Chenega Corporation Adult Psychologist in Bethesda, Maryland


Company Job Title:

Adult Psychologist

Chenega Job Title:

Registered Nurse IV

SCA WD Labor Category:

Registered Nurse IV





WRNMMC, Bethesda MD

Reports To:

Program Manager

FLSA Status:

Non-Exempt, Full Time,

Prepared Date:


Approved Date:


Executive Order 13495, The Non Displacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts provide first right of refusal to incumbents on contracts. If the position is accepted by the incumbent on the job, other application/resume of non-incumbents will not be reviewed.

Summary: TheAdult Psychologistwill provide patient assessment, evaluation and develop course of treatment with problems of personality, emotional adjustment, or mental illness and perform psychotherapy with patients, either through individual sessions or through group therapy sessions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:(Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position)

  • Complete patient assessment, evaluation and develop course of treatment with problems of personality, emotional adjustment, or mental illness and perform psychotherapy with patients, either through individual sessions or through group therapy sessions.

  • Conduct psychosocial evaluations and provides therapeutic interventions including crisis counseling to individuals, groups and families as needed to facilitate behavioral health clinical care management and optimize care.

  • Administer and interpret psychological tests which are used for diagnosing mental and personality disorders, and for differentiating between organic and functional causes of behavior disorders.

  • 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 their military duties, and the families of service members killed in action.

  • Develop a comprehensive treatment care plan in accordance with behavioral health care standards for patients and their families.

  • Coordinates services for those patients who move to another location to ensure continuity of care. Facilitates transfer of the case to local behavioral health care case management resources, as appropriate.

  • Performs Mental Status Evaluations, Fitness for Duty Evaluations, Chapter Evaluations and other clinical examinations requiring a DSM -IV diagnosis. As such, provider must be a skilled diagnostician, and familiarize themselves with relevant provisions of AR 40-501, Standards of Medical Fitness, and AR 635-200 Enlisted Ranks Personnel to properly evaluate and classify such Soldiers.

  • Responsible for the completion of individual workload accountability in accordance with clinic, medical treatment facility and program requirements.

  • Attends and participate in patient care reports, patient care conferences, team conferences, professional staff conferences and any other appropriate professional activities only to the extent that such attendance and participation is relative to assigned cases and/or performance of contract services as determined by the MTF Commander, C, Department of Psychiatry or Service OIC, and other assigned supervisors, as required.

Non-Essential Duties:

  • Other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • NONE

Minimum Qualifications:(To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.)

  • Doctorate in clinical or counseling psychology from an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited program and must have completed an APA approved clinical psychology internship.

  • Must maintain current certification in American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers; American Heart Association Healthcare Provider Course; American Red Cross CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) for the Professional Rescuer; or equivalent.

  • A minimum of two (2) years within the past five (5) years in the practice of clinical psychology, preferably in a Government setting such as a DOD or Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) MTF and providing clinical services to individuals, couples or groups in clinical psychotherapy services.

  • Must have and maintain a current license to practice Clinical or Counseling Psychology in any one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam or the U.S. Virgin Islands that allows for the independent practice of clinical services. This license must be current, valid, and unrestricted.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Sufficiently skilled to teach patients proper self-care and to motivate patients and family members to continue the procedures for promoting rapid healing.

  • Possess skills necessary to provide care appropriate to any age-related needs of the patients. The Contract Psychologist shall demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development appropriate to the appropriate patient population served: Infants, Children, Adolescent, Adults, and Geriatric (>65).

  • Possess the ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary health care team, work some evenings and weekends as needed, walk and stand for extended periods of time and be able to manage stress, as evidenced by the ability to respond and to meet demands of case load, such as submitting proper documentation and referrals.

  • Possess knowledge and experience with military health system, combat/deployment issues, people suffering from medically unexplained symptoms, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and/or disasters are highly desired.

  • Expected to have proficiency in administration and interpretation of basic psychological test measures to include Intelligence Testing, Personality Testing with Objective and Projective Testing, and basic neuropsychological screening techniques, such as Mental Status exams or Dementia Rating Scales.

  • Be cognizant of the issues and considerations associated with caring for special patient populations including Wounded Warriors, Member of Congress, the President and Presidential appointees, United States Government Executives with special security needs and clearances and Veterans and Service members of the United States military.


  • Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Educates others on the value of diversity; Promotes a harassment-free environment; Builds a diverse workforce.


  • Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.

Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Work Environment:

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • The employee will normally work in a temperature-controlled office environment, with frequent exposure to electronic office equipment.

  • During visits to areas of operations, may be exposed to extreme cold or hot weather conditions. Is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and loud noise.

Chenega Corporation and family of companies is an EOE.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Native preference under PL 93-638.

We participate in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.


Organization: Chenega Healthcare Services

Title: Adult Psychologist

Location: Maryland-Bethesda

Requisition ID: 1800002924