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Now Hiring: Behavioral Health Providers to Support Military Personnel

By January 28, 2013

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If you are interested in a medical career that offers all the benefits of the military (stability, work/life balance, opportunity, etc.) without actually joining a branch of the military, a civilian medical job with the Civilian Corps of the United States Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) may be an excellent job option for you.

Now is an excellent time to explore such careers for 2013, as MEDCOM launches an online career fair today through Friday Feb.1, to recruit for behavioral health professionals at the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center (CRDAMC) and other locations nationwide. Through the online career fair, the CRDAMC Behavioral Health Department located at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas (just north of Austin) is ramping up its efforts to establish additional Embedded Behavioral Health (EBH) teams to provide quality and timely care to military personnel, beneficiaries and their families. Other locations are also hiring, including Colorado, the Carolinas, Georgia, Arizona, Alaska, California, and more.

The interactive online career fair is hosted at www.onlinemedicaljobs.com/webfair. Interested individuals have the opportunity to apply online and post their resumes, submit questions and receive feedback from career consultants and learn more about rewarding career opportunities and the benefits of working with the Civilian Corps.

"The Embedded Behavioral Health model revolutionizes care delivery and is a very forward and preventative approach to care," says Sharette K. Gray, MD, LTC(P), MC, Chief, Behavioral Health, CRDAMC. The EBH model establishes a close knit team of seven providers - including one psychiatrist or psychiatric nurse practitioner, three psychologists and three social workers - along with six administrative staff to provide both routine, clinical treatment as well as outreach treatment to a specific unit. Through the intimate nature of the EBH model, providers are able to gain insight as to what they need to work on with the specific unit and what kind of advice they can give commanders by getting to know the unit in a non-clinical setting.

"MEDCOM is dedicated to staffing our medical treatment facilities worldwide with the most qualified professionals to provide excellent health care to military personnel, beneficiaries and their families," says Dr. Joseph Harrison, Chief, Recruitment and Retention, Headquarters U.S. Army Medical Command, Civilian Human Resources Division.

According to a MEDCOM spokesperson, the Army Medicine Civilian Corps provides exceptionally rewarding career opportunities for civilians to practice their medical specialty while serving those who serve their country. Civilian Corps employees are not subject to military requirements, such as enlistment or deployment, and receive exceptional benefits, including health and life insurance, flexible work schedules, state-of-the-art training and equipment, tuition reimbursement and more.

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