Overview: This position as an Assistant Professor in the Academic Track with Excellence in Clinical Care primarily involves clinical assessment, psychotherapy/intervention, and consultation with adult medical patients, including acute, chronic, and life-threatening illness, and transplant populations. Clinical experience in medical settings is a prerequisite. Outpatient activities take place in the M Health Clinics and Surgery Center. Inpatient activities may include psychological consultation on inpatient medical, surgical, critical care and rehabilitation units of the University of Minnesota Medical Center. The position offers contact with diverse clinical populations, including, but not limited to primary care, endocrine, oncology, neurology, obesity/bariatrics, solid organ and bone marrow transplantation, pain, sleep disorders and cochlear implants. It also provides exposure to a broad range of psychiatric conditions. The position involves participation in quality improvement projects such as chronic disease management programs (e.g., diabetes, depression).
Although this position is primarily clinical, opportunities for research collaboration exist and there is an expectation of scholarly activity. Participation in ongoing research projects and in grant-funded research is encouraged (e.g., data collection, data analysis, manuscript preparation, and grant preparation). Limited involvement in teaching and training is possible. Strong clinical, interpersonal, interprofessional, and writing skills are required in this busy academic healthcare setting.
The position includes participation in the Division’s and Department’s mentoring program and in divisional and departmental meetings and activities. It involves broad collaborations and teamwork with other health psychologists in the Division of General Internal Medicine.
Duties/Responsibilities: 1. Psychotherapy/Intervention - Eclectic psychotherapy competencies, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, behavioral therapy, crisis-intervention, and supportive therapy. 2. Psychological Consultation - Assessment and treatment of patients, collaboration with multidisciplinary/interprofessional teams in outpatient and inpatient medical settings. 3. Psychological Assessment - Diagnostic assessment, including administration, scoring, and interpretation of standard psychological instruments (e.g., MMPI 2, Beck Depression Inventory) and screening instruments (PHQ-9, GAD-7, CAGE-AID, WHODAS). 4. Appropriate management and timely documentation of clinical services, including billing, prior authorization, treatment planning, timely response to outpatient and inpatient consultation referrals, timely completion of clinical management tasks, communication with other health professionals, and use of electronic medical record (EMR). 5. Meets clinical expectations for quality and quantity (i.e., productivity, caseload) of services provided. 6. Teaching - Provide teaching to patients, families, the public, psychology trainees, and trainees and staff in other health disciplines. Provide supervision to clinical health psychology post-doctoral fellow and participate in the fellowship’s academic training. 7. Research – Participation in research activities is expected. Encouragement to participate in funded research projects including study design, implementation, analysis, manuscript preparation and to pursue grant funding for new projects. 8. Participation in clinical quality improvement activities.
1. Ph.D. in clinical or counseling psychology from APA-accredited doctoral program; 2. Completed psychology internship in APA-accredited program in a healthcare setting; 3. Previous clinical experience (i.e., assessment, intervention, consultation) with medical, psychiatric, and neurological populations; 4. License eligible including having passed EPPP. License from the Minnesota Board of Psychology is required by start date; 5. Moderate word processing skills.
Applicants must have the ability to receive work authorization in the United States from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and maintain legal status according to the requirements of VISA category while in the United States.
1. Previous provision of psychological services in academic healthcare environment; 2. Board certified in clinical health psychology or clinical psychology or intent to pursue board certification; 3. Clinical hypnosis skills or able to develop skills while in position; 4. Statistical analysis and professional writing skills; 5. Experience in providing clinical care as part of multidisciplinary team. 6. Record of academic/professional scholarly publication 7. Preference will be given to scientist-practitioner graduates from APA-accredited clinical or counseling psychology doctoral programs (Ph.D.) with APA accredited internship in a medical setting and eligibility for board certification in clinical health psychology or clinical psychology. 8. Experience providing supervision.
Internal Number: 329932
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