Pediatric Clinical Psychologist
Pediatric Psychologist Position
The Division of Developmental and Behavioral Sciences at Children’s Mercy Kansas City is recruiting a psychologist with expertise in pediatric psychology to work primarily with youth seen in our Rheumatology and Dermatology clinics. The psychologist will take referrals from other medical clinics as needed. The primary focus of the position will be clinical service delivery with opportunities for program development, research, community education presentations, and teaching/supervision in the hospital’s APA-accredited psychology internship, psychology and developmental-behavioral pediatrics fellowships, pediatric residency program, and psychology practicums. The position carries an academic appointment at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Medicine, with rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Candidates must have completed a PhD or PsyD in clinical or counseling psychology, completed an APA-approved internship with an emphasis on children and teens, and be license-eligible as a psychologist in Missouri and Kansas. Candidates should have specialized training/experience in pediatric psychology settings. The successful candidate will have strengths in assessment and empirically supported interventions.
Candidates at all levels of experience will be considered. The position includes a competitive salary and benefits package. The successful candidate will be joining a thriving staff of 52 child clinical and pediatric psychologists, who serve the needs of patients and families referred from within our hospital system as well as from the community. The Division of Developmental and Behavioral Sciences at Children’s Mercy offers a desirable and collegial work environment with an excellent quality of life.
To apply, a letter of application detailing relevant experience and current curriculum vitae should be sent to: email@example.com
Attention: Lynne Covitz, Ph.D., ABPP
Chief, Section of Psychology
Division of Developmental and Behavioral Sciences
2401 Gillham Road
Kansas City, MO 64108
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Children’s Mercy Kansas City is an independent, non-profit, 367-bed pediatric health system, providing half a million patient encounters each year from across the country. Children’s Mercy is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” and has received Magnet® recognition four times for excellence in nursing services.
In affiliation with the University of Missouri-Kansas City, our faculty of nearly 750 pediatric subspecialist 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, cancer treatment and other subspecialties to transform outcomes for children here and around the world.
For more information about Children’s Mercy Kansas City and about Kansas City itself, visit http://www.childrensmercy.org .
Kansas City is a major mid-western city on the border of Missouri and Kansas with more than 2 million residents in its large metropolitan area which includes flourishing suburban communities. KC’s climate has relatively high humidity. The most common weather is clear with almost completely blue skies. Kansas City’s economy is driven by thousands of small businesses, tech start-ups, medical research, and is the headquarters of companies such as Hallmark and Sprint. It has one of the lowest costs of living of all major U.S. cities and has been rated as one of the 50 Smart Places to Live by Kiplinger Magazine and other publications.
It is a community of good schools, cultural amenities, acclaimed dining and affordable living. It is home to several colleges and universities. It has a robust offering of arts and entertainment from the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kemper Museum, Kaufman Performing Arts Center and Missouri Repertory Theatre to the city's professional and college sports teams. Most importantly, it’s a community with a heart – friendly, easy-going, and forward-thinking.