Health Psychologist

Saint Louis University


Who is Saint Louis University? Founded in 1818, Saint Louis University is one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious Catholic universities. SLU, which also has a campus in Madrid, Spain, is recognized for world-class academics, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service.

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Job Summary

The Clinical Health Psychologist is responsible for the assessment and delivery of mental health services on an inpatient and/or outpatient basis to patients with medical conditions.  The Clinical Health Psychologist identifies, assesses, triages, and assists in the management of patients with medical and behavioral problems.

Job Duties

Clinical Practice Responsibilities

  • Leads outpatient programs, which may include both individual therapy and group therapy sessions.
  • Provides management of serious mental health problems and mental health emergencies (in the hospital and greater community) when necessary.
  • Provides intervention and resource linkage with patients and family members experiencing psychological concerns associated with a wide range of medical conditions and situations.

Specialized Responsibilities

  • Acts as a consultant to staff/patients and families throughout the SLUCare Health system and in the community including the expected range of behaviors associated with a host of medical problems.
  • Performs staff education, presentations, and consultation. Provide educational presentations for the SLUCare Health community.
  • Participates in training activities for various groups (e.g., post-doctoral fellows and interns, graduate and undergraduate students, medical students, residents).

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to provide post-doctoral graduate and undergraduate training, including formal lectures and seminars, to Psychology interns, medical students, and residents
  • Ability to effectively supervise the work of Psychology graduate students, medical students, and residents
  • Ability to provide clinical service to a wide range of ages and to persons having any number of health-related issues, including chronic illness, traumatic injury, physical disability, mental illness, and facing end-of-life decision making
  • Ability to identify emotional, behavioral and psychosocial needs and strengths and integrate into care plan
  • Ability to provide Health Psychology consultation for health care professionals, family members and patients
  • Ability to work effectively with colleagues in a team environment and to collaborate with professionals across a variety of disciplines
  • Ability to consistently maintain and convey a positive attitude and excellent customer service skills in service delivery
  • Flexibility in responding to day-to-day clinical service demands and provider staffing coverage needs within the Health Psychology service

Minimum Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Psychology (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology or related field; supplemented with one (1) year of post-doc experience in the area of Health Psychology or Behavioral Health in an integrated health care environment.

Licensure or eligible for licensure as a Psychologist in Missouri.

Eligible for listing in the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology.

A demonstrated interest in clinical research is preferred, but not required. 

Preference will be given to those with interest in oncology and transplant medicine.

Vaccine Protocol

Saint Louis University requires COVID-19 vaccinations for all students, staff, and faculty who are physically present on our St. Louis campuses. As a prospective and/or a new employee at Saint Louis University, you will be/are required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination is required before the start of employment in order to work at Saint Louis University. If you are not vaccinated, you are required to begin the vaccination process at the time of your first day of employment and submit proof of full vaccination within 30 days of your start date. Exemptions may be granted on the grounds of religious beliefs or medical circumstances. Failure to comply with the vaccine requirement within 30 days of an employee’s start date will result in termination of the employment.

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Applicants must include: 1) a cover letter; 2) a resume/curriculum vitae. You can upload these items on the third page “My experience” of the application.

Function

Medical Provider Primary Appointment 12 mo., Student Support

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

40

Saint Louis University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for the position applied for without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors. We welcome and encourage applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities (including disabled veterans). If accommodations are needed for completing the application and/or with the interviewing process, please contact Human Resources at 314-977-5847.

Who is Saint Louis University? Founded in 1818, Saint Louis University is one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious Catholic universities. SLU, which also has a campus in Madrid, Spain, is recognized for world-class academics, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service.

All About You

Job Summary

The Clinical Health Psychologist is responsible for the assessment and delivery of mental health services on an inpatient and/or outpatient basis to patients with medical conditions.  The Clinical Health Psychologist identifies, assesses, triages, and assists in the management of patients with medical and behavioral problems.

Job Duties

Clinical Practice Responsibilities

  • Leads outpatient programs, which may include both individual therapy and group therapy sessions.
  • Provides management of serious mental health problems and mental health emergencies (in the hospital and greater community) when necessary.
  • Provides intervention and resource linkage with patients and family members experiencing psychological concerns associated with a wide range of medical conditions and situations.

Specialized Responsibilities

  • Acts as a consultant to staff/patients and families throughout the SLUCare Health system and in the community including the expected range of behaviors associated with a host of medical problems.
  • Performs staff education, presentations, and consultation. Provide educational presentations for the SLUCare Health community.
  • Participates in training activities for various groups (e.g., post-doctoral fellows and interns, graduate and undergraduate students, medical students, residents).

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to provide post-doctoral graduate and undergraduate training, including formal lectures and seminars, to Psychology interns, medical students, and residents
  • Ability to effectively supervise the work of Psychology graduate students, medical students, and residents
  • Ability to provide clinical service to a wide range of ages and to persons having any number of health-related issues, including chronic illness, traumatic injury, physical disability, mental illness, and facing end-of-life decision making
  • Ability to identify emotional, behavioral and psychosocial needs and strengths and integrate into care plan
  • Ability to provide Health Psychology consultation for health care professionals, family members and patients
  • Ability to work effectively with colleagues in a team environment and to collaborate with professionals across a variety of disciplines
  • Ability to consistently maintain and convey a positive attitude and excellent customer service skills in service delivery
  • Flexibility in responding to day-to-day clinical service demands and provider staffing coverage needs within the Health Psychology service

Minimum Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Psychology (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology or related field; supplemented with one (1) year of post-doc experience in the area of Health Psychology or Behavioral Health in an integrated health care environment.

Licensure or eligible for licensure as a Psychologist in Missouri.

Eligible for listing in the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology.

A demonstrated interest in clinical research is preferred, but not required. 

Preference will be given to those with interest in oncology and transplant medicine.

Vaccine Protocol

Saint Louis University requires COVID-19 vaccinations for all students, staff, and faculty who are physically present on our St. Louis campuses. As a prospective and/or a new employee at Saint Louis University, you will be/are required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination is required before the start of employment in order to work at Saint Louis University. If you are not vaccinated, you are required to begin the vaccination process at the time of your first day of employment and submit proof of full vaccination within 30 days of your start date. Exemptions may be granted on the grounds of religious beliefs or medical circumstances. Failure to comply with the vaccine requirement within 30 days of an employee’s start date will result in termination of the employment.

.

Applicants must include: 1) a cover letter; 2) a resume/curriculum vitae. You can upload these items on the third page “My experience” of the application.

Function

Medical Provider Primary Appointment 12 mo., Student Support

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

40

Saint Louis University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for the position applied for without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors. We welcome and encourage applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities (including disabled veterans). If accommodations are needed for completing the application and/or with the interviewing process, please contact Human Resources at 314-977-5847.

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