Psychologist (Public Health Campus at Cedar)

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

​Location: LOC_MAIN-Main Hospital 

Req ID: 175951

Shift: Any

Employment Status: Regular - Full Time 

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Job Summary

The Psychologist II provides psychological services to patients throughout the CHOP inpatient and ambulatory enterprise;provides leadership on hospital or department committee; program development, expansion of services, participates in the educational experience of trainees; establishes plan and initiates professional growth and leadership at the Department or Hospital level; and presents work at the local or regional level. In some settings, the psychologist may have a matrixed  reporting relationship to a physician leader outside the Department.

Job Responsibilities

Clinical Activity

  • Establishes expertise as a clinician at a local or regional level
  • Practices effectively as an independent clinician
  • Responsive to feedback from supervisors  and colleagues about clinical practice
  • Is recognized by clinicians and team members as an excellent provider
  • Provides comprehensive assessment and treatment services to children and families, in inpatient and/or outpatient settings, and communicates with referral sources as indicated
  • Perform clinical services at a percent of effort as designated by supervisor.
  • Adhere to The Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences productivity standards.
  • In settings where patients are scheduled into appointments, present an EPIC schedule that rolls out, per department guidelines, delineating availability and anticipated vacation and conference time.  Schedule must include enough openings to cover productivity expectations plus anticipated late cancellations/no shows.
  • Assure that professional practice is in accordance with applicable professional and licensing body standards
  • Follow all CHOP and Departmental policies and procedures regarding clinical and administrative activity associated with providing direct patient care.






  • Collaborates within the Department and with other Department/Division colleagues to assure that patients receive the kind of care required by patient circumstance.
  • Respond to requests for consultation and service in a timely manner.
  • Participates in The Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and CHOP committees 
  • Works collaboratively with the program’s intake coordinators and practice manager to assure there is sufficient scheduling availability and/ or patients are scheduled appropriately 




  • Regularly supervises trainees (including externs, interns, and/or fellows) within the department’s psychologist training programs
  • Lectures and provides training to other disciplines (including child psychiatry)
  • Develops and monitors training rotations 
  • Serves as a mentor or helpful colleague to early career psychologists
  • Participate in activities of the training faculty

Job Responsibilities (Continued)


  • Contributes to QI activities within program and department




  • Demonstrates a commitment to the Department
  • Complete all mandatory education requirements, annual PPD testing, flu vaccine and other vaccinations as per CHOP policy 
  • Maintain Licensure including completion of required continuing education
  • Establish plans for professional growth with supervisor
  • Participates in clinical program development
  • Collaborates with internal staff to complete CHOP requirements to include but not limited to Medical Staff Application 
  • Provides leadership through participation in one or more DCAPBS or CHOP Committees
  • Presents work locally or regionally; publishes at least one paper /chapter every two years
  • Participates in community service
  • Participates in ongoing professional practice evaluations as a clinician and peer 

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

PA Psychology License

Required Education and Experience

Required Education: Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Psychology from a program accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) 


Required Experience: 
•    Level II- 8- 12 years as a licensed clinical psychologist
•    APA or CPA accredited internship training. 
•    Completed post-doctoral training in child and adolescent focused psychology.

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Skill in exercising initiative, judgment, problem solving, decision-making.
  • Skill in developing and maintaining effective relationships with medical, and administrative staff,patients and the public.
  • Epic training
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally.
  • Ability to communicate clearly.
  • Ability to accept feedback and incorporate into professional growth and own performance improvement.
  • Maintains strictest confidentiality.

To carry out its mission, it is of critical importance for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to keep our patients, families and workforce safe and healthy and to support the health of our global community. In keeping with this, CHOP has mandated all workforce members on site at any CHOP location for any portion of their time be vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of employment.  This mandate also applies to workforce members performing work for CHOP at non-CHOP locations. Additionally, all workforce members based in or regularly scheduled to work at any New Jersey location are mandated to be both vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19, with booster timing consistent with applicable guidelines. The CHOP COVID-19 vaccine mandate is in alignment with applicable local, state and federal mandates. CHOP also requires all workforce members who work in patient care buildings or who provide patient care to receive an annual influenza vaccine. Employees may request exemption consideration for CHOP vaccine requirements for valid religious and medical reasons.  Please note start dates may be delayed until candidates are fully immunized or valid exemption requests are reviewed. In addition, candidates other than those in positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, must attest to not using tobacco products.
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