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The position will serve as a Lead Behavioral Health Specialist to support the Osseointegration Program within Orthopaedics, WR-USU Department of Surgery at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
The incumbent is responsible for providing technical expertise, guidance, and direct clinical service in the area of behavioral health for the DoD Osseointegration Program for current and future activities related to amputee treatment and combat wounded care. The candidate’s responsibilities include the coordination of clinical study participation and assuring that accurate study documentation complies with all governing regulations. The candidate will acts as a liaison with physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers and other medical providers at WRNMMC and partnering centers in order share information, capabilities, and advancements regarding current and emerging psychological issues also be involved with osseointegration patient management, data collection, and analysis. Experience working with amputee and combat wounded patients is highly desirable.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Have a doctoral degree from an accredited graduate program in psychology. Hold a full, current, and unrestricted license to practice psychology at the doctoral level in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or the District of Columbia. Knowledge of clinical research procedures; excellent interpersonal skills; ability to communicate effectively and to work with individuals of all levels. The candidate should be well-organized; ability to handle multiple tasks; ability to meet deadlines of projects; ability to facilitate communication among supervisors, team members, and patients. Experience working with and/or supervising a multidisciplinary team of behavioral health professionals. Broad understanding of biopsychosocial aspects of patient care. Experience working with psychological and psychiatric sequelae of medical disease and complications.
Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Doctoral degree from an accredited graduate program in psychology.
Minimum Experience: 10+ years’ experience working with amputees and combat veterans. Experience within the US military medical system. WRNMMC experience preferred.
Physical Capabilities: Long periods of sitting, conducting patient visits in person and by phone, and data entry.
Required Licenses, Certification or Registration: Hold a full, current, and unrestricted license to practice psychology at the doctoral level in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or the District of Columbia.
Background Requirement: Employee must be able to pass the WRNMMC security background process and obtain required WRNMMC credentials.
HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.