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Pediatric Psychologist - Inpatient

Job Description


The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical Schoolís Department of Psychiatry, in conjunction with the Ascension Seton Healthcare Family, is seeking a pediatric psychologist to serve as Lead Psychologist for the Inpatient Mental Health Unit (MHU) and Partial Hospitalization Program at Dell Children's Medical Center in Austin, Texas. This position will provide leadership, evidence-based psychosocial programming and training to ensure safe oversight and intervention for patients who require a higher level of care. Development and support of inpatient programming, coordination of care, and psychotherapeutic support with patients and families are integral dimensions of the position. This position includes an academic appointment in the University of Texas at Austinís Dell Medical School along with associated faculty benefits.

Job Summary

  • Provide inpatient behavioral health interventions, including diagnostic assessment, individual, and family psychotherapy, safety planning, and collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of psychiatry, social work, pharmacy, nursing, and behavioral health technicians.
  • The opportunity for program development and implementation of psychosocial programming. This will include promoting and furthering the utilization of trauma-informed care throughout the program.
  • This position will also be expected to participate in training initiatives which include: an APA accredited internship program, a postdoctoral fellowship program, and opportunities for practicum students.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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