Psychologist I:

Philadelphia Pennsylvania

Req ID: 16162

Shift: Any

Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

The Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (DCAPBS) at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is seeking a pediatric psychologist to join the Pediatric Epilepsy Program in the Division of Neurology. The position will expand the availability of existing psychology services, is full-time, and provides opportunities for clinical work and teaching/training. The Psychologist will provide clinical services including screening, consultation and intervention for children and adolescents with epilepsy and their families. The Psychologist will also participate in teaching and training activities through our APA accredited clinical psychology training program.



A completed accredited Internship and Fellowship in Pediatric Psychology or Clinical Child Psychology is required, with skills in empirically supported intervention.  Licensure as a Psychologist in the State of Pennsylvania is required prior to beginning the position. Licensure as a Psychologist in the State of New Jersey is expected by completion of the first year of employment. Faculty appointment at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is possible on the Academic Clinician Track; rank commensurate with experience and history


To Apply:

Further inquiries about the position can be directed to Debra Lefkowitz, Psy.D., [email protected] and Paul Robins, Ph.D., [email protected]. Applications, including a detailed cover letter and CV, should be directed to the following CHOP HR portal link:   Shervonne Wilson, Recruiter- Talent Acquisition, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, [email protected].  Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. CHOP is an equal opportunity employer, and our department is committed to strengthening a diverse workforce.


About the Pediatric Epilepsy Program:

The Pediatric Epilepsy Program at CHOP is a clinical and research program specializing in the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of children and infants with seizures and epilepsy. Accredited by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) as a Level 4 program, CHOP has the necessary expertise and facilities to provide the highest-level medical and surgical evaluation and treatment for patients with epilepsy.  The psychologist works alongside a multidisciplinary team including neurologists, nurse practitioners, clinical nurses, neurosurgeons, neuropathologists, neuroradiologists and social workers.  The psychologist will work in coordination with the existing pediatric psychologist to 

Job Responsibilities

Clinical Activity

  •  Practices effectively as an independent clinician.
  •  Responsive to feedback from supervisors and colleagues about clinical practice.
  •  Provides comprehensive assessment and treatment services to children and families,in inpatient and/or outpatient settings, and communicates with referral sources as indicated
  •  Perform clinical services at a percent of effort as designated by supervisor.
  •  Adheres to The Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences productivity standards.
  •  In settings where patients are scheduled into appointments, presents an EPIC schedule that rolls out, per department guidelines, delineating availability and anticipated vacation and conference time. Schedule must include enough openings to cover productivity expectations plus anticipated late cancellations/no shows.
  •  Assures that professional practice is in accordance with applicable professional and licensing body standards
  •  Follows all CHOP and Departmental policies and procedures regarding clinical and administrative activity associated with providing direct patient care


  • Collaborates within the Department and with other Department/Division colleagues to assure that patients receive the kind of care required by patient circumstance. 
  • Responds to requests for consultation and service in a timely manner. 
  • Participates in The Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences committees 
  • Works collaboratively with the program’s intake coordinators and practice manager to assure there is sufficient scheduling availability and patients are scheduled appropriately


  • May provide supervision to trainees (including externs, interns, and/or fellows) within the Department’s psychology training programs 
  • Lectures and provides training to other disciplines (including child psychiatry) 
  • Participates in activities of the training faculty



  • Completes all mandatory education requirements, annual PPD testing, flu vaccine and other vaccinations as per CHOP policy 
  • Maintain Licensure including completion of required continuing education
  • Establishes plans for professional growth with manager * Participates in clinical program development 
  • Collaborates with internal staff to complete CHOP requirements to include but not limited to Medical Staff Application 
  • Member and or active participation in a DCAPBS or CHOP Committee 
  • Presents work locally or regionally; publishes or presents at least one paper /chapter yearly 
  • Participates in community service 
  • Participates in ongoing professional practice evaluations as a clinician and peer reviewer

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

Pennsylvania psychology license and any state in which the job is require

Required Education and Experience

Required Education: Earned Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Psychology from a program accredited by the American/Canadian Psychological Association (APA)  


Required Experience:

  • Completed postdoctoral training directly related to job role

  • APA or CPA accredited internship training

  • Completed post-doctoral training in child and adolescent focused psychology Level I 0-7 years

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Skill in exercising initiative, judgment, problem solving, decision-making.
  • Skill in developing and maintaining effective relationships with medical, and administrative staff,patients and the public.
  • Epic training
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally.
  • Ability to communicate clearly.
  • Ability to accept feedback and incorporate into professional growth and own performance improvement.
  • Maintains strictest confidentiality.

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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CHOP Careers Contact 

Talent Acquisition

2716 South Street, 6th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19146 

Phone: 866-820-9288 

Email:[email protected]



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