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Psychologist - Psychiatry: Health Psychologist OB/GYN and Women’s Health

Job ID: R-26936 Job Type: Full time Location: Kansas City, Kansas
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Psychologist - Psychiatry: Health Psychologist OB/GYN and Women’s Health

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Psychologist - Psychiatry: Health Psychologist OB/GYN and Women’s Health

Health Psychologist : OB/GYN and Women’s Health Specialty

The Division of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at The University of Kansas Health System is seeking applications for a HEALTH PSYCHOLOGIST – OB/GYN and Women’s Health Specialty to serve individuals in our interdisciplinary OB/Gyn, Women’s Health, and Gender-Affirming/Transgender Medicine clinics.  The individual selected for this position will join the current health psychologists in a rapidly growing, 23-member Psychology Division to:

a) provide psychological assessment, treatment, psychoeducation and triage to outpatients and participate in interdisciplinary team-based care within the clinic, including for reproductive mental health concerns including infertility, pregnancy loss, reproductive trauma and post-partum mood disorders;

b) perform gender-confirmation surgery psychological evaluations and treatment, as well as referral letters required for individuals pursuing gender confirmation surgery;

c) participate in the professional education of psychology interns in our APA accredited program, practicum students, and postdoctoral fellows, as well as medical fellows, residents and students and Wellness Workshops for OB/Gyn faculty;

d) provide community and provider education and presentations;

e) collaborate with other faculty in scholarly activities.  

The selected individual will join the Department of Psychiatry at the Clinical Assistant Professor level.  Applicants must have completed training in an APA or CPA accredited doctoral program (with an APA accredited clinical internship), have at least one year of relevant post-doctoral experience in health psychology working with patients with medical diagnoses, and be fully licensed or licensable in the State of Kansas by the time of the appointment; PsyPACT license and/or Missouri license to practice doctoral level psychology may also be of benefit.  It is preferred but not required that candidates will have at least 2 years of postdoctoral health psychology training and experience in psychological assessment and treatment, working with patients diagnosed with medical diagnoses, in particular, those seen in OB/Gyn, Women’s Health, and Gender-Affirming/Transgender Medicine clinics. 

At KUMC, faculty are encouraged to engage in many of the available opportunities to collaborate with faculty and colleagues within and outside KUMC on scholarly activities. 

Strong preference will be given to those applicants with experience working in OB/Gyn and/or Women’s Health, and/or Gender Affirming/Transgender Medicine programs and with medical and/or chronic physical illness populations. 

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Start date is flexible.

Required Documents:

  • CV/Resume

  • Cover Letter with brief statement of interest

About Kansas City: 

A metropolitan area of 2.3 million people, Kansas City offers the diversity and excitement of a large city with the charm and convenience of Midwest living. Walkable, tree-lined neighborhoods surround the campus, which is within close proximity to the city's top destinations, including the Kauffman Center of Performing Arts, Union Station & Science City, National WWI Museum, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, as well as the Country Club Plaza, a shopping district celebrated for its architectural design. 

Overall, the Kansas City metropolitan area is a diverse and dynamic region with a rich cultural heritage, a strong economy, a vibrant downtown area, and a wide range of recreational and educational opportunities. It offers a high quality of life for its residents and attracts visitors from around the region and beyond. Residents enjoy safe, suburban neighborhoods, great restaurants and shopping, miles of bike paths, parks and lakes, excellent schools (public, private, and universities for higher education). 

The University of Kansas Health System is the official healthcare provider for the Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City Royals, KC Current and T-Mobile Center. Kansas City is also home to Sporting KC, Kansas City Mavericks, and we will be hosting the World Cup!

For more information contact:

Darci Deskin, Senior  Physician Recruiter

We are an equal employment opportunity employer without regard to a person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, ancestry, age (40 or older), disability, veteran status or genetic information.

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