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Clinical Psychologist - Integrated Primary Care
Ref No.: 16-00115
Category: Psychologist
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Start Date: 06/24/2015
Clinical Psychologist - Integrated Primary Care (IPC)
The Birthplace of Aviation - leader of aerospace technology

The Community - Dayton, OH
Known as The Birthplace of Aviation, Dayton is home to the Wright Brothers, the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, the Wright family mansion Hawthorn Hill, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force (the world's largest and oldest military aviation museum and the state's most visited free tourist attraction!), and Wright Patterson Air Force Base where scientists and engineers at the Air Force Research Laboratories are developing the latest in aerospace technology. Dayton/Montgomery County, located at one of the busiest crossroads of America, where I-75 north/south meets I-70 east/west, also boasts an international airport serviced by the major carriers. Accessible, affordable, Dayton/Montgomery County offers world-class attractions, diverse accommodations, fantastic arts and culture performances, beautiful parks with bike and recreation trails, a variety of sporting venues and events, plus fabulous shopping and dining.

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is located less than one mile from the city of Fairborn, Ohio. The City of Dayton is within 5 miles of the installation. The base is one of the largest and most important bases in the U.S. Air Force. The past, present and future at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base are all linked with the Wright Brothers' legacy. The Wright Brothers called Dayton, Ohio, home and Daytonians have long since called their city the "Birthplace of Aviation. "


OVERVIEW
Clinical psychologist is required to function in a patient-centered medical home (PCMII) 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 6490.1 5 Integration of Behavioral Health Personnel Services Into Patience-Centered Medical Home Primary Care and other Primacy Care Service Settings and the BHOP Practice Manual.

REQUIREMENTS (duties may include, but not limited to)

Internal Behavioral Health Consultant in the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH)
  • Participates in and successfully completes two phases of Air Force IBHC training. Demonstrates core competency skills to IBHC independent practice within 90 days of starting. The 90-day threshold for demonstration of core competency skills will be extended if the Air Force is unable to provide training opportunities within 90 days.
  • Phase 1 training is approximately four days onsite at a CONUS location. The candidate shall have a 100% pass rate (minimum of a "3 " rating in each competency area of the clinical competency tool) before proceeding to Phase II.
  • Phase II training will occur within 90 days of completion of Phase I training for a two day course. The candidate shall have a 100% pass rate (minimum of a "3 " rating in each competency area of the clinical competency tool) in order to be deemed acceptable for the position.
  • 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).
  • 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 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, et:).
  • 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).
  • 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, and 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 three days in length. The candidate must complete all CF training requirements before engaging in CF patient care services.
  • Contact referred patients to assess medication treatment adherence for depression, anxiety, and PTSD disorders.
  • Use validated brief system 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.
  • Performs case management functions.
  • 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 ca re staff meetings, and others required by applicable regulations, MTF guidance, or as directed by supervisor.
  • NOTE: Supervision, as used in this PD, means clinically-related supervision only and does not include inherently governmental supervisory duties, including, but not limited to, personnel and employment related activities, i.e., timecards or leave approval.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Have a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA-accredited psychology program or a program acceptable to the Office of the Surgeon General, U.S. Air Force.
  • Have completed an APA-accredited internship/residency in professional psychology or an internship/residency acceptable to the Office of the Surgeon General, U.S. Air Force.
  • Have and maintain a current license to practice psychology in any one of the 50 states, the Dist1ict of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • Must have a minimum of one year experience as a licensed clinical psychologist.
  • Must have one year experience in the last three years in the evaluation and treatment of patients who have pain, psychological factors affecting their physical condition, or difficulty coping with medical problems.
  • Must have at least 12 months of direct hands-on experience in the last 24 months with computer operations, basic word processing, data entry, and use of an automated medical record system.
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