Associate Director, Pediatric Adolescent and Young Adult Psychosocial Oncology Services Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center / MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Washington, DCPosting Date: 04/30/2019
This is a clinical educator or clinical scholar track faculty position, ideal for a candidate with expertise in adolescent and young adult behavioral oncology and survivorship research and treatment.
Associate Director, Pediatric Adolescent and Young Adult Psychosocial Oncology Services
Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center / MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
The Division of Pediatric Adolescent and Young Adult (PAYA) Hematology/Oncology at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital’s Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, a joint entity of Georgetown University and MedStar Health, is seeking to recruit an Associate Director, PAYA Psychosocial Oncology Services. The successful candidate will hold a PhD in clinical or counseling psychology from an American Psychological Association (APA)-accredited program, have completed an APA-accredited internship, have five or more years of clinical experience in the behavioral health care of children with cancer and other medical illnesses, and be licensed (or license-eligible) to practice psychology in the District of Columbia.
The Associate Director will join a dynamic and growing team dedicated to the care of PAYA patients with cancer and other hematologic conditions. This position will organize and lead the provision of all psychosocial services and programs to PAYA patients and their families. This includes working across the PAYA trajectory–from diagnosis to treatment to survivorship–as well as bereavement-related issues. The Associate Director will be responsible for the supervision and delivery of psychosocial services to patients, including but not limited to administering and interpreting neurobehavioral screening tests, developing and implementing cognitive-behavioral pain management treatment plans and psychological preparations for medical procedures, inpatient supportive care for adjustment and coping with cancer, collaboration with the inpatient consultation-liaison psychiatry team, and outpatient psychotherapy. Georgetown Lombardi is a member of the Children’s Oncology Group and leads and participates in cooperative clinical trials, with opportunity to engage in behavioral science and survivorship protocols. Other behavioral health and allied care providers in the Division supporting this position include pediatric social workers, child life specialists, and art therapists, who will report to the Associate Director. This position will collaborate closely with the cancer center’s Director of Psychosocial Oncology Services and colleagues in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, including the Director of Pediatric Consultation/Liaison Psychiatry.
An academic appointment is anticipated at the rank of Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (commensurate with experience) at Georgetown University School of Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics on the Clinician Educator or Clinician Scholar track. Teaching opportunities exist within the medical school and departmental training programs. Ample faculty development opportunities exist within the Departments of Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Oncology, and Center for Child and Human Development, and at the University’s cancer center and Department of Psychology. For candidates with substantial research qualifications, membership in the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Cancer Prevention and Control research program will be pursued (see https://lombardi.georgetown.edu/research/programs/cancer-prevention-control).
Interested and well-qualified applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references by e-mail to: Kimberly Davis, PhD, Associate Professor and Director of Psychosocial Oncology Services, Department of Psychiatry, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, 2115 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20007; email@example.com. Please include “Associate Director of Psychosocial Oncology Services” in the subject line of your message. Applications will be accepted immediately and until the position is filled.
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