services range from Family and Youth programs, to Fitness centers, to housing and vehicle services, to ensuring our community's well-being, safety and shelter.

Responsibilities

  1. Serves as an expert in the field of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry for the Regional Medical Center (RMC),subordinate Medical Treatment Facilities (MTFs) or Army Health Care Clinics (AHC). Assignments are performed in accordance with Army and hospital regulations, policies and procedures. Work is evaluated through professional discussions and review of medical records, by Chiefs of various clinical services, peer review and audit procedures established for psychiatric care at the institution serviced. Supervisor provides general professional, administrative and medical direction and outlines the general scope of professional services and administrative policies. Responsible for providing treatment services, and performing the full range of clinical treatments, including consultation, evaluation and treatment of emergency, complex and routine cases in the field of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Treatment entails individual, family, group psychotherapy, and medication management. Provides treatment services in any capacity including, but not limited to, assessment, medication management and disposition of child and adolescent psychiatric patients including making arrangements for hospitalization if needed. Provides routine, intensive, complex and emergency intakes and extended evaluations for a variety of emotional, psychological, developmental, and behavioral disorders in children and adolescents. Performs physical and neurological evaluation pertinent to the assessment and diagnosis of psychiatric disorders, and requests appropriate laboratory, EKG, imaging, and psychological evaluations. Knows and utilizes evidence based practice guidelines. Knows and employs a variety of evidence-based psychosocial treatment modalities, including individual, family, and group psychotherapy; and behavioral and cognitive behavioral therapy, as well as psychotropic medication interventions. Develops biopsychosocial case formulations, arrives at specific diagnosis, and plans multi-modal, problem-oriented treatment. Provides appropriate referrals to other medical and mental health care providers in and outside of Medical Treatment Facility (MTF). Provides consultation liaison services for child and adolescent patients. Treatments require very advanced knowledge and/or skill and selection from a variety of alternatives. Incumbent makes recommendations on major diagnostics and treatment plans. Employee provides continuing follow-up care for patients with acute or chronic psychiatric or medical disorders, such as psychosis, organic brain disorders, substance abuse/addictions, autism spectrum disorder, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, disruptive behavior disorders etc., and complications of these disorders. Provides psychiatric care for walk-in patients presenting with acute illnesses of minor and major proportions. The employee is expected to exercise initiative and sound judgment in establishing evaluation techniques, developing treatment and rehabilitation plans and providing appropriate therapeutic treatment services. Examines and conducts thorough studies of presenting patients and evaluates laboratory and clinical findings, prescribing appropriate treatment or referring patient to appropriate specialty clinics. Incumbent collaborates with physicians in other medical specialties on cases involving complicated and multifaceted problems and provides professional consultation, supervision, and collaborative medical support to other professional staff such as primary care managers, psychologists, advanced practical nurses, social workers, as well as military specific liaison work with commanders as it relates to child, adolescent, or family issues.


    2. Develops an individualized biopsychosocial treatment plan based on the child and adolescent’s diagnosis, personal and family history, current family situation, laboratory and other diagnostic tests and procedures taking into consideration family, community, and military-specific factors. Responsible to make decisions that will have significant impact on the lives of others, including the need for hospitalization, referrals to Child Protective Services (CPS), school or work restrictions, disability evaluations, restrictions on overseas assignments and eligibility for the exceptional family member program (EFMP).


    3. Provides professional consultation, and collaborative medical support to other professional staff, interdisciplinary teams such as psychologists, advanced practice nurses, social workers and non-behavioral health medical providers, as well as military specific liaison/consultation with commanders, agencies and programs regarding child, adolescent, and family behavioral health issues.


    4. Participates in the quality assurance studies, utilization review, risk management, and peer review activities. Makes recommendations and decisions that have significant impact on the lives of others such as recommending hospitalization. Participates, supports, and assumes primary responsibility for specified assignments in Q.I. activities in the Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health System. Attends medical staff meetings as required. Serves as a member of hospital committees. Ensures that the highest standards of professional practice and ethics are maintained; established operating policies are adhered to; staff personnel receive the necessary professional training; medical records are properly safeguarded and maintained; and that all required reports are prepared and submitted in a timely manner. Demonstrates an understanding of requirements and benefits of TRICARE and can effectively communicate benefits to beneficiaries. Prepares and maintains convenience file, outpatient medical record, and inpatient record documentation in accordance with service and hospital SOPs. Employee prepares well-written case summaries and other correspondence in a timely and effective fashion.

Qualifications

Qualifications

Must be a US Citizen

 

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below.  Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.  Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

 

Basic Requirement for Physician (Psychiatry): 

Degree: Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy from a school in the United States or Canada approved by a recognized accrediting body in the year of the applicants graduation. [A Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school that provided education and medical knowledge substantially equivalent to accredited schools in the United States may be demonstrated by permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) (or a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed premedical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country).

Graduate Training: Subsequent to obtaining a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy degree, a candidate must have had at least 1 year of supervised experience providing direct service in a clinical setting, i.e., a 1-year internship or the first year of a residency program in an institution accredited for such training.

Licensure/Certification: Candidates must have a permanent, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.

Experience Required:  Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least 5 years of residency training in the specialty of the position to be filled or equivalent experience and training in the specialty of Psychiatry. This required Psychiatry experience/training will include skills such as, but not limited to, inpatient service, partial hospitalization service, intensive outpatient services, routine outpatient services, consultation liaison services and must be well-versed to transition to any area as required.

Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. You must include this information with your application package.
Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

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