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NeuroRehabilitation Psychology Position Description

Title: Neurorehabilitation Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship
Primary Supervisor: Monica Kurylo, Ph.D., ABPP (Rp)

GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES
Under the supervision of faculty in the Department of Psychiatry, this position provides clinical and academic service to patients and students of the KU Medical Center. Clinical service is focused on inpatient service, with limited to no time devoted to outpatient service, as appropriate in relationship to inpatient activities. Patients receiving these services will be identified as having significant medical diagnoses and psychosocial issues related to these diagnoses. Academic service is concentrated in the areas of supervising clinical services provided by Psychology Interns in the Department of Psychiatry and graduate students in the KU Clinical Psychology graduate program, teaching medical and psychology students as appropriate, and initiating and carrying out relevant research activities.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
1. KUMC Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit (0.65 FTE): The fellow will provide service to the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit as follows:
   a. Perform initial psychological and neuropsychological evaluations of inpatients on the Rehabilitation Unit who are referred for neurorehabilitation psychology services. Evaluations can include but are not limited to interviewing patient and family members, assessing coping, mood, and pain management, and performing cognitive screens where necessary. Review of pertinent medical records and discussions with relevant medical/ancillary service personnel are also expected. Initial report is entered into EMR.
   b. Ongoing individual psychotherapy and cognitive screening of patients as needed and appropriate.
   c. Participation in twice weekly rehabilitation unit team staff meetings to review patients' progress and determine treatment goals, plan of care, and discharge.
   d. Participation in and presentation to TBI Support Group meetings as appropriate.
   e. Participation of performance improvement and administrative activities as assigned in the Rehabilitation Unit.
2. KUMC Burn Center (0.20 FTE). The fellow will provide service to the Burn Center as follows:
   a. Perform initial psychological and neuropsychological evaluations of inpatients in the inpatient Burn Center who are referred for neurorehabilitation psychology services. Evaluations can include but are not limited to interviewing patient and family members, assessing coping, mood, and pain management, and performing cognitive screens where necessary. Review of pertinent medical records and discussions with relevant medical/ancillary services personnel are also expected. Initial report is entered into EMR.
   b. Ongoing individual psychotherapy and cognitive screening of patients as needed and appropriate.
   c. Participation in once weekly Burn Center team staff meetings to review patients' progress and determine treatment goals, plan of care, and discharge.
   d. Participation in monthly Burn Center Survivor Support Group meetings as appropriate.
   e. Participation of performance improvement and administrative activities as assigned in the Rehabilitation Unit.
3. KUMC Trauma Units (0.10 FTE). The fellow will provide service to the Trauma/Surgery Units and Inpatient Neurorehabilitation Psychology Consultation Service as follows:
   a. Perform initial psychological and neuropsychological evaluations of inpatients on the Trauma/Surgery units who are referred for neurorehabilitation psychology services. Evaluations can include but are not limited to interviewing patient and family members, assessing coping, mood, and pain management, and performing cognitive screens where necessary. Review of pertinent medical records and discussions with relevant medical/ancillary services personnel are also expected. Initial report is entered into EMR.
   b. Ongoing individual psychotherapy and cognitive screening of patients as needed and appropriate.
4. KUMC Department of Psychiatry (0.05 FTE). The fellow will provide service to the KUMC Department of Psychiatry as follows:
   a. Supervision of psychology interns and practicum students, specific to the fellow's areas of responsibility;
   b. Formal presentation in the Psychology Didactic or Psychiatry Resident Didactic series
   c. Possible involvement in the design and execution of research, as initiated either by the fellow or by faculty from the Department of Psychiatry, Rehabilitation Medicine, or other departments.

QUALIFICATIONS
Education requirements: Doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA-accredited program. APA-accredited internship program completed and Doctoral degree completed prior to start date with letter from program documenting completion received prior to start date.

EXPERIENCE
Candidate has extensive experience working in medical settings, focusing on psychological and cognitive assessment and intervention with individuals with various medical disorders. Experience in working with people with disabilities and/or rehabilitation populations (traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke, or burn) is preferred.

PHYSICAL/MENTAL DEMANDS
Combination of sitting, standing and walking. Occasional stress in balancing multiple demands and in dealing with patients/families experiencing tension.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Applications are sought from qualified persons regardless of race, religion, color, sex, disability, veteran's status, national origin, sexual preference, age or ancestry.


Date: November 2019






Last modified: Nov 12, 2019
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