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Requisition # 68903

Position Basics

Type of PositionOTHER
Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on:Friday, April 29th, 2016
College:Carver College of Medicine


Salary:$90,000.00 to Commensurate

Position Details

Full/Part Time Status:Full Time
Position Description:

The Pain Clinic Psychologist will carry out psycho-diagnostic and psycho-therapeutic activities for the Anesthesia Pain Medicine Service.  The Psychologist will develop psychological assessments and cognitive treatments in parallel with other multidisciplinary activities with general direction provided by the Director of the Pain Clinic.

  • Determine psychodiagnosis and psychodynamics of participants via tests and interviews in the Pain Clinic setting.

  • Apply various psychological tests and interpret the results in light of the presenting complaint.

  • Treat pain related psychological disorders to effect improvements, utilizing various behavioral adjustment techniques.

  • Collaborate with other clinical staff and other departments in developing multidisciplinary treatment programs for chronic pain patients.

  • Develop experimental designs and conduct clinical research in behavioral psychology.

  • Continually update and prepare diagnosis and clinical status reports.

  • Perform diagnostic evaluations, pre-procedural psychological screening, psychological testing, individual and group and family counseling.

  • Work closely with the treatment team and collaborate on treatment planning, provide education to the team and clients, and assist with program development.

  • Participate in clinical activities with faculty physicians, physiatrists, pharmacists, nurses, physical therapists, licensed clinical social workers and is expected to provide clinical supervision and lectures to residents and fellows.

  • May be required to contribute to and participate in research activities that lead to publications.

Education Requirement:

Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Psychology from an accredited university or professional school, including didactic & clinical training in pain management, health psychology & biological bases of behavior in clinical medicine

Required Qualifications:

  • Reasonable (1-3 years) experience in Clinical Psychotherapy

  • Training and experience in empirically supported treatments of pain conditions, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Biofeedback, etc.

  • Documented experience dealing with a wide variety of pain conditions,

  • Knowledge of biofeedback as it relates to pain management

  • Knowledge of tolerance & addiction in pain patients

  • Conversant in anatomy & physiology of pain, pharmacologic, surgical & procedural treatments for pain

  • Demonstrated ability to function independently without direct clinical supervision

  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills


  • Current valid license to practice psychology in the State of Iowa

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience in a pain clinic setting.

Online Application Required Documents

 Curriculum Vitae
Name and Contact Information of References
Letter of Interest
 Number of References:  3

To start the Online Application process for this position, click the "Apply for This Position" button located below the Contact Information.

Contact Information

Contact:James A Lane - james-lane@uiowa.edu
6613 JCP
Phone: 319-384-8074
Department URL: http://www.anesth.uiowa.edu/

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