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University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity. We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving patient care and the lives of Arkansans.
The safety of our team members at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is our top priority. For this reason, successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or have an approved medical or religious exemption on file with our Student & Employee Health Services dept. UAMS will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance.

UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks (available for benefits eligible positions only ):

  • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for qualifying staff and family
  • Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
  • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
  • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
  • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
  • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
  • Merchant Discounts
  • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy

Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening.  To apply for the position, please click the Apply link/button.

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COM | Peds Psychology

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The UAMS Pediatric Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship is a multi-site program consists of three (3) full-time, 12-month positions, with the Fellowship providing 2000 hours of supervised training (which meets APPIC standards and Arkansas Psychology Board licensure requirements for postdoctoral training hours). The Fellowship program is part of a comprehensive interdisciplinary training effort within the Department of Pediatrics at UAMS, and involves other trainees such as medical fellows, residents, students, social work interns, and speech/language pathology interns. In addition, psychologists are embedded in other sections within the Department of Pediatrics (i.e., Children at Risk, Adolescent Medicine, Behavioral Pediatrics, Center for Applied Research and Evaluation).


Ph.D required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Completion of all requirements for a doctoral degree prior to beginning the fellowship.

  • Graduates of an APA or CPA accredited program will be considered.

  • Must have completed a predoctoral internship accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) or a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (AAPIC).

  • All incoming Fellows must obtain a Provisional License (https://psychologyboard.arkansas.gov ).

  • Candidates should have well-established clinical interests and experience in pediatric psychology, child psychology, and/or behavioral medicine.

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  • Diagnostic interviews, consultation, and brief interventions within outpatient medical subspecialty clinics.

  • Perform psychoeducational, developmental, neuropsychological, and behavioral assessments.

  • Act as outpatient psychotherapy, and inpatient hospital consultation liaison.

  • Participate in a series of didactic and training activities (see below table for descriptions) including LEND training, pediatric and psychosocial grand rounds, a monthly administrative meeting, monthly peer review/case conferences and psychology presentations.

  • Spend 1-2 hours per week in individual supervision for direct clinical services with a licensed psychologist.

  • Meet weekly for 1 hour of group supervision where Fellows bring clinical, ethical and professional development questions for discussion with faculty.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

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Curriculum Vitae, Unofficial/Official Transcript(s)

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Please contact askrecruitment@uams.edu  for any recruiting related questions.

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Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

Criminal Background Check

This position is subject to pre-employment screening (criminal background, drug testing, and/or education verification). A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant except as provided by law. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity.  The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. 

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