Clinical Health Psychologist: Bariatric Surgery

Cleveland Clinic

1, OH

ID: 7101188 (Ref.No. ccf15848656)
Posted: May 16, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Clinical Health Psychologist: Bariatric Surgery

The Cleveland Clinic, one of the world's most distinguished academic medical centers and ranked among the top four hospitals in America by U.S. News & World Report, announces a search for a bariatric psychologist at the Cleveland Clinic Bariatric and Metabolic Institute. This position is available immediately.

Bariatric/Weight Management Psychologist at the Cleveland Clinic Bariatric and Metabolic Institute:  Cleveland Clinic's Bariatric & Metabolic Institute (BMI) is one of the nation's premiere clinical programs and is certified as a Center of Excellence by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). The BMI, the largest bariatric center in the state of Ohio, has a high level of clinical and research productivity, a diverse patient population, and considerable interdisciplinary interaction with surgeons, obesity medicine specialists, and dieticians. This position will support the growth of the bariatric psychology team, which is already strongly represented and highly respected within the BMI program. As the BMI psychology team currently consists of six psychologists and two postdoctoral fellows, the candidate would be joining one of the largest embedded bariatric psychology teams in the country.

Candidates would provide comprehensive psychological evaluations and individual and group-based interventions for patients undergoing bariatric surgery. The candidate may also occasionally treat patients seeking non-surgical, behavioral weight management. In addition to clinical responsibilities, BMI psychologists participate in research, clinical supervision, teaching, and program development.

The BMI offers a rich, multidisciplinary, collaborative environment for research. There is a strong educational component to the position, and the successful applicant will play a role in the supervision of postdoctoral fellows and graduate students' research and clinical training. Other potential educational roles include teaching of medical students in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine (CCLCM; a branch of Case Western Reserve University). The successful applicant will be appointed to the CCLCM at a level commensurate with experience.

Qualifications:  Doctorate in clinical or counseling psychology with APA-approved internship (health psychology focus) and licensure in Ohio (or license eligible). Health psychology fellowship and experience in bariatrics and/or weight management is strongly preferred.

This dynamic position commands a competitive salary enhanced by an attractive benefits package including but not limited to:

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Comprehensive disability and life insurance benefits
  • Medical malpractice and tail coverage provided
  • Generous time away coverage: vacation, parental leave, holidays and CME time
  • Reimbursement for continuing education and conference travel
  • Flexibility in determining an appropriate mix of in-person and virtual visits
  • Highly competitive retirement plans with employer contribution
  • Academic appointments are available through the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
  • Numerous research and professional development opportunities
  • Collegial work environment working with interdisciplinary teams

Please include your current CV and cover letter with your application addressed to:

Kasey Goodpaster, PhD

Director of Behavioral Services, Cleveland Clinic Bariatric and Metabolic Institute
Assistant Professor, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine

About Us

Cleveland Clinic's vision is to become the best place for care and the best place to work in healthcare. We are committed to providing a safe, stable, and financially fulfilling work environment.  Even in these uncertain times, Cleveland Clinic is ambitiously investing in growth. Being a physician-led organization means doing what is best for the patients, every day.

Cleveland Clinic is one of the world's largest and busiest health centers.Patients come to Cleveland Clinic from all over the world. We offer advanced treatment for all illnesses and disorders of the body. We enjoy a strong reputation for outstanding quality care. U.S News & World Report Hospitals ranking of 2021-2022 has named us the No. 2 hospital in the nation once again and No.1 hospital for Ohio and metro areas for Cleveland, Akron and Miami/Ft. Lauderdale. Cleveland Clinic's heart program has ranked No. 1 in the nation since 1995. 

We are ranked nationally in 13 specialties, including 11 in the Top 10 and eight in the Top 5.

Other specialties noted for national excellence include ENT and pediatrics. Cleveland Clinic Children's offers highly specialized pediatric care in a family-centered atmosphere. It has been ranked the best children's hospital in Ohio by Child magazine.

In addition, Cleveland Clinic has been recognized as the No. 2 hospital in the world by Newsweek's World's Best Hospitals 2021 list.

Cleveland Clinic main campus and Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital are ranked internationally while five other locations are listed among the best hospitals nationwide -

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  • Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital
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This system is made up of Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, Akron General Hospital, Avon Hospital, Euclid Hospital, Fairview Hospital, Hillcrest Hospital, Lodi Hospital, Lutheran Hospital, Marymount Hospital, Medina Hospital, Mercy Hospital, South Pointe Hospital, and Union Hospital. Ashtabula County Medical Center is also an affiliate of Cleveland Clinic. With approximately 5,895 staffed beds, Cleveland Clinic Hospitals offers broad geographic coverage, a full continuum of care, improved quality and lower cost of care to Northeast Ohio residents.

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