Postdoctoral Fellowship: Integrated Primary Care-Behavioral Health

The University of Kansas Medical Center(KUMC) invites applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Integrated Primary Care-Behavioral Health in the Department ofFamily Medicine (FM). The Department of Family Medicine provides interprofessional education and training, with emphasis on integrated primary care in a Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home. The Fellowship is designed to prepare psychologists for a career in Integrated Primary Care, especially in an academic medical center. The KUMC Department of Family Medicine serves a diverse population of patients from the Kansas City metro area as well as neighboring towns in Kansas and Missouri and is committed to serving the community. 

The Postdoctoral Fellow will:

  • Work closely and collaboratively with FM faculty, residents, and staff in a busy outpatient clinic with a patient population that is medically and culturally diverse and largely underserved; 
  • Gain experience in providing immediate consultation, warm hand-offs. and evidence-based short-term interventions to address the full range of behavioral and mental health concerns, lifespan development concerns, and preventive/ healthy behavior change;
  • Collaborate with interprofessional faculty and students in the Interprofessional Teaching Clinic (IPTC), an innovative, student-led clinic, serving patients with complex needs;
  • Provide behavioral treatment for a variety of addictive behaviors in our integrated FM outpatient clinic that includes access to Suboxone treatment.
  • Provide consultation for patient care as well as clinical
  • Work with learners and FM residents and interprofessional learners to provide modeling and clinical teaching of behavioral interventions;
  • Attend didactic training with postdoctoral fellows (Neuro-Rehabilitation Medicine, Oncology, Consultation and Liaison), and interact with six psychology interns in the APA approved internship run by the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences;
  • Develop supervision skills while working with psychology trainees on their Primary Care rotation (Interns and practicum students);
  • Obtain additional training in inpatient consultation liaison or neuro-rehabilitation;
  • Provide didactic training to a variety of learners in medicine, psychology, and allied professions.
  • Have the opportunity to conduct a collaborative research project and receive travel funds to support presentation at a national conference.

The Department of Family Medicine employs 3 full-time psychologists, a full-time social worker, and many nurse case managers. Fellows can expect to work in a supportive, egalitarian environment where their contributions are highly valued. 

This postdoctoral fellowship is designed to meet licensure requirements for postdoctoral supervision as specified in the statutes for licensure through the Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board in the State of Kansas. These requirements include 1800 hours of supervised experience by a Kansas Licensed Psychologist in a setting involving the provision of clinical psychological services, providing the Fellow with contact with other disciplines, the opportunity to utilize a variety of theories, and the opportunity to work with a broad range of populations and techniques.  At least 900 hours are spent providing clinical services, and individual supervision is provided at least one hour per 20 hours of clinical service provision. (The detailed requirements for postdoctoral training for Kansas licensure are set forth in the statutes governing the practice of psychology in Kansas, which may be found on the Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board website http://www.ksbsrb.org/psychologists.htm#registration, particularly statue 102-1-5a.)

Prerequisites for all post-doctoral fellows include aPhD or PsyD degree in clinical or counseling psychology and completion of an APA approved Internship.

The selected applicant must apply for and receive a temporary license in Kansas (our department will support the application).

APPLICATION DEADLINE:          July 10, 2018

SALARY:                                           $47,500

START DATE:                                   September 1, 2018

Candidates must submit the following:

  1. Letter of interest
  2. Current CV
  3. Copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts
  4. Two letters of recommendation from clinical supervisors
  5. Evidence of PhD or PsyD conferred by July 31, 2018

Mail or email application materials to:

Hannah Rachford

Department of Family Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center

3901 Rainbow Blvd. Mailstop 4010

Kansas City, KS  66160

Email: hrachford@kumc.edu