Seattle Children’s Hospital (SCH) is offering a 1.0 FTE Pediatric / Rehabilitation Psychologist position in the Division of Rehabilitation Psychology. The position will focus on providing evidenced-based outpatient psychological assessment and intervention services to pediatric patients and their families who are adjusting to changes in function related to an acute or chronic illness or injury. The position will also provide intermittent coverage for patients hospitalized on the SCH inpatient rehabilitation unit, a 12-bed CARF-accredited unit serving a diverse patient population.
Populations served include those with acquired brain injury (concussion, moderate-severe traumatic brain injury, anoxic brain injury, encephalitis), spinal cord injury/disease, cerebral palsy, neuromuscular disorders, functional neurologic disorders, and a variety of other acute or chronic medical conditions. Primary responsibilities include actively engaging and consulting with a multidisciplinary team to support patient care, individual and family psychotherapy, psychoeducation, development of behavior management plans, and coordination with school personnel and community providers.
Opportunities exist within the hospital to participate in research, hospital-wide rounds and training opportunities, outreach and educational initiatives, teaching of psychology and medical trainees, and quality improvement projects within the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine.
· Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from an APA/CPA-accredited program with strong training in clinical child and adolescent psychology
· Completion of an APA/CPA accredited clinical psychology internship
· At least one year of supervised postdoctoral training in pediatric psychology or pediatric rehabilitation psychology
· Pediatric experience in a medical setting
· Licensed (or eligible for licensure) as a Clinical Psychologist in the State of Washington.
· Physical rehabilitation experience.
· Experience with functional neurologic disorders
· Experience with behavior management and support of patients with acquired brain injury
· Experience with evidence-based practice
- Licensed as a Clinical Psychologist in the State of Washington.
- Prior to start of employment, must obtain, and maintain in good standing, medical or allied health professional staff privileges that are not limited, revoked, suspended, conditioned, or probationary, except for normal probationary periods due to initial appointment. All medical and allied health professional staff members are provisional for the first year.
- Any and all medical or allied health professional staff privileges at Children's will terminate automatically upon the termination of the individual's employment at Children's. Termination of employment does not prohibit the individual from seeking medical or allied health professional staff privileges at Children’s as a non-employee in any category for which the individual qualifies. Questions regarding medical or allied health professional staff privileges may be directed to Medical Staff Services.
In accordance with new Washington law for healthcare workers, Seattle Children’s requires that all staff be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 on or before October 18, 2021, or before beginning employment for start dates after October 18th.
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