Children’s HealthTM Children’s Medical Center (Dallas, TX) is seeking a full-time pediatric health psychologist. The psychologist in this position will provide clinical services to children and adolescents with medical illnesses and/or medical and mental health comorbidities through the consult-liaison service and in various medical specialty clinics. Primary responsibilities will include consultation for inpatient medical areas, outpatient/ambulatory consultation and intervention, and close collaboration with psychiatrists and psychology staff on the consult team and members of other multidisciplinary medical teams. The psychologist hired for this role will also be involved in development and evaluation of clinical programs to optimize patient care and outcomes. Ability to provide services in Spanish is preferred.
This position is part of the Pediatric Health Psychology reporting structure within the department of Psychiatry. Psychology staff members have close and supportive working relationships with hospital-based physician specialists and community pediatricians. 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, residents, and pediatric psychiatry fellows. Research and other scholarly activity will be encouraged, and opportunities exist for collaboration with established researchers. The psychologist hired into this position will also 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 strong preference for candidates with more extensive and recent experience with consult-liaison work and various pediatric chronic illness populations.
- 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
and comfortable environment for our patients and their families. It's also fun for us. When I worked in general pediatrics, I enjoyed playing with my patients in the game rooms or participating in special events. I love the lively atmosphere we create.