Position Psychologist - Innovation Center (Inpatient)
Location Chicago, IL
Job Description Psychologist - Innovation Center (Inpatient)
Job Description

The Psychologist will assess and treat patients with physical disability due to traumatic injuries or illnesses to assist patients in dealing with emotional reaction to their disability. Obtains patient case history, conducts initial psychological assessment and conducts neuropsychological evaluations. As clinically indicated, provides psychotherapy services for patients, families and significant others. Provides behavioral management, as needed. Monitors patient progress revising treatment plans, as necessary. Acts as an integral part of the treatment team for their designated inpatient floor.

The Psychologist will consistently demonstrate support of the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab statement of Vision, Mission and Core Values 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 will demonstrate Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Core Attributes: Communication, Accountability, Flexibility/Adaptability, Judgment/Problem Solving, Customer Service and Core Values (Hope, Compassion, Discovery, Collaboration, and Commitment to Excellence) while fulfilling job duties.

Principal Responsibilities

1. Interviews patients, families and other appropriate personnel to obtain information regarding patient's personal, medical, psychiatric, substance use, and social history.
2. Conducts neuropsychological and/or psychological evaluations.
3. Plans frequency, duration and intensity of therapy and conducts appropriate for the age and development of the patient.
4. Monitors patient's progress and revises treatment plans as necessary, alerting treatment team of changes in patients' conditions.
5. Consults with treatment teams regarding psychological and neuropsychological factors that would affect implementation of rehabilitation programs and patient-therapist relationships.
6. Conducts capacity evaluations to assist the medical team with decision making abilities.
7. Co-treats with other allied health disciplines when emotional and/or behavioral factors interfere with rehabilitation progress.
8. Maintains patient documentation per organization requirements.
9. Provides discharge planning and follow-up services including referrals for patients and families.
10. Participates in research activities.
11. Performs all other duties that may be assigned in the best interest of the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab.

Required Experience

1. Knowledge of psychological principles, inter-relational dynamics, individual and group behavior, and behavior modification techniques normally acquired through completion of PhD or Psy.D. from an American Psychological Association accredited school and successful completion of a clinical internship.
2. Current licensure by State of Illinois required.
3. Completion of an accredited fellowship in clinical neuropsychology, rehabilitation psychology, and/or health psychology
4. Diplomat of the American Board of Professional Psychology in Clinical Neuropsychology, Health Psychology, and/or Rehabilitation Psychology, or if early career, ABPP Board Eligible
5. Prior experience in an inpatient and/or outpatient rehabilitation setting.
6. Understanding of the growth and development of infant, child, adult and geriatric patients as measured by specific performance standards and as described by department/unit policies and procedures.
7. Ability to interpret growth and development related information to assure patient needs are met.
8. Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate effectively with patients and families, and with physicians and team members.
9. Analytical skills to select and interpret neuropsychological and/or psychological tests assess patient disorders and formulate treatment plans.

About Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is the global leader in physical medicine and rehabilitation for adults and children with the most severe, complex conditions. By joining our team, you will be part of our life-changing Mission and Vision. You'll work in a truly inclusive environment where diversity and equity are championed through words and actions. You'll contribute to an innovative culture that is second to none, one that embraces curiosity, discovery and compassion. You'll play a role in something that's never been done before as we integrate science and clinical care to help patients achieve better, faster outcomes - as we Advance Human Ability, together.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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