Clinical Neuropsychologist Position
UPMC Altoona Regional Health System
The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Sports Concussion Program is recruiting a clinical neuropsychologist to join the Sports Concussion Team under the direction of Dr. Michael “Micky” Collins, Executive and Clinical Director. This position will include an appointment within the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine. The UPMC Sports Concussion Program is the largest program in the country, with over 17,000 patient visits per year. The program is involved in concussion care across all levels of sport including professional, collegiate, high school, and recreational. The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary team of over 20 healthcare professionals including Neuropsychology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Primary Care Sports Medicine, Neurovestibular Rehabilitation, NeuroSurgery, NeuroRadiology, Behavioral NeuroOptometry, and Physical Therapy, including both musculoskeletal evaluations and sport-specific exertion therapy. The neuropsychologist serves as the head clinician on each case, overseeing care and rehabilitation from injury to return to play clearance. We are currently hiring one full-time clinical neuropsychologist to join our team at the UPMC Altoona Regional Health System in Altoona, PA.
Primary Responsibilities Include:
Brief and extended neuropsychological evaluations of pediatric and adult athletes with sport-related concussion; neuropsychological evaluations of patients with non-sport related concussion, as well as other neurological and psychiatric disorders; ongoing management of rehabilitation and treatment planning; supervision of postdoctoral fellows; and involvement in clinical research.
UPMC Altoona is located in the city of Altoona, which is in central Pennsylvania. The Altoona/central Pennsylvania area is a family-friendly community that provides: abundant cultural amenities, unlimited recreational activities, and great elementary/high schools and college/university opportunities. Cultural amenities include Altoona Symphony, historic Mishler Theater, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, and the Misciagna Family Center for the Performing Arts located on the nearby Penn State Altoona campus. Recreational adventures include Blue Knob Ski Resort, Lake Raystown, Pittsburgh Pirate affiliate Altoona Curve Baseball, local amusement parks, many golf courses/county clubs, as well as several state parks for camping, fly fishing, boating, hiking, and biking. Educational opportunities include Altoona Area and Hollidaysburg Area school districts, Blair County Catholic School system and Penn Mont Academy. Institutions of higher education include Penn State (main campus and Penn State Altoona), St Francis University, Juniata College, Mt. Aloysius College, and the University of Pittsburgh. As Altoona is centrally located (40 minutes south of Penn State University main campus and 2 hours east of Pittsburgh), there is ready access to larger urban areas.
A doctoral degree in clinical psychology, completion of an APA-accredited internship, and completion of a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsychology are required. Candidates should possess strong clinical, interpersonal, analytical, and writing skills, as well as a history of scholarly publications and presentations, and evidence of interest in and involvement in research. Ideal candidates will demonstrate a successful record of conducting independent research with publications in leading peer-reviewed journals. Applicants must be licensed in Pennsylvania before appointment begins.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter detailing their interest in the position and qualifications, copy of current CV, and contact information for 3 references to:
Freddie H. Fu, MD, D.Sc. (Hon.), D.Ps. (Hon.)
David Silver Professor and Chairman
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Head Team Physician
University of Pittsburgh Athletic Department
Michael W. Collins, PhD
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Director, UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program
3471 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1011
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-0802
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.