Job Description

Job Title: Research Project Clinician (DBT; Part Time)
Job ID: 775044
Status: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Facility: Western Psychiatric Institute
Department: Stepp
Location: 201 North Craig Street, Pittsburgh PA 15213


This is a position for a research project DBT clinician. The clinician will deliver skills training, individual case management, and conduct semi-structured psychiatric interviews for mothers who have borderline personality disorder and who are randomized to receive this intervention as part of a NIH-funded research study.

This position is grant funded.

This position will be conducting clinical or research-designed therapy with patients.

  • Attend and actively participate in weekly therapist supervision meetings.
  • Complete documentation related to research assessments, treatment plans, session notes and transfer summaries for patients.
  • Conduct clinical or research-designed therapy with patients.
  • Conduct informed consent procedures for subjects entering study protocols.
  • Conduct psychiatric evaluations and structured psychiatric interviews needed to make psychiatric diagnosis.
  • Conduct psychiatric telephone screen evaluations with potentially eligible subjects as needed.
  • Diagnose and coordinate appropriate dispositions for potential subjects for research studies.
  • Present findings of clinical assessment to supervising clinicians.
  • Share on-call coverage via pager service for patients treated through study protocols as needed
  • Travel to clinical settings in Pittsburgh area as needed to recruit, assess, and treat subjects in study protocols.
  • Use clinical judgment as needed when research subjects need referrals. Ability to assess potential emergencies with collaboration with senior personnel, take appropriate action.
  • Work as part of interdisciplinary treatment team to maintain protocol standards and ensure patient safety.


  • Masters Degree in Social Work, Arts/Sciences in Psychology, or related field required. 
  • Three years of postgraduate clinician experience in interviewing, counseling, and assessment required. 
  • Prior Training in structured diagnostic clinical interviews preferred. 
  • Computer and word processing skills required.  
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.  
  • Knowledge of DSM-IV required.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Current PA license in psychology (or ability to qualify for PA license) preferred.

  • Act 31 Clearance
  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Comprehensive Crisis Management

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

Salary Range: $23.28 to $40.28 / hour

Union Position: No

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