Intensive Clinical Program Co-Director for the Red Sox Foundation MGH Home Base Program
Home Base/ Massachusetts General Hospital
June 7, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
The MGH Department of Psychiatry is recruiting for a full-time PhD level Psychologist to serve as the Intensive Clinical Program (ICP) Co-Director for the Red Sox Foundation MGH Home Base Program. The Co-Director works in close collaboration with the Physician Co-Director in providing overall management for the ICP. Since 2009, Home Base has worked to heal the invisible wounds for Veterans, Service Members and their Families through world-class clinical care, wellness, education and research. Invisible wounds include post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury, depression, co-occurring substance use disorder, military sexual abuse and other issues associated with service. Home Base provides clinical care and support services, as well as community education and innovative research. Home Base launched the country’s first two-week Intensive Clinical Program (ICP) to treat Veterans and Families who are struggling with the Invisible Wounds of War, including Post-Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury, Military Sexual Trauma, Depression, Anxiety and co-occurring substance use disorders. The Home Base ICP is an outpatient treatment program that combines evidence-based medicine with complementary and alternative medicine in a concentrated fashion. Patients receive roughly 50 hours of individual and group therapy. Based in Boston, but serving Veterans and Families from across the country, the Intensive Clinical Program offers a holistic and innovative approach to clinical care that includes: Comprehensive Evaluation, Individual Trauma-focused Treatment, Group Therapy, Stress Reduction & Resiliency, Fitness & Nutrition, Family Support & Education, Integrative Therapies such as Yoga, Art & Tai Chi and Social Activities during the two-week treatment period.
The position consists of 70% (0.7 FTE) clinical work at Home Base, and 30% (0.3 FTE) administrative and supervisory roles. The ICP Co-Director reports to the Chief Medical Director of Home Base and serves as a key component of the Home Base Clinical Leadership team responsible for implementation of the various new and exciting programs at Home Base. The position also allows for research opportunities, if appropriate. The responsibilities of the ICP Co-Director also include the following: ?Clinical leadership and oversight including clinical case supervision of staff psychologists, Social Work Team leader and the Veteran Outreach and Peer Support Team leader to ensure the quality of treatment and that the ICP clinical team members are appropriately utilized and operating at capacity in the ICP. ?Availability for urgent clinical situations and emergencies on an as needed basis via pager, etc. ?An estimated 70% effort scheduled direct clinical care; 30% effort will be devoted to program administration. ?Involvement in program development and outcomes metrics as well as program management to ensure alignment with evidence-based best practice as well as successful achievement of grant funding requirements and volume deliverables; ?A key component of this leadership position will include representing Home Base as an experienced clinical leader and speaker at community outreach and educational events, National events that may require some travel, and fundraising engagements; public speaking experience a plus; ?Home Base will consolidate and move to One Constitution Wharf in the Charlestown Navy Yard in late Summer 2018, as well the ICP will be doubling in size; this position serves in a leadership capacity during the planning, move and transition to the new National Center of Excellence; ?Opportunities for participation in research as appropriate.
Candidates should be: a) licensed psychologist with experience in evidence based psychotherapy for patients with traumatic stress disorders, anxiety, depression and/or substance use disorders; b) demonstrated track record of leadership, administrative oversight, program planning and management in an academic mental health setting c) dedicated to excellence in clinical care, teaching and mentorship; and d) qualified for an academic appointment at Harvard Medical School at the rank of Instructor or above. Eligibility for licensure in Massachusetts is required. Previous clinical experience with post traumatic stress disorder, alcohol and substance abuse and/or military populations is highly desirable; experience with neuropsychiatry a plus. Prior military service and/or experience working at MGH or in an academic medical center a plus. The Massachusetts General Hospital is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are strongly urged to apply. Interested individuals should apply with a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and list of 3 references addressed to Tom Spencer, MD, Chief Medical Director, Home Base Program at MGH, with attention to: Amy Fitzpatrick, Senior Administrative & Finance Manager, Home Base Program, 101 Merrimac Street 2nd floor, Boston, MA 02114, email: email@example.com
About Home Base/ Massachusetts General Hospital
The mission of the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program is to heal the heal the “invisible wounds of war,” including post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI), by connecting post-9/11 veterans and military families to world class care. Home Base provides clinical care and support services, as well as community education and innovative research. We provide clinical care to active duty service men and women, veterans, and their families.
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