Position:CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST
LocationEIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, ALASKA

The Clinical Psychologist will provide services to the medical staff, support staff, inpatients and outpatients at 2630 Central Avenue, Building 3349, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. While specific tasks are outlined as listed below, responsibilities include but are not necessarily inclusive of tasks in which the HCW shall provide. All services shall be performed in accordance with established principles, practices, and ethics of the medical, and specialty professions/organizations. The standards of performance shall reflect the degree of care, skill, and learning expected of a reasonably prudent Adult Psychologist.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education: Shall hold a Doctorate in Philosophy (Ph.D), or Degree in clinical or counseling Psychology (Psy.D) from an American Psychological Association (APA)-accredited program.
  • Shall have completed an APA- accredited internship/residency in professional Psychology.
  • Certification: Shall have and maintain current Basic Life Support Provider certification.
  • Experience: Shall have a minimum of one year of experience as a licensed clinical Psychologist and Sufficient training and experience to effectively provide Psychology services for service members and family members.
  • Licensure: Must have and maintain a current, valid, and unrestricted license to practice Psychology in any one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam or the U.S. Virgin Islands that allows for the independent practice of clinical services. The employee must also meet credentialing requirements for the Military Treatment Facility where they will be providing services.
  • Shall be a U.S citizen.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Psychologist will provide the following services and in strict compliance with the protocols set forth by the MTF, and IAW JC guidelines to include duties assigned as dictated by the Flight Commander/Supervisor, but will not necessarily be limited to the following:

  • Attend and participate 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, Mental Health Flight meetings, and others required by applicable regulations, MTF guidance, or as directed by the Mental Health Flight Commander or his/her designated representative.
  • Conduct applied research and clinical investigations in clinical/behavioral health psychology.
  • Clinical/Counseling Psychology.   Responsible for and applies psychological procedures and techniques, including interviewing, behavioral assessment, evidenced-based, therapies, and psychological testing/psycho-diagnostic testing in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of psychological and neuropsychological disorders.
  • 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.
  • Maintain accurate and current notes in electronic health record of all patients seen, as appropriate, and produce 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, pre-post deployment screening, PTSD, and combat stress.
  • Practice within the guidelines of their state licensing board, American Psychological Association Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct, and MTF privileges.
  • Shall be able to properly assess, coordinate, facilitate, deliver and evaluate care for all patients.
  • Possess knowledge and experience with military health system, combat/deployment issues, people suffering from medically unexplained symptoms, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and/or disasters are highly desired.
  • Proficient in the administration and interpretation of basic psychological test measures,  including Intelligence Testing,    Personality  Testing with Objective and Projective Testing, and basic neuropsychological screening techniques, such as Mental Status exams or Dementia Rating Scales.
  • Possess demonstrated time management skills.
  • Shall be able to read, write, speak and understand English well enough to effectively communicate with all patients and other health care providers.
  • Shall be able to properly use computers and electronic devises necessary to properly document care and communicate as necessary to meet standards of care- Competency in Windows Applications and Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to accurately document information as required, utilizing excellent written communication skills.
  • Shall be knowledgeable and possess the skills necessary to provide care appropriate to any age-related needs of the patients, using knowledge of growth and development principles appropriate to the patient population served.

STAFFING AND SCHEDULING:

The Military Treatment Facility (MTF) provides services 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. Normal duration of shifts is 8 hours. Employee’s shifts may vary however, normal work hours/days are 0730 to 1430, Monday thru Friday. Employees will work no more than 12 hours in a 24- hour period unless approval is coordinated in advance through the Contracting Officer Representative (COR). Employee may not have worked in the 8 hours prior to their shift and must be adequately rested and fully physically and mentally capable of performing the duties required. Hours worked do not include travel to and from the MTF. Overtime is not authorized.