Job Description

Job Title: Psychologist II (Neuropsychologist)
Job ID: 676357
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Monday-Friday, daylight hours
Shift: Day Job
Facility: Western Psychiatric Institute
Department: Psych Testing
Location: 3811 O'hara Street, Pittsburgh PA 15213


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 Psychologist II (Neuropsychologist) provides evaluation and treatment of child and adolescent 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.

  • Attend Interagency Treatment Team Planning Meetings as deemed necessary.
  • Choose appropriate test battery, conducts clinical interviews, administers and scores standardized psychological tests and prepares written report of evaluation.
  • Complete evaluations within 45 days prior to the initiation or continuation of services and must be updated every 6 months
  • Conduct face-to-face, strength-based psychiatric or psychological evaluations and re-evaluations of children and adolescents. Evaluations will follow Guidelines For Best Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services' format.
  • Consults and collaborates with multidisciplinary teams regarding patient care and treatment planning.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of behavior management techniques and skills to aid in the development of individualized behavior plans. Provide behavioral consultation to Specialty Counselors and/or other members of the treatment team.
  • 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.
  • Determine specific elements of medical necessity and rule-out the need for psychiatric hospitalization.
  • Diagnosis must be listed in the most recent Diagnostic and Statistical Manual and include Axes I and II (or an ICD-9-CM diagnosis) and III-V.
  • Maintains current knowledge of relevant literature and empirically validated treatments.
  • Maintains knowledge of the literature relevant to the relevant patient population.
  • Modify testing procedures as necessary to accommodate developmental sensory or cognitive status of patient.
  • Participates in regular supervisory meetings with direct supervisor to review adherence to program standards.
  • Performs psychological assessment with accurate diagnostic impressions.
  • Provide behavioral support as needed to specialty counselors, developmental specialists, and parents.
  • Provide telephone, virtual or face-to-face feedback to patients and family's referral sources and other interested parties (schools) as requested.
  • Provides behavioral health services in 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.
  • Provides formal teaching and supervision for staff and trainees.
  • Report progress assessments and evaluations to treatment team and enter into electronic record (PsychConsult).
  • Schedules sufficient volume of patients so that direct service productivity standards are maintained within the department.
  • Services prescribed must be consistent with Child and Adolescent Service System Program (CASSP) Principles: child-centered, family-focused, community-based, multi-system, culturally competent and least restrictive/least intrusive. Prescribed services should be individualized and based on the needs of the child/adolescent and family.
  • Works collaboratively with other service lines at UPMC and outside agencies assuring continuity of care with referral sources and other providers. May participate in research efforts by assisting in subject recruitment, conducting research assessments or treatment, as directed by supervisor.


  • Doctoral degree in Psychology (PsyD or PhD) from an accredited institution required. 
  • Three (3) years of experience in Psychology or related field required. 
  • Post-doctoral fellowship in position specific area preferred. 
  • Prior experience working with a child and adolescent patient population highly desired.
  • Excellent clinical interviewing and assessment/therapy skills to work with patients and families. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Comprehensive Crisis Management - CCM training is required within 30 days of hire and annually thereafter
  • Active PA Psychologist License

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

Salary Range: $30.89 to $52.76

Union Position: No

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