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The Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is seeking a Clinical Psychologist at the Assistant Professor level or higher for their Psycho-oncology Section. The candidate will work as part of an interdisciplinary team in medical inpatient and outpatient settings to provide psychosocial interventions and psychotherapy to individuals, couples, families, and groups within UPMC CancerCenter, multi-site oncology center in Western Pennsylvania and be actively involved in the development of supportive care. Applicants must have a PhD or PsyD in Clinical Psychology and at least 10 years of experience as a psychologist in medical settings, and to be license eligible in Pennsylvania. Candidates should also possess excellent assessment and psychotherapy skills, and in-depth knowledge of the interaction of medical, psychological, and social dimensions of experience; skill in end of life interventions to address psychological distress and clarify goals of treatment; the ability to develop therapeutic groups and educational presentations; and a strong commitment to the continued development of a high quality and innovative program of psychosocial services to cancer patients and their families through program evaluation and leadership of new and existing programs in the cancer center. In addition to clinical care responsibilities, we are also seeking an experienced individual to develop supportive care programs for patients and oncology medical caregivers; develop programs ot enhance patient centered care, including a system to document patient values, goals, and preferences as part of the move toward patient centered care; develop educational programs to assist medical professionals in communication with patients about treatment, prognosis, and end of life issues; develop patient education materials and decision aids which can be used by health teams to help patients and families participate in their care; assist in the development and implementation of a telemedicine program to provide psychosocial care to patients e.g., through the electronic health record, online, and utilizing front line medical providers; coordinate programs with Palliative Care, Integrative Oncology, Oncology/Hematology, Nursing, Advanced Care Professionals, Social Work, and Pastoral Care to improve patient quality of life; and participate in the education and training of Hematology/Oncology Professionals in communication, assessment of patient concerns, and advanced cancer care.
Application Process: Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and CV to: Kevin Patterson, MD; Director, Section of Psycho-oncology, Clinical Director, Biobehavioral Oncology Program; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine; University of Pittsburgh; Hillman Cancer Center, Suite 140; 5115 Centre Avenue; Pittsburgh, PA 15232; firstname.lastname@example.org. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer for Minorities/Women/Vets/Disabled.