U.S. Army Medicine Civilian Corps Kicks off 2013 Recruitment Efforts with Online Behavioral Health Career Fair

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Comments from Chief of Behavioral Health, LTC(P) Sharette K. Gray, at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center and Dr. Joseph Harrison, Chief, Recruitment and Retention, Headquarters U.S. Army Medical Command, Civilian Human Resources Division.

Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center

“The Embedded Behavioral Health model revolutionizes care delivery and is a very forward and preventative approach to care."

The Civilian Corps of the United States Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) launches an online career fair Monday, Jan. 28 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 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.

“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 provider staff – 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.

“Each Embedded Behavioral Health team is small enough to become a cohesive unit and at the same time, people enjoy the job satisfaction of being able to form relationships with soldiers and see progress,” notes LTC(P) Gray. “We have found that soldiers do really well with having a designated team of providers embedded within their unit. It allows for greater care and decreases the stigma of behavioral health care being foreign and inaccessible for soldiers.”

The interactive online career fair will be hosted at http://www.civilianmedicaljobs.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 exceptional benefits of working with the Civilian Corps.

“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. “The behavioral health online career fair for the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center is part of our 2013 recruitment efforts that will ultimately lead to greater access to qualified behavioral health providers for our military community.”

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.

All press inquiries and interview requests should be directed to Jackie Fennington at (540) 370-0030 or jackief(at)agencymabu(dot)com. To learn more about the Civilian Corps, visit http://www.civilianmedicaljobs.com.

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