June 6, 2013

Full-time Health Psychologist Position at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center in Newark, Delaware

A new, full-time health psychologist position has been approved beginning July 1, 2013 for the psychology program at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center at Christiana Care Health System in Newark, Delaware. The primary function of this position is to provide direct psychosocial services to people affected by cancer, which includes individual therapy, couple/family counseling, inpatient consultations, and group therapy. Additional functions include participation in program development and collaboration in behavioral research.

This psychologist will join a busy team of two other full-time psychologists at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center. The Helen F. Graham Cancer Center was one of the first sites selected for the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Community Cancer Center Program (NCCCP) and is nationally recognized for its multidisciplinary model of care, leadership in research, and provision of support services. The Helen F. Graham Cancer Center is a part of the Christiana Care Health System, which offers its employees competitive and flexible health benefits packages, retirement and savings benefits, opportunities for professional development, paid time off, and wellness benefits.

The Helen F. Graham Cancer Center is located in northern Delaware, approximately 40 miles outside Philadelphia. With close proximity to multiple urban centers (Wilmington, Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York), the beaches, and tax-free shopping, Delaware is a great place to live. Housing options include condominiums on the riverfront in Wilmington, modern homes in the surrounding suburbs, and more rural settings. Delaware is also the home to the international headquarters for DuPont and the U.S. headquarters for AstraZeneca. Cultural opportunities include multiple theaters that feature traveling Broadway shows, a symphony, opera and ballet, and museums. Nearby Philadelphia is the home to several professional sports teams; there is also minor league level baseball in Wilmington and collegiate games at the University of Delaware. Delaware also has many state parks that make for good hiking, jogging, cycling, and kayaking.

Qualified applicants will have a Ph.D. (or equivalent degree) in clinical or counseling psychology. Specialty training in psycho-oncology/health psychology at the graduate and post-graduate level and/or 2 years of experience in a medical setting treating cancer patients strongly preferred. Expertise providing evidence-based interventions in oncology populations, which includes but is not limited to assessment, diagnosing psychopathology, developing case conceptualizations and treatment plans, and the treatment of adjustment, anxiety, and mood disorders. Delaware license or eligible for Delaware license. Qualified applicants will also have training and experience in collaborating in behavioral research and program development.
Christiana Care Health System is proud to be an equal opportunity employer whose staff is representative of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, gender identity or expression, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, disability, or genetic information.

If you have any questions about the position, please be in contact with: Scott D. Siegel, Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist Helen F. Graham Cancer Center Christiana Care Health System 4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road (Suite 2200) Newark, DE 19713 Ph: (302) 623-4890 Fax: (302) 623-4779 ssiegel@christianacare.org

To submit an application, please be in contact with: Patti S. Bjorklund Senior Recruiter Christiana Care Health System Recruiting Services302-733-1191 pbjorklund@christianacare.org

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