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Psychiatry - Health Psychologist– Psychosocial Oncology Specialty

Job ID: R-30390 Job Type: Full time Location: Westwood, Kansas
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Psychiatry - Health Psychologist– Psychosocial Oncology Specialty

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Psychiatry - Health Psychologist– Psychosocial Oncology Specialty

The Division of Psychology in the department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at The University of Kansas Medical Center is seeking applicants for a Health Psychologist – Psychosocial Oncology Specialty to serve individuals on our interdisciplinary Onco-Psychology team in Oncology and Psychiatry.  This position will join the current health psychologist in a rapidly growing, 23-member Psychology Division.

The selected individual will join the Department of Psychiatry at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. 

Job Duties Outlined:

  • Provide assessment, treatment, psychoeducation, and triage to outpatients with cancer and their caregivers at our NCI-Designated Cancer Center

  • Participate in interdisciplinary team-based care within the Center

  • Participate in the professional education of psychology interns and fellow in our APA accredited programs, as well practicum students, medical fellows, residents, and students

  • Collaborate with other faculty in scholarly activities

  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the department chair

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctorate Degree in Clinical/Counseling Psychology from an APA or CPA accredited doctoral program (with an APA approved clinical internship)

  • One-year relevant post-doctoral experience in psychosocial oncology or health psychology

  • Must be fully licensed or licensable in the State of Kansas (primary) and Missouri (or PSYPACT) by the time of the appointment

Required Documents:

  • CV/Resume

  • Cover Letter with brief statement of interest

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

About The University of Kansas Hospital:

Recognized as one of the top hospitals in the United States by U.S. News & World Report, The University of Kansas Hospital is a 1045-bed academic medical center and Level 1 trauma center, with a mission to lead in the discovery of new knowledge, deliver outstanding patient care in this region and beyond, and educate the healthcare professionals of tomorrow. The Health System, consistently earning national recognition for outstanding quality and safety in several medical specialties, is known for its Center for Advanced Heart Care, Center for Transplantation, Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center, and NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. Magnet designation is proof of our hard-earned commitment to nursing excellence. 

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, Kansas Speedway, and T-Mobile Center. Kansas City is also home to Sporting KC, KC Current, Kansas City Mavericks, and we will be hosting the World Cup!

For more information contact:

Darci Deskin, Senior 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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