Assistant Professor | Surgery General
Job Title: Assistant Professor
Job ID: 1439
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job Category: FAC
Clinical Psychologist - Weight Management Program
Reporting Strategy - Direct Report to Chair of General Surgery with co-appointment in Psychiatry
This position is designed to work with a multi-disciplinary team to provide holistic and comprehensive care to patients seeking weight loss to increase their potential for success. The psychologist will play an important role in helping obese patients improve their health habits, adjust after surgery, and meet their personal weight loss goals. This position is responsible for pre-surgical assessment and in determining the patient''s suitability for weight loss surgery. The psychologist will help patients develop a healthier relationship with food to decrease the urge to overindulge after surgery or during their intensive weight loss program. They will help to develop coping strategies to change the way patients respond to their environment and social situations to improve awareness during these situations. The psychologist will help patients to learn from past challenges and develop coping strategies to continue to optimize their weight loss. They will work with other professional fields such as Bariatricians, Nutritionists, and Behavioral Life Coach to ensure that each patient has the best long term outcome. They will participate fully in coordinating the patient''s care and have a number of support systems in place to improve each patient''s success before and after a bariatric procedure or intensive weight loss program. This will include both interviewing patients and giving diagnostic testing as well as providing individual, family, or group psychotherapy.
This position will also have a research component and the applicants should have a background in the investigative process into the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social aspects of human behavioral change and weight loss. A component of this will be to maximize patients'' weight loss outcomes.
In addition, the clinical psychologist will be responsible for the development and implementation of a graduate student fellowship program in obesity and weight loss.
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