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Pediatric Psychologist, Childrens Blood and Cancer Center at Dell Childrens Medical Center - Cancer

University of Texas at Austin
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jun 1, 2022

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Pediatric Psychologist, Childrens Blood and Cancer Center at Dell Childrens Medical Center - Cancer Survivorship Clinic

College/School/Unit: Dell Medical School
Department: Psychiatry
Posted: May 27, 2022
Apply By: Open until filled


The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School is seeking a full-time pediatric psychologist to join a vibrant, multi-faceted team at Dell Children's Medical Center (DCMC) providing clinical services to children and adolescent survivors of pediatric cancer and other blood disorders. We seek candidates committed to providing exemplary care and treatment that restores hope and helps patients and families live healthier, fuller lives. Additional opportunities include provision of clinical services to patients undergoing active treatment for blood disorders and childhood cancer, collaboration with other DCMC specialty clinics, clinical supervision of practicum students, interns, and/or fellows, research and program development.

Essential Functions

Primary responsibilities include providing inpatient and outpatient behavioral health consultation-liaison services, brief and longer-term psychological intervention, and collaboration with medical and psychosocial teams within the Children's Blood and Cancer Center. Development and implementation of psychosocial programming for the Cancer Survivorship Clinic programs will also be a focus of this position. Additional responsibilities included participation in multidisciplinary rounds, psychosocial rounds and other departmental programs and initiatives.

This pediatric psychologist will work within an integrated practice model and routinely collaborate with physicians, pediatric psychiatrists and psychiatric residents, medical students, other psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, child life specialists, nurses, and administrative staff.

The Dell Medical School, the first new medical school to be built at a tier one research university in nearly fifty years, is committed to redesigning academic medicine and revolutionizing how people get and stay healthy by educating leaders, developing new models of care, and advancing innovation from health products to health care delivery. We strive to create a vital, inclusive health ecosystem and are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to diversity and excellence within the learning health system.

Austin has been designated by US News & World Report as one of the top ten “Best Places to Live” for several years. This growing metropolis is considered “the live music capital of the world,” a high-tech growth hub, and home to one of the largest state universities in the country.


Required Qualifications
  • Eligible for appointment as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at The University of Texas Dell Medical School
  • Doctoral degree from an APA or CPA accredited program in Clinical, Counseling or School Psychology
  • Completion of an APA or CPA accredited internship in psychology
  • Completion of a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical child and adolescent or pediatric psychology
  • Unrestricted license to practice psychology in the State of Texas or ability to obtain prior to appointment
  • Eligibility and commitment to pursue board certification through the American Board of Professional Psychology

Preferred Qualifications
  • Prior hematologyoncology experience strongly preferred
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Excellent communication skills with patients, families and interdisciplinary colleagues
  • Efficient organizational skills
  • Sound judgment in decision-making
  • Flexibility and adaptability to change

Application Instructions

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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