The WellStar Medical Group is pleased to announce an opening for a full-time Clinical Health Psychologist to support the psychosocial needs of our cancer patients. WellStar Health System is an 11-hospital system and the largest non-profit health system in Georgia. A member of the Mayo Clinic Network, WellStar provides care across the greater Atlanta area to approximately. This position will complement the array of Health Psychology services at the Wellstar Kennestone Regional Medical Center (KRMC). Wellstar Kennestone is a 633-bed, Level II trauma center. The Health Psychologist will hold full Medical Staff privileges at the KRMC, rounding as needed on the cancer unit and delivering outpatient care in an adjacent clinic on the KRMC campus.
This is a position jointly supported by the Behavioral Health and Cancer Service Lines that involves 80% clinical and 20% administrative time. Working as a clinical dyad with a consultation-liaison psychiatrist who specializes in the treatment of cancer patients, the Health Psychologist will work with an interdisciplinary team comprised of oncologists, radiologists, surgeons, social workers, and nurse navigators. She/He will facilitate the development of programs and pathways to deliver consultations, assessments, and interventions for individuals following a cancer diagnosis. Clinical time is dedicated to the provision of assessment, health & behavior interventions, and psychotherapy. Required Minimum Education:
(1) a doctorate degree (Ph.D./Psy.D.) in clinical or counseling psychology from a program accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA), (2) completion of an APA-accredited internship in a hospital/medical setting. (3) focused training in Clinical Health Psychology with focused rotations in psycho-oncology during internship/residency; and (4) licensure or license-eligibility in the State of Georgia. Board-certification in Clinical Health Psychology (ABCHP) is preferred but not required at the time of hire. For those individuals without board-certification, the provider should take steps to obtain board certification within 24 months of the date of hire.
The Health Psychologist should possess advanced understanding of cancer, obtained by way of formal training, and viewed through the lens of the biopsychosocial model. She/He should have experience working with individuals diagnosed with cancer as well as their families. She/He should possess advanced competencies in the application of a wide range of evidence-based treatments (e.g., mindfulness-based stress reduction; cognitive behavioral therapy). She/He should have the capacity to build collegial relationships with other members of the Medical Staff and administrators involved in the operations of cancer support services.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy