The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) are seeking a licensed, board-certified Neuropsychologist to serve as the Vice Chair for Neuropsychology, leading our growing adult and children’s neuropsychology programs. Faculty appointment within the tenure track commensurate with experience will be considered.
The newly appointed Vice Chair will interact with departmental and hospital leadership in coordination of services and quality outcomes, and will be responsible for overseeing all clinical and research activities related to the provision of neuropsychological services in the Department of PM&R. The Vice Chair will lead research and clinical faculty in continuing to build a nationally-recognized Neuropsychology Division focused on improving patient outcomes. Highly qualified candidates will have at least 5 years of administrative experience in a rehabilitation setting. Interest in expanding multi-disciplinary service lines and new models of care is a plus.
The neuropsychology service contributes to patient care, education, and research efforts within the UPMC system. As a whole, our robust rehabilitation practice has over 170 inpatient rehabilitation beds at eight locations. While adult providers focus on PM&R populations, the Pediatric Neuropsychology Service also contributes to the care of patients across divisions within Children’s Hospital. Neuropsychology faculty work together in an interdisciplinary way to achieve optimal patient outcomes. Neuropsychology faculty also contribute to the educational mission of UPMC (e.g., collaborate on training curricula). Additionally, the PM&R Department is the national leader in regard to research, receiving the highest amount of NIH funding nationally. This aspect of the department highlights a commitment to research, and recognition of the benefits cutting-edge research provides in both clinical care and education arenas. Examples of current research foci include: investigation of biomarkers of recovery from pediatric and adult traumatic brain injury, interventions for improving health and wellness in spina bifida, neurorehabilitation and brain-computer interface technology, and health care delivery in children with disabilities.
UPMC’s mission is to serve our community by providing outstanding patient care and to shape tomorrow’s health system through clinical and technological innovation, research, and education. Nearly 500 UPMC physicians have been recognized as 2018 “Best Doctors” in over 70 areas of expertise. UPMC operates more than 30 academic, community, and specialty hospitals. UPMC research endeavors bring in more than $528 million in NIH funding. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is currently ranked number 7 for NIH funding with PM&R specifically ranking first among PM&R departments with nearly $7 million in funding. In addition to these accolades, the city of Pittsburgh is considered one of the most livable and affordable cities. The “City of Bridges” has a population of over 2.3 million and combines the amenities of a large city with the friendly feel of a small town. It has been voted a top food city according to Zagat, and Travel magazine named Pittsburgh one of its Best of the World in 2012. Pittsburgh made the National Geographic Traveler's 19 for 2019 Cool List. With a vibrant arts and music scene, exciting professional sports, and top performing schools in the nation, there is something for everyone in Pittsburgh.
Interested candidates should send a curriculum vita and cover letter to: Kelsey Shrader, Executive Assistant Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation University of Pittsburgh Medical Center firstname.lastname@example.org
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