AMITA Health is an award-winning health system committed to delivering compassionate care.
AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital Hoffman Estates provides evidence-based behavioral health care for patients/ families when they require more intensive treatments.
Our facility is one of the largest behavioral health hospitals in the country and offers specialized services for mental health and substance abuse problems.
AMITA Health is hiring for a Full-Time Pediatric Health Psychologist
We are seeking an individual with work/training background in health psychology with a specific desire to work with pediatric populations. The individual has an interest in providing clinical care, program development, training, and being a member of an inter-professional healthcare team.
Schedule- Full time, Days:
3 weekdays, 8:00am - 4:00pm
2 weekdays, 10:00am - 7:00pm
(NO weekends)What You Will Do
Candidates have a strong interest in providing behavioral health care to children and teens diagnosed with chronic and/or acute medical conditions across various levels of medical care. The Pediatric Health Psychologist works as a member of an inter-professional health care team in a variety of settings. In our Pediatric Specialty Care Centers, the psychologist is embedded within outpatient pediatric endocrinology services and pediatric neurology clinics; although opportunities for work with other pediatric specialties such as cardiology and pulmonology are available.
In these settings, the psychologist works alongside medical providers, utilizing a warm hand-off approach. Functional assessment, motivational interviewing, self-management strategies, and single session therapy with youth and families are the primary components of this consultative work.
Additionally, within these specialty care service centers, the psychologist carries an outpatient caseload of youth with co-morbid psychological and chronic medical conditions, providing brief (4-12 sessions) interventions for psychological presentations associated with specific medical conditions. Frequent presenting concerns include coping with chronic illness, dyspnea, chronic headache, seizure disorders, obesity, diabetes, difficulties with sleep, and associated family discord.
For youth requiring more long-term outpatient behavioral healthcare, approximately 8 hours per week the psychologist contributes to the AMITA Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital Outpatient Group Practice. In this setting, the psychologist carries an outpatient caseload for youth requiring longer-term therapy that may not be suitable for the short-term interventions provided in the pediatric specialty care setting. Referrals typically emanate from the psychologist, other pediatric specialty care clinic providers, pediatric inpatient staff, and other health psychology providers on the team.
The Pediatric Health Psychologist also contributes as a member of the behavioral health consultation and liaison (C/L) service on the inpatient pediatric units. The psychologist attends multidisciplinary rounds on the pediatric general and pediatric intensive care units and frequently collaborates with other disciplines (e.g., medicine, nutrition, child life, nursing) to provide brief assessment and interventions in this role.
Supervision of psychology fellows, pre-doctoral interns and/or psychology externs is a component of the position.
The position is primarily clinical in nature, but also incorporates administrative opportunities that affect program operations and development. In addition to clinical and administrative responsibilities, the psychologist plays a
significant role in the training of our pediatric health psychology intern and post-doctoral fellow.
Our internship program has enjoyed continuous APA-Accreditation since 2005.
Provide therapeutic psychological counseling.
- Assess a patient's psychological status and provide appropriate interventions and treatments.
- Collaborate with nursing and ancillary service to provide appropriate psychological therapy for patient.
- Refer patients to other disciplines for consult and evaluations as indicated.
- Provide psychological expertise and education to multidisciplinary team.
- Act as resource to other disciplines.
- Communicate complex/sensitive information to patients and medical team.
- Administer and interpret psychological tests used for diagnosing mental and personality disorders and differentiating between organic and functional cases of behavior disorders.
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) required.
Why Join Our Team
AMITA Health, one of the largest health systems in Illinois, is comprised of 19 hospitals and more than 230 sites of care. With more than 900 providers in its medical groups, 26,000 associates and 7,000 physician partners, AMITA Health serves over 6.6 million residents in the greater Chicagoland area.
We are committed to improving accessibility to healthcare in the communities we serve. We hold ourselves accountable to our patients and one another, and we work hard to treat the whole person, body, mind and spirit. Our compassionate, talented team members are the source of our strength, and we invest heavily in their well-being. We offer significant professional opportunities, career advancement potential, comprehensive training and competitive wages.
AMITA Health will provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all associates and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, genetic information, carrier status or any other legally protected status or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.
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