Academic Pediatric Psychologist in Southern California

Loma Linda University, Loma Linda
May 13, 2022
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Loma Linda University Faculty Medical Group, Department of Pediatrics is looking to hire a pediatric psychologist. The candidate must possess PhD/PsyD in Clinical Psychology and be licensed or license eligible in the state of California. Previous assessment and consultation/liaison experience within a medical setting is strongly preferred. Knowledge of the various psychosocial aspects of commonly referred medical conditions and proficiency with basic cognitive, psychological, and neuropsychological assessment is required. Experience supervising graduate students is preferred.

Loma Linda University Health Care and Medical Center are one of the main health-care institutions in Southern California.  Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital is renowned as the preeminent facility for wholistic pediatric care in Southern California. With nearly 250 beds, the Children’s Hospital has been designated as a Level I trauma center by the State of California and provides the highest level of trauma care within the Inland Empire four-county area. Each year, more than 15,000 children stay at the hospital and more than 125,000 children visit the hospital for ambulatory care. Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital is the sole children’s hospital for more than 1.2 million of California’s youth.

The pediatric psychologist position is within the Department of Pediatrics Psychological Services division which provides direct clinical service to Loma Linda University Health Care clinics and Children’s Hospital. Primary areas of responsibility will include:

  • Direct Clinical Service 
    • Provide consultation and liaison service at the Loma Linda University Medical Center, Children’s Hospital, and East Campus Rehabilitation Center. Referrals for services come from different medical disciplines within these settings including Hematology/Oncology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, General Pediatric, Surgery, and others. Referral questions include diagnostic clarification for and assessment of depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, somatic symptom disorders, conversion disorders, medical trauma, and post-traumatic stress. Psychologist will complete intake evaluations, generate appropriate recommendations and referrals for follow up care, and consult/collaborate with multidisciplinary medical teams. When appropriate, Psychologist will also develop treatment plans, provide brief therapeutic interventions and or assessment.
    • Provide psychological, neurodevelopmental, and neuropsychological evaluations to children with medical conditions in outpatient and inpatient settings. Current hospital outpatient clinics with active Peds Psychology involvement include Diabetes, Hematology/Oncology, and Craniofacial Team clinics. 
  • Clinical Training and Supervision
    • Serve as one of the primary supervisors for psychology trainees and unlicensed staff.
    • Provide training to graduate psychology trainees in the areas of pediatric psychology, psychotherapeutic interventions, and psychological assessment.
    • Participate in coordination of seminars or didactic trainings.
  • Research
    • Opportunities are available to collaborate on existing research protocols.
    • Opportunities to develop new research projects are also present.
    • Contribute to publications and presentations based on individual and collaborative research projects.

This opportunity is not eligible for a J-1 Waiver.

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