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Luke & Associates Clinical Psychologist- Portsmouth, VA (Working with Military Personnel) in VA, United States



  • The primary site of service shall be NMC Portsmouth, VA

  • The HCW may be assigned to other clinic locations within the primary assigned Military Treatment Facility’s (MTF’s) local commuting area.


  • Health, Dental, Vision, Short Term Disability, Long term Disability, Life Insurance

  • 401 Retirement Plan

  • Annual CME Reimbursement

  • 10 paid federal Holidays

  • 80 Hours of Vacation

  • 56 Hours of Sick Leave

  • Sign on bonus for well qualified Candidates!


  • Degree: Possess a doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology from an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited university or professional School.

  • Education: Successful completion of a psychologist intern program which has been approved by the American Psychology Association.

  • Experience: Possess experience as a Clinical Psychologist of at least two (2) years within the preceding three (3) years.

  • Licensure: Possess and maintain a valid, unrestricted license or certification to practice as a psychologist in any one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, or the U.S. Virgin Islands.

  • Additional training: The contractor will attend the Annual Navy Pain Symposium/NCPMP Meeting and shall be compensated for approved travel.

  • Certifications: BLS certification hands on course

  • U.S. Citizenship: HCWs performing under this contract shall be U.S. citizens.

  • English Language Requirement: The Contractor shall ensure that all HCWs providing services under this contract are able to read, write, and speak English well enough to effectively communicate.

  • HCW Physical Capability : HCWs shall be physically capable of standing and/or sitting for extended periods of time and physically capable of performing all services required.


  • The HCW shall perform a full range of clinical psychology services in accordance with the core privileges and/or supplemental privileges as defined by BUMEDINST 6010.30 and approved by the Commanding Officer.

  • Administer programs of treatment to mentally and emotionally disturbed individual adjustments; help medical and surgical patients deal with illnesses or injuries.

  • Assist in treating rehabilitation patients.

  • Treat individuals in times of personal crisis such as a divorce or death of a loved one.

  • Interview patients and study medical and social case histories.

  • Diagnose and evaluate mental and emotional disorders of individuals and administer programs of treatment.

  • The HCWs participate as requested in the clinical psychology internship and postdoctoral fellowship programs offered through the Mental Health Department (for no more than 25% of the Provider time). This participation may take the form of direct proctoring of trainees performing clinical activities, provision of didactic presentations, and/or participation in Training committee meetings and other committee activities. Additionally, the psychologist participates in approved research projects when requested to do so by professional staff of the Psychology Department.

  • Coordinate care with other health care providers and provide consultative services pursuant to optimal health care delivery to patients suffering from pain.

  • Participate in an on-site designated Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) tele-mentoring training program.

  • Participate in tele-mentoring, tele-medicine, and tele-consults.


  • Maintain a level of productivity comparable with that of other individuals performing similar services.

  • Participate in peer review and performance improvement activities.

  • Practice aseptic techniques as necessary. Comply with infection control guidelines to include the proper handling, storage, and disposal of infectious wastes, and the use of universal precautions to prevent the spread of infection.

  • Function with an awareness and application of safety procedures.

  • Perform efficiently in emergency patient situations following established protocols, remaining calm, informing appropriate persons, and documenting events. Anticipate potential problems/emergencies and make appropriate interventions. Notify supervisor, director, or other designated person regarding problems that the HCW is unable to manage.

  • Apply an awareness of legal issues in all aspects of patient care and strive to manage situations in a reduced risk manner.

  • Participate in the implementation of the Family Advocacy Program as directed. Participation shall include, but not be limited to, appropriate medical examination, documentation, and reporting.

  • Exercise awareness and sensitivity to patient/significant others' rights, as identified within the MTF.

  • Maintain an awareness of responsibility and accountability for own professional practice.

  • Participate in continuing education to meet own professional growth.

  • Attend and/or comply with all annual training classes required by the Command, to include but not limited to online annual training provided by the MTF: disaster training, infection control, Sexual Harassment, Bloodborne Pathogens, Fire and Safety, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE), and all other required training.

  • Actively participate in the command’s Performance Improvement Program. Participate in meetings to review and evaluate the care provided to patients, identify opportunities to improve the care delivered, and recommend corrective action when problems exist.

  • Participate in the provision of in-service training to clinic staff members. Provide training and/or direction as applicable to supporting government employe­es (e.g., hospital corpsmen, students, etc.).

  • Attend and participate in various meetings as directed.

  • Perform timely, accurate, and concise documentation of patient care.

  • Operate and manipulate automated systems such as CHCS, AHLTA, Essentris, MHS Genesis and Clinical Information System (CIS), participate in clinical staff Performance Improvement (PI) and Risk Management (RM) functions, as prescribed by the Commander. Maintain DOD email account as directed. The HCW shall be responsive to all email and voicemail communications.

  • Exercise appropriate delegation of tasks and duties in the direction and coordination of health care team members, patient care, and clinic activities.

  • Maintain documentation of all treatment provided in accordance with clinic directives, and prepare such records and reports as may be required. All records and reports must be legible. Abbreviations must be only those listed in local instructions.


    Must be comfortable in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. Must be able and willing to reprioritize on short notice and work on multiple simultaneous projects. Flexible and able to work with various personalities. Team work skills required. Time management skills required. The ability to meet deadlines in a deadline intensive environment is essential. High level of adaptability and willingness to embrace change in a fast-paced, demanding environment.

    Luke & Associates Inc. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration from employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age or any other characteristic protected by law.


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  • Services shall be provided Monday through Friday, between the hours of 0700 and 1800 hours.

  • Shifts will normally be scheduled for an eight and half (8.5) to nine (9) hour period, to include an uncompensated thirty (30) minute to sixty (60) minute lunch break.

  • I n no instance will the HCW be required to provide services in excess of eighty (80) hours per two-week period.


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