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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Pediatric Weight Management Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia

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Children’s Behavioral and Mental Health Center is undergoing rapid growth and transformation. We are working to innovate the mental health care system for children in Georgia and are recruiting dedicated and experienced team members who are eager to join this mission.

Children’s is seeking a Pediatric Psychologist with experience in weight management for children and adolescents with a focus on family-based care. This psychologist will be a member of the multidisciplinary team treating patients through our Strong4Life Clinic, a program for children, adolescents, and their families with excess adiposity and weight-related health issues. Our clinic offers both medical and surgical treatment options. The psychologist will be responsible for screening all patients for psychological disorders, conducting pre-surgical bariatric assessments, consultation, and weight management related intervention through our multidisciplinary clinic. In addition, there is the opportunity to carry a case load of outpatient psychotherapy patients. The ideal psychologist will have experience providing assessment and intervention for youth requiring treatment and support for weight management. In addition, the successful candidate will have experience with evidence-based assessment and treatment of behavioral health needs including diagnostic interviewing, behavioral and cognitive-behavioral interventions, working with families, school liaison, and multidisciplinary treatment models.

Psychologists work closely with multidisciplinary teams consisting of physicians specializing in pediatric obesity medicine and endocrinology, physician’s assistants, dieticians, exercise physiologists, nurses, and surgeons to develop and implement a comprehensive care plan for each patient. Psychologists participate in the training of psychology doctoral students as well other behavioral mental health trainees. Opportunities for clinical research and program development across our acute clinical care settings are possible. This position is eligible for a faculty appointment through the Emory University School of Medicine, if desired. Rank is commensurate with experience.

This is a full-time position, with split between direct clinical care and administrative time. Applicants should have a Ph.D. or Psy.D. from an APA/CPA accredited program and must have completed an APA accredited child internship. This position is open to both early career and experienced psychologists. Applicants should be licensed or licensed-eligible in Georgia prior to employment and must obtain board certification within hospital timelines. Children’s strives to meet the healthcare needs of all patients, regardless of their socioeconomic status and insurance coverage.

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Employment may be in the Emory + Children's Pediatric Institute with a faculty appointment within the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Neurology. 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 125401

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division Emory+Children's Ped Institute

Department SOMPI: Gastroenterology

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., Working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials.