Job Description

Job Title: Psychologist I (Pain Medicine)
Job ID: 91430640
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Shift: Day Job
Facility:
Department: 50580 UPP05 UPMC Pain Medicine
Location: 5750 Centre Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15206

Description

Purpose:

 

UPMC Pain Medicine combines comprehensive research, clinical expertise, and world class education to evaluate and treat a broad range of pain disorders.  We offer a multidisciplinary team approach to pain care involving dedicated professionals from a number of different specialties, including medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and psychology.


The 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.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides crisis sessions to support and assist patients experiencing acute distress and/or symptoms, as needed.
  • Provides behavioral health services, using empirically validated treatments and interventions.
  • Participates in regular supervisory meetings with direct supervisor to review adherence to program standards.
  • 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.
  • Consults and collaborates with multidisciplinary teams regarding patient care and treatment planning.
  • Maintains current knowledge of relevant literature and empirically validated treatments.
  • Performs psychological assessment with accurate diagnostic impressions.
  • Provides behavioral health services using an acute and maintenance model.
  • Schedules sufficient volume of patients so that direct service productivity standards are maintained within the department.
  • Maintains knowledge of the literature relevant to the assigned patient population.
  • 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.
  • One (1) year of experience in Psychology or related field preferred.
  • Excellent clinical interviewing and assessment/therapy skills to work with patients and families.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Experience using evidence-based psychological therapies and tools, including cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and motivational interviewing.
  • Experience in the treatment of depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, and substance use disorders.
  • Postdoctoral fellowship in either behavioral medicine or pain psychology preferred.
  • Working in a medical setting preferred. 



Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:


  • Active Pennsylvania Psychologist license 
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

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

 

Salary Range: $29.22 to $49.32 / hour

Union Position: No

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