Pediatric Psychologist
University of Texas Austin Department of Psychiatry
United States

Description

The Dell Medical School Department of Psychiatry is seeking a Pediatric Psychologist to provide diverse clinical services via assorted settings and modalities including integrated and co-located healthcare venues, through tele-mental health, within subspecialty pediatric clinics, and traditional mental health outpatient clinics.  Standard responsibilities include provision of consultative and direct clinical support services, including assessment, treatment planning and ongoing care of primary care pediatric patients as well as public-school students experiencing mental health challenges.

Purpose

The Pediatric Psychologist will conduct direct behavioral and mental health assessments, treatment planning, brief and long-term interventions, and interdisciplinary team consultation as needed.  This clinical work may be provided in a variety of professional settings, including an outpatient mental health clinic, a co-located primary care setting, in consultation to subspecialty pediatricians, and to regional primary care physicians and public-school counselors via tele-mental health.

Essential Functions

 The identified Pediatric Psychologist will work within an inter-professional model and routinely collaborate with pediatric psychiatrists, psychiatric residents, medical students, other psychologists, licensed professional counselors, and internal administrative staff. In addition, the identified candidate may potentially provide clinical services within Dell Children’s Medical Center.

The Pediatric Psychologist will routinely interact with external stakeholders, including primary care physicians and staff, and external public-school personnel to engage in collaborative care on behalf of subspecialty and primary care pediatric patients, identified at-risk public-school students, and their families.

The Pediatric Psychologist will join our growing interdisciplinary faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at Dell Medical School.  Engagement in provision of training, supervision, and applicable didactics for psychology interns and fellows as well as participation in clinical research and general program development efforts through the Department are encouraged. This position requires qualification for an academic appointment in the University of Texas at Austin’s Dell Medical School and, as such, includes associated faculty benefits.

Qualifications

Required qualifications

The candidate will have completed a doctoral degree from an accredited school of Clinical, Counseling, or School Psychology, along with an APA accredited (or commensurate) internship/residency focused on training in child clinical or pediatric psychology. Successful completion of a postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric psychology is required.  Attainment of Texas licensure for the practice of psychology is required by start date. Board certification will be required within 5 years.

Must possess the ability to communicate with others in a clear, understandable, and professional manner on the phone and in person as well as demonstrated use of superior written and verbal communication skills.

Must possess the ability to interact with colleagues, administrators, executives, patient families and other program partners in a manner that represents the Dell Medical School positively. Must exhibit sound judgment in decision-making. Must possess the ability to maintain regular, reliable and punctual attendance. Demonstrated ability to be flexible and adaptable to change. We seek candidates committed to providing exemplary care and treatment that restores hope and helps patients and families live healthier, fuller lives.

Preferred Qualifications

Professional experience as a licensed psychologist in providing clinical services via tele-mental health is preferred. Bilingual in English and Spanish is preferred.  Prior experience working in public school systems and community outreach is preferred. Clinical teaching skills and potential to contribute to our faculty’s active program of research are preferred.

Application Instructions

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and until the position is filled. The expected start date for this position is September 2020, but this remains negotiable based on applicant preferences and availability.

Application requires:

  •         A resume
  •         A letter of interest
  •         Contact information for 3 professional references


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