Announcement:

Behavioral Medicine Psychologist Position

Saint Joseph Health System is seeking a motivated doctoral level psychologist( PhD or PsyD) to join ACGME accredited Family Medicine residency faculty as an integrated member of the Graduate Medical Education department.

Interests in physician well-being, community mental health initiatives, and burnout will be assets.

This integrated  Family Medicine residency is a part of a GME program that includes a Sports Medicine fellowship, Podiatry residency and pharmacy residency.

Clinical and/or educational experience desirable.

Home to the University of Notre Dame, a quick drive to downtown Chicago, and 30 – 45 minutes form the beaches of Lake Michigan, Mishawaka/South Bend offers the full spectrum of the 4 seasons.

This position offers a competitive salary and a full complement of benefits.

This program has a very strong International Health Track, Sports Medicine Fellowship (affiliated with the University of Notre Dame), and a brand new state of the art inpatient facility.

Description:

The Family Medicine Graduate Medical Education (GME) program of Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center (SJRMC) within Trinity Health are pleased to announce an opening for a Behavioral Medicine Faculty member. The ideal candidate should possess familiarity with integrated healthcare, have experience managing the complex behavioral needs of patients with comorbid medical and psychiatric conditions, and possess the ability to deliver evidence-based interventions within SJRMC's Family Medicine clinic.

Behavioral science is taught through all 3 years of residency training, including participation in wellness activities, didactics, video review, and direct observation. This strong foundation of didactic training enhances the program’s structured clinical experiences.

Duties/Responsibilities: This position has been designed to support the strategic visions of the GME Family Medicine Residency program. This is a doctoral-level Psychologist with dedicated responsibilities to ensure full-time support of the GME program as a faculty member. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Precepts in the clinic with patients with a behavioral complaint or diagnosis
  • Video tapes and reviews patient sessions with the resident and their advisor
  • Rotates with all other faculty teaching a didactic seminar which will be held on weekly basis
  • Leads up a monthly wellness group
  • Helps with the interview process
  • Helps with research and publications

Skills Needed: The Psychologist should be effective in building collegial relationships with physicians, working collaboratively to help manage patients with comorbid psychiatric and physical illnesses. The provider should possess expertise related to evidence-based psychological treatments, such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT). He/She should be adept in the application of techniques like motivational interviewing, and other approaches for segments of the population. The provider will conduct diagnostic interviews, screen (and/or test) for psychological problems, provide behavioral modification and psychotherapy services to patients, and have the capacity to provide training to medical residents to enhance their understanding of comprehensive care and application of behavioral techniques.

Setting:

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) two or more years of experience working in clinical health psychology (or less if the psychologist previously obtained formal training in health psychology via a post-doctoral fellowship); and (4) licensure or license-eligibility in the State of Indiana.

Application Process:  Please forward a copy of CV and cover letter to provider recruiter, Paul Charkowski at Paul.Charkowski@sjrmc.com or call directly at +1 (574) 335-8750