• Fellow - PhD - Psych Oncology

    Job ID 2020-34832
    Area of Interest
    MD, Dentist & Related
    Location Name
    Hospital Main Campus
    FTE/Hours per pay period
    1.0 FTE (80 hours per bi-weekly pay periods)
    Work Status
    Child Psychiatry
    Day Shift
    Primary Location : City
    Primary Location : State/Province
  • About Us

    Hope. Care. Cure. These three simple words capture what we do at Seattle Children’s –- to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. Are you ready to engage with a mission-driven organization that is life-changing to many, and touches the hearts of all? #HOPECARECURE


    Our founding promise to the community is as valid today as it was over a century ago: we will care for all children in our region, regardless of the families’ ability to pay. Together, we deliver superior patient care, advance new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and serve as the pediatric and adolescent, academic medical center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho – the largest region of any children’s hospital in the country.


    In 2019, U.S. News & World Report once again ranked Seattle Children’s among the nation's best children's hospitals – for the 27th year in a row. We received national rankings in all 10 specialty areas evaluated by U.S. News & World Report, and are honored to be the only pediatric medical center in Washington to be ranked.


    As a Magnet designated institution, and classified among America’s best large employers by Forbes, we recognize the importance of hiring and developing great talent to provide best-in-class care to the patients and families we serve. Our organizational DNA takes form in our core values: Compassion, Excellence, Integrity, Collaboration, Equity and Innovation. Whether it’s delivering frontline care to our patients in a kind and caring manner, practicing the highest standards of quality and safety, or being relentlessly curious as we work towards eradicating childhood diseases, these values are the fabric of our culture and community. The future starts here.


    Applications are invited for a 12-month Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Psychology with an emphasis in Hematology and Oncology at Seattle Children’s Hospital and in partnership with the University of Washington beginning July or August, 2020. The fellowship is designed to prepare the post-doctoral level trainee for a professional career in a medical setting with medically ill children. The primary patient population will include children and adolescents with cancer and their families, although there may be opportunities to work with other illness populations as well as child clinical populations depending on the training needs of the fellow.


    The postdoctoral fellow will acquire advanced training in the understanding of oncologic disorders, required medical regimens, and interdisciplinary collaboration and co-treatment. The training emphasizes skill development in an effort to promote evidenced-based assessment and intervention for patients at a wide range of developmental levels (early childhood through young adulthood), at different stages of illness (diagnosis through survivorship or end of life), and within a range of cancer treatment programs (Brain Tumor Team, Bone Marrow Transplant Program, Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit, Immunotherapy, Cancer Survivorship Clinic, etc.).


    Required Education/Experience:
    - PhD in child clinical psychology from an accredited university training program OR completion of all requirements for PhD or PsyD program including defense of dissertation, and ability to obtain degree within 3 months of hire.
    - Completion of an APA approved clinical internship.

    Required Credentials:
    - Agency Affiliated Counselor Registration required within 2 months of employement for select departments.

    - Previous experience working with children and adolescents and their families in mental health settings.

    Our Commitment to Diversity

    Our community welcomes diverse experiences, backgrounds, and thoughts as this is what drives our spirit of inquiry and allows us to better connect with our increasingly diverse patients and families. Our organization recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.


    The people who work at Seattle Children’s are members of a community that seeks to respect and celebrate all the qualities that make each of us unique. Each of us is empowered to be ourselves within this community, which cultivates and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels.


    Seattle Children’s is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Workplace and Affirmative Action Employer.


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