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Licensed Psychologist - Pediatric Obesity Practice - Connecticut Children's Medical Center

26 Jun 2018 8:52 AM | Tricia Priebe (Administrator)

Connecticut Children's Medical Center is nationally recognized as the only free standing hospital
in New England dedicated exclusively to the care of children and adolescents in a patient-and family-centered environment with a focus on research, education and advocacy in Connecticut. In addition to 187 inpatient beds, our services include a state-of-the-art ambulatory surgery center, five specialty care centers and ten practices across Connecticut. Our Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center is the busiest between Boston and New York. Connecticut Children's has 2,600 employees with a medical staff of more than 1,000 practicing in general pediatrics and more than 30 medical and surgical subspecialties. The Connecticut Children’s St. Mary’s location in Waterbury is a 12-bed unit staffed by our Inpatient Management Team physicians.

Licensed Psychologist - Pediatric Obesity Practice - Part-Time

The Pediatric Obesity Center for Treatment, Research and Education at Connecticut Children's offers behavior-based weight management program for children and adolescents. Our specialists help children and their families change behaviors to establish healthier physical and emotional lifestyles. The Pediatric Obesity Center is looking for a part time (20 hours/week) Licensed Psychologist to join our team in our Hartford, CT location.

Our multidiscipline team of top pediatricians, surgeons, psychologists, dietitians, and physical therapists use a comprehensive approach to weight management. We educate families about the benefits of healthy eating and an active lifestyle with an emphasis on setting realistic goals. With our medical and psychological support, children and families are able to overcome barriers that may get in the way of success.

Connecticut Children's Medical Center was one of 25 children's hospitals from across the United States selected as part of NACHRI's FOCUS on a Fitter Future task force, a collaborative effort to identify best practices for pediatric weight management programs. Connecticut Children's emerged as a leader with the creation of our Pediatric Obesity Center and is the only hospital in the state that provides adolescents with a surgical option for weight management.

The Licensed Psychologist in our Pediatric Obesity Center provides a range of clinical services to Connecticut Children's patients, students and their families. The Pediatric Obesity Center receives over 600 referrals yearly for our surgical and non-surgical weight management programs. The psychologist will be responsible for providing individual, family and group psychotherapy to youth participating in our non-surgical program, particularly those with comorbid conditions including Autism Spectrum disorders, Depression, Anxiety and ADHD.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Psychological assessment, psychometric evaluations, and treatment that may be individual, group, or family as assigned. The psychologist provides consultation and collaboration with relevant team members to promote patient/student needs. The psychologist also collaborates with community agencies and mental health care providers to facilitate the provision of comprehensive services.

  • Provide direct clinical services to patients and families.

  • Consult with multidisciplinary teams to optimize medical and psychological care.

  • Participate in clinical research activities, including quality improvement initiatives.

  • Provide supervision to pediatric psychology pre-doctoral interns and postdoctoral fellows, as well as teaching of medical students and pediatric residents.

    Clinical Training and Professional Development

  • Psychological assessment, psychometric evaluations, and treatment that may be individual, group, or family as assigned. The psychologist provides consultation and collaboration with relevant team members to promote patient/student needs. The psychologist also collaborates with community agencies and mental health care providers to facilitate the provision of comprehensive services.

  • Provide direct clinical services to patients and families.

  • Consult with multidisciplinary teams to optimize medical and psychological care.

  • Participate in clinical research activities, including quality improvement initiatives.

  • Provide supervision to pediatric psychology pre-doctoral interns and postdoctoral fellows, as well as teaching of medical students and pediatric residents.

    Case Coordination

  • Assesses needed services and supports and makes efforts to secure as appropriate

  • Communicates with appropriate agencies to keep providers informed of relevant developments

  • Maintains collegial relationships with team members, responding to concerns, assessing progress and communicating on case developments

    Age-Specific and Cultural Competencies

  • Demonstrates knowledge of population-specific differences and needs from pre-school through adolescence and applies this knowledge

  • Demonstrates cultural sensitivity in all interactions with students/patients/families and co- workers.

  • Demonstrates support for the mission and values of the organization through behaviors that are consistent with the CCMC Standards

Requirements:

  • Doctoral degree in Psychology/Clinical Psychology/School Psychology/ Counseling Psychology required

  • Completion of an APA approved internship and post-doctoral fellowship or one year of supervised experience in a treatment setting for children and adolescents required.

  • Licensure by Connecticut State Department of Public Health as a Psychologist

  • CPR/BLS certification required within 60 days of start

    Connecticut Children’s offers excellent benefits including 403(b) with employer match, health and dental insurance choices, educational assistance, free parking, paid time-off, and more.

    Interested candidates apply online at:

    https://recruiting.adp.com/srccar/public/RTI.home?c=1122041&d=External&r=5000306388306#%2F#%2F

    For more information, visit http://www.connecticutchildrens.org/ or connect with us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/connecticutchildrens and Twitter at www.twitter.com/ctchildrens.

    Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
    282 Washington Street, Hartford, CT 06106

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