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Pain Psychologist-PhD

Requisition #


Physical Location

Stillwater, Minnesota

Posted Date


Dept. Name

CKRI OP Rehab GV - Adult

Hours Per Week





Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 12 hospitals, 16 pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services that provide home care, senior transitions, hospice care, home oxygen and medical equipment, and emergency medical transportation services. Allina Health is a vibrant, growing organization with opportunities to suit your professional skills and a diverse work environment to match your specific interests. We believe employees are our greatest asset and are dedicated to helping you develop and maximize your professional skills.

Abbott Northwestern Hospital, located in south Minneapolis, is the largest not-for-profit hospital in the Twin Cities and is recognized as an ANCC Magnet-designated hospital. It is known around the region and across the U.S. for its centers of excellence: cancer care through the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute; cardiovascular services in partnership with the Minneapolis Heart Institute; the Spine Institute; Neuroscience Institute; Orthopaedic Institute; perinatology, obstetrics and gynecology through WomenCare; physical rehabilitation through Courage Kenny Rehabilitation InstituteTM; and more. With 5,697 employees, 1,397 physicians and 633 beds, Abbott Northwestern Hospital cares for nearly 370,000 patients and their families each year from the Twin Cities area and throughout the Upper Midwest.


Req ID: 46947
  • Timely reports (written and verbal)
  • Provide input about care requirements
  • Responsible to requests for services (evaluations and counseling)
  • Direct best approach to difficult patients or those in need of a behavioral plan
  • Develop and document a plan of care that addresses any issues
  • Psychological assessments/pre-surgical evaluations and communication of findings/interpretation to clinical care team(s)
  • Make appropriate referral for ongoing outpatient care as appropriate
  • Participate in staff education about psychological issues as requested
  • Consult with inpatient psychiatry service to expedite admissions as appropriate
  • Participate in staff and program meetings as requested by director
  • Develop and administer patient education
  • Adequate documentation representative of patient care services
  • Proper coding
  • Meets requirement for annual infection control and safety/security education
  • Protects patients, self and others from injury and accidents by maintaining a safe environment and using equipment properly
  • Follows safety/security procedures for emergency and non-emergency situations to protect patient, self and environment
  • Reports environmental risks or equipment malfunctions to supervisor
  • Participates in relevant professional training and development
  • Maintains highest standard of ethical and professional practice
  • Establishes and maintains professional with relevant community, state and national resources
  • Uses communication techniques that reflect attention to age specific needs of the patient/customers served
  • Develops implements and evaluates the plan of care based upon individual patient and family assessment including age specific needs
  • Analysis of data reflects attention to age specific variables (for those positions that may perform data retrieval and/or analysis)
  • Meets requirement for annual infection control and safety/security education
  • Work alongside an interdisciplinary team in pain management


  • Doctoral degree in psychology or closely related field from an accredited university



  • Minimum 3 years experience treating patients in acute care clinical settings
  • Experience in Pain Management or Health Psychology


  • Ability to work closely with healthcare team including physicians, nurses and social workers
  • Develop treatment plan for short, episodic care
  • Referral sources for treatment of patients


  • State required

Work Schedule

The schedule for this position is Monday Through Friday, during regular clinic hours.

This position will be located at the Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute - St. Croix in beautiful Stillwater, MN

Location/Community Information

Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute - St. Croix, part of Allina Health, is located in Stillwater, MN. The Institute uses a holistic approach, interweaving therapy, fitness, recreation, sports and family involvement to help adults and children reach their highest level of functional independence. Our therapy services for clients age birth to 8 years old are now located at the Early Childhood Family Center.

Stillwater is a dynamic, growing community of 18,000 nestled into the bluffs of the St. Croix River, one of America's protected Wild and Scenic Waterways.This family-oriented community offers the advantages and conveniences of living near the Twin Cities metropolitan area plus the peacefulness and safety of small-town Minnesota.


  • Located 20 mileseastof downtown St. Paul
  • Population = 18,500

Community Resource Links:

Community Information School Digger

Explore Minnesota MN Dept of Education

Minneapolis St. Paul MagazineSt. Paul Pioneer Press

Twin Cities Living MagazineStar Tribune


If you are interested in becoming part of our award winning team of professionals, please apply online today. Allina Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants. EO M/F/Disability/Vet Employer.

Requisition #

Mental Health / Social Svcs