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MD/DO - Psychiatrist
Ref No.: 16-00003
Category: Physicians
Location: Killeen, Texas
Start Date: 01/22/2016
MD/DO - Psychiatrist
Just Plain Fun!!

The Community - Temple and Killeen, TX
Temple and Killeen are located in Central Texas. The area continues to see unprecedented growth in its business sector. This growth has caused a ripple effect in the quantity and quality of entertainment, dining and shopping venues available in and around Temple. During the past year, Temple has experienced this ripple effect in many areas. The Premiere Cinema 12 expanded its 12-screen theater to 16 screens, the Czech Heritage Museum relocated from inside the SPJST insurance Co. into its current building, a larger building on the corner of French and 3rd Street; and the Temple Civic Theatre combined efforts with Temple College so that performances could be seen in the larger Temple College Performing Arts Center. These are just a few examples of the recent growth that is sure to continue. Killeen is directly adjacent to the main cantonment of Fort Hood, and as such its economy heavily depends on the post and the soldiers (and their families) stationed there.
                                                                                                                        
Fort Hood
Fort Hood is a U.S. military post located in Killeen, Texas. The post is named after Confederate General John Bell Hood. It is located halfway between Austin and Waco, about 60 miles from each, within the U.S. state of Texas. Its origin was the need for wide-open space to test and train with World War II tank destroyers. The War Department announced the location in January 1942, and the initial completion was set for that August. As originally constructed, Fort Hood had an area of 158,706 acres, with billeting for 6,007 officers and 82,610 enlisted personnel. The main cantonment of Fort Hood had a total population of 53,416 as of the 2010 U.S. Census. Fort Hood is the most populous U.S. military installation in the world. It is in Bell County, with some portions of the post in Coryell County. In April 2014, the website lists 45,414 assigned soldiers and 8,900 civilian employees with Fort Hood covering 214,000 acres.
 
REQUIREMENTS
  • Assess and resolve complex social, economic and psychosocial problems that may impact on service members and their family's medical treatment as inpatients or while the service member is being evaluated for medical discharge from the service by providing direct case work services to include screening, assessment, referral, consultation and education.
  • Conduct psychosocial evaluations and provide therapeutic interventions including crisis counseling to individuals, groups and families as needed to facilitate behavioral health clinical care management and optimize care.
  • Evaluate the impact of diagnosis or lack of diagnosis with unexplained chronic symptoms on individual and family systems as well as assess patients functioning in work, family and routines of daily living and identify areas needing continued support, resources, and treatment in order to assist patients.
  • Provide 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.
  • Support local Soldier Readiness Processing (SRP) events as required.
  • Coordinate services for those patients who move to another location to ensure continuity of care. Facilitates transfer of the case to local behavioral health care case management resources, as appropriate.
  • Perform Mental Status Evaluations, Fitness for Duty Evaluations, Chapter Evaluations and other clinical examinations requiring a DSM -IV diagnosis
  • Coordinate and assist installation community agencies and the MTF in the referral process, to provider- integration training and services for Soldiers returned from deployment.
  • Educate patients, their families, commanders and health care staff on community resources including information and referral for financial, housing, educational, employment and child care resources as required by patients' needs assessment.
  • Maintains complete and accurate inpatient and outpatient records and documents
  • Responsible for the completion of individual workload accountability in accordance with clinic, medical treatment facility and program requirements.
  • Participate, as appropriate, in departmental Quality Assurance (QA) programs and adhere to all safety regulations at all times.
  • Attend and participate in patient care reports, patient care conferences, team conferences, professional staff conferences and any other appropriate professional activities only to the extent that such attendance and participation is relative to assigned cases and/or performance of contract services.
  • Present patient cases in regularly scheduled case staffing meetings to discuss status and updates as required.
  • Attend meetings, case conferences and training under the direction of the Chief, Psychiatry; Chief, Department of Behavioral Health; and/or Clinic Officer in Charge (OIC) as requested.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Must have at least 2 years of experience within the last 3 years. Internship/Residency/Fellowship training may be substituted for experience.
  • Must have and maintain a current unrestricted license in any of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, or the U.S. Virgin Islands and be able to obtain clinical privileges to practice medicine at the MTF where services are provided.
  • Must have or obtain a current, valid Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration number prior to performing the contract services.
  • Must have completed a psychiatric residency approved by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education.
  • Must hold a Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) degree from an accredited graduate school of Medicine.
  • Must be Board Certified or Board Eligible in Psychiatry.
  • Must have and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
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