Health Psychologist - Transplant - M60198


Richmond, VA



Health Psychologist - Transplant - M60198

The Department of Psychiatry at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center invites applications for a qualified health psychologist to provide clinical services, teaching, and research to our Transplant and Weight loss surgery programs, as well as other areas of collaborative care. These programs also serve as the training venue for an APA accredited post-doctoral fellowship in clinical health psychology and responsibilities include clinical supervision of advanced psychology trainees. Expertise in various modes of intervention or treatment, including cognitive behavior therapy, motivational interviewing, acceptance and commitment therapy, facilitation of shared medical appointments, smoking cessation, pain management and so on are necessary skills for this position. Candidates must have completed an APA-accredited Ph.D. or Psy.D. program, an APA-accredited postdoctoral fellowship program, be eligible for licensure as a clinical psychologist in Virginia and have ABPP Board Certification in Clinical Health Psychology or be eligible to apply for certification. History of external funding and multidisciplinary collaborations highly desirable. Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.

VCU Department of Psychiatry employs over 80 fulltime faculty and has well-funded research in genetics, addictions, child and women's mental health, and psychopharmacology. VCU is a large urban university with robust health science campus and 750-bed university hospital. Richmond, the State Capital, has moderate climate and a rich mix of history with modern facilities, excellent suburban housing, and public/private schools. Low cost of living.

As a preeminent national, urban, public research university and academic health center, Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to organizational diversity, equity and inclusion - an environment where all can thrive in their pursuit of excellence.

Applicants are requested to submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (typically between 150-300 words) providing your career aspirations and contributions toward promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through this statement, you can share how your lived experiences; and past, present, and future academic and professional activities have or will contribute to VCU's mission of promoting equity and inclusion.

Note: Examples include working with others to further the goals of equity and inclusion; leading in any capacity that tangibly promotes an environment where diversity is welcomed, fostered, and celebrated; creative activity, research and scholarship that promotes equity and parity; teaching and mentoring students, and/or engaging with faculty and/or staff from traditionally underrepresented groups to create a positive and successful organizational experience.


As an equal opportunity employer, VCU Health System is committed to a diverse workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact HR4U at 804-628-4748 or toll free 844 989-4748; address P.O. 980066, Richmond, VA  23298; email EOE M/F/Vet/Disabled

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