Post Doctoral Fellow - Psychiatry Department Job

Children's Health - Psychology Careers

Job Number: CTS20160902-15549

Location: Dallas, TX

Date Posted: 3-11-2018


Please Note:

Candidates should apply to this posting only if both of the conditions below have been met:

- An application for the postdoctoral fellowship program has been submitted through the APPA portal during the regular APPIC postdoctoral fellowship recruitment cycle (applications are typically due in early January each year)

- The applicant has received instructions to apply to this posting from the program’s Training Director

Position Summary

This job is responsible for performing inpatient and outpatient psychological assessments, for providing patient therapy and case management, for providing clinical consultation and for participating in research projects, under the supervision of a licensed psychologist.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide psychological assessment for patients and their families. This includes comprehensive psychological evaluations, scoring of data, writing reports, providing feedback to patients and families, attending meetings at the child’s school if appropriate all under the supervision of a licensed psychologist.
  • Participate in consultations with physicians, nursing staff and other members of the multidisciplinary team to develop optimal treatment plans for patients requiring psychological treatment, under the supervision of a licensed psychologist.
  • Provide feedback/consultations for patients and families; review the results of a child’s psychological evaluation thoroughly with parents and patients; and consult with potential patients and their families to determine if psychological services are appropriate, under the supervision of a licensed psychologist.
  • Under supervision of the psychologist, design and implement treatment plans, including individual, play, group or family psychotherapy; evaluate and document patient progress.
  • Ability to meet physical and non-physical demands as outlined in the job description is an essential function of the job.
  • Participate in performance improvement initiatives and/or research projects.
  • Perform other duties and special projects as assigned.



  • Graduate or professional work or advanced degree; or equivalent experience.
  • Completion of all requirements for a doctoral degee in psychology with clinical training at the graduate and internship level with attestation of completion provided by program director or diploma.

Licenses & certifications


  • Pediatric experience

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 be able 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 development 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 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

  • Sedentary - Exerting up to 10lbs. occasionally or negligible weights frequently; sitting most of the time.

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