Job Information

University of Utah Psychologist in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 07/12/2022

Requisition Number PRN12687N

Job Title PS Psychologist

Working Title Psychologist

Job Grade UGR

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? No

Standard Hours per Week Minimum of about 10 hours

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

PRN position. Work schedule is flexible on weekdays (business hours) and candidates able to provide intermittent coverage (between 1-5 days per week) are preferred. Candidates interested in part-time work (1 or more days per week) plus intermittent coverage (between 1-5 days per week) are also encouraged to apply.

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00252 - Rehab Psychology

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range Commensurate with experience

Close Date

Job Summary

Psychologist(s) in this position can expect to provide psychological assessment, diagnosis, and treatment services of a clinical nature through direct patient care and consultation to University of Utah Health and the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R).

The new psychologist will join our collaborative team of PM&R psychologists (including rehabilitation, health and neuropsychologists) who provide inpatient and outpatient services to individuals living with traumatic brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury, amputation, multiple sclerosis, and orthopedic or other rehabilitation-related populations. Work schedule is flexible on weekdays (business hours) and candidates able to provide intermittent coverage (between 1-5 days per week) are preferred. Candidates interested in part-time work (1 or more days per week) plus intermittent coverage (between 1-5 days per week) are also encouraged to apply. For qualified candidates we will take into consideration other scheduling obligations and try to find the most flexible arrangement.

Corporate Overview: The University of Utah is a Level 1 Trauma Center and is nationally ranked and recognized for our academic research, quality standards and overall patient experience. Our four hospitals and seventeen clinics provide excellence in our comprehensive services, medical advancement, and overall patient outcomes.

The state-of-the-art 75-bed Craig H. Neilsen Rehabilitation Hospital ( NRH ) opened in Spring 2020. NRH is one of the most advanced rehabilitation facilities in the nation and will serve as a catalyst for the further development of the University’s rehabilitation programs. NRH is the location for the outpatient PM&R Psychology Clinic.

Please contact Michelle Accardi-Ravid, PhD at (Assistant Professor: Clinical), and/or Emily Young (Associate Director of Operations and Logistics, PM&R) with any questions



  • Performs psychological evaluation/psychotherapy and health & behavior assessment/intervention with patients and/or families to determine status and make recommendations to treating providers.
  • Provides direct psychological services for Craig H. Nielsen Hospital inpatient units and/or outpatient rehabilitation psychology clinic, including bariatrics/weight management and spinal cord stimulator evaluations.
  • Develops mental health programs of a remedial, developmental, and preventive nature.
  • Support our ongoing training programs, especially psychology trainees (pre-doctoral, intern, and fellowship), through offering supervised training opportunities.
  • Collaboration and consultation with the interdisciplinary treatment team.
  • Evidence-based individual and family psychotherapy, and both face-to-face and tele-mental health formats.
  • Performs brief cognitive screening and psychological testing as appropriate.
  • Assists in directing or working within agency program and support areas, as assigned by director.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined above.
  • Interdisciplinary consultation skills.
  • Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills.
  • Ability to provide care appropriate to the population served.
  • Ability to provide patient care to patients and families resistant to treatment and delivering quality care within the constraints of managed care.

Qualifications Required

  • Current licensure as a Psychologist in the State of Utah.
  • Experience and interest in psychology with a specialty in rehabilitation, health, and/or neuropsychology are necessary.
  • Education requirements for this position include completion of a doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA -accredited graduate school. Candidates who have completed a one-year internship at an APA -accredited program, as well as a one or two year postdoctoral fellowship in a related field, are preferred.

Licenses Required

  • Current RQI Healthcare Provider eCredential through the University of Utah Health RQI system. The eCredential is to be obtained within 30 days of hire.
  • Current licensure as a Psychologist in the State of Utah.

* Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.

Minimum Qualifications


Ph.D or Psy.D. degree from an APA accredited graduate program in counseling, school or clinical psychology.

Current licensure as a Psychologist in the State of Utah.

One year experience in psychotherapy, group or family therapy within a clinical setting.


Experience with hospital- based psychological practices (inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization and / or outpatient).

Experience with individual, family, and group psychotherapy; and a variety of assessment experiences including intellectual, neuropsychological, and affective/behavioral assessment.

Licensed for two years or more, and experience, training, or interest in providing clinical supervision to interns and residents.

Completion of an APA -approved doctoral internship.

This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated requirements. We protect our patients, coworkers and community by requiring all patient-sensitive employees to be immunized according to CDC standards and hospital policy. Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.


Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.