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Psychologist II

  • Job ID: 204485117
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Monday - Friday daylight shifts
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: University of Pittsburgh Physicians
  • Department: CHP Chronic Pain POP
  • Location: 3550 Terrace Street, Pittsburgh PA 15213
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $32.87 to $56.12 / hour

Description

Purpose:

UPMC Pain Medicine recognizes that everyone experiences pain in very different ways — from how much it hurts to how long it lasts. At UPMC, we are at the forefront of innovation in pain management research, education, and patient care. Our expert team brings together specialists in many areas to create highly personalized treatment plans for patients of all ages.

UPMC Pain Medicine evaluates and treats every type of pain disorder. Our multidisciplinary team approach to pain care brings together dedicated professionals from medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and psychology. We provide pain treatment that recognizes the biological, psychological, and social factors that shape how every person experience and manages their pain.

  • CHP average age adolescent - young adult
  • Family Dynamics
  • Pain and addiction training, abuse and biofeedback training is a plus
  • Locations: UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and UPMC Pain clinic

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.  Sign-on bonus available for this role. 

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 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.
  • Three (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. Strong interpersonal skills.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Psychologist
  • Act 33, 34, and 73 required 

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  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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