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Peds Health Psychologist

Company: Ascension Health
Location: Hoffman Estates
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

We Are Hiring: Ascension represents one of the largest hospital systems in Illinois, with 15 acute care hospitals and four specialty hospitals devoted to behavioral health, long-term care, physical rehabilitation and women and children's needs.Ascension is an award-winning health system committed to delivering compassionate care to nearly 6.6 million residents in Chicago and its surrounding suburbs -Title: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Pediatric Health PsychologistDepartment: - - - - -PBP PsychiatryWork Schedule: - -Full-time, Weekdays 8:00am to 4:30pm w/ one or two late start mornings along with one or two late eveningsHospital: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Alexian Bros Behavioral Health Hospital -Work Location: - - -Hoffman Estates, ILCompassionate, personalized care has a new name. Alexian Bros Behavioral Health Hospital -is now part of Ascension Illinois. -Benefits:Ascension offers competitive salaries, PTO plans, and a menu of benefit options from life and disability plans to medical, dental, and vision coverage from quality benefit carriers. We also offer a retirement plan with employer match and Flexible Spending Accounts. Additionally, as a non-for-profit organization, Ascension associates may be eligible for federal student loan forgiveness programs. What You Will Do: Candidates have a strong interest in providing behavioral health care to children and teens diagnosed with chronic and/or acute medical conditions across various levels of medical care. - The Pediatric Health Psychologist works as a member of an interprofessional health care team in a variety of settings. -in our Pediatric Specialty Care Centers, the psychologist is -embedded within outpatient pediatric endocrinology services and pediatric neurology -clinics. In these settings, the psychologist works alongside medical providers, utilizing a warm hand-off approach. Functional assessment, motivational interviewing, self-management strategies, and single session therapy with youth and families are the primary components of this consultative work. Additionally, within these specialty care service centers, the psychologist carries an outpatient caseload of youth with co-morbid psychological and chronic medical conditions, providing brief (4-12 sessions) interventions for psychological presentations associated with specific medical conditions. Frequent presenting concerns include coping with chronic illness, dyspnea, chronic headache, seizure disorders, obesity, diabetes, difficulties with sleep, and associated family discord.For youth requiring more long-term outpatient behavioral healthcare, approximately 8 hours per week the psychologist contributes to the AMITA Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital Outpatient Group Practice. - In this setting, the psychologist carries an outpatient caseload for youth requiring longer-term therapy that may not be suitable for the short-term interventions provided in the pediatric specialty care setting. Referrals typically emanate from the psychologist, other pediatric specialty care clinic providers, pediatric inpatient staff, and other health psychology providers on the team. -The Pediatric Health Psychologist also contributes as a member of the behavioral health consultation and liaison (C/L) service on the inpatient pediatric units. The psychologist attends multidisciplinary rounds on the pediatric general and pediatric intensive care units and frequently collaborates with other disciplines (e.g., medicine, nutrition, child life, nursing) to provide brief assessment and interventions in this role. Supervision of psychology fellows, pre-doctoral interns and/or psychology externs is a component of the position. - -The position is primarily clinical in nature, but also incorporates administrative opportunities that affect program operations and development. In addition to clinical and administrative responsibilities, the psychologist plays a significant role in the training of our pediatric health psychology intern and post-doctoral fellow. - Our internship program has enjoyed continuous APA-Accreditation since 2005. -Duities:

  • Assesses a patient's psychological status and provides appropriate interventions and treatments.
  • Collaborates with medical team and ancillary services to provide appropriate psychological interventions for patients.
  • Refers patients to other disciplines for consults and evaluations as indicated.
  • Provides psychological expertise and education to multidisciplinary team. Acts as resource to other disciplines.
  • Communicates complex/sensitive information to patients and medical team. What You Will Need: Licensure / Certification / Registration:
    • Licensure as a Clinical Psychologist required required. -Education:
      • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) required. Additional Preferences:
        • Training at an APA-Accredited psychology internship site is preferred
        • Training and/or work experience in pediatric health psychology
        • Experience or interest in supervising trainees Why Join Our Team: Ascension Illinois, one of the largest health systems in Illinois, with 15 hospitals and over 150 sites of care, serves over 6.6 million residents in the greater Chicagoland area. A career at Ascension means you join a team of over 150,000 individuals across the country committed to a Mission of serving others and providing compassionate, personalized care to all.Our inclusive culture, continuing education programs, career coaches and benefit offerings are just a few of the resources and tools that team members can use to create a rewarding career path. If you are looking for a career where you can grow and make a difference in your community, we invite you to join our team today. Equal Employment Opportunity Employer: Ascension will provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all associates and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, genetic information, carrier status or any other legally protected status or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the "EEO is the Law" poster:Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.This Ministry does not participate in E-Verify and therefore cannot employ STEM OPT candidates.

Keywords: Ascension Health, Hoffman Estates , Peds Health Psychologist, Healthcare , Hoffman Estates, Illinois

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