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Psychologist II - Pain Medicine

  • Job ID: 050484600
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: University of Pittsburgh Physicians
  • Department: 50580 UPP05 UPMC Pain Medicine
  • Location: 5750 Centre Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15206
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $32.87 to $56.12 / hour

Description

Purpose:
The Psychologist II will join a multidisciplinary team of clinicians, that already includes behavioral health clinicians who are passionate about the treatment of chronic pain and genuinely value the role of psychology in chronic pain care. The psychologist’s primary responsibility will be the provision of psychological assessment and treatment of patients living with chronic pain. The psychologist will also be able to pursue teaching, supervision, research, and program development opportunities.

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

Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree in Psychology (PsyD or PhD) from an accredited institution.
  • 3 years of experience in Psychology or related field.
  • Post-doctoral fellowship in position specific area (preferred).
  • Excellent clinical interviewing and assessment/therapy skills to work with patients and families. 
  • Experience with chronic pain preferred 
  • Strong interpersonal skills.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Active PA Psychology License

  • Psychologist
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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