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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Clinical Pediatric Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia

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The Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and the Emory University Department of Pediatrics are seeking an academic Clinical Pediatric Psychologist to join our established Supportive Care Clinic.

This embedded, interdisciplinary, consultative clinic, in existence since 2017, is currently led by a dual trained oncologist-palliative care physician and an experienced nurse practitioner. Over 60% of visits to Supportive Care involve mental health concerns, predominately around adjusting to a diagnosis of cancer, along with the adverse effects of treatment related side effects and the demands of treatment. Many patients have progressive disease and they and their families require special attention to pain, existential and psychological distress, advance care planning and end-of-life preparations. The clinic aims to provide medical guidance, pharmacotherapy, individual psychotherapy, family psychotherapy, and hospice coordination/ case management for patients who are referred by their oncology teams.

The pediatric psychologist within this clinic will take part in interdisciplinary outpatient visits with medical providers, provide psychological assessments and interventions focused on developing skills and behaviors to help cope with illness, uncertainty, and anticipatory grief. Supportive Care providers work closely with patients and families during their treatment course, following patients until survivorship or end-of-life and into family bereavement. All treatment would focus on continuity of care for a low volume of high-need families.

The psychologist would work closely with palliative care providers, oncology teams, psychiatry, the Supportive Care behavioral and mental health (BMH) therapist (LCSW), and practice operations coordinator to develop and implement a comprehensive treatment plan for each patient.

This academically-appointed psychologist will train and supervise BMH providers. This position will also involve program development with the ability to customize based on patient and family needs and academic interests. Appointments will be in-person and via telehealth, and may occur in clinic or less frequently the inpatient setting.

Specific clinical training & skills related to the assessment and intervention of psychosocial needs associated with medical illness are necessary.

Candidates with a strong background in CBT, Pain Psychology, Dignity Therapy, Grief Counseling, and an interest in working with children with life-limiting cancer preferred.

Additional Information:

Employment will be through the Emory + Children's Pediatric Institute. The Emory + Children’s Pediatric Institute is an affiliation between Emory University and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta that is improving the lives of children in Georgia and beyond. The Pediatric Institute combines the unique strengths and resources of each institution in support of our three-part academic missions of providing outstanding clinical care, conducting innovative basic science discovery and clinical research, and coordinating exceptional education of the future healthcare workforce.

Our physicians, researchers, and educators have created a model where leadership, commitment and quality are fundamental components of success. Together, we are transforming pediatrics by achieving new levels of clinical excellence—driven by research, teaching and wellness. We look forward to our future together.

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Job Number 112474

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division Emory+Children's Ped Institute

Department SOMPI: Hem/Onc Psychology

Campus Location (For Posting) : City Atlanta

Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Position involves clinical patient contact.