Clinical Psychologist - Orthopedic Pain Management
Chesapeake Government Health Services - Portsmouth, VA

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The right candidate(s) will posses at least 2yrs of current experience as a Clinical Psychologist – Orthopedic Medicine and is able to carry out duties to include but not limited to:

  • Direct patient care functions including assessment, planning, preparation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation consistent with current standards of care in clinical psychology
  • Provide comprehensive clinical psychological assessment and treatment to pain patients to include individual and group counseling, physiologic monitoring and patient education.
  • Work effectively with the staff members of the Bone and Joint Department as well as a multidisciplinary Pain Management Team to promote the health of patients suffering from acute and chronic pain.
  • Additional duties included within the scope of a Clinical Psychologist
Hours range from 7:00am to 5:00pm, Monday - Friday. Shifts shall be for 8.5-9 hours per day. Shifts are rotational

Requirements:
  • Possess a Doctorate Degree (Ph.D.) of clinical psychology from an accredited college approved by the American Psychological Association and required internship programs for the degree and state licensure.
  • Possess either (1) one year in the last 3 years of specialized knowledge and expertise in the evaluation and treatment of patients who have pain, psychological factors affecting their physical condition, or difficulty coping with medical problems; or (2) a one year fellowship/residency in health psychology/behavioral medicine.
  • Have a valid, unrestricted license or certification to practice as a psychologist in any of the 50 states, D.C., Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam or the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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