Staff Psychologist - Graduate Medical Education

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis,

Office of Education - Graduate Medical Education
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Last Posted:

Wed, Jul 26th, '23



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Last Updated:

Wed, Jul 26th, '23


Description Summary:

Under the direct supervision of the Director of Wellness for GME, has responsibility for providing psychotherapy services for residents and clinical fellows enrolled in GME training programs at Washington University SOM or BJC in accordance with professional and administrative standards. The position provides psychological services, including individual and group counseling, initial consultations, crisis intervention, and case management for residents/clinical fellows. Provides various services to residents/clinical fellows when personal, social or environmental difficulties exist which predispose illness or interfere with well-being. Therapy services will be provided by telehealth and in person.


Primary Duties:

·       Assess the resident’s or clinical fellow’s needs, abilities or behavior. Offer therapy and treatments for difficulties relating to mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, addiction, social and interpersonal problems and challenging behavior. Provide consultation to other professionals, encouraging a psychological approach in their work.

·       Schedule appointments for direct clinical contact with physicians-in-training for individual intake assessment, psychotherapy, consultation, triage, and referral when necessary. Coordinate group sessions with physicians-in-training to address emotional well-being, stress, trauma and other related topics. Direct clinical time will include 24-26 clients or groups per week, depending on need. When not conducting direct clinical contact, be available for any service needs. Some early morning or evening hours required. Adjust schedule for emergency sessions for patients when needed.

·       Maintain appropriate documentation including preparing written reports and progress notes.

·       Deliver educational sessions to training programs as needed.

·       Participate in treatment team meetings.

·       Follow all office policy/procedure.

·       Other duties as assigned.


  • Ph.D. In Counseling or Clinical Psychology, including completion of an APA approved pre-doctoral internship, and current state licensure required.
  • REQUIRED LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION: Licensed or license eligible to practice as a mental health professional as a psychologist in the state of Missouri. Candidates who are licensed in other states must obtain Missouri licensure within six months.
  • Minimum of four years of clinical experience providing evidence-based treatment modalities preferred.

  • Ability to work independently seeking out resources and work collaboratively. 
  • Good written and oral communication skills including grammar, punctuation and style.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. 
  • Ability to communicate clearly with patients, families, healthcare team, physicians, administrators, leadership and others. 
  • Ability to use sensory and cognitive functions to process and prioritize information, treatment, and follow-up. 
  • Able to record activities, document assessments, plan of care, interventions, evaluation and re-evaluation of patient status. 
  • Able to use computer and learn new software programs with ability to navigate the entity to provide clinical care for patients.
  • Able to remain focused and organized. 
  • Ability to use fine motor skills.
  • Maintains required skill and competencies and participates in educational programs and staff meetings.
  • Enhances knowledge and skill to keep up-to-date.
  • Participates in quality improvement activities, to ensure appropriate clinical outcome.

Minimum: 73,400.00

Maximum: 113,800.00