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.
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
Engaging in activities sponsored by advocacy and service
organizations for persons with disabilities. Contribute to the
field of Psychology overall through professional
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
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
Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty,
staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty
member at VCU.
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,
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
Applicants would also find flexibility, enthusiasm, and openness to
new experiences valuable in making this a fulfilling professional
Position Type: Clinical
Full time equivalent: 1.0
Department: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Contact Name: Rebecca Green
Contact Email: Rebecca.Green@vcuhealth.org