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Psychologist II - G/I

  • Job ID: 849018529
  • 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: $37.20 to $57.80 / hour

Description

We are recruiting for a new psychologist position with a primary focus in working with the patients of Gastroenterology and Colorectal Center at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. We are seeking a licensed or PA license eligible psychologist to provide direct clinical services in this pediatric subspecialty area. The ideal candidate has experience working in a pediatric hospital setting with this patient population.  

In collaboration with the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and the Colorectal Center, the psychologist will provide care for patients dealing with: 

  • Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis)
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Pain management
  • Encopresis
  • Rumination
  • Eating issues
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Appendicostomy
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Transition to adult services

This position includes both inpatient and outpatient duties.  


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).Excellent clinical interviewing and assessment/therapy skills to work with patients and families.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Previous experience with specific patient population


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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