Job Description

Job Title: Research Psychologist I
Job ID: 637654
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Daylight hours
Shift: Day Job
Facility: Western Psychiatric Institute
Department: Lewis - Program Funds
Location: Terrace And Lothrop Streets, Pittsburgh PA 15213

Description

Purpose:

For more than 60 years, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC has been a national leader in providing best practice, research-based care and a broad array of innovative psychiatric and addiction services for children, adolescents, adults, and seniors at every stage of their recovery. 

As part of UPMC, we provide:

  • A comprehensive range of behavioral health services
  • Research
  • Education
  • Training

Considered one of the nation's foremost academic-based psychiatric care facilities, Western Psychiatric houses the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Pittsburgh School of MedicineDedicated to providing professionals with state-of-the-art training and assistance, we are consistently ranked as one of the best in America by U.S. News & World Report.


The Research Psychologist I provides evaluation and treatment of patients with a variety of neurodevelopmental, behavior and/or mental health concerns. Provides diagnostic interviews/assessments with patients and/or families, conducts appropriate testing as needed, and provides feedback and recommendations to patients, families, and/ or community agencies/providers. May function as a sub-specialist within the unit or provide specialty services for other programs. Coordinates with care teams to plan behavioral health treatment across levels of care.


This position is in the Laboratory of Dr. David A. Lewis (http://www.lewislab.pitt.edu) and part of the NIMH, NICHD, and NINDS Brain and Tissue Repository (NBTR) in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh. The NBTR seeks to increase the number and availability of postmortem human brain specimens for the study of brain disorders through NIH-funded research protocols.


This individual will provide management and coordination to the University of Pittsburgh NIMH, NICHD, and NINDS Brain and Tissue Repository Senior Psychologists with case identification, consent request calls and determination of clinical diagnosis.



Responsibilities:
  • Consults and collaborates with multidisciplinary teams regarding patient care and treatment planning.
  • Demonstrates ability to maintain accurate and complete records and data collection, performed in a timely fashion.
  • Demonstrates highly developed knowledge and skill in the area of differential diagnosis of psychiatric disorders.
  • Maintains current knowledge of relevant literature and empirically validated treatments.
  • Maintains knowledge of the literature relevant to the assigned patient population.
  • Participates in regular supervisory meetings with direct supervisor to review adherence to program standards.
  • Performs psychological assessment with accurate diagnostic impressions.
  • Provides behavioral health services using an acute and maintenance model.
  • Provides behavioral health services, using empirically validated treatments and interventions.
  • Provides crisis sessions to support and assist patients experiencing acute distress and/or symptoms, as needed.
  • Schedules sufficient volume of patients so that direct service productivity standards are maintained within the department.
  • Works collaboratively with other service lines at UPMC and outside agencies assuring continuity of care with referral sources and other providers.

Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree in Psychology (PsyD or PhD) from an accredited institution required.
  • Two (2) years of experience in Psychology or related field required.
  • Excellent clinical interviewing and assessment/therapy skills to work with patients and families. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Pennsylvania Psychologist license
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $27.54 to $46.49

Union Position: No

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