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Clinical Psychologist

Company: Spectrum Services Group Inc.
Location: Oceanside
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

We are currently hiring a full time Clinical Psychologist to work as a Behavioral Health Consultant (BHC) at Camp Pendleton Military base.


1 Year experience as a Clinical Psychologist working independently
Ph.D or Psy.D Degree from APA accredited school
Active license in good standing from any US state or territory
Current BLS card
Have a clean background
US Citizen


$75.00 per hour W2 ($156,000 per year)
Health Insurance Coverage
11 Paid federal holidays per year
10 Days vacation per year
upto 24 hours of Sick Leave per year
Life Insurance


Education: Doctor of Philosophy degree (Ph.D or Psy.D) in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA accredited psychology program
Experience: 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 managing acute or chronic medical problems. Prior training or experience as a behavioral health provider integrated into PCMH setting is preferred. 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. An optimal candidate would have a solid understanding of experience using population health approaches to healthcare and proficiency in using motivational interviewing.
Certifications:BLS required

License: Current, full, active and unrestricted license to practice Psychology in any state
Minimum Training Requirements: Successfully completes and passes Phase I and Phase II of DHA BHC training and evaluation.
Demonstrates core competency skills for BHC independent practice (Phase II) within 90-180 days of starting.
Phase I training and evaluation is face-to-face training. The candidate shall pass Phase I training and evaluation before beginning to see patients in primary care and proceeding to Phase II training.
Phase II training and evaluation will occur within 90-180 days of completion of Phase I training and evaluation. Extension must be approved by the DHA PCBH Program Director. The candidate shall pass Phase II training and evaluation in order to remain in the position.

Security Clearance: Must have a clear background in order to pass the security clearance
Familiar with organization structure and operation methods of the Navy
Possess excellent written and oral communications skills. Effectively use correct grammar and spelling in all written communications.


Clinical psychologists are required to function in a primary care location as a full-time equivalent provider as a Behavioral Health Consultant (BHC) as detailed in the most current Primary Care Behavioral Health DHA Procedural Instruction and Procedures Manual
Will provide focused evidence-based assessment and intervention (primarily cognitive, behavioral, motivational, and acceptance-based approaches) in primary care under the Primary Care Behavioral Health (PCBH) model of service delivery for a range of problem presentations including but not limited to depression, anxiety, substance misuse, stress, insomnia, pain, obesity, diabetes, tobacco use and behaviors impacting
Services will be delivered in a manner consistent with a population health ,(e.g., 15- to 30-minute appointments; brief episodes of care; availability of same-day services, educational classes, team-based approaches to health service delivery and assessing/addressing population needs).
Will regularly engage in behaviors to increase the number and variety of referrals they receive from primary care managers (PCMs) to reach the utilization goal by maximizing opportunities to educate and train PCMH staff members on appropriate referrals and collaborating with the healthcare team to expand their ability to effectively delivery healthcare
Will provide classes with topics appropriate for primary care (e.g., stress management class, sleep enhancement class, chronic pain class), and in a format appropriate for primary care (e.g. educational, didactic in nature; open enrollment; not psychotherapy process oriented).
Will work independently and effectively use appropriate communication format in addressing and resolving professional issue: use skill in communicating with people who may be physically or mentally ill, uncooperative, fearful, emotionally distraught, and occasionally
Must possess organizational, problem-solving, and communication skills to articulate medical recommendations to patients, families/care givers, medical and non-medical staff in a professional and courteous
Will successfully consult with primary care managers (PCMs) on-demand about general issues and specific patients; ensure PCMs receive same-day verbal and/or written feedback on patients seen each day
Deliver brief presentations/trainings to primary care team members regarding behavioral health issues and how they can provide stepped-care services on a range of patient problem presentations
Participate in team efforts to develop, implement, evaluate, and revise clinical pathway programs needed in the
Will provide concise documentation of care and recommendations in the patient's electronic medical record after the patient is seen within the allowable timeframe defined by the MTF standard.
Will effectively manage a full daily patient load and maintain scheduled template consistent with the DHA
Assist providers who are in training or not fully licensed, if
Participate in approved research and quality improvement projects relating to primary care behavioral health
Consult with medical personnel, legal authorities, and military commanders as
Attend and participate in meetings and required trainings (i.e. pain training, BBTI training, and etc) during normal duty hours and professional staff conferences and other appropriate professional Participate in pain and/or sleep pathways and other initiatives as required by the DHA policy.
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
Participate in peer review


Monday through Friday 0600-1800 with 1 hour paid lunch break- 40 hours per week.

Keywords: Spectrum Services Group Inc., Oceanside , Clinical Psychologist, Healthcare , Oceanside, California

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