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Locums- Clinical Psychologist

Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

Posted: 05/27/24 Employment Type: Temporary Position: Psychologist Job Number: 9231 Specialty: Behavioral Health

Job Description

VHS is looking for an experienced Psychologist with mental and behavioral health experience for an opportunity in Fort Walton, FL!
Be the Best!  Join our team of exceptional health care professionals across the nation. Come discover the immense pride and job satisfaction our Employees experience in providing care for our Military Members, their Families and Retired Military Veterans!  

Work Schedule:

Normal schedule is 9 hours between 7:00am and 4:00pm, with a one-hour lunch. No call, no weekend, no holidays!

Practice Specific Details and Tasks: The Clinical Psychologist will perform a full range of clinical psychology services, to include but not limited to the following:

• Practice within the guidelines of their state licensing board, American Psychological Association Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct, and MTF privileges.
• Conduct psychological evaluations utilizing information from clinical interviews, psychological testing, and collateral sources, as appropriate.
• Establish psychiatric diagnoses according to the American Psychiatric Association Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Disorders.
• Provide psychological treatment for individuals and groups; help medical and surgical patients deal with illnesses or injuries.
• Assist in rehabilitation of patients.

• 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 both the Mental Health records of all patients seen, as appropriate, and produces 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)
• Conduct more comprehensive psychological evaluations to address complex diagnostic and treatment issues. Provide counseling in a short-term treatment environment.

Minimum Qualifications:
  •  Education: Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical or Counseling Psychology from an APA accredited psychology program.
  •  Internship/Residency: Successful completion of an APA accredited Pre-Doctoral Internship or Post Doctoral Residency in professional psychology.
  •  Experience: Minimum the HCW shall have experience delivering one or more of the following evidence-based trauma modalities: Prolonged Exposure, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, and/or Written Exposure Therapy.
  • At least two (2) years professional experience working in an outpatient mental health clinic.
  •  Licensure: Must have a current, valid, and unrestricted license as a Clinical Psychologist from any state.
  •  Life Support Certification: AHA or ARC BLS Healthcare Provider certification. Note: May obtain BLS upon acceptance, prior to start date.
  •  Security: Must possess ability to pass a government background check/security clearance.

VieMed Healthcare Staffing is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.
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