Pediatric Psychologist
at La Rabida Children's Hospital

Date Posted: 2/10/2021

Job Description

Who we are:

La Rabida Children’s Hospital is the only hospital of its kind in Chicago.  We specialize in treatment of chronic illnesses, developmental disabilities, abuse and trauma. 

La Rabida provides comprehensive, interdisciplinary health services to children across a continuum of care, serving as a model for family-centered care.

La Rabida is a very special place.  Triumphs occur here. Children overcome odds and excel beyond hope. This is where those who serve gain more than they give. La Rabida offers rewarding job opportunities across a wide array of clinical, administrative and support service functions.

Our lakefront location is spectacular.  If you’re ready to work for an organization where caring is a way of life, you’ve come to the right place. 

Job Summary:


Functions in an independent and professional manner to provide high-quality psychological services to inpatients, outpatients and their families.

  • Has expertise and training in a wide variety of psychometric and psychodiagnostic techniques.  Administers psychological and psychoeducational tests, formulates reports and treatment plans.
  • Conducts clinical evaluations of children and families and initiates the interpretation of results to medical, nursing, and Pediatric Psychology staff.  Based on the psychological evaluation, clinical interview(s), and other data, develops a comprehensive treatment plan.
  • Applies knowledge and expertise of a wide variety of psychotherapeutic techniques to assist children, adolescents, and their families cope adaptively with the impact of medical conditions.  This includes the wide range of general pediatric behavioral problems (child-clinical) such as attention disorders, learning and school problems, behavioral problems, among others. Psychotherapeutic techniques may include, but are not limited to, individual psychotherapy, behavior modification techniques, pediatric interventions, family therapy, group therapy and crisis intervention.
  • Responsible for case management of patients so that appropriate psychological and psychosocial services are delivered within the hospital and/or via community resources.  Maintains follow-up contact with the patient, the family and other agencies to assure that the required and recommended services are obtained by the patient and/or the family.
  • Provides consultation/liaison services and follow-up care to inpatients.
  • Consults and collaborates with the multidisciplinary health care team to ensure psychological services are integrated into patient’s treatment.
  • May be required to develop and implement specific diagnostic programs and/or treatment programs (“clinics”) for specific patient populations (e.g., incontinence, pain management).
  • Provides psychotherapy services to the general pediatric population having a wide variety of presenting symptoms such as behavioral problems, school and learning problems, attention problems, etc.
  • Provides pain management services for a wide variety of children including children having sickle cell disease, JRA, among others.
  • Provides psychological services to children who have suffered burns.  Collaborates in their care with other health care professionals.
  • Takes an active role in new program development to provide innovative care to children served by La Rabida Children’s Hospital
  • Serves on hospital and Behavioral Sciences Department committees as needed or assigned.

  • Provides supervision to psychology interns and post-doctoral fellows (when licensed in Illinois).
  • Plays an active role in the recruitment of trainees (interns and post-doctoral fellows).
  • Serves as a member of the Behavioral Sciences Department training committee.

  • May be involved in education and training programs for other students and staff members, both inside and outside of the Division of Behavioral Health.
  • Conducts in-service training and educational seminars for hospital staff, parents and/or community agencies as required.

  • A minimum of 70% of work must be in direct patient/family contact.

Job Requirements

What we need from you:

  • Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical (child or pediatric) Psychology required.
  • APA internship in child or pediatric psychology and must have training/experience in pediatric health psychology required.
  • Experience working with children in a medical setting, part of a multidisciplinary medical team, a pediatric psychology fellowship, training in neuropsychological assessment, training in operant and cognitive behavioral techniques, experience with child abuse victims, chronically ill children, supervisory experience and a strong research background are highly desirable.
  • Current Illinois Registration/licensure in Clinical Psychology or eligible and able to attain within 90 days of hire.   
  • CPR required:  Only certifications issued by the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross will be accepted.

What you will receive:

•         Competitive Salary

•         Comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision coverage

•         Life Insurance, Disability Insurance and Accident Insurance

•         Retirement Plan - plan for your future and life after La Rabida with our customized 403b plan with generous matching

•         Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) - we make sure employees have the time they need to recharge and be the best versions of themselves!

•         Tuition Reimbursement - looking to continue your education toward a Bachelor's or Master's Degree.

La Rabida Children’s Hospital is very proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Job Snapshot

About Us

La Rabida Children’s Hospital is the only is the only hospital of its kind in Chicago.  We specialize in treatment of chronic illnesses, developmental disabilities, abuse and trauma.  La Rabida provides comprehensive, interdisciplinary health services to children across a continuum of care, serving as a model for family-centered care.

La Rabida is a very special place.  Triumphs occur here. Children overcome odds and excel beyond hope. This is where those who serve gain more than they give. La Rabida offers rewarding job opportunities across a wide array of clinical, administrative and support service functions. We also offer psychology training programs in child clinical and pediatric psychology.

Our comprehensive employee benefits program is competitive. Our lakefront location is spectacular. We are an equal opportunity employer. We promote healthy eating and our facilities are smoke free.

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