Clinical Psychologist, Digestive Diseases and Nutrition Service Line
Faculty/Clinical Faculty | Rush University Medical Center – Chicago | Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

The Rush Digestive Diseases and Nutrition Service Line is pleased to announce a position opening for a full-time outpatient clinical psychologist to support gastroenterology (GI) patient care at the main campus location in Chicago, IL. The Rush Digestive Diseases and Nutrition Service Line’s gastroenterology programs provide a multidisciplinary approach to patient care, utilizing the talents and resources of a broad team comprised of physicians, clinical psychologist, advanced practice providers, dietitians, nurse clinicians and additional support staff. The GI programs span the subspecialties of general gastroenterology, inflammatory bowel disease, esophageal and motility, and interventional which often comprise of patients in need of clinical psychology support to provide comprehensive care for the mind and gut. Therefore, the Digestive Diseases and Nutrition Service Line’s Clinical Psychologist position is a highly valued team member of the gastroenterology team.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide evaluations for behavioral health needs for gastroenterology patients via an individual or a group-based interventions.
  • Provide the full range of evidenced-based psychological screening, assessment, psychosocial & behavioral interventions and education to patients seen in the Digestive Diseases and Nutrition Service Line using best practice models.
  • Utilize evidence based psychotherapies including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Attend and participate in all interdisciplinary Digestive Diseases and Nutrition team meetings.
  • Work collaboratively with members of the multidisciplinary Digestive Diseases and Nutrition teams to develop clinical practice guidelines that include GI behavioral health.
  • Demonstrate competence in diversity of all patients, families, and colleagues with respect to race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, gender, gender identity, ability status, religion, political beliefs, socioeconomic status, and any other factors related to systemic oppression.
  • Consult and collaborate with interdisciplinary Digestive Diseases and Nutrition team members to develop intervention strategies related to physical and psychosocial challenges for GI patients.
  • Document and chart patient visits using an electronic medical record.
  • Triage and refer patients as needed to collaborating colleagues across disciplines, departments, and communities.
  • Participate in Digestive Diseases and Nutrition Service quality and program development projects.
  • Participate in training Health Psychology Post-Doctoral Fellows in Clinical Health Psychology as well as Residents and Fellows.

Rush University Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or Protected Veteran status.


Rush University Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or Protected Veteran status.


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