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U.S. Army Medicine Civilian Corps Observes June as PTSD Awareness Month

6/13/18 (Wed)

U.S. Army Medicine Civilian Corps Observes June as PTSD Awareness Month

 

June 14, 2018 - Fort Sam Houston, Texas Throughout this month, the Civilian Corps of the U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) is honoring the research, work and education lead by the National Center for PTSD. Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is not a rare condition. About 8 out of every 100 people will have PTSD at some point in their lives; the rates are even higher for those who have served in the military.

 

During this month, the Civilian Corps also aims to build awareness amongst behavioral health care professionals about career opportunities to work directly with active duty Army service members, veterans, and their families. The U.S. Army strives to continually improve its standards of behavioral health care and to reduce the stigma associated with seeking treatment among those whom it serves.

 

The Civilian Corps is highlighting open career opportunities for civilians as Psychiatrists and Psychologists as well as future roles for Counselors and Social Workers to support the U.S. Army in achieving these goals. Candidates can also visit the Civilian Corps home page to search for behavioral health care jobs at the 70+ facilities that house MEDCOM operations and staff.

 

“By filling behavioral health care positions with qualified candidates, the Civilian Corps can continue in its mission to provide the best quality of care to U.S. Army uniformed service members, the retired service members, their families and other eligible beneficiaries,” says Rosalinda Jenkins., Chief, Recruitment and Retention, Headquarters U.S. Army Medical Command, Civilian Human Resources Division.

 

Civilians make up approximately 60% of the total Army Medicine workforce and are not subject to military requirements, such as enlistment or deployment, and receive excellent benefits, including flexible work schedules, competitive salaries, and extensive health insurance coverage options,

 

MEDCOM comprises one of the largest healthcare networks in the world. It operates worldwide at more than 70 healthcare facilities and clinics, many of which are located at military bases within the United States.

 

To learn more about the Civilian Corps and its mission to source and hire the best behavioral health care professionals, please visit https://www.civilianmedicaljobs.com/behavioral-health.

 

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