MEDCOM

Clinical Psychologist

US-CA-FT. IRWIN
Job ID
2017-4217
Category
Behavioral Health
Salary Range
Very Competitive
Recruitment Bonus
Negotiable
Relocation Assistance
Negotiable
Student Loan Repayment
No

Overview

This position is located with the United States Army Medical Command, Weed Army Hospital, Community Mental Health Services, Fort Irwin, California.

 

Weed Army Community Hospital's Community Mental Health Service is located at Fort Irwin, CA, located 37 miles NE of the city of Barstow, Calofirnia. Located in the Inland Empire midway between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, Barstow offers the conveniences of small town living with the resources of major metropolitan areas only a short drive away. The extensive city park system features play areas, pools, bowling alleys, golf courses, tennis and volleyball courts, ball and soccer fields, batting cages and in-line roller hockey.  Residents also enjoy outdoor activities such as camping, hunting, off-roading, and desert exploring.  Ft. Irwin is only a short drive to the historic mountain valley community Big Bear Lake.  The natural beauty of Big Bear Lake attracts boating enthusiast, cyclists, hikers, runners, snowboarders and skiers from all over the world.

 

Nearest airports are located in Ontario, CA (120 miles), Los Angeles (175 miles) and Las Vegas (180 miles).

 

 

As a Psychologist, you'll be responsible for performing psychological assessments and evaluation of eligible clients who have problems with personality, emotional adjustment or mental illness. Analyses and interprets complete psychological data concerning the client and accesses factor of personality structure and dynamics as they affect attitudes and interests. Assists clients in making decisions and choices regarding rehabilitation issues In term of his/her psychological problems in adjusting to the military environment. Assists In the development of treatment plans and educational programs design to help client achieve set goals. Recognize when client's problems of personal adjustment preclude successful counseling. Refers client to other providers as appropriate or informs client of other resources available in the community. Conducts diagnostic interviews to assess client's need for testing, treatment, and follow up.

Responsibilities

1.Serves as advisor and consultant to other staff and officials in the specialized areas of clinical psychology to include comprehensive psychological evaluations, diagnosis, and treatment. Applies skilled expertise in several specialized areas of psychology such as deployment and combat stress, consultation, suicide risk assessment, drug and alcohol addiction and abuse, neuropsychology, personality assessment, use and interpretation of instruments uncovering functional and organic aspects of pathology, and behavior change of the client. Directly evaluates the most difficult and complex cases to determine appropriate placement in Inpatient, Outpatient, Intensive Outpatient or referral to other agencies and to determine the appropriate types of individual and group interventions to be employed. Communicates the results of the evaluations, taking full responsibility for the findings, interpretations, decisions, recommendations, and reports; and participates in therapy program development and consultation with all levels of staff regarding the neuropsychological, personality, social, environmental, and drug and alcohol aspects of the results as these relate to the behavioral change of the client. Serves as consultant to other staff psychologists, behavioral health specialist, and other medical staff. Is an authoritative source of information in the specialized area of military behavioral health and psychological evaluation and treatment. 2. Conducts research on the clinic program effectiveness, as well as on new psychological tools and computer programs which may increase the efficiency and effectiveness of patient evaluations. 3. Trains others, such as interns, residents and staff, to include planning the professional aspects of the training, in the specialized area of military psychology and brief psychotherapy models. Provides clinical supervision of unlicensed behavioral health practitioners and Category I & II privileged psychologists. Performs other duties as assigned. Must be willing and able to travel up to 60 days per fiscal year to provide a full range of psychological services to beneficiaries at military treatment facilities within the Western Regional Medical Command.

 

Qualifications

US Citizenship Required

 

Must be a licensed psychologist.  A PhD, or manifestly equivalent degree from an APA approved program, and an APA approved internship. Subspecialty positions require additional training and experience.

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