Clinical Child Psychologist - Eating Disorders Job

Children's Health - Psychology Careers

Job Number: 51016

Location: Plano, TX

Date Posted: 4-22-2017


Position Summary

This position is located in the Department of Psychiatry Pediatric Eating Disorders Program at the Legacy campus in Plano, TX and is responsible for providing psychological services in assigned clinical area, for participating in program development and implementation, for supervising students and trainees in the delivery of psychological services, and for participating in multidisciplinary research. Has the potential for recognition as UTSW psychology faculty by way of affiliation with UTSW psychology program.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Clinical care of patients including assessments through interviews, chart/history review, and psychological testing procedures; treatment including individual, play, group or family psychotherapy; appropriate documentation; team liasion as approriate; consultation to interdisciplinary staff; consultation to external agencies.
  • Conduct clinical research in projects which are in line with Children’s mission and hospital/department/applicable service line goals
  • Provide direct supervision to students and trainees who are providing clinical care and/or participating in research or outcome measure initiatives
  • Ability to meet physical and non-physical demands as outlined in the job description is an essential function of the job



  • Graduate or professional work or advanced degree (Ph.D or Psy.D graduates); or equivalent experience required
  • Doctorate degree in Psychology required
  • One (1) year of post doctoral training in clinical area of psychology required

Licenses & certifications

  • Licensed or provisionally licensed in Texas required


  • Minimum 2-3 years of job related experience preferred
  • Two to three years of post doctorate experience preferred
  • Extensive previous training and experience in pediatric eating disorders

Specific knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Must possess an understanding of an array of developmental and psychological concepts, including, but not limited to, normal and abnormal social, emotional, academic, behavioral, and cognitive development, brain-behavior relationships, school system issues, effect of medical condition on the neurocognitive and psychological function of children, psychopathology, family functioning, cultural and diversity issues
  • Must possess the ability to establish rapport with patients and family members and good working relationships within the department and hospital
  • Must possess the ability to adequately identify the presenting problem, including the development of testable hypotheses and differential diagnosis
  • Must possess the ability to gather cognitive and psychological data through the identification of appropriate psychometric, observational, and interview techniques and accurate administration, scoring, and interpretation of tests
  • Must be able to develop appropriate remediation and intervention strategies based on the testing results
  • Must possess the ability to effectively communicate these results to the child, parents, and educators in both oral and written forms; must be able to recognize and apply appropriate legal, professional, and ethical standards to specific cases
  • Must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills to facilitate the development of a working relationship with the patient and child which allows for effective assessment and generation of recommendations
  • Must possess the ability to work within time constraints and present information within an efficient manner to other members of the medical team
  • Must possess the ability to maintain regular, reliable and punctual attendance
  • Must possess the ability to learn and apply new information, knowledge and experiences in a timely manner

Physical demands

  • Light - Exerting up to 20 lbs. occasionally, 10 lbs. frequently, or negligible amounts constantly OR requires walking or standing to a significant degree.

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