Pain Psychologist

Job Requisition #: JR62288

End Date: 9/30/2022

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Clinical (non-nursing), Professional

Shift: Day Shift, No Rotation

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ChristianaCare has a long history of psychologists as members of multidisciplinary teams. We are searching for a full-time health psychologist to work as members of our pain team.

The primary function of this position is to enhance and improve the quality of patient care at ChristianaCare by providing assessment, treatment, consultation and education services for individuals experiencing chronic pain. Provides clinical support to the Comprehensive Pain Center..

Responsibilities may include program development, collaboration in behavioral research (if interested), and clinical supervision of psychology practicum students, psychology interns, and psychiatry residents.

The work schedule is Monday - Friday; no weeknight and weekend call.

Key Job Duties:

  • Conducts clinical interviews and assessments to provide diagnostic impression and treatment recommendations to the chronic pain patient population. Provides evidenced-based psychological interventions.

  • Provides evidence-based group therapy to the chronic pain population.

  • Works as a member of multidisciplinary teams (physicians, nurses, case management, psychiatrist) regarding treatment planning and connection to community-based services as appropriate.

  • Able to effectively communicate and work constructively with the multidisciplinary treatment team and maintain timely and appropriate documentation of the patient's clinical status, progress and treatment in the electronic health record.

  • Provides coordination of care services with patients, families, providers, payment sources and other involved parties.

  • Actively participates in the design and implementation of research, evaluation , and quality improvement projects to assess the effectiveness and specific influence of the health psychology component as needed.

  • Maintains up-to-date information on effective strategies and interventions to address psychological issues and health behavior change for people with chronic pain

Position Qualifications:

  • Ph.D./Psy.D. in Clinical or Counseling Psychology from an APA-accredited psychology program

  • Pre-doctoral internship from an APA-accredited site

  • Three to five years of experience in a medical setting (preferred)

  • Eligible for license in Delaware

This is an exciting opportunity for a Psychologist to join a growing team!

Whether a position can be supported for remote work will be assessed based on whether ChristianaCare is able to meet the business requirements of the proposed remote location. 

About ChristianaCare:

Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, ChristianaCare one of the country's most dynamic health systems, centered on improving health outcomes, making high-quality care more accessible and lowering health care costs. ChristianaCare includes an extensive network of outpatient services, home health care, medical aid units, three hospitals (1,299 beds), a Level I trauma center and a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, a comprehensive stroke center and regional centers of excellence in heart and vascular care, cancer care and women's health. ChristianaCare is a teaching health system with more than 260 residents and fellows. We're continually ranked by US News & World Report as a Best Hospital. With our unique, data-powered care coordination service and a focus on population health and value-based care, Christiana Care is shaping the future of health care.

EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.

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At ChristianaCare, we’re committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect. We believe in a safe, inclusive work environment that fosters collaboration between caregivers from all walks of life. We know that each unique viewpoint is vital in delivering high-quality, safe patient care to everyone who walks through our doors. Our policies, benefits, hiring practices, employee resource groups, and corporate citizenship demonstrate our commitment to inclusion and diversity throughout our system.

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