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Job Requisition Number 21482

Psychologist
Tic and Tourette's / Cardiology/Neuroradiology

Akron Children’s Hospital is dedicated to building a diverse workforce – one that reflects our patient population and represents the communities we serve. Whether you’re a resident, a physician early in your career, or a seasoned physician with years of experience, Akron Children’s Hospital has something different that’s hard to explain. You feel it in the atmosphere as soon as you enter through the doors. You experience it every day with your colleagues, staff, patients and their families. Once you’re here, you know you’re home.

We are seeking a psychologist to join our growing psychology team. This position is administratively housed in the Division of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health and services are provided in the NeuroDevelopmental Science Center, which includes Neurology, Neurosurgery, Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, and Physiatry. Opportunities to develop interdisciplinary clinical programs for youth with Tic/Tourette Syndrome and with cardiology/neurocardiology conditions are available. We are willing to provide training related to these specific patient populations for a well-qualified candidate. This position will offer an opportunity to work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team providing care for patients with complex medical and neurodevelopmental conditions.

This position offers excellent opportunities to participate in training and research, based on candidate’s interest. Faculty at Akron Children’s Hospital are active in the training of psychology and neuropsychology fellows, psychology practicum students, as well as medical residents and fellows. Research opportunities are abundant for faculty with interest.

Requirements: Ph.D. or Psy.D. in child clinical psychology/pediatric psychology/counseling including completion of an internship in an APA/CPA-accredited child psychology/pediatric psychology program, eligibility for licensure in Ohio, and completion of a formal fellowship/postdoctoral program are required. Experience with medical populations is preferred. Board certification through the American Board of Professional Psychology must be obtained within 5 years of hire.

 This position is a 501(c)(3) site which qualifies for Public Service Loan Forgiveness through the Federal government.

This opportunity offers:

· Attractive guaranteed base salary
· Starting Bonus
· Quality
· Comprehensive benefits package
· Occurrence based malpractice
· Relocation assistance 
· Generous vacation and CME time/allowance
· Student loan repayment strategies with The Fiducius Team


Hospital Overview:

Ranked a Best Children’s Hospital by US News and World Report, Akron Children’s Hospitalisthe largest pediatric healthcare system in Northeast Ohio, providing more than 1 million patient encounters each year. It is centered around two free-standing pediatric hospitals, regional health centers, and 50+ primary care and subspecialty locations. Children aren’t just a segment of our focus, they are our focus. The services at Akron Children’s Hospital span the entire scope of medical services available today – from routine and preventative care to emerging technologies in surgery and patient care. We’ve been leading the way to healthier futures for children since 1890.

Akron Children’s Hospital is the only freestanding pediatric hospital in Northeast Ohio and the 8th largest children’s hospital in the country. We are a major teaching affiliate of Northeast Ohio Medical University.Active involvement in medical student and resident education; academic appointment at Northeast Ohio Medical University is available and commensurate with experience. Akron Children’s is dedicated to family-centered care, and improving the treatment of childhood illness and injury through research at the Rebecca D. Considine Clinical Research Institute.

The resources available to our physicians, the cutting-edge technology, the collaboration from all departments and the cohesive nature in which we work allow us to live our mission and truly treat every child as we would our own.

Community Overview:

It’s something you know as soon as you experience it. Our communities — the Northeast Ohio community — are deeply ingrained into our work, our volunteerism and our daily lives. We are truly a part of the communities we serve, and the communities are a part of us. You’ll be proud to tell people you meet that you work at Akron Children’s as their faces light up and they tell you their own connection to the Hospital. Working at Akron Children’s gives you so many opportunities to live in, work in and love Northeast Ohio.


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