Company Name:

Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital


Grand Rapids, Michigan

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Clinical Psychology

Work Setting:

Hospital/Hospice (including VA Med Centers)

Position Type:

Full and Part Time

Date Posted:

July 8, 2019

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Psychologist - Pain Center

The Pain Rehabilitation Program at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital is growing — and we’re seeking an outstanding PhD psychologists to join our interdisciplinary team in Grand Rapids, Troy, or Traverse City Michigan.  

Our behaviorally-based outpatient program emphasizes functional restoration using an acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) approach. Our goal is to help improve the lives of people who are coping with chronic pain conditions, including back pain, headaches, fibromyalgia, and other pain issues.

The interdisciplinary pain rehabilitation team consists of psychologists, physicians, nurses, physical therapists, and occupational therapists. Each patient typically spends 10-12 weeks in our program, during which they work with the interdisciplinary team toward a common goal of improving functioning despite chronic pain. All team members engage in active collaboration, including formal and informal meetings regarding patient treatment.

The Pain Rehabilitation Program currently has sites in Grand Rapids, Holland, Kalamazoo, Troy, and Traverse City, with plans for future growth throughout Michigan. This has led to a multi-site network of pain psychologists who collaborate and share resources. With psychology being a lynchpin for our program, we are currently recruiting for openings in Grand Rapids, northern Michigan, and the Metro Detroit area.

With a focus on positive outcomes through evidence-based practice and the delivery of quality clinical care, we collect information using multiple tools throughout the course of a patient’s care. Our data indicate that patients who complete the program, on average, report significantly decreased pain-related impairment, improved quality of life, reduced depression and anxiety symptoms, decreased pain catastrophizing, and improved pain acceptance and self-efficacy. Program data also shows significantly decreased opioid pain medication use.

You can learn more about our program at:

Mary Free Bed offers:
• competitive wages
• excellent benefit packages
• opportunities for continuing education and research

Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital is a growing institution that has been restoring hope and freedom to patients for more than 125 years. We are an independent, community-owned rehabilitation hospital that strives to use innovative means to empower our patients. At 167 inpatient beds and dozens of outpatient programs, we’re the fifth largest free-standing rehabilitation hospital in the country. Our expanding network means we can offer services well beyond Grand Rapids.

Essential Job Qualifications (Knowledge, Education, and Training Requirements):
• Doctoral degree in Psychology
• Full licensure as a Psychologist with the State of Michigan.
• One to two years progressively more responsible related work experience.
• Physical Demands - Able to: exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally (up to 1/3 of the time); lift, carry, push, pull, up to 10 pounds occasionally; sit for the majority of the time, but may involve brief periods of time involving walking or standing; use keyboard frequently (1/3 to 2/3 of the time).

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