Clinical Psychologist

Location: Brockton, MA
Date Posted: 03-22-2018
Signature Healthcare’s Weight and Wellness Center is a fully accredited comprehensive center by the American College of Surgeons, and home to a complete team of bariatric specialists. We’ll provide you with an individualized plan including surgical options, nutrition counseling, and support groups. The Clinical Psychologist will work as part of a team of two Physicians, one social and two dietitians in the Weight and Wellness Center and Signature Medical Group. 
  • Evaluates patients for bariatric surgery, including readiness to change, understanding all aspects of the surgery and changes required post-operatively, behavioral modifications. Familiar with the indications and contraindications for surgery.
  • Educates patients on post-operative lifestyle changes and provides feedback and recommendations for long­ term success.
  • Facilitates all educational groups as dictated by Weight and Wellness Center protocols.
  • Performs routine psychiatric examinations, documents medical history, provide developmental evaluations, and other screening tests and records findings in patient record.
  • Participates in review of quality of patient care through peer record review
  • Deliver cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety, depression, disordered eating, bipolar disorder, and sleep dysfunction as it relates to weight loss
  • Identifies available community resources and refers patients accordingly
  • Facilitates post-operative support groups as dictated by Weight and Wellness Center protocols.
  • Counsels and educates patients in the medical weight loss program
  • Participates in multi-disciplinary team meetings
  • Develops curriculum/services for behavioral aspects of surgical and non-surgical weight loss programs
Schedule:
  • 30 hours per week, flexible
  • No weekends
  • No call
  • One late night per month until approx. 7:30 
  • One early start day per week

Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. or Psy. D. in Clinical or Health Psychology. Experience with psychological assessments and evaluations.
  • Must be licensed by the Commonwealth of MA.
  • At least 2-3 years in bariatric field, or having worked with eating, weight-loss/gain issues, and/or eating disorder patients.
  • Behavior change training (cognitive and dialectical) and/or experience.
  • Motivational interviewing experience preferred.
  • Five years post license experience working in a psychiatric environment and eligible for participation with the major insurance carriers. 

Liberty Street is a multi-specialty site, just 5 minutes from Rt. 24 and 25 miles south of Boston, this beautiful building on the Brockton/ Easton line houses several departments including Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Orthopedics, Radiology, Primary and Specialty Care.

Signature Healthcare consists of Brockton Hospital, a 250+bed acute care hospital, and the Signature Medical Group, which is composed of 150 physicians and other direct care providers. Brockton Hospital has major teaching affiliations with both Tufts Medical Center and with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a prominent Harvard teaching hospital.
 
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