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Pain Psychologist


Lancaster General Hospital

Cost Center


Supervisory Organization

Clinical Psychology





Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health Neuropsychology is currently seeking a Pain/ Health Psychologist to join cohesive practice that is co-located in the Neuroscience Center.


LGHP Neuropsychology is located in the Neuroscience Institute with Neurology, Neuropsychology, Alzheimer’s and Memory Care practices. The Neuropsychology practice is currently comprised of 3 neuropsychologists, 2 health psychologists, 2 licensed clinical social workers, 2 psychometrists, 2 pre-doctoral neuropsychology interns, a neuropsychology post-doctoral resident and several practica students.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Qualified individuals must have the ability (with or without reasonable accommodation) to perform the following duties:

  • Assessing and treating chronic pain and headache patients in a team format
  • Psychological evaluation of surgical candidates
  • Half day per week coverage, consultation, assessment, supportive therapy at Lancaster Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Integrating evidence-based psychotherapy in both the outpatient clinical and inpatient hospital settings
  • 95% outpatient and 5% inpatient mix, target patient load 5-6 patients per day with 60-minute appointments 

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS: The following duties are considered secondary to the primary duties listed above:

  • Assists the manager/director in the planning, development, and implementation of specialized services as requested/directed.
  • Performs basic housekeeping, supply and maintenance functions to assist in operation of the service.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Experienced or new graduate with Pennsylvania license or eligibility.
  • Licensed or eligibility in Psychology by the Commonwealth of PA.
  • Doctoral degree & APA accredited internship required
  • Postdoctoral behavioral medicine training & experience in similar positions a plus
  • Experience with biofeedback a plus, preference will be given to a BCIA certified professional or one who is willing to complete certification within 6 months


ATTENTION/CONCENTRATION – The following level of ability is essential for the jobholder to focus on certain aspects of current experience and reject others:

  • The position requires strong concentration skills.  The individual must have the ability to voluntarily sustain concentration to a task over an extended period of time as a result of an effortful and usually deliberate heightened and focused state of attention.

NEW LEARNING AND MEMORY – The following level of ability is essential for the jobholder to learn and retain material:

  • A large portion of this position required reliance on verbal memory and new learning.  Efficiency in processing of verbal information, either in written or spoken form, is a major requirement and prerequisite of the job.  The individual must be able to attend to and process multiple bits of information simultaneously.  The individual must be able to organize and categorize this information effectively so that later recall is feasible.

PROBLEM SOLVING, REASONING AND CREATIVE THINKING – The following level of ability that is essential for the jobholder to think (in order to solve a problem) by combining two or more elements from past experience or imaginative thought:

  • The position required much autonomy of thought and problem solving.  The individual must be able to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to define problems.  The individual must be able to think abstractly, which is manifested in the ability to form concepts, use categories, generalize from single instances, apply procedural rules and general principles, and be aware of subtle or intrinsic aspects of a problem.  The development of hypothesis and potential solutions to problems involves careful interpretation, analysis and diagnosis.  The individual must be able to collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  The individual must be able to think creatively with a degree of inventiveness, experimentation and intuition.  They must be able to deal with a variety of concrete and abstract variables.

APTITUDES:  The following are essential requirements of the position in relation to job-worker situations.  These items describe how a worker must adapt, adjust, conform or act:      

Leadership, control and planning: Ability to accept responsibility for leadership, direction, control, planning, negotiating, organizing, directing, supervising, formulating practices, or making final decisions.

Performing under stressful conditions: Ability to perform under stress when confronted with emergency, critical, unusual, or dangerous situations, or in situations in which working speed and sustained attention are critical aspects of the job. Is subject to danger or risk, or to tension as a regular, consistent part of the job.

Communication:  Ability to exchange information with others clearly and concisely; to present ideas, facts and technical information.

Interpersonal relations: Ability to maintain relationships that facilitate task accomplishment; to cooperate and resolve conflicts; to recognize needs and be sensitive of others.


Equipment/Tools: Computer, Phone, Copier, Printer, Fax, Office Supplies

Software: Microsoft Office Products, EXText Word Client, NCS Microtest Q. Epic EMR


Rarely 0-10%; Occasionally 11-35%; Frequently 36-70%; Continuously 71-100%

Body Position/Movement:  

  • Sit: Frequently
  • Stand: Occasionally
  • Walk: Occasionally
  • Bend: Rarely
  • Push: Rarely
  • Pull: Rarely
  • Kneel/Squat: Rarely
  • Reach: Rarely
  • Twist: Rarely
  • Balance: Occasionally
  • Climb: Occasionally

Lifting: Degree of physical exertion is:

Light, exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to move objects.

Sensory Abilities specifically required:

  • Vision
  • Hearing


WORKING CONDITIONS: Exposure to hazardous conditions/ materials is negligible.         

Disclaimer: This job description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job.  It is intended to be a reflection of those principal job elements essential for recruitment and selection, for making fair job evaluations, and for establishing performance standards.  The percentages of time spent performing job duties are estimates, and should not be considered absolute.  The incumbent shall perform all other functions and/or be cross-trained as shall be determined at the sole discretion of management, who has the right to amend, modify, or terminate this job in part or in whole.  Incumbent must be able to perform all job functions safely.

CAMPUS Full Time Posted on 11/08/2019