GI Transplant Psychologist

Aurora, CO
Jun 27, 2017
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University of Colorado - School of Medicine

GI Transplant Psychologist

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, The Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Children's Hospital Colorado invites applications for the position of Pediatric Psychologist to serve patients on the GI and Transplant services. The Section of Pediatric Behavioral Health is a vital and growing research and teaching section in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Based at the Anschutz Medical and Research Campus, the Section of Pediatric Psychiatry benefits from affiliation with world class interdisciplinary professional education, research programs and clinical services.

Job Responsibilities:

The Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine seeks an experienced, licensed clinical psychologist with demonstrated expertise in the use of evidence-based treatment with children and adolescents in pediatric specialty care clinics. Many specialty clinics located at Children's Hospital Colorado are committed to providing embedded mental health services and opportunities exist in a variety of these practices. Currently, there is a need on the GI and Transplant services at CHCO. The qualified applicant will spend 50% of their time on the GI service and 50% on the Transplant service.

The candidate will provide clinical care for children in the Neurogastroenterology and Motility Integrated Clinics as well as for those undergoing solid organ transplantation (heart, liver, kidney) in the outpatient and inpatient settings through the Transplant Program at the Children's Hospital of Colorado. Primary responsibilities in both clinics include health and behavior assessment and intervention, comprehensive psychiatric evaluation, and individual psychotherapy. Within the Transplant service, the ideal candidate will provide supportive counseling and education throughout the transplant process for pediatric patients and their families, participate in ongoing psychological research endeavors focused on adherence and adjustment in transplant, and supervise psychology trainees rotating through the transplant service line. With the GI service, the ideal candidate will provide services to children from infancy to adulthood who have disorders of the gastrointestinal tract (dysphagia, gastroparesis, nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, constipation/diarrhea, etc with or without comorbid psychiatric and/or behavioral concerns).

Those with interest and experience in transplant, and GI disorders are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to psychologists with a scientist-practitioner orientation, who are interested in contributing to the clinical evidence base for psychology practice in the pediatric subspecialty setting. This position is a faculty position with rank commensurate with the applicant's experience.


Required Qualifications:

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or Psy.D. in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA accredited program with an APA or APPIC approved internship. Applicants must possess a Colorado Psychologist License or be eligible for licensure within the state of Colorado. Must obtain Medical staff privileges at Children's Hospital Colorado.

Preferred Qualifications:

Three years of postdoctoral experience that includes clinical training duties, clinical supervision, administrative or teaching responsibilities. Experience conducting pre-surgical or pre-transplant evaluations and working with GI disorders strongly preferred. Strong administrative, interpersonal, oral and written skills. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, campus departments, and student groups. Experience and skill in consulting with professional colleagues and staff. Demonstrated commitment to multiculturalism and experience with diverse populations.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

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The University of Colorado strongly supports the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:Special Instructions to Applicants: Applications are accepted electronically at Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Questions should be directed to Melissa Sinclair

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 09358

When applying, applicants must include:
  1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
  2. A current Resume/CV
  3. The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references, either attached to your resume/CV or uploaded as a separate document
Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process.

Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20281 - SOM-PSYCH-Child SP/G

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Apr 28, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Melissa Sinclair

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00654627