Job Description

Job Title: Research Project Clinician
Job ID: 54955684
Status: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Hours: Daylight
Shift: Day Job
Facility: Western Psychiatric Institute
Department: Venditti
Location: 100 North Bellefield Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15213


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

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


  • 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 34

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Salary Range: $23.28 to $40.28 / hour

Union Position: No

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