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Bariatric Psychologist - Atrium Health Weight Management - PsyD

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Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 5289
Job Family: Behavioral Health Services
Specialty: Bariatrics
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 31831025131963-Bariatric and Weight Management Center


Atrium Health Weight Management is looking for a Bariatric Psychologist to join our multidisciplinary weight management program in Charlotte NC. We are a large multidisciplinary weight management program that has 4 offices with the greater Charlotte region, 2 designated MBSAQIP centers of excellence and a large multi-disciplinary team to serve patients with Obesity and Obesity related medical conditions. Our team includes 5 metabolic and bariatric surgeons, 5 Obesity medicine specialists, as well as bariatric surgery fellows, surgery residents, nurses, dietitians, clinical reviewers, exercise physiologists, and a bariatric coordinator.

We, at Atrium Health, are the leading community focused academic healthcare academic system serving North Carolina and South Carolina. We invite Psychologists to come discover all that we can do when we are healing hearts, inquisitive minds, and progressive visionaries together on our Bariatric and Weight Management Center team in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Job Summary

Provides psychological services with a Bariatric specialty to clients. Works closely with other disciplines and specialties within the department and facility as well as with patients and families to assure a cohesive approach to patient care.

Essential Functions

  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care, or arrange for the provision of appropriate care, for child, adolescent, adult, and older adult population of patients.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the lifespan and possesses the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status.
  • Interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements and ensures and documents that age specific needs are being met.
  • Performs evaluations, appropriate to each patient, which focus primarily upon the organic aspects of brain function, but which also consider other etiological factors, which may affect patient's functional abilities.
  • Obtains and evaluates relevant historical information and incorporates this into the evaluation and treatment planning.
  • Maintains responsibility for test selection, scoring, and interpretation and understands the limitations of and correctly applies the norms of each test used.
  • Utilizes psychometrics for the administration and scoring of tests as appropriate and ensures the accuracy of that administration and scoring through the review and supervision of those team members.
  • Prepares reports from the evaluation data.
  • Provides psychotherapy, counseling education, cognitive, retraining, behavior management and/or crisis intervention as needed to treat problem areas identified in the assessment process.
  • Develops appropriate treatment plans and discusses these with the patient and/or appropriate others to ensure they participate in the development of the plan and consent to treatments.
  • Trains professional team members involved in the care of the patient about appropriate observational methods and behavior management techniques, and appropriate supportive roles in the patient's neuropsychological treatment.

Education, Experience and Certifications

Bariatric experience required. Ph.D. or Psy.D. degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology including a full time 1-year pre-doctoral internship required. Current valid license to practice psychology in the state of NC required.

When you join Atrium Health, you will be welcomed into an inclusive culture that celebrates and respects the contributions a diverse team can work together. Practice where your voice is valued, your passion for advancing medicine is rewarded, and you get the resources and support you need to thrive personally and professionally. In our nationally- renowned integrated health system, you can work alongside the most advanced minds in medicine to improve medicine, elevate hope and advanced healing for all.