PROJECT TITLE: PSYCHOLOGY TECHNICIANS BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICE LINE / TELE-BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SUPPORT
Position PSYCHOLOGY TECHNICIAN
Place of Performance JBSA BAMC
Requires completion of at least 480 hours of college or university courses of any type (30 semester hours or 40 quarter hours), plus having worked in the field of mental health or substance abuse treatment for at least one year.
Requires completion of at least 960 hours of college or university courses of any type (60 semester hours or 80 quarter hours), plus having worked in the field of mental health or substance abuse for at least one years.
Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certifications by way of an American Heart Association approved training program. The certification shall be maintained in a current status at all times while performing services under this contract at the BHCP’s or contractor’s expense.
Must possess knowledge and skill sufficient to perform a varied range of Psychological care with a concentration in the treatment of substance use disorders.
Responsible for all phases of the admissions and discharge process to include case management. Provides patients with orientation to the program. Performs triage mental status evaluations for military beneficiaries to assist in determining the mental, emotional, and or behavioral (fitness for duty and assignments; administrative discharge) need for further treatment at DBH or specialty services.
Assists in the collection, processing and distribution of intake forms. Assists professional staff with providing unit command consultation services, which emphasize the building of a coordinated, relationship between unit commands and the AMIOP.
Must be able to document effectively in medical records (both paper and automated) and effectively use appropriate medical terminology.
Reviews clinical notes for correctness and clinical professional standards in accordance with Quality Assurance standards.
Provide assistance and participates in the planning and evaluation of patient needs and in providing a safe and therapeutic environment. Participates in treatment team, case staffing reviews and discharge planning. Identifies and reevaluates an individual’s strengths, weaknesses, problems and needs in order to assist in developing a care plan. Works with patients, utilizing a variety of group treatment procedures or individually, to explore patient behavior in assuming responsibility and accepting consequences of poor judgment or non-acceptable behavior.
Conducts and assist with interview, and psycho-physiological assessments conducted with patient’s computer data entry.
Monitor and report escalation of patient’s behavioral patterns. Able to recognize signs and symptoms of escalation, understands violence and violence risk factors, observation and assessment, recognizing stress levels and intervening appropriately (de-escalation).
Performs limited short-term supportive counseling under supervision of professional behavioral health staff to aid individuals in crisis management, stress management, problem solving, expanding and/or further developing coping techniques. Develops treatment plans focusing on functional improvements in work, home, and social roles
Helps to coordinate referrals to appropriate military (outpatient and inpatient) and civilian treatment providers.
Provides administrative services, data analysis, and customer service to facilitate efficient and effective processes for patients to access various services within the AMIOP. Helps to coordinate referrals to appropriate military (outpatient and inpatient) and civilian treatment providers. Schedules patients and arranges for proper disposition of cases using the computerized hospital scheduling system and charting clients in the Armed Forces electronic medical records system.
The credentialing/privileging process takes between 30-45 days.
All contract providers under this CSA must undergo a criminal history background check
Must possess a high degree of flexibility required to work with patients who may become emotionally charged, fearful and unwilling to cooperate
Hours of Performance
Monday through Friday operation, excluding federal holidays and Government designated training holidays. Normal duty hours are 0730 to 1630.
In the event the patient load decreases, the COR or the on-duty supervisor will provide the following alternatives; float the contracted Psychological Technician (s) to other appropriate patient care sites to administer behavioral health care or cancel any scheduled shift. A Psychological technician may not refuse to float to other areas.