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Academic Pediatric (Medical) Psychologist

Employer
University of Utah School of Medicine
Location
Utah, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Apr 12, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Pediatrics, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Academic Pediatric (Medical) Psychologist

University Development Assessment Clinics (UDAC)

Division of General Pediatrics

University of Utah School of Medicine

The University Developmental Assessment Clinics (UDAC) in the Division of General Pediatrics at the University of Utah is looking for an outstanding Academic Pediatric (Medical) Psychologist. The Academic Pediatric Psychologist will conduct intakes and assessments though direct patient care to children referred to the University Developmental Assessment Clinics (UDAC). The UDAC evaluates children with developmental disabilities and with developmental concerns. The Academic Pediatric Psychologist will work in all clinical programs in the UDAC, including the Child Development Clinic (CDP), Neonatal Follow-up Program (NFP) and the Heart Center Neurodevelopmental Program (HCNP). This position will work closely with a multidisciplinary team including Developmental Pediatricians, Nurse Practitioners, Speech Language Pathologists, Occupational and Physical Therapists, Registered Nurses and other Psychologists to provide assessments and diagnosis to children who have, or who are at high risk for developmental problems. Clinics are held in Salt Lake City and virtually. This position will provide assessment services within an interdisciplinary outpatient setting for children referred for developmental evaluations.  Other responsibilities will include the supervision of trainees and collaboration on research related to developmental disabilities and advocacy.

Qualified candidates must have a doctoral level degree in Clinical Psychology or School Psychology from an accredited program, and must have experience in the care of, assessment and treatment of children and adolescents, preferably with developmental disabilities and neurodevelopmental conditions.  Fluency in Spanish is preferred. The selected candidate will receive a faculty appointment in the Department of Pediatrics on the Clinical track at the academic level commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The Department and University offers a competitive salary and an unmatched benefits program, including non-contributory retirement contributions of 20.2% of annual salary that vest immediately. The Department offers a faculty development and mentoring program designed to foster success in translational or basic research, quality improvement engagement, and excellence as educators. 

Salt Lake City offers an incredible quality of life with a growing economy, rich cultural scene with ballet, theatre, symphony, opera, live music, museums, outstanding restaurants, and a moderate cost of living. The city is a well-known ski destination and a gateway to the state’s renowned landscapes. In addition to its 14 ski resorts, Utah boasts five scenic national parks (with five more within a day’s drive), a variety of golf courses allowing for year-round play, hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails (some leaving from adjacent to the hospital), and numerous other outdoor activities. 

Interested individuals can apply for the position at https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/131473. Cover letter and curriculum vitae will be required.  For additional information about the position, please contact:  Justin Alvey, M.D., Division Chief, at justin.alvey@hsc.utah.edu.   

The University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission. 

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students, staff, faculty, and patients from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education, employment opportunities, and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented groups.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

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