The candidate we are seeking will engage in a broad range of activities including the provision of neuropsychological and cognitive screening, individual and family consultation, psychotherapy, group therapy, and psycho-education. Prior experiences related to motivational interviewing, increasing treatment adherence, neuropsychology, rehabilitation, pain management, behavioral sleep medicine, and sexual dysfunction are relevant to working effectively with our population. To that point, we are seeking a psychologist who understands the complexities of our patients and possesses a strong conceptual framework regarding the psychology of adjustment, and the ways in which traumatic and acquired injuries impact various components of the whole person and family systems. In addition to direct clinical care responsibilities, the Rehabilitation Psychologist will provide support to other team members as needed and work strategically with the Medical Director for Rehabilitation Services to meet existing needs of our patients and their families.
The Rehabilitation Psychologist should be effective in building collegial relationships with physicians, working collaboratively to help manage patients with chronic and complex illnesses. The Rehabilitation Psychologist should possess interpersonal assertiveness and a team-orientation. The Rehabilitation Psychologist should be equipped to manage complex family and team dynamics, integrate multiple sources of data, and respond calmly during crisis situations. The ability to expediently identify and leverage psychological motivations to mobilize treatment progress is necessary. He/She should be equipped to provide leadership in the outpatient rehabilitation program.
The Psychologist should possess expertise related to evidence-based psychological treatments, such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT). He/She should be adept in the application of techniques like motivational interviewing, and may utilize biofeedback and other approaches for segments of the population. Knowledge of brain-body relationships and experience with neuropsychological testing is necessary to fulfill this role. In addition, the provider should possess an understanding of various neurological conditions (including acquired brain injury, traumatic brain injury, etc.), have a familiarity with medical nomenclature, and be able to stratify higher- vs lower-level problem areas, identify appropriate candidates for an inpatient Rehabilitation setting, and work effectively with patients and families throughout the continuum of care.
Required Minimum Education: (1) a doctorate degree (Ph.D./Psy.D.) in clinical or counseling psychology from a program accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA), (2) completion of an APA-accredited internship in a hospital/medical setting. (3) 1 to 3 years of experience working as a Rehabilitation Psychologist is preferred; and (4) licensure or license-eligibility as a Psychologist in the State of Georgia. To criteria 3 above, one of those years may include the residency (or internship) year, provided that clinical supervision was provided by a Rehabilitation Psychologist holding ABRP certification. Whereas active board-certification in Rehabilitation Psychology (ABRP) is not required at the time of hire, the provider should take steps to obtain the ABCN within 24 months of the date of hire.
Competitive benefits package available including:
Medical, dental, vision insurance
Occurrence-based malpractice coverage
Short-term and long-term disability insurance
403(b) with employer match
Company-funded pension plan
Extended illness bank
Internal Number: 15006
WellStar Health System, the largest health system in Georgia, is known nationally for its innovative care models, focused on improving quality and access to healthcare. As a not-for-profit, WellStar continues to reinvest in the health of the communities it serves with new technologies and treatments. The health system consists of WellStar Medical Group, 240 medical office locations, outpatient centers, health parks, a pediatric center, nursing centers, hospice and homecare, as well as 11 inpatient hospitals. With our approximately 20,000 team members, WellStar remains committed to its Employer of Choice strategy that has led to numerous accolades for work-life balance, including being named to Fortune magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list for the past three years