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BARIATRIC SURGEON

BMI of TEXAS, San Antonio, Texas

Busy private practice in San Antonio. Employed position with opportunity for partnership after 2 years. No head hunters please. Email CV and cover letter to drseger@bmioftexas.com

Posted 01/12/21
Expires 04/21/21


Clinical Health Psychologist

Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, Arizona

You are invited to a position at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the #1 hospital in Arizona, among the top 20 hospitals in the nation for four consecutive years, and partnered with the nation’s best hospital. Practicing at Mayo Clinic provides a rewarding career that prioritizes excellence in patient-centered care. You can thrive in an environment that supports innovation and has a wealth of resources available to you – including an integrated EMR and collaboration with top specialists – to give your patients the quality of care you want to achieve. Mayo Clinic in Arizona is in need of a Clinical Health Psychologist to join our Department of Psychiatry and Psychology. This position will involve a diverse patient population with complex medical problems typical of a major tertiary referral center. The successful candidate would join a Division of Clinical Health Psychology with 3 other full- time clinical health psychologists (specializing in chronic pain, transplant, and oncology), 2 LCSW therapists, and 1 masters-level addiction counselor as well as a department with 6 psychiatrists and 5 neuropsychologists. We are a highly collaborative professional group, who work with specialized multi-disciplinary care teams throughout the hospital, clinic and medical school. We are eager to have an additional clinical health psychologist join our department. The ideal candidate will have expertise as a clinical health psychologist providing empirically-supported evaluation and treatment interventions in one or more of the following priority specialty areas with willingness to expand their proficiency in the other domains: candidates for bariatric surgery and non-surgical weight loss, complex gastrointestinal conditions and functional somatic symptom disorders, chronic pain management, and integrated behavioral health in primary care. The position is primarily interventional support of the above populations. Training and skills in evidence-based psychological intervention is required. Interest or experience in building group-based protocols for the above service lines as well as biofeedback training consistent with BCIA certification would be of value (though BCIA certification is not required). Mayo Clinic requires all Psychologists to achieve and maintain board-certification through the American Board of Professional Psychology. If not already board certified, achievement of board certification is required within the first three years of employment prior to promotion to Consultant. Equal Opportunity Employer Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).

Contact Information:

Please visit https://jobs.mayoclinic.org/jobs/clinical-health-psychologist-140195br to apply to the position. Inquiries about the position can be made to Maddie Dosch, Physician/Scientist Recruiter at dosch.madalyn@mayo.edu

Posted 01/13/21
Expires 03/13/21


HEALTH PSYCHOLOGIST

The MetroHealth System, Cleveland, OH

HEALTH PSYCHOLOGIST Director of Behavioral Health Services Bariatric Surgery & Weight Management

We are seeking a Health Psychologist with expertise and experience in the behavioral treatment of adults with the chronic disease of obesity and related metabolic and eating disorders to Direct Behavioral Health Services within an exciting and growing multi-disciplinary Weight Loss Surgery Weight Management Center Team. The Director will lead a behavioral health team of psychologists, psychology trainees, and consulting psychiatrists.

Successful candidates will partner with colleagues in the Weight Loss Surgery and Weight Management Center to advance the quality and expand our weight loss surgery and overall program. This individual will be a committed and active participant in key academic medical associations and in related continuing education programs. This candidate will partner to insure meeting and exceeding standards of care sent by the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and The Obesity Society.

We are also looking for psychologists to help develop and expand an adult health psychology track to our APA-Accredited psychology internship and to participate in trainee supervision. You will be joining a growing Interdepartmental Psychology Section comprised of more than 20 psychologists and 12+ doctoral trainees.

This position carries a faculty appointment at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

HOURS: This is a full-time (40 hours/week) position. MetroHealth offers a competitive salary and benefit package.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Doctorate in psychology from an APA-accredited college or university program with an emphasis in clinical/health psychology Doctoral internship in clinical/counseling/health psychology in an APA-accredited program Completion of a health psychology post-doctoral fellowship in a health care setting Current, valid, unrestricted licensure to practice as a Psychologist in Ohio by start date Eligibility for ABPP Board certification in Health Psychology and/or the Certification Board of Obesity Educators Background and experience in training, program development and collaborative research Training and 5+ years of experience with adults in

  • behavioral treatment of obesity, weight management and health maintenance
  • evaluation and treatment of patients preparing for surgery
  • education/counseling of obesity related eating disorders, (e.g., membership/activity in The Obesity Society) Experience with diverse patient populations

Interested candidates should e-mail their CV and a letter outlining clinical and academic interests to: Terry Stancin, PhD, Chief, Psychology Section, The MetroHealth System, c/o Eloy Vazquez, Provider Recruitment, evazquez@metrohealth.org

In employment, as in education, MetroHealth System and Case Western Reserve University are committed to Equal Opportunity and World Class Diversity. Women and minority applicants are encouraged to apply.

Please email your resume at: evazquez@metrohealth.org

Posted 01/08/21
Expires 02/08/21


Clinical Dietician

SCL Health, Denver, CO

You. You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as a Clinical Dietitian. You’re equally comfortable with providing patient/family education and adhering to nutritional guidelines. You’re great at what you do, but you want to be part of something even greater. Because you believe that while individuals can be strong, the right team is invincible.

Us. Conveniently located in the heart of Denver, Downtown Surgery Specialists offers the full spectrum of common general surgery procedures including endoscopy, anti-reflux/foregut, endocrine, breast and minimally invasive robotic procedures. Our expert surgeons are committed to providing unmatched surgical care in a compassionate environment using the latest technology and techniques. Saint Joseph Hospital is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our 365-bed facility is one of the top-ranked hospitals in Denver, and has been awarded the highest national recognition possible for nursing excellence – Magnet designation – by the ANCC. We are proud to extend the mission of SCL Health by providing care for the poor, the vulnerable, our communities and each other. Our deep community roots date back to 1873, making us one of the oldest hospitals in Colorado.

We. Together we’ll align mission and careers, values and workplace. We’ll encourage joy and take pride in our integrity. We’ll laugh at each other’s jokes (even the bad ones). We’ll hello and high five. We’ll celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing.

Your day. Assess needs of patients based on provider referral RD services Develop meal plans, discussing both cost and healthy eating habits with the patient Promote better nutrition by speaking to groups about diet, nutrition, and the relationship between good eating habits and preventing or managing specific disease Provide educational interventions that utilize primarily interactive, collaborative, skill-based training methods and maximize the use of interactive training methods

Your experience. We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require: Bachelor’s Degree in Food and Nutrition or Dietetics from an accredited university, required Additional education and experience as defined by the American Dietetic Association regulation (i.e. internship, CUP, or AP-4 program) or a minimum of one to two (1 to 2) years of experience in an ambulatory or physician practice, required Current registration with the Commission or Dietetic Registration, required Experience working with, and sensitivity toward, special populations, including those with limited income and limited education and with non-English speaking individuals, preferred Bilingual proficiency in both English and Spanish, preferred

Contact Information:

Katie Ruhlander Talent Acquisition Partner katie.ruhlander@sclhealth.org

Posted 01/06/21
Expires 04/06/21


Bariatric & Health Psychologist

The South Bend Clinic, South Bend, IN

The South Bend Clinic located in South Bend, Indiana is seeking a Bariatric and Health Psychologist. This position is an exciting opportunity for a growth minded Ph.D./Psy.D. who has leadership experience, and collaborates well with treating provider(s), care management, and allied health professional team to plan and direct care according to best practice standards. This individual will be responsible for consulting and collaborating with a multidisciplinary team to meet departmental and organizational goals, in addition to direct care responsibilities.

Knowledge regarding multidisciplinary care models of delivery important, practice in a healthcare setting where these models are implemented preferred. Individuals with a background in Health Psychology with direct experience conducting bariatric pre-surgical evaluations preferred. Background and interest in working with disordered eating and complex medical/behavioral concerns highly valued. Doctoral degree in Psychology and at least two years post graduate experience required. Licensed Psychologist or License Eligible in the State of Indiana. Graduated from an APA accredited clinical psychology program (Ph.D; PsyD) and successfully completed an APPIC or APA accredited pre-doctoral internship program

Contact Information:

Marcia Mammolenti Director, Talent Acquisition & Onboarding The South Bend Clinic 211 N. Eddy Street South Bend, IN 46617 Office: 574-239-1559

Posted 01/06/21
Expires 02/06/21


Psychologist

Providence Center for Weight Management, Portland, OR

Providence Health and Services Job ID: 12866 Weight Management Psychologist Portland, Oregon

Seeking a Psychologist for a full-time position supporting the Center for Weight Management with Providence Medical Group, which is the only center in Oregon to receive accreditation in Bariatric Surgery and Obesity Medicine from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and Accreditation Quality Improvement Program. In this role, you will be responsible for working with Bariatric Surgery patients, conducting pre-surgical evaluations and providing individual and group support. Other duties will include working with patients in a medical weight management program conducting evaluations, supporting healthy lifestyle changes and running support groups. • Standard clinic hours, Monday to Friday, no call • Experience with bariatric evaluations and/or weight loss programs preferred • Work as part of a multidisciplinary team that includes registered dietitians, surgeons, nurse practitioners, MA’s and patient navigators • Possibility for some program development work

Where You’ll Work Providence Medical Group is an organization of employed physicians, with more than 90 clinics across the state of Oregon. Its 1,500+ providers possess a wide range of clinical expertise, including Family and Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease, Dermatology and Occupational Medicine. At Providence Medical Group, patients enjoy close-to-home access to dedicated providers in primary, specialty or urgent care clinics, with clinical and operational support from centralized Providence programs. Where You’ll Live Portland is rich in character and culture, with strong neighborhood identities and community bonds that defy its population of 2.3 million. Home of the Portland Trail Blazers, “Rip City” is ranked No. 8 in the Best Places to Live by U.S. News & World Report, based on its high quality of life and thriving job market. A foodie mecca, Portland is ideally situated between waterfalls, beaches, Mt. Hood skiing and hiking trails, forests and the Columbia River Gorge. Who You’ll Work For Providence is a nationally recognized, comprehensive health care organization spanning seven states with a universal mission – to provide compassionate care to all who need its services, especially the poor and vulnerable. Its 119,000-plus caregivers/employees serve in 51 hospitals, more than 800 clinics and a comprehensive range of health and social services. Providence: one name, one family, one extraordinary health system. Equal Opportunity Employer including disability/veteran

Let’s get in touch If you have questions about this specific job or others, I’m all ears. Send me a note and we’ll be one step closer to the right opportunity.

To apply: https://psdrecruit.org/portland-or/medical-weight-management-psychologist/84F67BE903844D36B5A0131CF91F4FBF/job/

Posted 01/06/21
Expires 04/06/21


Surgical Practice ARNP

AdventHealth Tampa Bariatrics, Tampa, FL

We are seeking an ARNP for a busy accredited bariatric surgery program in a large tertiary hospital within a leading healthcare system in the West-Central Florida. The Bariatric Metabolic institute at AdventHealth Tampa houses three bariatric surgeons, two fellows, dietitians and psychologists in a state-of-the-art 8,500 sq. ft. center and planned access to a newly built surgical tower. The position is for out-patient, office-based inter-disciplinary evaluation and management of pre-op and post-op bariatric patients. Two years experience as a surgical APRN is preferred.

Contact Information:

Please send CV to Michel.Murr@adventhealth.com or contact Debra Proulx, Regional Director, at 770-891-7069 with any questions.

Posted 01/04/21
Expires 02/04/21


Bariatric Surgeon

William A. Graber MD, PC – Central New York

Board Certified or Board Eligible General Surgeon with a Fellowship in Bariatric Surgery to join a well established, trained and specialized Bariatric team practicing at two Centers of Excellence with offices in both locations. The Bariatric program provides an excellent support group, a registered dietitian, and a bariatric coordinator. The opportunity offers excellent benefits, competitive compensation, and a friendly work environment. Excellent location, and a great safe place to raise a family. Competitive salary, generous benefits and malpractice paid.

Send CV to tsullivan@drgrabermd.com

Posted 12/29/20
Expires 03/29/21


Attending Surgeon

MIS/Bariatric Surgeon at NYU-Langone Health System/Bellevue Hospital/Manhattan Veterans Affairs

The Dept of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine seeks a full time fellowship-trained academic bariatric/minimally invasive surgeon. The faculty position will be at the Assistant/Associate/Full level depending on experience. The position is 50% Health and Hospitals-Bellevue Hospital (primarily bariatric surgery) and 50% Manhattan VA (primarily advanced MIS surgery). Bellevue Hospital is the oldest public hospital in the United States and is the largest (> 800 beds) safety-net hospital in NYC. The position adds to an existing group of 5 bariatric/MIS surgeons to accommodate increasing clinical demand. The Bellevue Hospital Bariatric Surgery program is on track to perform 1600 bariatric procedures this fiscal year. The Manhattan campus of the VA New York Harbor Healthcare system is the tertiary referral center for the New York Harbor Healthcare system. The position’s primary focus is advanced MIS including hernia and foregut and collaborating with surgical oncology for complex lap cases. The individual is expected to deliver clinical care, teach medical students, housestaff and the MIS/Bariatric Fellow and conduct scholarly activity that advances the tripartite mission of the department.

If interested, please email your resume to Manish Parikh, MD: manish.parikh@nyumc.org

Posted 12/29/20
Expires 03/29/21


Bariatric Program Manager – RN

ChristianaCare – Wilmington, DE

Christiana Care Health System, a Magnet® health care organization with over 1,100 beds between its two hospitals (Christiana Hospital & Wilmington Hospital) and the only Level I trauma service on the East Coast corridor between Philadelphia & Baltimore, has been honored repeatedly as "One of America’s Best Hospitals" by U.S. News & World Report.

Primary function:

The Bariatric Program Manager is responsible for the planning, organization, management, coordination and implementation of all clinical and business improvement initiatives for the Bariatric Surgery Program. The Program serves patients by optimizing their health status of patients enrolled prior to surgical intervention, following their inpatient care trajectory, and supporting both safe discharge, recovery, and long-term follow up with minimized risk of complication. The Program Manager will provide the leadership required to execute projects of various size and complexity in congruency with the Metabolic Health Service’s clinical and business objectives. The Bariatric Program Manager is the liaison between surgeons, direct to employer partners, inpatient and discharge planning caregivers, insurance carriers, and the patient/family to promote the highest quality, most cost-effective care.

Principal duties and responsibilities:

  • Develops project plans to include: Scope, Schedule, Cost, Quality, Organization and Communications, Staffing, Risk and Issue Management, Test, Configuration, and Change Management.
  • Strategizes on continued business development of the bariatric surgery program as seen with direct to employer partnership.
  • Acts upon opportunities to improve existing processes while developing new methods for efficiency and improved quality.
  • Works collaboratively and serves as a clinical liaison between Christiana Care, patients, clinicians, and other healthcare providers.
  • Reviews and coordinates patient’s surgery schedule including all readmissions.
  • Coordinates and oversees documentation of patients’ care plans prioritized by patient need.
  • Reviews clinical information before initial visit, anticipating needs and/or high-risk issues regarding the plan of care.
  • Maintains up-to-date information on innovative and successful strategies to reach the target population.
  • Assesses patient’s/caregiver’s learning needs and adapts teaching methods to provide a thorough understanding that will maximize successful clinical outcomes.
  • Assesses support systems and sets realistic patient expectations for service delivery &/or initiation of the treatment plan.
  • Reviews, evaluates and utilizes current research related to bariatric surgery.
  • Develops and conducts bariatric education programs on a variety of topics, in a variety of community and clinical settings.
  • Ensures continuous compliance with MBSAQIP standards, maintaining relevant pathways, protocols, staff and patient education.
  • Coordinates and participates in multi-disciplinary team meetings and patient care conference.

Click here to apply

Posted 12/17/20
Expires 02/17/20


Clinical Psychologist – PSY D – Bariatric Medicine

SCL Health – Denver, Colorado

You.

You bring your mind, body, heart, and spirit to your work as a Clinical Psychologist in Bariatric Medicine.

You put your patients first, and are generous with your thoughts and voice because you know your opinion matters.

You love what you do, and value having the support, resources, and advanced technology to practice at the top of your game.

You’re great at what you do, but you want to be part of something even greater. Because you believe that while individuals can be strong, the right team is invincible.

Us.

Saint Joseph Weight Loss Center and Downtown Surgery Specialists – The expert team at Downtown Surgery Specialists is committed to providing quality, patient-centered care in a comfortable and compassionate environment. We use the latest technology and innovative techniques to deliver unmatched surgery services to our patients.

Saint Joseph Hospital is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our 365-bed facility is one of the top-ranked hospitals in Denver, and has been awarded the highest national recognition possible for nursing excellence – Magnet designation – by the ANCC. We are proud to extend the mission of SCL Health by providing care for the poor, the vulnerable, our communities and each other. Our deep community roots date back to 1873, making us one of the oldest hospitals in Colorado.

Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage in addition to retirement savings plans. CME benefits, malpractice insurance coverage, and license reimbursement are also included as part of your employment benefits.

We.

Together, we’ll improve the health of the people in the communities we serve.

We’ll honor each other’s dignity and surpass the standards we set.

We’ll encourage joy, demand safety and take pride in our integrity.

Your day.

As a Clinical Psychologist in Bariatric Medicine, you can expect the following:

You would practice at St. Joseph Hospital in Denver, Colorado
You will work in a clinic care setting for bariatric evaluation and treatment in order to evaluate the patient’s ability to be successful after surgery
Care is provided via scheduled counseling with patients and their families, clinical interventions, resource referral and consultation with other staff members
You will be part of an integrated bariatric team including a variety of other professionals that help to care for the whole person

Your experience.

We hire people, not words on paper. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:

  • Doctoral degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology
  • Unrestricted Colorado license or able to obtain
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a medical setting with bariatric experience a plus
  • Bilingual English/Spanish

Contact Information:
Naomi Creason
Talent Sourcing Strategist II
303.272.0440
naomi.creason@sclhealth.org

Posted 12/16/20
Expires 03/16/20


Nurse Practitioner/Bariatric Surgery Program Coordinator

Kent Hospital – Care New England

Practice in a combined clinical and administrative role as the Bariatric Surgery Program Coordinator at a large, community hospital in coastal Rhode Island.

About the Opportunity

  • Seeking an experienced Nurse Practitioner who has worked as an advanced practice provider in a bariatric program
  • Administrative responsibilities (50%) – Provide oversight of ongoing program development; recruit, support and mentor staff; manage MBSAQIP criteria and compliance; develop and implement clinical policies and procedures; act as a liaison between the surgical practice and hospital staff
  • Clinical responsibilities (50%) – primarily outpatient practice; some inpatient rounding
  • Competitive salary with a rich benefits package, including health, life, disability, occurrence malpractice and retirement

About Kent Hospital

  • Located in Warwick, Kent Hospital serves the 300,000 residents in communities west of Providence
  • Just over 350 beds with a medical staff of 620 and the second busiest emergency service in the state
  • Teaching affiliate of Brown University and the New England College of Osteopathic Medicine with residency programs in emergency medicine, internal medicine and family medicine

About Care New England Health Care System

  • Fully integrated health system serving Providence, Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts
  • Services include primary care, surgery, cardiovascular care, oncology, psychiatry, behavioral health, newborn pediatrics and women’s health services
  • Affiliated with Kent Hospital, Warwick, and with Women & Infants and Butler Hospitals in Providence

Beyond the professional opportunity, nearby Providence offers the accessibility and friendliness of a small town with the culture and sophistication of a big city. One hour from Boston, Hartford and New Haven and three hours from New York City; the area is home to a number of higher education institutions including Brown University, Johnson & Wales, Providence College and the Rhode Island School of Design.

For more information, please contact Kimberly Carter at kicarter@carene.org.

Posted 12/15/20
Expires 03/11/20


Bariatric & GI Surgeon

University of South Florida at Tampa General, Tampa, FL

ACADEMIC MINIMALLY INVASIVE / BARIATRIC SURGEON

POSITION SUMMARY The Department of Surgery at the University of South Florida, located in Tampa, FL is seeking an open rank, academic MIS/ Bariatric surgeon to join the Department in the Division of GI Surgery. OVERVIEW

· The spectrum of diseases includes comprehensive bariatric services, hernias, biliary, benign foregut and diaphragm. · ACS/ASMBS Accredited Program and one of the most acclaimed programs in the region performing over 350 bariatric procedures per year and is the busiest robotic bariatric program in the nation. · The Tampa General Hospital/ USF Health Bariatric Center consists of a multidisciplinary team consisting of surgeons/physicians, advanced practice providers, dieticians, exercise physiologists, behavioral health experts. Our superior infrastructure and collaborative practice is often viewed as “best practice” in bariatric care.

QUALIFICATIONS · Medical Doctor or equivalent · Completion of a Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship · Board-certified/board-eligible in General Surgery through the American Board of Surgery or American Osteopathic Board of Surgery or equivalent. · Must be eligible for medical licensure in Florida

ABOUT USF The University of South Florida System is a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success. Over the past 10 years, no other public university in the country has risen faster in U.S. News and World Report’s national university rankings than USF. Serving more than 50,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee, USF is designated as a Preeminent State Research University by the Florida Board of Governors, placing it in the most elite category among the state’s 12 public universities. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.

WORKING @ USF

With more than 16,000 employees at USF, the University of South Florida is one of the largest employers in the Tampa Bay region. At USF you will find opportunities to excel in a rich academic environment that fosters the development and advancement of our employees. We believe in creating a talented, engaged and driven workforce through on-going development and career opportunities. We also offer a first class benefit package that includes medical, dental and life insurance plans, retirement plan options, tuition program and generous leave programs and more.

Contact Information: APPLY FOR POSITION Interested candidates should click on this link https://gems.usf.edu:4440/psp/gemspro-tam/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=26174&PostingSeq=1

to attach CV and cover letter. Or contact Dave Anderson, doa@usf.edu. USF is an equal opportunity, equal access academic institution that embraces diversity in the work place. The University of South Florida does not discriminate on the basis of sex and prohibits sexual harassment.

Posted 12/11/20
Expires 03/11/20


Bariatric Surgeon (2)

Yale, CT

The Department of Surgery at the Yale University School of Medicine seeks two (2) academic bariatric/minimally invasive surgeons to join the Division of Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery during the next 12 months. These faculty positions will be at the Assistant/Associate/Full level depending on experience. The First position will be to direct bariatric, minimally invasive and general surgery at Yale New Haven’s main campus. This position will also direct Yale Bariatrics’ foregut program and provide full continuum of foregut interventions including but not limited to Linx, Esophyx, Enterra, and POEM. The second position will be to direct bariatric, minimally invasive and general surgery at one of our Yale New Health Network Hospitals.

The major criteria for appointment for faculty shall be excellence in the overall mix of clinical care, clinical teaching, and scholarly activity that advances clinical medicine and institutional service- appropriate to the programmatic need the individuals are expected to fulfil. The candidates must be board eligible/certified in General Surgery and be fellowship trained in bariatric and/or minimally invasive surgery. Potential candidates will be able to perform complex bariatric and/or minimally invasive procedures. Candidates should have an outstanding academic record in research, clinical care and education. The Candidate should have experience administratively, with excellent interpersonal skills for multidisciplinary communication, with exceptional leadership talent. Strong skills in program planning, development and quality assurance, educational and operational issues are essential. A strong history of basic, health services, quality and/or clinical research is desired. Yale University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. Yale University welcomes nominations of and applicants from women and minority groups, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching, and clinical missions. Yale Medicine has a wide referral network of primary and specialty care physicians. We are seeking candidates with an academic orientation in clinical care and/or education. Candidates will have exceptional interpersonal skills and a commitment to make contributions to the field of Bariatric Surgery.

New Haven is conveniently located between Boston and New York. It is a great place to live, work, do business and enjoy life. There are ample opportunities to live within 20 minutes on the coast or in surrounding villages with small town charm. The greater New Haven area offers some of the top public and private schools in the country.

Contact Information:

All application materials must be submitted electronically to: http://apply.interfolio.com/80250 Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.

Posted 12/2/20
Expires 03/2/20


Psychologist

Holyoke Medical Center, Holyoke, MA

The Weight Management Program is looking for a well-qualified full-time, benefited, salaried licensed Clinician to built and grow our behavioral health program and team. Ph.D., Psy.D. or LICSW, LMHC candidates will be considered. Bilingual Spanish – English strongly preferred. The position will include conducting intakes, follow-up behavioral health sessions, clearance for bariatric surgery and facilitating therapy groups (CBT, Cognitive, etc) in the Weight Management Program at Holyoke Medical Center. Participation in ongoing research projects, grants and presentations at national conferences will be encouraged. The Weight Management Program (WMP) at Holyoke Medical Center is a fully accredited Metabolic and Bariaric Comprehensive Center designated by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). The WMP is a high quality program that has received an “exemplary status” for all performed bariatric procedures by ACS and ASMBS, has a Center of Excellence status with United HealthCare and BlueCross/BlueShield and average weight loss is 15-20% greater than the national average. In addition, the WMP participates every with podium presentations in all related national meetings. Join a highly motivated team that strives to improve constantly our patients’ outcomes and contribute to making our patients’ experience even better!

Main Duties of the Weight Management Behavioral Health Clinician:

  1. Individual Counseling:  40 hours are designated to carrying a formal caseload of clients, with 28 billable hours per week  Complete intakes as scheduled, complete follow-up sessions to assess appropriateness for patients preparing for bariatric surgery and those in the medical weight loss program  Communicate and interface with Holyoke Medical Center Weight Management staff regarding client’s progress and assessment.
  2. Facilitate psycho-educational groups on mindfulness, eating disorders, motivational interviewing, stress eating and emotional eating.
  3. Work closely with Weight Management staff to support clients struggling with factors that can impact success in the Weight Management Program by developing and implementing behavioral resources such as: weekly therapy groups, monthly workshops and referrals to behavioral health prescribers as needed.
  4. Potential for adding psycho-educational testing and assessments to stratify risk and effectiveness for bariatric surgery candidates. Qualifications:  Graduated from an accredited Master’s Level Program in Counseling or Social Work (LICSW, LMHC, LMFT); Or  Graduated from an accredited Ph.D. or Psy.D. Program  Ability to quickly build and maintain strong relationships with a diverse group of clients.  Completing intakes and follow-up sessions along with some ongoing outpatient therapy.  Bi-Lingual Spanish-speaking strongly preferred

Contact Information:

Ioannis Raftopoulos, MD, PhD, FACS, FASMBS Director, Weight Management Program Holyoke Medical Center Tel: 413-404-2426 Email: Raftopoulos_ioannis@holyokehealth.com

Posted 11/30/20
Expires 02/30/20


General and Bariatric Surgeon

NuSelf Bariatrics, Austin – Cedar Park, Texas

Fellowship-trained general and bariatric surgeon desired. Therapeutic endoscopy experience is a plus.

Contact Information: Sashidhar Ganta, MD, FACS sg@austinbariatric.com

Posted 11/24/20
Expires 02/24/20


Bariatric Surgeon

KC Bariatric, LLC, Kansas City, KS

Bariatric Surgeon: High volume group in beautiful suburb of Kansas City looking to hire a fellowship trained Bariatric Surgeon or general surgeon with bariatric and general surgery experience. The Bariatric Center of Kansas City performs 1500 weight loss cases annually and was founded in 2002. These procedures are done in our Bariatric Specialty Surgical Hospital and Ambulatory Surgery Center. We have the full support of a large tertiary care hospital, with the convenience of a boutique surgical hospital. No General Surgery call required!!

Our practice has developed a Comprehensive Care Program which includes our own psychologists, dieticians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, physical therapists, sleep medicine, and a bariatric specific office. We have been a COE since 2006, and have been designated as the Center of Distinction by all major payors in the area. We have done over 18,000 bariatric operations since opening the program in 2002. We perform original and revisional bariatric procedures, as well as endoscopy and general surgery on our bariatric patients. Skill set will include: -above average surgical skills and efficiency -superior interpersonal skills -great work ethic We offer a generous starting salary with opportunity for performance-based advancement and income potential. If you have interest in this job and this looks like a good fit for you, please send your CV to shoehn67@yahoo.com

Contact Information:

Check us out at: https://kcbariatric.com/
The Bariatric Center of Kansas City Support Group

Posted 11/19/20
Expires 2/19/20


Postdoctoral Associate

Yale School of Medicine Program for Obesity, New Haven, CT

The Program for Obesity, Weight, and Eating Research (POWER) at the Yale School of Medicine is seeking qualified candidates for two Postdoctoral Psychology Associate positions under the supervision of Drs. Valentina Ivezaj and Carlos M. Grilo. New studies supported by NIH grants will provide training and clinical-research opportunities for individuals interested in careers working with obesity, binge eating, and bariatric surgery. Although there is considerable overlap between the two positions, one is structured for individuals interested in clinical practice and program leadership and one for clinical research in academic medical school and health-care systems.

“Clinical” Post-Doctoral Associate Position The “clinical” position is tailored toward careers in clinical practice and program development/leadership in academic medical school and health-care systems. This position will provide ample clinical and supervision hours for independent psychology licensure. Clinical work will involve delivering treatment and administering assessments within the context of NIH-funded randomized controlled trials. More specifically, clinical post-doctoral associates will serve primarily as research clinicians on NIH-funded studies examining behavioral and pharmacologic treatments for binge eating (or loss-of-control eating) among adults including extensive experiences with patients who undergo bariatric surgery. Strong clinical skills and experience in evidence-based treatments and with assessment methods are required. Candidates must have a doctoral degree in clinical, health, or counseling psychology, completed an APA-approved internship, and have experience with patients who seek/undergo bariatric surgery. Positions are full-time for 1-2 years (with strong preference for 2-year positions).

“Clinical-Research” Post-Doctoral Associate Position The clinical-research position is tailored towards careers in clinical research in academic medical school settings. This position will include a combination of clinical work and study coordination with opportunities for writing manuscripts and grants. Clinical work will involve serving as research clinicians on NIH-funded randomized controlled trials treating loss-of-control eating and other eating/weight concerns following bariatric surgery. Clinical training and supervision will focus on assessment and treatment delivery. Postdoctoral associates will have opportunities to work on treatment studies for obesity and binge eating . Clinical-research post-doctoral associates will participate in protocol development and implementation, as well as administrative tasks involved in running an NIH-funded trial. Data from multi-site longitudinal studies with bariatric surgery patients will be available for research projects. Candidates must have a doctoral degree in clinical, health, or counseling psychology, completed an APA-approved internship, and experience with bariatric surgery.

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For both positions, members of under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply as are individuals who have interests in health disparities and eating/weight disorders. Several on-going studies are examining bias and disparities. Start date is July 2021 (although start date as early as January 2021 is possible). Applications will be reviewed starting Fall of 2020 (and will be accepted until positions are filled). Interested candidates should send a CV and statement of interests (reference letters will be requested after initial review) by email to both: Carlos M. Grilo, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, Yale University carlos.grilo@yale.edu and to Valentina Ivezaj, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Obesity and Bariatric Research Initiatives valentina.ivezaj@yale.edu.

Posted 11/6/20
Expires 2/6/20


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