Psychologist - Medical Weight Loss Program

Location: Burlington, MA
Job ID: 155782-1A
Date Posted: Nov 1, 2019
Category: Physician

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Job Description

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Lahey Hospital & Medical Center  is part of a vibrant and growing health care system, recognized as a trailblazer in medicine and a standard bearer in patient experience. It includes an award-winning academic medical center, a superb constellation of community hospitals, home care services, rehabilitation facilities and more.

We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent in a market long recognized and revered as a global leader in health. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels, and we offer competitive salaries and benefits. We adhere to the principles of a just and fair work environment for all colleagues, where respect is foundational and performance is rewarded.

About the Job

Licensed Psychologist in medical specialty unit focused on weight control and general wellness. Responsibilities entail initial evaluations, individual and group therapy, behavioral health consultation to team, pre-surgical bariatric evaluations, and opportunities for program development.  Interdisciplinary team is comprised of dynamic, collaborative and invested healthcare professionals (Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Dietitians, Psychologists and Medical Assistants).  MD's in practice come from various medical specialties - cardiology, endocrinology, pharmacology, pediatrics.  

 

Ideal candidate will have post doctoral experience and/or a strong interest in working in a medical specialty unit (integrated behavioral health) with individuals presenting with overweight/ obesity and eating disorders.  Should have experience/interest in using CBT, DBT, ACT, and focused short-term evidenced-based interventions.  Opportunities to work part- or full-time.  

 

Required: Doctoral Degree (Ph. D, Psych D, or Ed. D) in Clinical or Counseling Psychology from an accredited university or professional school. License required. 1+ years of experience preferred. Active membership in professional organizations related to the provision of bariatric behavioral health services is strongly encouraged.