Sanford Federal Inc. (SANFORD) headquartered in Stafford, VA., is a Service-Disabled Veteran 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: Psychologist
Based at: Gallup, New Mexico
JobSummary:Sanford Federal is looking for a successful Psychologist who is very perceptive, has strong listening skills, and is an excellent critical thinker to support the mission of the Indian Health Service (IHS). A psychologist primary job is to understand and explain thoughts, emotions, feelings, and behavior and using techniques such as observation, assessment, and experimentation when treating patients.
Requirements:The Candidate must meet the following requirements
- A current, valid, active, unrestricted license to practice psychology in a state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a Territory of the United States, throughout the hours of operation.
- A current, valid, unrestricted driver's license in any state.
- A minimum of twenty-four (24) months of experience within their specialty.
- A documented successful completion of a Clinical Psychology Internship program.
- Current Basic Life Support (BLS) is mandatory for all specialties.
- Basic knowledge, skills, and abilities to use a computer.
- Communication and Language:
- Capable of reading, understanding, speaking, and writing English to effectively communicate with patients and other health care workers, and respectful of the local, American Indian and Alaska Native culture.
- Capable of demonstrating sensitivity to cross-cultural and language differences and able to work through interpreters as necessary for non-English speaking patients, be cognizant of surrounding and adjacent communities, and be able to work with a diverse work force that is predominantly BI-lingual and Native American staffed.
Duties: The Psychologist will undertake the following duties and responsibilities:
- Interview and examine medical patients, review past medical history, medication lists and requests and/or perform diagnostic tests and examinations, deemed necessary to obtain all possible information related to each case.
- Evaluate patient symptoms, designing treatment plans and educate the patient and family about their condition and initiating care.
- Perform evaluation and diagnosis, care and treatment of behavioral health patients and consults from other departments or facilities.
- Make preliminary diagnoses, directs, or provides treatment, or arranges for specialized care or patient referral as required base decisions upon information obtained, professional medical knowledge and skills and prescribed policies and procedures.
- Consult with health professionals from other medical disciplines whenever necessary to more clearly define a patient's problem and seek assistance to safely provide the necessary interventions.
- Refer patients to appropriate medical facilities, providing full clinical information for care and diagnostic procedures that cannot be adequately provided at local IHS facilities.
- Coordinate and integrate information obtained into the ongoing health care and assures the provision of timely follow up care as required.
- Prepare appropriate medical records for patients seen to assure the accumulation and organization of all pertinent clinical data needed to provide comprehensive care.
- Review prescriptions accurately following Federal and U.S. Public Health Service laws and policies. Standards of care developed or adopted by the professional staff of the facility shall be the criteria for appropriateness of drug therapy review.
- Perform in accordance with the approved privileges through the credentialing process.
- Make notes of observations to be incorporated into clinical records.
- Provide emergency/crisis care as well as definitive management for cases that do not require referral and arrange follow up services.
- Dictate clinical reports and correspondence concerning medical patients to physicians, hospitals, and other individuals and facilities.
Why Sanford Federal?
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.
Sanford Federal is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all qualified candidates to apply.
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