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Clinical Psychologist - BHOP

Valparaiso, Florida · Healthcare

We are seeking a Clinical Psychologist - BHOP for a full-time position supporting our client.

Work Schedule:

Monday - Friday, 9 hours between 6:30am and 5:30pm, with a one hour lunch

No Weekends!

No Holidays!

No Call!!!


Job Specific Position Duties: The duties include, but are not limited to the following:


The Health Care Worker (HCW) shall serve as a member of the primary care clinic’s health care team and assist the primary care manager (PCM) in managing the overall health of their enrolled population. The program goal is to assist the Air Force Medical Home (AFMH) in meeting its core principles of "whole person orientation" and "coordinated/integrated patient care" by improving management of cognitive and behavioral factors impacting the health of the enrolled population. Scope and responsibilities include patient care (e.g., functional assessment, targeted and collaborative problem solving) and consultation with AFMH members to identify (and efficiently and effectively target) primary problems impacting the enrolled population. Services will be governed by US Air Force practice standards as delineated in the Behavioral Health Optimization Program (BHOP) practice manual.


The Clinical Psychologist is required to function in a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) location as a full-time equivalent provider as an Internal Behavioral Health Consultant (IBHC) and/or Behavioral Health Care Facilitator (BHCF) as outlined in DoDI 6490.15 Integration of Behavioral Health Personnel Services Into Patience-Centered Medical Home Primary Care and Other Primacy Care Service Settings and the BHOP Practice Manual.


The type of work may include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Participates in and successfully completes two phases of Air Force IBHC training (paid).
  • Provides brief (typically no more than four appointments) cognitive/behavioral interventions in primary care under the Air Force consultation model (i.e., per the Air Force Behavioral Health Optimization Program Practice Manual). Services will mimic the pace of primary care (i.e., patients seen for 15- to 30-minute appointments).
  • May provide classes in format appropriate for primary care (e.g., stress management class, sleep enhancement class, chronic pain class).
  • May participate in group medical appointments, including Shared Medical Appointments (SMA) and Drop in Group Medical Appointments (DIGMA), as requested by the PCM.
  • Works independently in the absence of direct oversight and adheres to Air Force values. Effectively uses appropriate communication format in addressing and resolving professional issues.
  • Must be skillful and tactful in communicating with people who may be physically or mentally ill, uncooperative, fearful, emotionally distraught, and occasionally dangerous.
  • Must possess organizational, problem-solving, and communication skills to articulate medical requirements to patients, families/care givers, medical and non-medical staff in a professional and courteous way.
  • Successfully consults with PCMs on-demand about general issues and specific patients.
  • Ensures PCMs receive same-day verbal and/or written feedback on patients referred.
  • Delivers brief presentations/trainings to primary care team members regarding behavioral health issues and IBHC services.
  • Participates in team efforts to develop, implement, evaluate, and revise clinical pathway programs needed in the clinic.
  • Provide technical direction and clinical insight into relevant projects being conducted at the site of service.
  • Provide concise documentation of care and recommendations in the patient’s electronic medical record within the allowable timeframe defined by the MTF standard after the patient is seen.
  • Effectively manage a full daily patient load, as defined by the Mental Health Business Practice Standards and BHOP Manual of completing approximately 8-14 patient encounters per day
  • Duties may include supervision of providers who are in training or not fully licensed.
  • Duties may include participating in Air Force-approved research projects relating to Primary Care Behavioral Health.
  • Consults with medical personnel, legal authorities, and military commanders as required.
  • Participates in military-specific training (e.g., use of the Air Force Guide for Suicide Risk Assessment, Management, and Treatment, pre-post deployment screening, PTSD, and combat stress, etc).
  • Attends and participates 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 meetings, professional staff meetings, commander's staff meetings, primary care staff meetings, and others required by applicable regulations, MTF guidance, or as directed by supervisor.

Care Facilitator (CF) in a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH). The type of work may include, but is not limited to, the following:

  • IBHCs who are assigned to MTFs that have between 3,000 and 7,500 adult enrollees in the Family Health Clinic will provide both IBHC and CF services per the BHOP Manual.
  • Participates in and successfully completes Air Force care facilitator training. Demonstrates core competency skills to CF independent practice within 240 days of starting. The 240-day threshold for demonstration of core competency skills will be extended if the Air Force is unable to provide training opportunities within 240 days.
  • Care facilitator training is an interactive computer-based training that is approximately five days in length. The candidate must complete all BHCF training requirements before engaging in BHCF patient care services.
  • Contact referred patients to assess medication treatment adherence for depression, anxiety, and PTSD disorders.
  • Use validated brief symptom inventories to assess current symptom severity.
  • Assess barriers to treatment adherence and help patient problem-solve solutions to barriers.
  • Provide patients with education regarding their behavioral health condition and treatment regimen.
  • Maintain patient information in a patient registry.
  • Maintain accurate and current notes in the electronic medical records of all patients contacted for review by the managing physician.
  • Attends and participates 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, primary care staff meetings, and others required by applicable regulations, MTF guidance, or as directed by supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications:

* Education: Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical or Counseling Psychology from an APA accredited psychology program.

* Internship/Residency: Successful completion from an internship/residency in psychology accredited by the American Psychological Association.

* Experience: Must have at least 12 months of experience, in the last 24 months, with assessing and providing evidence-based individual counseling to patients within a mental health or health care facility.

* License: Active, unrestricted license to practice as a Clinical Psychologist from any state.

* Life Support Certification: Possess a current AHA or ARC BLS Healthcare Provider certification.

* Security: Must possess ability to pass a Government background check/security clearance.

Benefits Offered:

* Excellent Compensation & Exceptional Comprehensive Benefits!

* Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Days, and 11 Paid Federal Holidays!

* Medical/Dental/Vision and Health Savings Account available!

* Company Paid STD, LTD and Life Insurance!

* Annual CME Stipend and License/Certification Reimbursement!

* Matching 401K!

* Malpractice Insurance Provided!

Pay Scale: $55.00 - 95.00 per hour, to be determined based on qualifications, experience, location and pay type of W2 or 1099.

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