Rehabilitation Psychologist (M67251)

Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Feb 20, 2023

Mission or Goal of Unit: Provide rehabilitation and neuropsychology leadership to the Commonwealth of Virginia with the goal of improving the quality of life for individuals with disabilities by maximizing independence in living skills and employment activities through innovative education, evidence-based research, and outcome-focused patient care.

Chief Purpose of this position: Provide outpatient rehabilitation psychology services and contribute to educational and research goals.

Position Responsibilities:

Provide clinical psychological assessment of adults with traumatic brain injury, stroke, neurological disorders, movement disorders, and brain tumors among other disabling illness or injuries. Providing rehabilitation and health and behavioral interventions, including: psychoeducation and psychological therapeutic interventions related to adjustment to disability for patients and families or caregivers; behavior management; and cognitive behavior therapies.

Consultation to referral sources and interdisciplinary treatment team; collaboration related to patient's cognitive and behavioral strengths and weaknesses and neurobehavioral needs and issues; intervention to improve patient's and family's psychological status, including development and implementation of intervention plans based on interviews, observations, and test findings.

Timely preparation and submission of documentation, including reports and progress notes; liaison between psychology staff, referring professionals, patient, and family; maintenance of practice credentials and completion of education as required by hospital, university, and state practice organization.

Provide didactic and informal presentations in university and community settings as available
Assist in the training and evaluation of fellow, houstaff, and students assigned to the rehab team.
Provide oversight and formal supervision (as appropriate) for learners in psychology.

Participate in research activities of interest to the clinician as well as supporting ongoing and new projects as appropriate in the context of clinical care.

Participating in university and department committees as requested.
Engaging in activities sponsored by advocacy and service organizations for persons with disabilities. Contribute to the field of Psychology overall through professional organizations.

Other (for instance, administrative duties, etc.):
Contribute to the development of clinical, academic, and research programming to support the evolving excellence of the VCU PM&R rehab psychology service
Meet the needs of the department as defined by the lead rehab psychology clinician and chair.
Represent the department in official meetings as requested.
Attend scheduled Grand Rounds and staff conferences and lectures upon occasion as requested.
Maintain practice credentials and completion of education as required by hospital, university, and state practice organizations.

Required Qualifications:

Ph.D. or Psy.D and licensed or license-eligible to practice psychology in the state of Virginia.
Internship/Post-Doc training with relevant experience (Rehab, Neuro, Health Psychology).
Strong interpersonal, communication, and time management skills are all essential for success in this role.
Must have good academic and clinical credentials.
Ability to work well with people in a team environment is essential.
Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working with patients in a medical setting and/or with new injuries/illness would be useful, in additional to solid clinical skills for traditional psychological diagnoses (anxiety, mood, etc.).
Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated ability to establish new evidence-based, clinical initiatives.
Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated leadership skills.
Applicants would also find flexibility, enthusiasm, and openness to new experiences valuable in making this a fulfilling professional opportunity.

Position Type: Clinical
Full time equivalent: 1.0
Tenure: Ineligible
Rank: Open
Months: 12
Department: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Salary: Commensurate

Contact Information:
Contact Name: Rebecca Green
Contact Email:

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