During a period of exciting strategic growth, Rush University Children’s Hospital is recruiting a full-time Pediatric Psychologist. Anticipated academic rank will be at the Assistant Professor level, with consideration of other ranks. There are opportunities for program development, quality improvement initiatives and research. Qualified candidates must have a doctoral degree (PhD) in clinical psychology with an APA-approved internship, completed a one-year fellowship in clinical child psychology or pediatric psychology, and be licensed or license eligible in the state of Illinois. Candidates should possess a strong commitment to clinical care, education and research.
Anticipated clinical responsibilities include providing: consultation-liaison to inpatient pediatric units; inpatient and outpatient clinical services to individuals with cystic fibrosis (lifespan clinic); inpatient and outpatient clinical services to youth diagnosed with cancer and diabetes; and, outpatient psychotherapy in a medical coping clinic serving youth adjusting to and living with medical diagnoses. There are additional possibilities for pediatric primary care clinics and outpatient psychotherapy.
The Section of Pediatric Psychology supports an APA-approved pre-doctoral internship in child/adolescent & pediatric psychology and as such supervision of psychology trainees is anticipated.
The Section of Pediatric Psychology is embedded within the Department of Pediatrics in Rush University Children’s Hospital and collaborates very closely with pediatric subspecialties to provide comprehensive care for infants to young adults. Located on Chicago’s Near West Side, the section cares for racially and ethnically diverse youth and families from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds.
This recruitment is part of a key strategic growth initiative within the Department of Pediatrics. Rush is home to one of the first medical colleges in the Midwest and one of the nation’s top-ranked nursing colleges, as well as graduate programs in allied health, health systems management and biomedical research.
Please Submit CV and Cover Letter to: Maggie McGauley
Additional inquiries may be directed to Michelle Greene, PhD at Michelle_Greene@rush.edu.
More about Rush University Medical Center:
Rush University Medical Center is an academic medical center that encompasses a 669-bed hospital serving adults and children. In January 2012, Rush opened a new 376-bed hospital building, known as the Tower, which is part of the Medical Center’s major renovation of its campus.
Rush University is home to one of the first medical colleges in the Midwest and one of the nation’s top-ranked nursing colleges, as well as graduate programs in allied health, health systems management and biomedical research. The Medical Center also offers more than 70 highly selective residency and fellowship programs in medical and surgical specialties and subspecialties.
Rush is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Rush is ranked in 7 of 16 categories in U.S. News & World Report's 2018–2019 “America's Best Hospitals” issue, and is one of the two top-ranked hospitals in Illinois overall.
Rush was one of four hospitals in the country that the American Hospital Association honored for equity of care in June of 2018.
Rush was the first hospital in Illinois serving adults and children to receive Magnet status—the highest honor in nursing—and the first in Illinois to earn a fourth four-year designation.
Rush has been ranked among the country's top 100 hospitals—and 15 major teaching hospitals—four times by Truven Health Analytics, a leading provider of health care data and analytics.
The Human Rights Campaign, a civil rights organization that advocates for equality for people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and/or queer/questioning named Rush University Medical Center a leader in LGBT Health Equality for the tenth consecutive year.
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