The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is pleased to announce an opening for a full-time faculty rehabilitation psychologist or neuropsychologist to join our growing division.
We are seeking a candidate who has an interest in neurorehabilitation with a focus on spinal cord injury to work as part of our inpatient interdisciplinary team at UPMC Mercy. Duties would include completing assessments, counseling services, patient, and family education. Opportunities also exist for program development, clinical research, telemedicine services, teaching, and for outpatient involvement across a wide range of populations.
The Division of Inpatient Rehabilitation Psychology and Neuropsychology, within the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, is a growing division which serves adults with traumatic and acquired brain injury, complex medical conditions, trauma, burn injury, spinal cord injury, and cancer. UPMC Mercy is home to the UPMC Rehabilitation Institute’s Centers of Excellence in stroke rehabilitation, spinal cord injury, and brain injury. The institute has a 20-bed dedicated unit for spinal cord injuries. In addition, the UPMC Rehabilitation Institute is one of only 14 programs in the United States designated as a spinal cord injury model system. Our centers combine advanced clinical care with cutting-edge research and technology.
Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA/CPA accredited program, have completed an APA/CPA accredited pre-doctoral internship and postdoctoral residency in Rehabilitation Psychology or Neuropsychology. Qualified candidates will also be board certified or eligible for board certification. Must be licensed in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania upon starting the position. The position offers a highly competitive salary and benefits.
UPMC’s mission is to serve our community by providing outstanding patient care and to shape tomorrows health system through clinical and technological innovation, research, and education. In addition to the rich opportunities, the city of Pittsburgh is considered one of the most livable and affordable cities. The “City of Bridges” has a population of over 2.3 million and combines the amenities of a large city with the friendly feel of a small town. It has been voted the most livable and a top food city by Zagat. For more information, please visit https://www.visitpittsburgh.com/ or UPMC PM&R at www.instagram.com>upmc_pmr
Interested candidates should send a curriculum vita and cover letter (electronic applications preferred):
Kelsey Shrader, Executive Assistant
Executive Assistant to Gwen Sowa, MD, PhD
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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About University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Our physiatrists (physicians specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation) are experts in the fields of traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke, diseases and disorders of the musculoskeletal and peripheral nervous system, and many other conditions that affect function and mobility. We remain dedicated to developing individualized treatment for patients facing the many challenges of living with limited mobility due to a trauma, illness or disease.