+ Psychiatrist BC, Behavioral Health Tele-Medicine Program, WRNMMC, MD

  • 8901 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Godwin Corporation provides experienced and committed health care personnel and related health care services to the federal government and private industry. EEO www.godwincorp.com   

Job Description

Outstanding Psychiatrist, Behavioral Health Tele-Medicine Program Opportunity at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC), MD!

Come Join Our Team of exceptional health care providers at WRNMMC and experience the immense pride others have discovered in caring for Military Members, their Families and Retired Military Veterans!

* Elevate your career by applying for our Psychiatrist, Behavioral Health Tele-Medicine Program opportunity in support of WRNMMC!

* Excellent Compensation & Comprehensive Benefits!

* Full Time Position Days, Monday - Friday!

* PTO! 10 Paid Federal Holidays!

* CME Stipend!

* Malpractice Insurance Provided!

POSITION SUMMARY:  Work Site Location is WRNMMC.  Performs duties as a Practitioner and Consultant in Psychiatry with emphasis on the use of a tele- medicine delivery platform in direct support of the Behavioral Health Department. All Contract Health Care Providers (HCPs) shall meet the qualifications for Psychiatry within the scope of acceptable standards for their technical professional discipline, as those required by DoD or government service technical professionals of similar experience and in similar duty assignments. Contract HCP practices/productivity will be compared to that of other Government personnel assigned to the same medical clinic.

DUTIES: Specific duties/tasks the Psychologist shall perform, but not to be limited to;

* The Psychologist perform full range of medical services to diagnose, all levels of complexity and must come to the position with knowledge and experience (ideally having worked with the military population) providing treatment services in any capacity including, but not limited to, inpatient service, partial hospitalization service, intensive outpatient services, routine outpatient services, consultation liaison services and must be well versed to transition to any area as required. Treatments require very advanced knowledge and/or skill and selection from a variety of alternatives.

* Become proficient and comfortable with daily Telehealth consultation practices.

* Assess and resolve complex social, economic and psychosocial problems that may impact on service members’ and their families’ medical treatment as outpatients, inpatients or while the service member is being evaluated for medical discharge from the service by providing direct casework services, to include screening, assessment, treatment, referral, consultation and education and in conjunction with DoD PDH- CPGs.

* Evaluate the impact of diagnosis or lack of diagnosis with unexplained chronic symptoms on individual and family systems as well as assess patient’s functioning within work, family and routines of daily living and identify areas needing continued support, resources, and treatment in order to assist patients.

* Provide services to high-risk populations including service members pending medical discharge due to physical and or behavioral health injuries/illnesses, service members who were wounded as a result of the military duties, and the families of service members KIA. Family services include Child and Adolescent care.

* Develop, implement, and maintain a partnership with patients, other contract service providers and community resources as applicable. The contract service provider shall develop a comprehensive treatment care plan in accordance with behavioral health care standards for patients and their families.

* Advocate for patients as needed, and assist with negotiating systems in obtaining appropriate referrals. Some of these referrals may include communicating with physicians, nurses, behavioral health professionals, prevention specialists, family members, etc. Other referrals may be acquiring resources and services dealing with financial benefits and housing issues including assisting with completing proper paperwork

* Prescribe specific medication(s), treatment modalities and oversee technicians in procedures and treatments IAW MTF protocols, JC, and best practices.

* Admit and discharge patients to the mental health wards and facilities as appropriate in the continuation of safety and care of the patient

* Provide consultation services for members of the MTF staff for purposes of specialty area training. As required, the contracted HCP will serve in a teaching capacity to staff members assigned to the MTF and ambulatory clinics.

* Maintain accurate clinical records and receiving request for consultations and laboratory work of specific patients. The HCP shall complete medical charting within 72 hours of patient visit IAW with JC guidelines and WRNMMC requirements.

* Provide advice and opinions upon request by the Chief of Mental Health Services or the referring physician in support of patient care and treatment.

* Collaborates with physicians in other medical specialties on cases involving complicated and multifaceted problems and provides professional consultation, supervision, and collaborative medical support to other professional staff such as psychologists, advanced practical nurses, social workers, as well as military specific liaison work with commanders.

* Demonstrates an understanding of requirements and benefits of TRICARE and can effectively communicate these to beneficiaries. Prepares and maintains convenience file, outpatient medical record, and inpatient record documentation in accordance with service and WRNMMC SOPs. Prepares case summaries and other correspondence in a timely and effective fashion. The HCP is expected to supervise other contract employees and help physicians of lower grade level in the management of difficult or complex cases. Work is evaluated through professional discussions with, and review of medical records, by Chiefs of various clinical services and peer review and audit procedures established for psychiatric care at the institution serviced.

* Typically; tele-BH cases will cover all levels of complexity in Psychiatry. HCP will be responsible for the evaluation of clinically appropriate tele-health patients who may present as needing a higher level of care (i.e., inpatients) and will be responsible for appropriate disposition of such patients.

* The work has a direct impact on patient care (military personnel and their dependents) in dealing with mental illness and complex medical problems. The complexity of meeting the needs of patients, families, and staff, as well as the greater community requires broad and specific thinking and knowledge to maximize a positive result. The work involves establishing criteria; assessing program effectiveness; or investigating or analyzing a variety of unusual conditions, problems, or questions.

* When necessary provide a Statement on Evaluation of Fitness IAW AR-40-501 and provide timely completion of Medical Evaluation Board (MEB) dictation and paperwork. The Contract HCP shall be responsible for providing medical care during the required work hours, including routine call, as designated by the medical treatment facility (MTF), and shall provide immediate evaluation and management of emergent problems as they occur. The Contract HCP shall assume additional administrative or clinical duties as requested or needed to ensure sustainment of normal clinic operations and ensure compliance with JC standards, to include, but not limited to, managing daily schedules, reviewing and disposition consults, monitoring appointment utilization and patient access to care, conducting mandatory clinical training, monitoring clinic supplies and equipment, ensuring enforcement of clinic SOPs and standards, conducting monthly peer review and attend staff meetings.

* HCP shall expect a focused Telehealth patient load with occasional or as needed face to face patient visits.

* As a dedicated NCR-MD/WRNMMC Telehealth provider, expect to be flexible during the early stages of the operation


* Education: 1) Physician will have successfully completed Medical School (M.D. or D.O.), 2) a residency or fellowship program in psychiatry. 3) This position requires a Board Certified Psychiatrist who is recognized as an expert in the medical community. This meets Level 4 of the standard. Preferred experience within DoD and unique situations associated with service members and beneficiaries.

* Licensure: 1) Current unrestricted medical license in at least one U.S. State, District of Columbia, Commonwealth, territory or jurisdiction. All licenses shall be unencumbered and remain in effect during employment. 2) DEA Certification is required.

* Experience: Continuously employed in the practice of applicable Psychiatry procedures OR in training for 1 year of the last 3 years prior to start of work at the Military Treatment Facility.

* Certifications: 1) Current board certification by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) OR the American Osteopathic Board of Neurology and Psychiatry (AOBNP). 2) Possess and maintain a current BLS certification (American Heart Association – Healthcare Provider).

* Other Required Knowledge: 1) Ability to read, write, speak and understand English well enough to effectively communicate with all patients and other health care providers. 2) Shall be knowledgeable of equipment and supply terminology and skill sufficient to identify and use necessary equipment and supplies properly and to communicate proper use with nurses, medical staff, patients, and family members. 3) Shall be sufficiently skilled to teach patients proper self-care and to motivate patients and family members to continue the procedures for promoting rapid healing. 4) Shall possess skills necessary to provide care appropriate to age-related needs of the patients. The HCP shall demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development appropriate to the appropriate patient population served: Children, Adolescent, Adults, and Geriatric (>65). Hence the practitioner must be qualified as a Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist. 5) The Contract HCP shall demonstrate skills in interviewing, examination, assessment, and management of patients with general medical and surgical health problems. Seriously ill patients shall be managed in consultation with or by direct referral to specialty physicians. Preferred background in performing virtual (Telehealth) consultations but not necessary. 6) Preferred experience One Year experience documenting in DoD’s Electronic Medical Record (AHLTA/CHCS), e.g. (HAIMS, AHLTA, CHCS, and ESSENTRIS) and Medical Record Tracking (MRT) module within a military setting. 7) Shall receive training in Telehealth specific protocols and patient management

* Must be a U.S citizen and have the ability to pass a background check/security clearance.

Additional Information


* Duty Hours for this position are 0730 to 1600 Monday through Friday, to include uncompensated lunch break (40 hours per week).
* Work Location: Walter Reed National Medical Military Center (WRNMMC) 8901 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD.