Supportive Oncology Clinical Psychologist - Clinical Faculty
Faculty/Clinical Faculty | Rush University Medical Center – Chicago | Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

RUSH University Medical Center, a nationally recognized clinical and academic institution and the teaching hospital for RUSH Medical and Nursing Colleges, located in downtown Chicago, invites applications for the position of Supportive Oncology Clinical Psychologist.


Supportive Oncology is a core program within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Rush University Medical Center and is fully integrated into the Rush University Cancer Center. Supportive Oncology services are offered to enhance the health and well-being of patients and their loved ones across the cancer care continuum. Current services include mental health care, integrative therapies, nutrition support, care management services, spiritual care, and physical medicine and rehabilitation. Supportive Oncology is committed to innovative, collaborative, and compassionate care to: 1) decrease distress and improve quality of life through the use of individually tailored, evidence-informed practices; 2) decrease symptom burden associated with cancer or its treatment; and 3) connect patients with the support resources they need through internal programmatic growth and strong community partnerships.  Supportive oncology is committed to fulfilling its mission with a culture that values diversity and inclusion and advances equity in healthcare.


The Clinical Psychologist in Supportive Oncology is a core member of the Cancer Center and provides psychological evaluation and intervention to patients and families and directly supports their medical teams. Clinical opportunities will span inpatient and ambulatory cancer care settings and there is ample opportunity for program development and research. The ideal candidate will have strong clinical skills, experience in psycho-oncology and/or other medical patient populations (e.g., cardiology, transplant), as well as high potential to conduct research. The ideal candidate will hold a degree in clinical psychology from an APA approved program, is eligible for Illinois license, and experience in psychosocial oncology or related area of health psychology.


Our new, state-of-the-art Cancer Center facility in Chicago serves as a hub for services throughout our health system. Our core programs are supported by multi-disciplinary teams from medical oncology, surgical oncology, radiation oncology, pathology, radiology, research and bioinformatics, clinical operations, and dedicated clinical and support staff, including patient navigators. This structure allows specialists to more easily consult and see patients based on tumor type or molecular and genomic signatures, combining our outstanding multidisciplinary approach with a data infrastructure that supports this patient-centered care. This integration enables us to make a greater commitment to research, dramatically scaling the effectiveness of clinical trials, and enabling translational research that moves bench to bedside, and bedside to bench.


Rush University System for Health (RUSH) is an academic health system whose mission is to improve the health of the individuals and the diverse communities it serves through the integration of outstanding patient care, education, research and community partnerships.


RUSH includes RUSH University Medical Center, RUSH University, RUSH Copley Medical Center and RUSH Oak Park Hospital, as well as numerous outpatient care facilities. RUSH University, with more than 2,500 students, is a health sciences university that comprises RUSH Medical College, the College of Nursing, the College of Health Sciences and the Graduate College.


RUSH is an elite medical community recognized yearly for excellence in patient care, medical discovery and clinical expertise. We’re proud to have received Vizient's Quality Leadership Award, ranking third among 99 academic medical centers across the country. All three RUSH hospitals have earned the LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader designation in the Healthcare Equality Index. Our physicians, advanced practitioners, nurses and staff are the heartbeat of our health system’s ongoing success. We know how important it is to recruit and retain exception staff and faculty to execute our mission.


Join us and become part of one of the nation’s best healthcare systems.




Interested candidates, please send your CV and cover letter to:


Justyna M. Koscielniak

Recruiter, Faculty and Provider Recruitment
Faculty_Recruitment@Rush.edu


RUSH is an equal opportunity / Affirmative Action employer


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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Justyna Koscielniak
Justyna Koscielniak
Recruiter, Faculty and Provider Recruitment

Why Rush?

Best HospitalsRush University Medical Center is an elite medical community recognized for excellence in patient care, medical discovery and clinical expertise. Our continued pursuits have earned Rush University Medical Center the distinction of being on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals Honor Roll for 2020-2021. This places the Medical Center amongst the top 20 of the 3,000 hospitals evaluated. U.S. News & World Report has also recognized 11 Rush programs amongst the nation’s best, including top five national rankings for orthopedics, neurology and neurosurgery.

These accolades, along with many others that include a decade of Magnet® designation, are a reflection of the collective efforts and commitment to excellence demonstrated by our physicians, advanced practitioners, nurses and medical staff.

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