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Postdoctoral Scholar

Job Description


Posted: 14-Oct-22

Location: Portland, Oregon

Type: Full-time

Salary: Open



Internal Number: 20150

Department Overview

About The Institute on Development and Disability (IDD)Link https://www.ohsu.edu/institute-on-development-and-disability/about-us

The Institute on Development and Disability within the Department of Pediatrics at OHSU works with patients, families, clinicians, researchers and many other professionals to meet the goal of improving the lives of people with disabilities. We perform research and care to support every patient, from premature babies to older adults, facing changes in life due to the onset of disabling conditions. With more than 100 years of practice, we understand how to best meet the needs of our patients and their families in Oregon and beyond.

Function/Duties of Position

The anxiety Postdoctoral position emphasizes behavioral health and includes evaluation, consultation, treatment, and research activities within the Anxiety Treatment and Diagnostic Intake clinics. The Postdoctoral Scholar will provide assessment, outpatient, and inpatient intervention services to medically, developmentally, or psychologically complex or treatment refractory patients with anxiety disorders. Patients are primarily be referred from OHSU subspecialty or general pediatric clinics or providers, or seen in response to inpatient consultation. Services will be provided primarily at the Doernbecher Children's Hospital, while some services may be provided at the Bethany clinic. Treatment delivery will include traditional in person clinic-based services and the delivery of services via telemedicine.

Evaluation for psychological services will include conducting informed consent, clinical interview, brief screening (questionnaire administration and scoring), and providing feedback and recommendations to patients/families and referring providers. Interventions to be empirically supported and will include cognitive behavioral therapy with exposure and response prevention, motivational interviewing, behavior management, supportive interventions, and coping and relaxation skills development. Training will emphasize collaboration and consultation.

The Postdoctoral Scholar will have access to a multitude of career development opportunities through the Division of Pediatric Psychology, Institute on Development & Disability, and OHSU, including a full range of didactic offerings. Further, opportunities to offer community based trainings to parents, patients, and service providers are available.

Required Qualifications
  • PhD/PsyD in Psychology from an APA-Accredited Doctoral Program
  • Completion of APA-accredited doctoral internship.
  • Residency contract approved by the Oregon Board of Psychologist Examiners.
  • Understanding of development across the lifespan and psychosocial contributors to behavioral health.
  • Experience in behavioral intervention, family-based interventions, exposure and response prevention, and having effective communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Hospital based care experience.
  • Experience with psychosocial assessment and behavioral treatment of children and adolescents with gastroenterological problems and conditions
  • Psychosocial evaluation and treatment of children and adolescents with gastroenterological problems and conditions.

Additional Details

Please upload cover letter and resume.

All are welcome
Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu. As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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