May 06, 2021

Clinical Health Psychologist

  • The University of Kansas Hospital
  • Kansas City, KS, USA
Full time

Job Description

Position Title

Clinical Health Psychologist

Landon Center on Aging

Position Summary / Career Interest:

Clinical Health Psychologist supporting the Center for Concussion Management. Working collaboratively within the multidisciplinary Center for Concussion Management to provide comprehensive, evidence-based care. This position will be able to help create a mental health program for patients with persistent post-concussive symptoms. Will range from education and expectant management, to short term psychotherapy/counseling, and may include cognitive behavioral therapy. Patients may be suffering from cognitive, physical, emotional, and interpersonal aspects related to their concussion injury.

Position Description:

  • Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department.
  • Provide health-related psychological assessment of behavioral and mental health needs for patients with post-concussive symptoms.
  • Provide short-term psychotherapy/psychoeducation/counseling for patients coping with cognitive, emotional, physical, and interpersonal aspects of concussive injury.
  • Facilitating appropriate referrals with providers in the community for patients who need ongoing psychological services.
  • Provide CBT and/or other evidence-based interventions. Target service areas include but are not limited to:
  • Adjustment to disability/diagnosis
  • Education regarding common emotional symptoms associated with concussion and expected recovery course
  • Depression & anxiety
  • Stress management and coping (e.g. mindfulness-based stress reduction)
  • Chronic pain management
  • Insomnia
  • Therapeutic engagement and treatment compliance
  • Post-traumatic stress
  • Provide education promoting and maintaining positive health and wellness behaviors (e.g. sleep hygiene).
  • Running group therapies as indicated.
  • Works collaboratively with nurses, physicians, and other medical personnel.
  • Maintains a productive clinical practice in the ambulatory clinic to generate departmental income to offset cost basis.
  • Works effectively with other clinical services and outside collaborating facilities to facilitate effective continuum of patient care and follow up.
  • Community outreach which might include contributing to a support group and/or presentations to interested community groups.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Required:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • PhD or PsyD in clinical, counseling, or health psychology from an APA-accredited doctoral program
  • APA-approved internship training with at least some focus on health psychology
  • 1-year postdoctoral training in health psychology
  • Licensed or license-eligible in the State of Kansas

Preferred:

  • Experience in the diagnostic assessment and treatment of patients
  • Experience working with patients who have suffered concussion/TBI
  • Experience in cognitive behavioral therapy and other evidence-based therapies
  • Experience working with adolescents (ages 14-17)
  • Working collaboratively with other medical processionals and social service agencies

Time Type:

Full time

Job Requisition ID:

R-5070

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