USC Recruitment – Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences and Pediatrics-CHLA

University of Southern California

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The Keck School of Medicine (KSOM) of the University of Southern California (USC) and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), Department of Psychiatry & the Behavioral Sciences and Pediatrics, in the Division of Psychiatry, is actively seeking a psychologist to join our full-time faculty as Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & the Behavioral Sciences and Pediatrics (Practitioner).

The Division of Psychiatry is seeking to hire a full-time pediatric psychologist with training and experience in child and adolescent eating disorders (e.g., Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Avoidant/Restrictive Food intake Disorder) to join our multidisciplinary outpatient eating disorder clinic and inpatient consultation-liaison (CL) psychiatry service.

The position involves working in a multidisciplinary outpatient eating disorder clinic with dieticians and adolescent medicine physicians. The psychologist will conduct assessments and provide outpatient evidence-based eating disorder treatment (e.g., Family-Based Treatment, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for ARFID). Opportunities for advanced training and consultation in Family-Based Treatment and other treatments is available.

Additionally, the position involves providing consultation as part of the inpatient CL psychiatry service for patients admitted for medical stabilization. The psychologist will work closely with the CL psychiatry team alongside multidisciplinary providers from hospital medicine, adolescent medicine, nutrition, social work, dysphagia, and other disciplines.

Responsibilities Include, But Are Not Limited To

  • Engaging in multidisciplinary case conferencing to select, plan, and evaluate treatment programs for the patient
  • Providing outpatient therapy to individuals, families, and groups
  • Providing consultation to other care providers and health educators on matters relating to mental health, health psychology and behavioral medicine.
  • Providing appropriate support to patient’s family, including explanation of treatment, instructions in how to support treatment and interventions to increase acceptance of and adherence to treatment
  • Utilizing resources of community organizations to meet the needs of the patient’s treatment to include referral of the member and/or member’s family to external resources, as appropriate.
  • Working with the multidisciplinary team to develop, coordinate, implement and evaluate clinical treatment for the program
  • Conduct staff training on the management and treatment of eating disorders patients and their families

The position involves opportunities for program development and evaluation in both inpatient and outpatient settings. While clinical activities are the primary focus of the position, there are opportunities for research collaboration as well as teaching and supervision.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements

  • Required Doctoral Level License, Registration or Certification Required Ph.D., Psy.D., Ed.D., in School, Counseling, or Clinical Psychology; prefer education from an APA-accredited program.
  • Licensed in Psychology in California.
  • BLS Certification required.

We offer a competitive compensation package, including but not limited to generous comprehensive benefits, and retirement plans, relocation expenses, and CME time and money.

The annual base salary range for this position is $95,904-$325,712. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

Interested candidates should apply here and upload references, curriculum vitae. For further inquiries, contact: Hafsa Syed, Division Administrator, Psychiatry at [email protected] .

Academic appointment through USC Keck School of Medicine is available at a level appropriate to training and experience. USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. CHLA and USC greatly values diversity and are committed to building a vibrant and culturally diverse community of faculty that best reflects the patients and families that we serve. Individuals from underrepresented groups in medicine are especially encouraged to apply.

Job Details:

Company: University of Southern California

Job Type: Full Time

Job Location: Los Angeles, CA

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