Goldbelt, Inc.

Pediatric Psychologist - Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Job Locations JP-47-Okinawa
Health Services
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


Accelerating the delivery of care and providing superior force health readiness across the Military, Federal, and Civilian landscapes. Goldbelt Glacier is committed to providing transformative and comprehensive health operational capabilities to support customers across scientific, clinical, technological, and program management areas.



As a part of the Goldbelt Glacier Team, you will be supporting the Naval Logistics Command with medical services for active-duty military personnel, their dependents, eligible DoD civilian employees, and other eligible beneficiaries designated by the Government. As a HealthCare Worker (HCW), you will be assigned to either a Military Treatment Facility (MTF) or other Federal medical treatment facilities in Japan. 


Essential Job Functions:

  • The HCW shall perform the applicable duties given in the Section C of the basic contract.
  • Provide highly specialized clinical psychology (pediatric) services to children from birth to age 21 and their families; also provide crisis intervention and acute inpatient care to adults through the Naval Hospital Emergency Department, Wards 3 South and 3 East.
  • Administer, score, and interpret specialized psychological testing instruments for children, adolescents and developmental instruments for infants.
  • Testing shall include assessment for developmental disorders such as Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome, Autism, and Mental Retardation; disruptive behavior disorders such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Oppositional Defiant Disorder; Emotional and Psychotic disorders.
  • Conduct bio-psycho-social assessments of individuals and families through review medical/school records, interviews with the patient, family members, significant caretakers, personnel and direct observation in Outpatient Child Mental Health Clinic.
  • Complete written reports with implications of diagnosis and treatment within prescribed timelines and according to guidelines prescribed by the supervisor or higher authority.
  • Diagnosis is made consistent with problems identified in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, (DSM-IV). Provide outpatient psychotherapy in a variety of modalities, including individuals, families and group therapy.
  • Collaborate with other disciplines within USNH Okinawa, USAF 18th Medical Group, DoD Dependent Schools (DODDS), the Commanding Officer and appropriate community agencies. Collect data from all involved agencies as necessary to ensure that services are being provided in a coordinated manner and to evaluate the quality of relationships among the special needs child, family, school and involved community agencies.
  • Adult Services Provide immediate consultation to aid in the evaluation and management of emergent/urgent patient situations.
  • Provide return consultations to any requesting Naval Hospital staff healthcare provider; responses to consultations for same day requests will be provided within 24 hours.
  • Work closely with clinical staff regarding patient awareness/wellness programs that are in relation to the mental health field. Identify and diagnose the full range of adult psychological problems as identified in the DSM-IV.
  • Provide crisis intervention and short term therapeutic services to individuals admitted to the inpatient unit. Inform the Supervisor of any needs of present and projected patient populations, optimal utilization of personnel and material resources, training requirements, implementation of policies, criteria and standards pertaining to services.
  • Obtain approval by the Supervisor and other higher authority as determined by law and regulation. Become familiar with and demonstrate awareness of the Bylaws of the Medical Staff, Department of Defense TRICARE Program and the organizational and operational policies of the MTF.
  • Travel.
  • The HCW may be required to travel to provide services and /or attend in accordance with Section C.11 of the basic contract. 


Necessary Skills and Knowledge:

  • Be able to comply with all applicable Federal, State, and local laws, Department of Defense, Department of Navy, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, and MTF instructions and policies.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software applications including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook Able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language fluently and maintain good communication skills with patients and other health care personnel.
  • A thorough understanding of the military lifestyle and experience working with military family members.
  • Working knowledge of relevant military, state, federal, and local laws and resources.
  • Highly developed written, oral, and presentation communication skills.
  • Ability to commute to and from various locations as needed.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Shall adhere to the applicable qualification requirements given in Section of the basic contract.
  • Possess a doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology from an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited university or professional school. Successful completion of a psychologist intern program.
  • Possess and maintain a valid, unrestricted license or certification to practice as a psychologist in any one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, or the U.S. Virgin Islands. Successful 2-year post-doctoral fellowship in child or adolescent psychology from an APA accredited program.
  • Have a minimum of one year full-time experience as a Clinical Psychologist (Pediatric) within the last five year(s).
  • Provide two letters of recommendation written within the last two years attesting to clinical skills. A minimum of one of the letters must be from a supervisor. The other letter must be from either a clinic or hospital administrator, or a practicing physician. Reference letters shall attest to the quality and quantity of experience. The letters may also address patient rapport and the communication skills between practitioner and patient and among peers. Recommendation letters must include name, title, phone number, date of reference, address and signature of the individual providing reference.


Pay and Benefits

At Goldbelt, we value and reward our team's dedication and hard work. We provide a competitive base salary commensurate with your qualifications and experience. As an employee, you'll enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision insurance, a 401(k) plan with company matching, tax-deferred savings options, supplementary benefits, paid time off, and professional development opportunities.


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