The Centers for Pediatric Psychiatry and Fetal and Neonatal Medicine at Children’s HealthSM Children’s Medical Center (Dallas, TX) are seeking a full-time psychologist to provide clinical services, research, teaching/supervision, and program development related to the care of babies and their families in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is a 36-bed Level IV NICU equipped with state-of-the-art medical technology and systems. Children’s NICU provides access to a full range of neonatal therapies, including high-frequency and jet ventilation, ECMO, nitric oxide and total body cooling, as well as 24/7 availability of pediatric subspecialty and radiology support.
As a member of the NICU team, the primary role of the psychologist will be to evaluate and provide inpatient intervention services to patients and families during their NICU stay. The psychologist in this role will also provide evidence-based interventions targeting social-emotional development, family adjustment and coping, and parent-infant relationships. Some clinical services will also be provided on an outpatient basis in the NICU follow-up clinic. Participation in multi-disciplinary rounds, psychosocial rounds, and other departmental events and initiatives is expected.
The NICU psychologist will be part of a collegial, energetic peer group of peer psychologists. This group includes 17 pediatric health psychologists who are based in medical clinics and retain their professional identity as members of the Department of Psychiatry.
Psychiatry 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, scholarly activity is expected, and there are many opportunities for collaboration with senior researchers. The successful candidate 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 APA-accredited 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
- To be considered for the position, applicants must have a passing score on the EPPP at the level required for licensure by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists.
- By the date of hire, Licensure as a Psychologist or as a Provisionally Licensed Psychologist in Texas is required.
- Previous experience with infants and their families is required and experience in the NICU setting is preferred
- 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
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