Pediatric pain psychologist

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Requisition # 74500

Position Basics

Type of Position OTHER

Advertising Ends on: Extended Until Position is Filled

Advertising Started on: Thursday, June 16th, 2022

College: Carver College of Medicine

Department: Pediatrics


Salary: Commensurate

Position Details

Full/Part Time Status: Negotiable

Position Description:

The Stead Family Department of Pediatrics is seeking to hire a pediatric psychologist. Appointment rank is open and may be to either the tenure track or clinical (non-tenure) track consistent with clinical experience and research interest.  Appointment rank to Instructor of Pediatrics (non-tenure or clinical track) may also be considered. The individual selected will join the Pediatric Psychology Program within the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.

The Pediatric Psychology program in the Department of Pediatrics has an established history of scholarship and clinical service. Clinical services provided within Pediatric Psychology include evaluation and brief therapy for health-related adjustment for a wide range of chronic health conditions, applied behavior analysis and treatment, and neuropsychological assessment. The selected individual will work collaboratively with interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary teams providing evaluation and treatment of children and adolescents with a wide array of pain concerns served through the Pediatric Comprehensive Pain, Multidisciplinary Headache, and Abdominal Pain Clinics.  Pediatric Psychology is also currently involved in Pediatric Endocrinology, Pediatric Pulmonology, Eosinophilic, Feeding, and Behavior clinics with plans for expansion of services. Opportunities for cross departmental collaboration, education, and research and expansion of outpatient services and development of inpatient consultation.  The position also includes supervision of psychology practicum students and postdoctoral fellows as available.

The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine is one of the top biomedical research institutions in the nation and ranked 39th overall by the 2020 U.S. News & World Report and 16th among public medical schools for NIH funding in FY20. Stead Family Department of Pediatrics ranked 25th in NIH funding among all public pediatric departments nationwide in FY20. The ACGME-accredited pediatric residency program at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital trains 47 pediatric residents.

Stead Family Department of Pediatrics comprises the medical and research staff of UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital, one of the nation’s top-ranked pediatric care and research institutions. It is the only university-affiliated hospital in Iowa devoted solely to the care of infants, children, adolescents, and young adults, and is Iowa’s only accredited Level 1 Regional Resource Pediatric Trauma Center. In 2019-2020 UI Stead Family Children's Hospital ranked in six pediatric specialties in the Best Children’s Hospitals U.S. News & World Report, including neonatology, orthopedics, diabetes and endocrinology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, and is the only hospital in Iowa to be nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report for children’s care.

For more information contact:

Lane Strathearn, MBBS, PhD


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Education Requirement:

Must hold a PhD or PsyD degree in Psychology from an APA accredited doctoral program

Required Qualifications:

Successful completion of an APA accredited internship and postdoctoral residency

License or eligible for licensure in the State of Iowa

Health Service Provider or eligible for Health Service Provider in the State of Iowa

Experience treating children with chronic conditions and their families

Experience as a member of an interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary team

Outpatient and inpatient experience in a hospital/medical center

Demonstrated commitment to promoting a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment

Desirable Qualifications:

Expertise in evidence-based intervention for youth with health conditions

Clinical experience in Pediatric Psychology in an academic medical setting

Demonstrated excellence in research and clinical care

Clinical teaching of students across a variety of disciplines

Evidence of scholarly activity

Strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills

Online Application Required Documents

Curriculum Vitae
Letter of Interest

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Contact Information

Contact: Jill M Presler -
General Hospital
220 Hawkins Drive
SW164-4 GH
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-356-8303

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply for all employment vacancies. For additional information on nondiscrimination policies, contact the Coordinator of Title IX and Section 504, and the ADA in The Office of Institutional Equity , 319/335-0705 (voice) or 319/335-0697 (text), The University of Iowa, 202 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, Iowa, 52242-1316.

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