Health/Pain Psychologist – Part Time

Shepherd Center

Shepherd Center, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neuromuscular conditions.  Founded in 1975, The Shepherd Center is accredited by the Joint Commission and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), and ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 10 best rehabilitation hospitals in the nation.  In its more than four decades, Shepherd Center has grown from a six-bed rehabilitation unit to a world-renowned, 152-bed hospital that treats more than 900 inpatients, 575 day program patients and more than 7,100 outpatients each year. Patients travel from across the nation — and even the globe — to Shepherd Center for its innovative brand of neurorehabilitation.

 

Our part-time, Inpatient Psychologist will work with pain patients with SCI, ABI and other neuromedical conditions.  The Psychologist should have specialty training in pain management, health/rehabilitation/medical psychology, and ideally have inpatient hospital experience.

 

Primary responsibilities include active participation as a member of interdisciplinary teams, and providing comprehensive psychological consultation services, which may include assessment, consultation, pre-surgical psychological screening, intervention, education, and individual, group and family counseling.  The department currently has a large psychology staff with services in spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, and pain management. The department also trains students and fellows, with mentoring/teaching opportunities available.

 

Qualifications:

•           Requires a PhD or PsyD from an APA-approved program in Clinical Psychology, and successful completion of a one or two-year postdoctoral fellowship/residency, or similar work experience, in a health-related Psychology position.

•           Experience with working on the inpatient setting and with interdisciplinary treatment teams is preferred.

•           Psychologist in the State of Georgia or eligible for licensure in Georgia.

 

Shepherd Center is a high-performing organization that offers rewarding careers, as well as competitive compensation and benefits, a diverse workplace culture, enlightened leadership and professional growth opportunities.

 

For more information about this half-time inpatient position, please contact Laurie Nash, PhD, ABPP at Laurie.Nash@Shepherd.org

 

To apply, please complete a job application through the hospital website at shepherd.org/employment/current-vacancies  or contact Karl Brandt in Human Resources at karl_brandt@shepherd.org or 404. 350.7770.   For more information about the Shepherd Center, please visit our website at shepherd.org

 

The Shepherd Center is an equal opportunity employer

To apply for this job email your details to karl_brandt@shepherd.org