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CLINICAL HEALTH PSYCHOLOGIST - Marietta, GA

Company: WellStar Health System
Location: Marietta
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

ResponsibilitiesCLINICAL HEALTH PSYCHOLOGISTConsultation-Liaison Psychology with Emphasis on LVAD Evaluations-- -Position #80017-- -As we continue to expand our health psychology/behavioral medicine program, the Wellstar Medical Group and Behavioral Health Service Line are pleased to announce an opening for a new inpatient consultation-liaison health psychologist. This psychologist will provide pre-implantation evaluations for patients who are identified as candidates for Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD), as well as consultations and interventions with patients with other medical and/or co-occurring medical-psychiatric presentations. The psychologist will serve on the LVAD patient selection committee while also working with our consultation-liaison psychiatry service at the Kennestone Regional Medical Center (KRMC).The psychologist working on this team will function as an integral part of Wellstar's Health Psychology service, which offers specialty programs in cardiovascular behavioral medicine, metabolic health/bariatrics, psycho-gastroenterology, psychosocial oncology, pain psychology, etc. Whereas the day-to-day clinical functions will occur within the inpatient setting, the health psychologist will collaborate across silos in coordination with the overall health psychology service. (S)He will participate in Wellstar's Clinical Health Psychology forum.-- -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 on attainment of board-certification in clinical health psychology. Please contact Meredith Runge (meredith.runge@) 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, enjoying the eligibilities granted to their physician colleagues. 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 and (potentially) other procedures. In addition to responsibilities with the LVAD service, (s)he will participate in daily rounds with the psychiatry C-L service, identifying and providing clinical services for patients for whom inpatient psychological consultation is needed. (S)He will document findings in the electronic medical record (Epic). Teaching/Training opportunities may be available with area doctoral and/or medical 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 Professional Psychology.Skills Needed: The ideal candidate will possess advanced assessment skills in the areas of clinical and clinical health psychology, understand the various presentations of patients presenting for LVAD candidacy, and how these presentations can impact clinical outcomes. (S)He should possess an understanding of the motivations and post-surgical requirements of patients needing LVAD as well as the associated risks. (S)He will provide education to patients and families, diagnose, and render clinical recommendations to physicians to support optimal patient outcomes. In addition to possessing more specialized expertise in LVAD, the C-L health psychologist should possess general and advanced expertise in the evaluation and management of depression, anxiety, suicidality, substance use disorders, psychosis and delirium, and neurobehavioral conditions. (S)he 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 . Please also forward a copy of CV and cover letter to provider recruiter, Meredith Runge, at meredith.runge@.-- -

Keywords: WellStar Health System, Marietta , CLINICAL HEALTH PSYCHOLOGIST - Marietta, GA, Healthcare , Marietta, Georgia

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