Location: Wilmington, Delaware
Nemours Children's Hospital - Delaware (previously Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children) invites applicants for a full-time psychologist position for the Pulmonary service, with a focus on sleep medicine. This position sits within the Division of Psychology in the Department of Pediatrics.
Equity, diversity, and inclusion guide our growth and strategy. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about, and committed to, leading efforts to provide culturally relevant care, reducing health disparities, and help build a diverse and inclusive team environment.
The psychologist will work collaboratively with the Sleep Team. At Nemours, the team consists of board-certified pediatric pulmonology and sleep physicians, advanced practice nurses, and respiratory therapists. The psychologist also will consult with sleep technicians, ENT, and neurology specialists and will provide services for several types of sleep disorders, including but not limited to insomnia, narcolepsy, sleep apnea, circadian rhythm disorder, and desensitization to CPAP.
There is considerable opportunity for program development and growth within the psychology role. This may include preparing children for sleep testing, toddler behavioral insomnia, and working with neurodiverse patients in a specialty clinic. In addition, psychologist can expand their services outside of sleep medicine to include working with patients with asthma and other specialty populations seen by the Division of Pulmonology. The psychologist would work alongside one of our pediatric psychologists who is well-established within the Cystic Fibrosis team in Pulmonology.
The psychologist will provide supervision and training to residents (pre-doctoral interns) and fellows within several milieu, including Sleep Clinic, outpatient therapy, and on inpatient service. Teaching, training, and mentoring are core values in our division and these efforts are supported and encouraged. We are committed to expanding the pipeline of a diverse workforce and our educational efforts are grounded in and guided by a lens of health equity, diversity, inclusion, and cultural humility.
The psychologist will join our active and expanding Inpatient Consultation/Liaison Service. Attending psychologists rotate weekly along with psychology trainees, and the psychologist will be part of that rotation. The Inpatient C/L Service completes consults and provides ongoing care for inpatients in medical beds, with consults from multiple services (e.g., endocrinology, gastroenterology, surgery, pulmonology). The psychologist will provide psychosocial assessment, recommendations, and problem-focused interventions for children on the inpatient medical units.
The psychologist will participate in quality improvement initiatives, program development, and other efforts to ensure the sustainability of their service. In addition, there will be opportunities for research. This role involves teaching and presentation of relevant topics to colleagues, trainees, medical staff, and patients. The psychologist will provide staff support and education around family-centered care and psychosocial issues. The psychologist will consult with medical providers and maintain close collaboration with members of multidisciplinary medical teams. There are opportunities for collaboration with leadership on goals to promote diversity, equity, and inclusivity in the workplace, through a lens of health equality. Our division collaborates with our research colleagues in the Nemours Center for Healthcare Delivery Science (https://www.nemours.org/pediatric-research/area/health-care-delivery-science.html). Academic appointments through Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University are expected and supported.
The mission of our Psychology division is to improve well-being through quality behavioral health care, education, training, and research in a collaborative, inclusive, and culturally responsive manner.
As one of the nation's leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics, primary care practices, and school-based health centers in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children - even those who may never enter our doors - through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.
Nemours (Nemours.org) is an open and welcoming place to work, and values diversity in all its forms. Additionally, Nemours aspires to have its workforce and providers reflect the rich diversity of the communities we serve. Candidates of diverse backgrounds, Spanish-speaking applicants, and those committed to working with diverse populations and conversant in multicultural values are strongly encouraged to apply.
1. Doctoral degree in clinical, counseling, or school psychology from an APA-accredited doctoral program.
2. Internship training from an APA-accredited program in clinical child or pediatric psychology.
3. Post-doctoral fellowship training in clinical child or pediatric psychology.
- Applicants with all levels of post-licensure experience will be considered, with a preference for candidates with a well-rounded experience in pediatric psychology, and robust as well as recent experience with inpatient medical settings.
- Bilingual Spanish skills are strongly preferred.
- Advanced knowledge and skills in pediatric practice in medical settings, especially the critical care setting, including evidence-based therapy modalities, crisis intervention, and risk assessment.
- License-eligible in the state of Delaware.
APPLICATION: Please send a letter of interest and CV to WLMBH-DMRecruitment@Nemours.org and please state "PULMONARY Psychology" in the subject line. Applications currently are being reviewed and will be accepted until the position is filled.
Questions can be directed to Anthony Alioto, Ph.D., ABPP, Clinical Director of Pediatric Psychology Specialty Care at Anthony.Alioto@Nemours.org.