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Pediatric Transplant Psychologist

  • Job ID: 200003M9
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: University of Pittsburgh Physicians
  • Department: Transplant Childrens
  • Location: 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15224
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $0 / hour

Description

The Hillman Center for Pediatric Transplantation at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh is seeking a pediatric psychologist with clinical experience in solid organ transplantation to support a large, multi-organ academic medical center.  Preference will be given to candidates with 10+ years of experience in independent practice.  

About the Position:
This position is fully embedded within transplant.  Our center is actively prioritizing the advancement of psychosocial outcomes at this time.  As a result, there is significant opportunity for program development and if interested, clinical research.   

The clinical scope of the position includes:

  • Evaluation and psychosocial assessment for readiness for solid organ transplantation and candidacy on UNOS transplant waiting list 
  • Psychological follow-up for patients and families as needed and screening during annual post-transplant follow-up 
  • Active interdisciplinary collaboration with the respective transplant teams to provide excellent care and improve the quality of life of patients and families

Responsibilities:

  • Screening for psychiatric issues and facilitation of mental health treatment as needed
  • Screening for health literacy and cognitive impairments
  • Reviewing and mobilizing family support and other resources
  • Evaluating candidate/family support for surgical procedures to optimize adherence with treatment
  • Managing psychopathology and substance abuse risks for patients and referral of any identified concerns related to family or support caregiver to appropriate services
  • Assessing motivation to improve, barriers to adherence, and stage of change

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Qualifications

  • Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in clinical psychology (PhD or PsyD), with significant experience in pediatric psychology and in solid organ transplantation specifically
  • Licensed and/or license eligible to practice clinical psychology independently in Pennsylvania
  • Required completion of a post-doctoral fellowship preferably in or with a prominent case load of solid organ pediatric transplant patients

Total Rewards

More than just competitive pay and benefits, UPMC’s Total Rewards package cares for you in all areas of life — because we believe that you’re at your best when receiving the support you need: professional, personal, financial, and more.

Our Values

At UPMC, we’re driven by shared values that guide our work and keep us accountable to one another. Our Values of Quality & Safety, Dignity & Respect, Caring & Listening, Responsibility & Integrity, Excellence & Innovation play a vital role in creating a cohesive, positive experience for our employees, patients, health plan members, and community. Ready to join us? Apply today.

   Current UPMC employees must apply in HR Direct