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.
Competitive annual salary with excellent benefits. Start date is July 2019 with some consideration/flexibility. 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. Rush is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Please Submit CV and Cover Letter to:
Additional inquiries may be directed to Michelle Greene, PhD at Michelle_Greene@rush.edu.
Internal Number: 2019
About Rush University Children's Hospital
Rush is an academic health system whose mission is to improve the health of the people and the diverse communities it serves through the integration of outstanding patient care, education, research and community partnerships. The Rush system comprises 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. Numerous national organizations have recognized Rush for the quality of care we provide, including U.S. News & World Report, which ranked Rush University Medical Center among the top 50 hospitals in 7 of 16 specialties in its 2018-2019 Best Hospitals issue. Rush University Medical Center has received Vizient's Quality Leadership Award, ranking second among 99 academic medical centers across the country. In 2018, Rush was named a leader in LGBT health care equality by the Human Rights Campaign for the ninth consecutive year, and was one of only five hospitals from across the nation to be recognized by the American Hospital Association as an honoree for its annual Equity of Care Award.