Psychologist - RIC Center for Pain Management
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago - Chicago, IL

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The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago’s, the nation’s number one rehabilitation hospital, seeks an innovative psychologist to join its Center for Pain Management interdisciplinary team. The Center for Pain Management is recognized as a Center for Excellence and seeks a psychologist with a strong background in chronic pain, experience working with an interdisciplinary team, and willingness to participate in ongoing research and outcome measure development. The primary responsibility of this psychologist is to assess and treat patients with physical and emotional limitations due to chronic pain, collaborate with the interdisciplinary team to develop patient specific treatment plans, and participate in the overall advancement of clinical practice through research and development.

. The Psychologist consistently demonstrates support of the RIC statement of Mission and Philosophy by striving for excellence, contributing to the team efforts and showing respect and compassion for patients and their families, fellow employees, and all others with whom there is contact at or in the interest of the institute.
The Psychologist demonstrates RIC Core Attributes: Communication, Accountability, Flexibility/Adaptability, Judgment/Problem Solving, Customer Service and RIC Values (Hope, Compassion, Discovery, Collaboration, & Commitment to Excellence) while fulfilling job duties.
Principal Responsibilities
1. Conducts clinical assessments through structured interviews of patients, families and other relevant parties to formulate an individualized plan of treatment. 2. Selects, administers, interprets and reports on results of psychological tests to develop treatment plans, counsel patients and families regarding deficits, diagnose cognitive problems and provide recommendations for remediation. 3. Employs various structured and unstructured treatment techniques on an individual and/or group basis to address psychological needs of patients and their families. Adapts care as appropriate for the age and development of the patient. Assures patient safety in all aspects of service delivery. 4. Monitors patient's progress during treatment and revises goals and plans as necessary. Alerts appropriate treatment team members to critical changes in patient's psychological status. 5. Consults with treatment teams regarding psychological factors that affect implementation of and compliance with treatment, goals and therapeutic relationships. Participates in clinical and programmatic team conferences. 6. Contributes to discharge planning by providing community referrals and resources for psychological services and providing education to family members regarding the patient's status, management of emotional and behavioral concerns. 7. Completes appropriate documentation of assessments and treatment of patients and families. Complies with prescribed standards for adequacy and timeliness of documentation. Accurately bills for services and adheres to standards set for level of clinical productivity. 8. Evaluates own performance and development in relation to institutional and discipline specific standards. Maintains prescribed organizational competencies and discipline specific licensure. Seeks continuing education and certifications to stay current and/or advance in discipline specific practices. 9. Adheres to and conducts practice according to prescribed ethical codes of the organization and discipline. 10. Contributes to the success and advancement of the organization through appropriate productivity; application of discipline specific expertise for program planning and evaluation; contributes to efficient/effective delivery of services. 11. Participates in a variety of scholarly activities for professional development and advancement of the goals of the organization. Collaborates with others in applied research in the field of rehabilitation and psychology. Lectures, teaches within the organization and at other external professional forums. Contributes to academic life in the organization by seeking academic appointment, participating in committees, and mentoring students in clinical practice.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required
1. Current licensure by the State of Illinois required 2. Completion of a Ph.D. or Psy.D. from an accredited school of psychology and successful completion of a clinical internship and necessary postdoctoral supervised experience to obtain licensure. Knowledge of psychological principles, development, interpersonal dynamics, behavioral modification and other treatment techniques specific to chronic pain acquired through this level of academic study. 3. Approximately two to three years of progressively more complex experience in health related clinical environments. Advanced training and certification in health psychology, rehabilitation psychology and/or neuropsychology desirable to meet this standard. 4. Interpersonal skills necessary for effective communication with patients, families, physicians, other allied health professionals and organizational administrators. 5. Analytic skills to exercise good judgment and problem-solving in delivery of clinical and administrative services. 6. Knowledge and application of general professional skills for attention to detail, accountability and follow through, flexibility and adaptability to changing work requirements.

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