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Psychologist II - NICU

  • Job ID: 843221524
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Monday thru Friday / Daylight
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Department: Behavioral Science Div
  • Location: 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15224
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $38.50 to $57.80 / hour

Description

We are seeking a psychologist with interest in early childhood assessment and intervention, for a role in the UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh NICU and outpatient Neonatal Developmental Follow-up Clinic. In the Neonatal Developmental Follow-up Clinic, clinicians will lead neurodevelopmental and behavioral assessments for high-risk neonates, infants, and toddlers born prematurely, with congenital anomalies, with prenatal substance exposure, or neurological concerns in the outpatient setting. This role emphasizes collaboration with multidisciplinary teams including physicians, nursing, and therapy for delivery of standardized neurodevelopmental assessment and care. You will be joining a passionate team, dedicated to offering comprehensive, infant mental health focused care for our youngest patients and their families.   

A Psychologist II provides evaluation and treatment of patients with a variety of neurodevelopmental, behavior and/or mental health concerns. They also provide 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. A Psychologist II may function as a sub-specialist within the unit or provide specialty services for other programs and coordinates with care teams to plan behavioral health treatment across levels of care.

We welcome psychologists in all stages of their career to apply.  Title and Rate of pay will be based on Education and experience
 

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.
  • Experience working with NICU population is preferred.
  • Previous assessment experience utilizing the Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development along with other behavioral, social-emotional, and psychosocial screening tools to review the neurodevelopmental course of infants and guide intervention plans throughout early childhood is strongly preferred
  • Excellent clinical interviewing and assessment/therapy skills to work with patients and families.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Active PA Psychology License
  • Psychologist
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting with renewal
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

 Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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