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Psychologist - Outpatient Gastroenterology

Plainsboro, NJ, US, 08536

​Location: LOC_PLAINS-Princeton Plainsboro Spec Care 

Req ID: 228531

Shift: Days

Employment Status: Regular - Full Time 

 

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We strongly encourage all candidates of diverse backgrounds and lived experiences to apply. 

About the Psychologist Position

The Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (DCAPBS) at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is seeking a pediatric psychologist for our Division of Gasteroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition. The psychologist will join an established psychosocial team in GI that includes pediatric psychologists, social workers, and child life specialists.  The psychologist will provide primarily outpatient clinical care, consultation, and training in collaboration with the Division of Gastroenterology and faculty from the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (DCAPBS) at CHOP's Specialty Care Sites in Pennsylvania (Chalfont, PA) and New Jersey (Princeton, NJ).  This role will provide in-person and telehealth treatment services for a variety of gastrointestinal presentations that include functional abdominal pain, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, and constipation.  This is a primarily clinical position, although there are opportunities for clinical research and program development in collaboration with the Division of Gastroenterology and DCAPBS.  The psychologist will participate in the department’s APA accredited Psychology Internship Training Program as well as GI Psychology Externship and Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs. Faculty appointment at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania on the Academic Clinician Track is strongly encouraged.

Job Summary

The Psychologist I provides psychological services to patients throughout the CHOP inpatient and ambulatory enterprise;participates in the educational experience of trainees; establishes plan and initiates professional growth and leadership within the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, 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

  •  Practices effectively as an independent clinician.
  •  Responsive to feedback from supervisors and colleagues about clinical practice.
  •  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.
  •  Adheres to The Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences productivity standards.
  •  In settings where patients are scheduled into appointments, presents 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.
  •  Assures that professional practice is in accordance with applicable professional and licensing body standards
  •  Follows all CHOP and Departmental policies and procedures regarding clinical and administrative activity associated with providing direct patient care

 

Collaboration

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

 

Teaching 

  • May provide supervision to trainees (including externs, interns, and/or fellows) within the Department’s psychology training programs 
  • Lectures and provides training to other disciplines (including child psychiatry) 
  • Participates in activities of the training faculty

 

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

Other 

  • Completes all mandatory education requirements, annual PPD testing, flu vaccine and other vaccinations as per CHOP policy 
  • Maintain Licensure including completion of required continuing education
  • Establishes plans for professional growth with manager * Participates in clinical program development 
  • Collaborates with internal staff to complete CHOP requirements to include but not limited to Medical Staff Application 
  • Member and or active participation in a DCAPBS or CHOP Committee 
  • Presents work locally or regionally; publishes or presents at least one paper /chapter yearly 
  • Participates in community service 
  • Participates in ongoing professional practice evaluations as a clinician and peer reviewer

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

Pennsylvania psychology license and any state in which the job is require

Required Education and Experience

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

 

Required Experience:

  • Completed postdoctoral training directly related to job role
  • APA or CPA accredited internship training
  • Completed post-doctoral training in child and adolescent focused psychology Level I 0-7 years

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, CHOP is committed to supporting the health of our patients, families, workforce, and global community.  As a condition of employment, professionals working onsite—at any CHOP location, for any portion of time—must be vaccinated for COVID-19. Learn more. 

CHOP also requires employees who work in patient care buildings to receive an annual influenza vaccine. Employees may request exemptions for valid religious and medical reasons.  Start dates may be delayed until candidates are immunized or exemption requests are reviewed.  

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