The Division of Pediatric Psychiatry and Psychology in the Department of Pediatrics at Akron Children's Hospital is pleased to announce an immediate opening for a pediatric psychologist at our Mahoning Valley campus. The selected candidate will divide their time between the Healthy Active Living Program and the Medical Coping Clinic, providing both assessment and psychological interventions to children and their families. Strong collaboration skills for working with physicians, nurses, social workers and other health care professional are essential. The ideal candidate will have experience working in a variety of subspecialties within Pediatric Psychology and will enjoy a variety of clinical experiences with the opportunity to be involved in program development and research in the following service areas:
* Healthy Active Living - joining a multidisciplinary weight management team focused on improving healthy habits through the assessment and treatment of weight-related concerns. This team includes medical providers, a psychologist, exercise physiologist and dieticians.
* Medical Coping Clinic - utilizing evidence-based strategies to promote coping with diagnosis, adherence to treatment recommendations, and management of comorbid anxiety/depression all within integrated collaboration/coordination with other medical team members. The Medical Coping Clinic accepts referrals from a variety of subspecialties including Endocrinology, Cardiology, Rheumatology, Pulmonology and Gastroenterology,
This position also offers opportunities for collaboration with physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals as members of the multidisciplinary team. Supervision, teaching and training are available, including: supervision of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in psychology teaching of pediatric residents and training of child psychiatry fellows. Opportunities for research are also available and supported.
Requirements include a doctorate degree (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) in clinical psychology (child or pediatric emphasis preferred) from an APA-accredited doctoral program, completion of an APA-accredited internship (child or pediatric emphasis preferred), license eligibility in the State of Ohio, and a strong interest in evidence based pediatric psychology. Applicants who completed a post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric psychology are preferred.
Akron Children's Hospital is set in the beautiful Cuyahoga Valley, just minutes south of Cleveland. It is ranked a Best Children's Hospital by US News & World Report and is the largest pediatric provider in northeast Ohio. With two pediatric hospitals, as well as 35+ primary care and nearly 90 pediatric specialty locations, our dedicated staff handles more than 1,00,000,000 patient visits a year. We also serve as a major teaching affiliate of Northeast Ohio Medical University, and offer a number of pediatric subspecialty fellowship programs.
Akron Children's Hospital is dedicated to building a diverse workforce - one that reflects our patient population and represents the communities we serve. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply on line or submit a letter of interest and CV to Lori Schapel, Manager, Physician Recruitment via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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