Clinical Health Psychologist - Marietta, GA
Company: WellStar Health System
Posted on: May 8, 2022
CLINICAL HEALTH PSYCHOLOGISTEmphasis: Pre-Surgical Evaluations
(e.g., LVAD, Bariatrics)
Position #37242 or #80017
As we continue to expand our health psychology/behavioral medicine
program, Wellstar's Behavioral Health Service Line is pleased to
announce several new positions for a Clinical Health Psychologist.
These psychologists will support the Wellstar Medical Group's
Pre-Surgical Health Psychology service affiliated with the Wellstar
Kennestone Regional Medical Center (KRMC), providing pre-surgical
evaluations and consultations to support patients with primary
medical and/or co-occurring medical and psychiatric conditions.
The Health Psychology service at Wellstar Health System offers
specialty programs in cardiovascular behavioral medicine, metabolic
health/bariatrics, psycho-gastroenterology, psychosocial oncology,
pain psychology, etc. This is a health psychologist position that
will collaborate with the overall health psychology team to provide
support for patients anticipating LVAD or bariatric surgery. For
candidates meeting the requirements, there is opportunity to job
craft with a primary emphasis in either area.
Compensation: Wellstar offers a highly competitive and tiered
compensation package based on years of clinical experience. Total
compensation is comprised of a base salary and annual quality
bonus. Additional financial incentives are offered through
attainment of board-certification in clinical health psychology.
Please contact Meredith Runge (email@example.com) in
recruitment for additional details.
Setting: Wellstar Health System is a not-for-profit 11-hospital
system, recognized as the 5th most integrated health system in the
United States, and is one of the largest health systems in Georgia.
Wellstar Health System is a member of the Mayo Clinic Network. For
this position, services will be provided in an outpatient clinic
proximal to (and on-site at) the KRMC campus. Located in Marietta,
Georgia, KRMC is Wellstar's flagship hospital, a 650+ bed Level II
trauma and tertiary hospital providing graduate medical education
and other clinical training opportunities.
At Wellstar, a culture of well-being and work-life integration is
essential. To that end, Wellstar's Behavioral Health Service Line
established "Clinician Well-Being" as a foundational pillar.
Psychologists hold full Medical Staff privileges and are strongly
integrated into the healthcare system. Psychologists are "doctors"
and enjoy the eligibilities granted to their physician
Duties/Responsibilities: The candidate will hold Full Medical Staff
privileges at the KRMC. Duties will include consulting with
physicians (and other clinicians involved in the care of the
patient), interviewing patients and members of their support team,
and providing pre-surgical psychological evaluations for candidates
for left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation, bariatric
surgery, and (potentially) other procedures. The psychologist will
possess an understanding of the motivations and post-surgical
requirements of patients pursuing such procedures as well as the
risks associated with them. (S)He will provide education to
patients and families, diagnose, and render clinical
recommendations to physicians to support optimal patient outcomes.
(S)He will document findings in the electronic medical record
(Epic). Teaching/Training opportunities may be available with area
doctoral students. The psychologist will function as a member of
Wellstar's Clinical Health Psychology Forum (CHPF), a structure
that supports the core foundational and functional competencies of
Clinical Health Psychology in alignment with the American Board of
Skills Needed: The ideal candidate will possess advanced assessment
skills in the area of clinical health psychology, understand the
various presentations of patients presenting for candidacy, and how
these presentations can impact clinical outcomes. (S)Hhe should be
a collaborator with other clinicians, and should possess a strong
grasp of evidence-based health psychology interventions to help
patients modify health behaviors that could interfere with their
candidacy for life-changing procedures. The candidate should
possess fluency with medical nomenclature, and work effectively
with medical providers, patients, and families throughout the
continuum of care.
Required Minimum Education: (1) a doctorate degree (Ph.D./Psy.D.)
in clinical or counseling psychology from a program accredited by
the American Psychological Association (APA), (2) completion of an
APA-accredited internship in a medical setting, (3) completion of a
postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Health Psychology, and (4)
licensure or license-eligibility as a Psychologist in the State of
Georgia. Board-certification is not required at the time of hire,
but the clinician should possess board-certification in Clinical
Health Psychology within two years of the date of hire.
Application Process: Apply through www.wellstarcareers.org. Please
also forward a copy of CV and cover letter to provider recruiter,
Meredith Runge, at Meredith.Runge@wellstar.org.
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