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Applied Research Psychologist – Integrated Primary Care Behavioral Health
ICF is seeking a PhD or PsyD Psychologist with demonstrated experience providing integrated behavioral health services in primary care settings and strong data management and analytics experience to serve as a critical member of the team responsible for supporting implementation of the Primary Care Behavioral Health (PCBH) model of care throughout the DoD. The selected candidate will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to develop curriculum and training implementation plans related to PCBH team functioning and leadership; and to monitor and track delivery and efficacy of that training.
The position is currently remote 4-days/week and at the client location in Silver Spring, MD one day per week. Candidate must reside in the DMV.
Duties and responsibilities:
- Develop and conduct program and project monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities of the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) Deputy Assistant Director for Medical Affairs (DAD-MA) in support of PCBH initiatives across the Military Health System.
- Work with a multi-disciplinary team to develop and evaluate effectiveness of PCBH programs that support optimization of PCBH team functioning including functioning within the larger Primary Care Medical Home team. This will include data maintenance, analysis, synthesis, and written reports.
- Conduct systematic reviews of professional literature.
- Apply expert-level knowledge to further the understanding of PCBH team issues in military health care settings and to support implementation and evaluation of evidence-based best practices.
- Develop training products based on current professional evidence and clinical practice guidelines.
- Apply expert-level knowledge in approaches to monitoring, and both quantitative and qualitative evaluation methods to the design, development, and implementation of robust evaluation plans.
- Be principally responsible for data collection, storage, manipulation, and analysis in support of targeted monitoring and evaluation activities; prepare periodic performance monitoring reports and focused evaluation reports. This responsibility often includes working across multiple programs.
- Clearly communicate progress and findings to program stakeholders.
- Produce professional reports, manuscripts, and presentations; and deliver presentations, teach and train members of multi-disciplinary primary care medical teams; provide professional consultation in areas related to primary care behavioral health and program/process improvement
- Identify key evaluation questions for each project to be evaluated; Review project documentation to develop logic models to guide evaluation efforts and assess adequacy of available data and determine necessary actions to collect additional data to address identified evaluation questions
- Coordinate with external analysts to arrange and secure data set acquisition from central medical data repositories.
- Manage and prepare complex relational databases and datasets to facilitate data analysis and carry out appropriate statistical analyses
- Prepare project evaluation reports detailing evaluation background, critical evaluation questions, evaluation methods employed, findings, and recommendations; Develop presentations for client project staff and leadership to share findings and assist with action plan development.
- Work in both partnership with others and independently, to develop complex data processing tools to support information dissemination activities.
- US Citizen as required by contract and the ability to obtain and maintain a clearance/Public Trust
- Doctoral degree in professional Psychology (Clinical, Counseling, Industrial/Organizational, Research Psychology, etc.) from a graduate program accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) or Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) at the time the degree was granted.
- Completed a professional psychology internship program that was accredited by the APA or CPA at the time the program was completed.
- Must hold a current license to practice psychology.
- A minimum of 10 years post-doctorate experience including a minimum of two years’ experience providing services in the Primary Care Behavioral Health model of care.
- 3+ years of professional work experience conducting quantitative data collection and analyses and preparing technical reports/briefing materials
- Intermediate or advanced proficiency with MS Office Applications (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Access), SPSS, SAS, or other contemporary analytical software
- Demonstrated experience in analyzing, interpreting, and summarizing data.
- Prior experience implementing data management capabilities for ongoing and new research projects.
- Oral presentation and facilitation skills
- Experience in one or more of the following: Statistics; Selection and Assessment; Survey Design, Administration and Analysis; Organization Assessment using quantitative and/or qualitative data collection; Program Assessment and Evaluation.
- Mastery of statistical methods (e.g., standard deviation, correlation, t-test, chi-square, regression, ANOVA).
- Ability to communicate technical/statistical information to non-technical audiences
- Experience designing and analyzing surveys (e.g., sampling, item writing, reliability, validity)
- Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision-making capabilities
- Superior interpersonal skills including courtesy, professionalism, and a cooperative attitude
- Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment under strict deadlines
- Knowledge of the federal sector
- Oral presentation and facilitation skills
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