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Psychologist

Job ID: 207173
Category: Behavioral Health/Psychology
Work Type: PT 20+ HOURS
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Work Schedule: Per Department Need

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Description

Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

We are looking for a PT Psychologist at Penn Medicine’s Center for Weight and Eating Disorders

Schedule: M-F 8:30-5

Location: 3535 Market St.


Summary: 

Provide bariatric surgery psychological/behavioral assessment (primarily) and psychotherapy services for adult patients in an outpatient setting. Provide clinical supervision to psychology trainees.

 Responsibilities:

 · Perform bariatric behavioral/psychological assessments for Penn Medicine’s bariatric programs in an ambulatory care setting with a diverse population of adult patients (18+ years of age). 

· Evaluate crises and apply appropriate interventions.

 · Document the psychological assessment, interventions, and treatment plans in a timely and appropriate manner, to maintain thorough records in compliance with professional standards, and regulatory and insurance requirements. 

· Consult and collaborate with a multidisciplinary team at the bariatric program, within CWED, and with our patients’ outside providers clinicians regarding the management and treatment of mental health disorders when indicated.

 · Triage and refer patients to other mental health services when appropriate. 

· Provide clinical supervision to psychotherapy trainees. This involves the cultivation and development of the next generation of psychotherapists.

 · Provide a weekly didactics series to psychology trainees on topics related to weight and eating disorders, psychotherapy, and professional development. .

 · Participate in Department quality improvement initiatives and meetings. Identify problems related to patient services and make recommendations for improvement.

 · Annual validation of competencies required for the position

Credentials:

    • Psychologist (Required)
    • Authority to Practice Interjurisdictional Telepsychology

    Education or Equivalent Experience:

    • Ph.D. (Required)
    • and 2+ years Post graduate exp

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

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We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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