September 19, 2014

Children's Medical Center Dallas Transplant Psychologist Position

Position Summary
The Center for Pediatric Psychiatry and the Solid Organ Transplant team (SOTP) at Children’s Medical Center Dallas are seeking a full-time psychologist to provide clinical services, research, teaching/supervision, and program development related to the care of children and adolescents served by the Solid Organ Transplant team. As a member of the SOTP Psychology team, the psychologist will evaluate and provide inpatient and outpatient intervention services to patients prior to, during, and after the transplant process. This position will provide care for patients in the heart, liver, kidney
and small bowel transplant populations. Primary responsibilities include pre-transplant evaluations, inpatient consultation and care, outpatient clinic intervention, and adherence intervention. The psychologist also maintains an active leadership role in the department’s transition to adult care program. Participation in multi-disciplinary rounds, selection committees, psychosocial rounds, and other departmental events and initiatives is expected. Clinically, interventions focus primarily on adherence, adjustment to transplant, trauma, school-reintegration, and general health issues that interfere with daily life.

This position is part of the Psychology reporting structure, which includes other psychologists and therapists integrated into pediatric subspecialty areas. Psychology staff members have close and supportive working relationships with hospital-based physician specialists and community pediatricians. The division has a well developed training program with an APA-accredited post-doctoral fellowship in clinical child psychology. The position involves frequent opportunities for teaching and supervision of psychology trainees as well as medical students and pediatric residents. Although clinical and educational activities will be the primary focus of this position, research and
other scholarly activity will be encouraged, and opportunities exist for collaborative research with established researchers. The position will be considered for a faculty appointment in the Department of Psychiatry at UT Southwestern.

- Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical, Counseling, or School Psychology from an APAaccredited doctoral program
- Postdoctoral fellowship training in clinical child or pediatric health psychology
- Internship training from an APA-accredited program in clinical child or pediatric health psychology

Licenses & certifications
- A passing score on the EPPP at the level required for licensure by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists
- Licensure as a Psychologist or as a Provisionally Licensed Psychologist in Texas by date of hire

- Previous experience with pre-transplant evaluation and adherence work is
- Evidence for commitment to research with this population is preferred.
Interested applicants should email a letter of interest with curriculum vitae to:
Sunita M. Stewart, Ph.D., ABPP
Director of Psychological Services
Children’s Medical Center Dallas

About Children’s Medical Center:
Children's Medical Center is private, not-for-profit, and is the fifth-largest pediatric
health care provider in the nation. As the only academic health care facility in North
Texas dedicated exclusively to the comprehensive care of children from birth to age 18,
Children's provides patient care ranging from simple eye exams to specialized treatment
in areas such as heart disease, hematology-oncology and cystic fibrosis.

In addition, Children's is a major pediatric kidney, liver, intestine, heart and bone
marrow transplant center. As the primary pediatric teaching facility for The University of
Texas Southwestern Medical Center, the medical staff at Children's conducts research
that is instrumental in developing treatments, therapies and greater understanding of
pediatric diseases.

The Children's system is licensed for 595 beds and has more than 50 subspecialty
programs spanning two campuses  the main hospital in Dallas and a second full-service
hospital in Plano. Combined, the two facilities serve children through more than
677,000 patient encounters annually. Children’s was the first pediatric hospital in Dallas
designated as a Level I Trauma Center.

Children's enjoys a stellar reputation as one of the finest pediatric facilities in the United
States. Children's is accredited by the Joint Commission, and is a Magnet designated
facility, the highest national recognition granted to a hospital or medical center for
nursing excellence. In addition, U.S. News & World Report has named Children's as one of the nation's top pediatric providers.

For more information about Children’s Medical Center and the Center for Pediatric
Psychiatry, please visit:

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