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FAR Government, Inc. Quality Care Psychologist in San Antonio, Texas

FAR Government, Inc. (FARGOV) headquartered in Stafford, VA., is a premier, economically disadvantaged woman-owned Small Business that provides federal professional services, primarily engaged in providing advanced information technology, cyber security, management systems support, as well as business and infrastructure management services. We are among the most innovative, respected, and ethical providers of technology solutions to the United States government. Our mission is to provide superior-quality, innovative, information technology solutions that help federal agencies best aid, serve and protect the American people. Job

Title: Quality of Care Psychologist

Location: Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX

Salary: $45/hour (can be negotiated)

Schedule: 07:00-16:00 (Monday to Friday)

FAR Government, Inc. is looking for an experienced and qualified Quality of Care Psychologist to ensure the Mental Health (MH) needs of Air Force beneficiaries are met. The contractor should provide patient safety and quality of care domains and standardizing best practices for our workforce.

General Requirements:

  • License (current) to practice psychology in any one of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, and territory of the United States to include Puerto Rico, Guam, and the United States Virgin Islands.

  • Ability to communicate in English clearly, both written and orally.

  • Self-directed and possesses leadership, organizational, communication and interpersonal skills; with the ability to work independently with no supervision.

  • Must demonstrate the ability to motivate and mentor others through use of training and coaching skills and the ability to communicate information on programs and activities, both orally and in writing, to diverse audiences.

  • Contractor personnel shall be knowledgeable with standard software programs such as the Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Suite.

  • Have working knowledge of latest versions of office automation software and recognize potential enhancements or limitations of new software utilized within their area of expertise/tasking

  • Complete all tasks and subtasks by the suspense issued at the time the task is received.

  • Have working knowledge of Government regulations, policies, procedures, and limitations within their scope of responsibilities.

  • Coordinate with the management levels, as required by DoD policies or procedures.

  • Assist the Government in a smooth transition of services when a change of personnel is necessary, whether due to Contractor personnel?s notice of discontinuance of service.

Education:

  • Doctorate of Philosophy or Doctorate of Psychology degree in clinical or counseling psychology from an American Psychological Association accredited psychology program.

  • Completion of an American Psychological Association accredited internship/residency in clinical psychology.

Experience:

  • Three (3) years? experience in the last six (6) years providing clinical care in a Department of Defense (AF clinic experience preferred) MH Clinic.

  • Documented knowledge of suicide risk assessment, management, treatment research, and policies dealing with suicide risk.

  • Clinical experience within the past 12 months including direct hands-on experience working with patients at risk for suicide.

  • Three (3) years? experience mentoring, teaching or training other professionals.

  • 12 months of direct hands-on experience within the last 24 months with computer operations, basic word processing, data entry, and use of an automated medical record system.

Duties: The Psychologist Shall:

  • Assist the MH Division as the primary POC for record reviews for administrative separations (Average of 5 per month) as well as suicide attempts and completions.

  • Conduct a needs assessment each year with the MH Division to identify program develop needs, strategic planning requirements, and continuous processing improvement needs. This report will be delivered 10 business days prior to meeting/presentation. The Contractor shall provide the Technical Report IAW CDRL A005.

  • Ensure all Air Force policies are followed for the mental health related care of the patient and report any deficiencies in care. Track those requirements that are not being regularly met as well as develop and implement a countermeasure program.

  • Provide subject matter expertise in all Air Force (AF) suicide risk guidance and administrative separations including aspects of relevant Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI)s, AF Guide and Air Force Instructions (AFI)s such as AFI 90-905 and 44-172.

  • Track findings, identify trends, recommend process improvements and identify best practices to the field in the area of quality and evidence-based practice.

  • Creates reports and present briefings to the AFMOA leadership and MTFs across the AFMS on lessons learned from these suicide reviews.

  • Create a standard of care review (delivered electronically to the SGHW) following each suicide notification and use this information to create standardized templates, checklists, resources, guidance, and training for the AFMS on suicide risk assessment, management and treatment based on existing DoD and AF policies and clinical practice guidelines policies.

  • Represent AFMOA MH as the primary POC for reviewing medical records when the AFMOA/Commander is requested to endorse an administrative separation recommendation for a mental health condition. This requires a package of information be put together and routed through SGHW and AFMOA/CC for signatures. The MH Division estimates five (5) packages are completed each month or 60 annually. When policy requirements for administrative separation are not met, the Contractor personnel will disclose those deficiencies to the MTF requesting AFMOA/CC endorsement.

  • Attend MH Division conferences and meetings and create meeting minutes IAW CDRL A002, no later than 10 business days after the meeting/presentation.

  • Create and maintains on Knowledge Exchange (KX) the standardized templates, checklists, resources, guidance, and training for the AFMS on recommendations for Administrative Separation, Suicide Risk Assessment and Treatment.

  • Participate in and serve as the POC for other MH research projects, quality improvement initiatives, and other MH Division taskings at the discretion of the COR. This may include but is not limited to: developing resources and training for evidence-based treatment, participating in research projects, organizing and/or creating briefs for webinars, planning conferences, collecting and analyzing data for program evaluation efforts, and responding to mental health questions from the AFMS.

Why FAR Government?

You can take pride in working for a company dedicated to serving our government by providing the best, most cost-effective solutions for the US Government. Our work helps the US Government secure our nation, support the efforts of our military and intelligence communities, and provide lifesaving medical services to our soldiers, vets, and their families. Please submit your most up-to-date resume. Please be sure to highlight your relevant experience. FAR Government is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all qualified candidates to apply.

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