April 12, 2015

Clinical Child Psychologist Position at Children's Mercy Kansas City

Clinical Child Psychologist Position at Children’s Mercy Kansas City

The Division of Developmental and Behavioral Sciences at Children’s Mercy Kansas City, Section of Psychology in collaboration with the Division of General Academic Pediatrics, is recruiting an early to mid-career psychologist to provide psychological services to the children and families served within the Beacon Program.  The Children's Mercy Beacon Program offers a patient-centered primary care medical home for children with medical complexity and their siblings. Beacon patients typically have complex or systemic medical problems (e.g. cerebral palsy, neurodegenerative disease, genetic syndrome), mechanical devices (e.g. feeding tube, VP shunt, vagal nerve stimulator), and home or outpatient therapies.

The psychologist’s role will include direct provision of behavioral health care to Beacon patients, and parent/caregiver training in behavior management, as well as program development (i.e. identifying the range of psychological needs within the Beacon program, prioritizing those needs, and determining service delivery). 

It is expected this faculty member will participate in both clinical and academic activities, with percent distribution of time being approximately 70% in clinical/teaching activities, including teaching pediatric residents and fellows, as well as participation in the APA accredited psychology internship program, and approximately 30% time in research/program development.

Applicants must have:
1) A PhD in pediatric psychology, child clinical psychology or clinical psychology
2) Completed an APA-approve internship
3) Experience in working with children with chronic and complex medical problems.
4) Experience in working with families with significant psychosocial stressors.

The position includes a competitive salary and benefits package.  The Division of Developmental and Behavioral Sciences at Children’s Mercy offers a desirable and collegial work environment with an excellent quality of life.  More information on the hospital can be found here, and information about the Kansas City area can be found here

A letter of application detailing relevant experience and current curriculum vitae should be sent to:
Michele Kilo, MD, Director, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Sciences
2401 Gillham Road, Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 234-3674 (phone)
Children’s Mercy Kansas City is an independent, 354-bed pediatric health system, serving half a million patients each year from across the country. Children’s Mercy has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” and received Magnet® recognition three times for excellence in nursing services. In affiliation with the University of Missouri-Kansas City, our faculty of nearly 600 pediatric subspecialists and researchers is actively involved in clinical care, pediatric research and educating the next generation of pediatric subspecialists. And, our leadership in pediatric genomic medicine and clinical pharmacology is driving research and innovation in heart care, neonatology, hematology/oncology and other subspecialties to transform outcomes for children here and around the world.

Kansas City is located in the heart of America. It has small-town friendliness, with big-city dining, a variety of entertainment options, incredible jazz, professional sports, world-renowned museums, great shopping and more fountains than any city in the world, other than Rome. The metropolitan area of more than 2 million people has some of the best public school districts in the nation.

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