The Division of Health Psychology at the Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital is pleased to announce a position opening for a full time clinical health psychologist (PhD or PsyD) to support the development and growth of a multidisciplinary headache program, in collaboration with the Hartford Healthcare Headache Center and the Hartford Healthcare Behavioral Health Network. The Hartford HealthCare (HHC) Headache Center is part of the HHC Ayer Neuroscience Institute and is a fast-growing headache specialty clinic with two locations positioned across Connecticut, with the main hubs located in West Hartford, CT and Southington, CT (moving in September 2019 to Cheshire, CT). The HHC Headache Center, directed by Brian Grosberg, MD, an internationally renowned headache specialist, is dedicated to excellence in the diagnosis and treatment of people with headache disorders, to advancing current knowledge of headache through research, and to moving scientific advances into clinical practice.
The psychologist will work in an integrated care setting to provide outpatient behavioral health services (group, individual, or family) to an adult population. Clinical dutiesinclude performing initial diagnostic assessments; conducting brief and evidence-based behavioral treatment for headache, as well as other medical and mental health comorbidities; collaborating and consulting with headache specialists (i.e., neurologists, physician assistants, and advanced nurse practitioners) and administrative staff; and effectively utilizing screening measures and assessment tools to track symptoms and treatment outcomes. Administrative and other duties include clinical documentation in a shared electronic medical record; program development and ongoing assessment of programmatic needs; giving quarterly educational presentations to the medical team; participation in Friday educational seminars; participation in weekly staff meetings and huddles; outreach to outside providers and community; and participation in a once per month after-hours multidisciplinary headache council meetings. Training duties may include (if desired and if available) supervising a quarterly psychology post-doctoral fellow and providing education lectures and training to University of Connecticut medical residents and our yearly headache fellow trainees. Research duties will include acting as co-investigator on research projects, and collaborating with internal and external colleagues on publications.
Candidates must be licensed for independent practice or license-eligible in the state of CT, have training and experience in medical settings (preferably with headache or pain patients), have excellent written and verbal communication skills, have experience with clinical research, and be self-directed and capable of working independently in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. Completion of an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship is required. The position will be administratively housed in the Division of Health Psychology at the Institute of Living, which will provide clinical and administrative support. To apply, please email Jennifer.Ferrand@hhchealth.orgwith a CV and letter of interest.