Pediatric Gastroenterology Psychologist (Riley Children's Hospital)


The Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, in collaboration with the Pediatric Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, is seeking a Pediatric Psychologist for a faculty position in the Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition section

The Riley Pediatric GI service provides care for children and adolescent with various GI conditions who have an extensive array of psychiatric and psychological needs.  Evidence-based care for pediatric GI conditions (e.g. Functional Abdominal Pain, Encopresis, EOE, Rumination, disordered eating and feeding, Transplant, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease and Celiac Disease, etc.) recommends psychological and behavioral services as an integral part of the treatment plan, in addition to medical care and management.  Children and adolescents presenting with GI symptoms/conditions are at heightened risk for mental health comorbidities, including depression, anxiety and behavioral problems, and are at risk for life-long consequences such as chronic pain and decreased functioning. 

Position Details:

  • Work-life balance supported by standard weekly schedule and no call responsibilities
  • Clinical responsibilities will consist of psychological evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of children seen in pediatric gastroenterology clinics at a large academic medical center and related hospitals and clinics. 
  • Research responsibilities may consist of collaboration with established researchers in pediatric 
    gastroenterology at Indiana University School of Medicine.  
  • Collaboration with medical treatment teams, participation on committees, and supervision/teaching of residents/fellows, interns, and students. 
  • Interest in pediatric GI, optimize patients' coping with the stress of living with a medical condition, adherence to medical treatment recommendations, treating comorbidity mental health symptoms, and improving functioning
  • Opportunity to explore subspecialty interests and program development, including collaboration with multidisciplinary obesity medicine and weight management programs.
  • Faculty appointment with the Indiana University School of Medicine with expectation to contribute to the education of our interns and medical students
  • Comprehensive benefits package including group insurance (health, dental, life, disability), 401k with company match, PTO, relocation assistance and occurrence-based malpractice insurance coverage starting the first day of employment.  Call or text for compensation information.

Qualifications:

  • Completion of Doctoral Clinical Psychology program, Psy.D. or Ph.D
  • HSPP certified, or eligible in the state of Indiana
  • New graduates and experienced providers are encouraged to apply

The Department of Psychiatry has a broad research, clinical, and teaching mission and maintains both a clinical psychology internship and psychiatry residency program, in addition to training rotations for medical and graduate students. The department and the university place a high priority on creating a diverse learning environment and on supporting the professional development of ethnic minorities, women, and people with disabilities. 

Community Description

Indianapolis, Indiana, the 17th largest U.S. city, is a sophisticated city blending charm and culture with a wonderful balance of business and leisure.  Residents of this dynamic city enjoy:

  • Leading educational system and top-ranked universities, paired with a diverse population
  • Vibrant downtown offering arts, theaters, world-class museums, zoo, concerts and memorials
  • Named to U.S. News & World Report's 2023-2024 list of the best places to live in the United States
  • Top ranked international airport: "Best Airport in North America" eleven consecutive years
  • Ranked by Niche in 2023 as one of the most diverse counties in America, as well as one of the best cities to live in and buy a house in the country
  • Lively nightlife, local wineries, retail, and cuisine with local flavors
  • Historic neighborhoods with surrounding cultural districts and low cost of living
  • Eagle Creek and the suburbs of Westfield and Fishers have been named to Money Magazine's list of the Best Places to Live in America
  • Collegiate and professional sports, golfing, boating and unique parks
  • Home of the Colts (NFL), Fever (WNBA), Pacers (NBA), Indians (MiLB), Indianapolis 500 (IndyCar), Indy Eleven (NASL), NCAA and USTA Midwest
  • Nation's largest half marathon (OneAmerica Mini-Marathon) and national biking awards
  • Close proximity to Chicago, St. Louis, Louisville, and Cincinnati

Healthcare System/Hospital Description

For more than 95 years, Riley Hospital for Children has been one of the nation's leading children's hospitals. Each year, Riley Hospital provides compassionate care, support and comfort to more than 300,000 inpatients and outpatients from across Indiana, the nation and the world. Physicians at Riley Hospital provide comprehensive care, from the routine to the most complex, in every field of pediatric medicine and surgery.

Riley Hospital is nationally ranked as a top children's hospital by U.S. News & World Report, with national rankings in all ten pediatric specialties (including two specialties in the top ten), and is the only nationally ranked children's hospital in Indiana. Part of Indiana University Health, Riley Hospital enjoys a unique partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine, giving our highly skilled physicians access to innovative treatments using the latest research and technology.

In addition, Riley Hospital is ranked seventh in the nation for NIH Research funding, totaling more than $38 million in 2022. The Children's Clinical Research Center, located at Riley Hospital, is one of the largest pediatric research facilities in the country. Riley Hospital also offers one of the nation's largest outpatient care facilities for children.

At Riley Hospital for Children, we are committed to advancing a culture where all people can come together while we work to equitably improve the health of all Hoosiers. Working together, our health system fosters an environment in which differences are respected and valued. With a bold approach to diversity and inclusion, we are the place where many voices and perspectives come together to improve the health of our communities today and in the future.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at IU Health. IU Health does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, national origin, gender identity and/or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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