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Work That Matters - Our work is 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. No one has more expertise treating children than Children#s Hospital Los Angeles. CHLA is the only children#s hospital in California to make the prestigious U.S. News # World Report Honor Roll of #Best# children#s hospitals, and is nationally ranked in all 10 pediatric specialties. Join a hospital where the work you do will matter#to you, to your colleagues, and above all, to our patients and families. At times the work may be challenging, but it is always rewarding. We hope you#ll come and find out for yourself. It#s Work That Matters. The Psychologist I will provide inpatient and outpatient mental health evaluation and treatment for children and adolescents who are experiencing psychological difficulty associated with acute or chronic illness within the Division of#Hematology, Oncology and Blood and Marrow Transplantation.#Special emphasis will be on providing clinical services to children and adolescents who have bleeding and clotting disorders, with opportunities to provide services to patients from other division disease teams depending on program needs.# Clients will present with comorbid medical and behavioral health concerns. Common referrals include adjustment difficulty to a new medical diagnosis, depression, anxiety, behavior problems, chronic pain, medical trauma, and adherence concerns. Under direction of the Director of the HOPE Behavioral Health, Neuropsychology and Education Service and within the broader context of the Survivorship and Supportive Care Program, the Psychologist I provides direct intervention services for children, adolescents, and families who are impacted by medical concerns and a comorbid mental health diagnosis associated with acute or chronic illness. The Psychologist I will be a consultant in an outpatient medical clinic as part of an interdisciplinary care team serving patients with bleeding and clotting disorders.# The Psychologist I will also carry an caseload of psychology referrals, and is responsible for providing individual, family and group therapy in the inpatient and outpatient settings using evidence-based psychological interventions, providing case management services, conducting home/school visits as clinically indicated and providing consultation/liaison services for CHLA medical teams. The Psychologist I may provide psychological/developmental assessments as needed.# The Psychologist I works collaboratively with HOPE Behavioral Health, Neuropsychology and Education Service staff within the Survivorship and Supportive Care Program including the Adolescent and Young Adult Service, Teen and Family Support Service, LIFE Survivorship Service and Medical Supportive Care Service and other interdisciplinary medical teams to determine needs and meet the treatment goals of patients and their families. Ensures that documentation and billing of clinical services is completed in a timely manner. Ensures compliance with Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health documentation standards for mental health services when applicable. # Other responsibilities may include providing individual and group supervision to pre- and postdoctoral psychology trainees. Teaching duties include didactic presentations; community presentations; and participation in staff/supervisor meetings at which teaching # training programs are developed.# May coordinate seminars or other educational trainings.# May be required to participate in ongoing research activities.# Qualifications: Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Counseling or Clinical Psychology from an APA-accredited program and completion of an APA-accredited internship. Two years of clinical postdoctoral experience providing evidence based therapy to a pediatric psychology population suffering from acute or chronic illness is required. Previous consultation and liaison experience within a hospital setting is strongly preferred. Experience supervising trainees is preferred. Experience conducting psychological and developmental assessments is preferred.# Licensed as a psychologist in California in good standing.#Bilingual Spanish/English preferred.

About Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Company Description

Founded in 1901, Children's Hospital Los Angeles has been treating the most seriously ill and injured children in Los Angeles for more than a century, and it is acknowledged throughout the United States and around the world for its leadership in pediatric and adolescent health. Children's Hospital Los Angeles is one of America’s premier teaching hospitals, training more young pediatricians than any other facility in California through its 70-year association with the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. It is a national leader in pediatric research.

Mission & Values

Our Mission

To make a world of difference in the lives of children, adolescents and their families by integrating medical care, education and research to provide the highest quality care and service to our diverse community.

>A New Vision for the Future

Our hospital will be one of the best pediatric medical centers in the world, known for advancing research and providing definitive diagnosis and treatment for our diverse community of children and adolescents with complex diseases.

How We Accomplish our Mission

We are the largest regional referral center for children in critical condition who need life-saving care.  While most of the children admitted to our hospital come from Los Angeles County, others come from the seven-county area near Los Angeles that includes Kern, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties and around the world.  We rank among the top 10 standalone children’s hospitals conducting research in the nation.

Working Here

Children's Hospital Los Angeles is known for its superb patient care, delivered by compassionate and caring nursing staff who are respected as essential members of each child's healthcare team.  Our nurses are respected by all members of our staff, and by healthcare professionals throughout the United States and around the world for their leadership in pediatric and adolescent health.  

Nurses come from all over the country to work here because of the warmth of our physicians, nurses and other caregivers, and those who support them.  As a Magnet Hospital, our nurses work at a hospital that is both enviable for the level of expertise shared by its physicians, but also for the level of excellence in care provided by their fellow nursing professionals.

Nurse Training

Children's Hospital is committed to developing the highest quality nursing staff, at our hospital and across the region.  Our nurses are provided with a multitude of professional development opportunities to develop their skills so that they can care for the most seriously ill and injured children in our region.   Our commitment to the training of nurses is evidenced by:

  • Our collaboration with 16 schools of nursing throughout the country
  • Over 45 nurses on staff who also serve as faculty at nursing schools across Southern California
  • The hospital's status as a practice partner with the Masters Entry Clinical Nurse (MECN) Prelicensure Program at the UCLA School of Nursing.
  • Pediatric nursing rotation training provided to 737 student nurses annually.
In addition, the hospital pioneered a unique approach to training nurses that has become a national model.  The Versant RN Residency in Pediatrics, a 22-week program that provides new nursing school graduates with a comprehensive guided clinical experience to prepare them for work in an acute care environment.

Hiring Information

We recruit the brightest and most dedicated professionals to meet the highly specialized medical and surgical needs of our patients and the care of their families.


We are the employer of choice for pediatric medical professionals in the Los Angeles area and offers a comprehensive benefit plan for employees.

Acknowledging that our employees are our greatest asset, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes healthcare coverage for you and your family, retirement plans, paid time off, employee assistance program, tuition assistance... and much more.

Our comprehensive benefits package includes:

  • Health Benefits
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Retirement Savings
  • Earned Time Off, Extended Sick Leave and Holidays
  • Voluntary Benefits 

Employees become eligible for most benefits on the first day of the month following one full month of continuous employment.  Employees eligible for the Retirement Savings Plan may begin participation on their date of hire.   Eligible employees may cover their families, including domestic partners and the children of domestic partners.  Any employee contributions to the various plans are made in pre-tax dollars.  However coverage for domestic partners is purchased with after-tax dollars.

The hospital offers a special benefits package for nurses.

Honors & Awards

We are a nonprofit hospital with a reputation as an international leader in providing state-of-the-art medical care for children.  The hospital has a history of pioneering new and minimally-invasive techniques to help children heal faster, and serves as a major regional referral center for children who require life-saving acute care.   In addition, we are a leader in providing family-centered care, integrating family members as partners in a sick or injured child's recovery.  We rank among the top 10 hospitals known to conduct innovative pediatric biomedical research.

For the second year in a row, our hospital was ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of only seven children's hospitals in the nation and the only pediatric medical center on the West Coast in all 10 pediatric specialities.  We have consistently been named one of the top pediatric facilities in the nation since 1990 when U.S. News & World Report began its rankings of children's hospitals.

The American Nurses Credentialing Center has accorded our hospital with Magnet Recognition.  Magnet status is used as a national benchmark of the quality of care provided by a hospital's nursing force.

Children's Hospital Los Angeles is one of only 15 hospitals in California, and one of only seven children's hospitals nationwide, to receive a 2007 Hospital of Choice Award from the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers (AAHP).  This award is given to institutions that are the most customer-friendly hospitals in America.

Our hospital is one of eight children's hospitals to be designated a “Top Hospital” for 2009 by The Leapfrog Group.