Psychologist (New position - $95K-$110K) Premium

University of Kansas Medical Center,

Counseling & Educational Support Services
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Last Posted:

Thu, Jun 16th, '22


Applications reviewed as received.

Start Date:

September 2022 (or sooner if possible)

Last Updated:

Thu, Jun 16th, '22

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  • Full Time

KU Medical Center strives to embrace diversity in all its forms; working to build an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened, and productive environment. The Psychologist position serves students and residents through the provision of individual, couples, and group psychological counseling, outreach presentations, consultation, supervision of a postdoctoral fellow and doctoral practicum students, psychological assessments, and crisis response. In addition, the Psychologist supports the department’s and Office of Academic and Student Affairs’ strategic initiatives to help culturally diverse students and residents succeed. In discharging these duties, the Psychologist is expected to be keenly sensitive to issues of gender, culture, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disabilities, socio-economic status, etc. and to be skilled with techniques for counseling students and residents with diverse backgrounds. The position engages with a multidisciplinary team that consists of psychologists, learning specialists, writing specialist, psychiatrist, and health professionals to facilitate successful treatment outcomes. The position contributes to the University’s and department's strategic plan.

Job Duties Outlined:

  • Provide individual, couple, and group counseling
  • Provide supervision, consultation, and outreach presentations
  • Contribute to the department’s strategic initiatives to provide services and programs to a diverse student and resident population
  • Conduct psychological assessment (via surveys and interviews)
  • Participate in daytime, crisis response services
  • Other responsibilities and duties as assigned by the Director

The University of Kansas Medical Center's mission is to improve lives and communities in Kansas and beyond through innovation in education, research, and health care. We believe that diversity and inclusion are integral values that guide the way we envision our future. KU Medical Center strives to educate exceptional health care professionals through a full range of undergraduate, graduate, professional, postdoctoral, and continuing education programs. We operate three schools:

  • School of Medicine, with campuses in Kansas City, Wichita and Salina
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Health Professions

For student enrollment numbers, please see KU Medical Center Fast Facts.

KU Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.

Counseling and Educational Support Services

We provide support to 3,200 students, medical residents, and medical fellows as they pursue their professional goals. Our approach to excellence in service is proactive, collaborative, confidential, and respectful.

All psychological and educational services are provided at no cost to students, residents, and fellows. Our staff consists of three learning specialists, five doctoral-level psychologists, two postdoctoral psychology fellows, a consulting physician (psychiatric prescriber), and a writing specialist.


  • Psychological Services: Our psychologists help address students' emotional and interpersonal issues, including managing stress, relationships, and transitions.
  • Psychiatric Services: For clients with medication needs, our psychiatric prescriber provides evaluations and medication-management consultations.
  • Educational Support Services: Our learning specialists help students with study and test-taking strategies, time management, and more.
  • Writing Services: Our writing specialist helps students improve their writing skills by brainstorming, organizing thoughts, revision, and lots of dialogue.

In addition to traditional counseling services, we provide Koru mindfulness programming, telehealth, couples therapy, 100+ outreach presentations annually, and teach wellness courses within the health science academic curriculum. Abundant training opportunities are available for new staff.

More information about KUMC Counseling and Educational Support Services may be found at our website.

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The University of Kansas Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, age, protected veteran or disability status, marital status, parental status, or genetic information.

  • Doctorate in Counseling, Counseling Psychology, or Clinical Psychology
  • Licensed eligible as a Psychologist in Kansas
  • Two years of post-licensed experience
  • Demonstrated experience providing brief therapy to individuals, couples, and groups
  • Demonstrated strong clinical and crisis management skills, including ability to work with high acuity students and residents with complex mental health need
  • Demonstrated multicultural competence in mental health service provision
  • Experience designing and implementing outreach programs and psychoeducational workshops that promote diversity and social justice
  • Experience providing clinical supervision and consultation
  • Superior oral and written communication skills
  • Doctorate completed at APA-accredited program
  • Predoctoral Internship at an APA accredited internship site
  • Two or more years of experience in a university counseling center
  • Credentialed to practice under PSYPACT
  • Experience providing counseling to health science students
  • Demonstrated competence in providing therapy in bilingual or multilingual contexts
  • Clinical and research experience with multicultural issues.
  • Demonstrated experience developing, leading, and implementing strategic programming initiatives to help culturally diverse students and medical residents succeed.  Successful candidates with extensive diversity-related experience may be considered for a leadership role related to multicultural service with the department (i.e., updated working title to “Psychologist - Multicultural Specialist”)

$95,000-$110,000 depending upon qualifications and experience.  Excellent benefits.