The Center for Pediatric Psychiatry and the Pauline Allen Gill Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders (Gill Center) at Children’s Medical Center Dallas seek a full-time psychologist to join a vibrant, multi-faceted team providing clinical services to children and adolescents with cancer and a variety of blood diseases, including chronic anemia and sickle cell disease. Primary responsibilities include providing inpatient and outpatient consultation-liaison services, brief and longer-term intervention, consultation with medical and psychosocial teams, and development of clinical programs related to adherence and transition to adult care. The psychologist hired for this position will also be expected to participate in specialty committees designed to enhance patient care in the Gill Center as well as multi-disciplinary rounds, psychosocial rounds, and other departmental programs and initiatives.
This position is part of the Psychology reporting structure, which includes other psychologists and therapists integrated into pediatric subspecialty areas. Psychology staff members have close and supportive working relationships with hospital-based physician specialists, especially pediatric hematology/oncology physicians. Children’s is home to a well-developed psychology training program with an APA-accredited postdoctoral fellowship in clinical child psychology. This position also provides frequent opportunities for teaching and supervision of psychology trainees as well as medical students, pediatric residents, and pediatric hematology/oncology clinical fellows. Research and other scholarly activity will be encouraged, and opportunities exist for collaboration with established researchers. Of particular note, the psychologist hired into this position will be considered for a faculty appointment in the Department of Psychiatry at UT Southwestern (UTSW Psychiatry).
- Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical, Counseling, or School Psychology from an APA-accredited doctoral program
- Internship training in clinical child or pediatric health psychology from an APA-accredited program
- Postdoctoral fellowship training in clinical child or pediatric health psychology
Licenses, Certifications, & Experience
- Licensed applicants at all levels will be considered, with a preference for candidates with more extensive and recent experience with the pediatric hematology/oncology population.
- Candidates who have submitted their materials to take the EPPP but have not yet completed the exam are welcome to apply. A passing score at the level needed for licensure by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists is required prior to scheduling an in-person interview.
- Licensure as a Psychologist or as a Provisionally Licensed Psychologist in Texas is required by date of hire.
- Evidence for commitment to research with this population is preferred.
Interested applicants should email a letter of interest with curriculum vitae to:
Sunita M. Stewart, Ph.D., ABPP
Chief Psychologist, Children’s Health/Children’s Medical Center
Professor of Psychiatry, UT Southwestern Medical Center
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