Classifieds Title:
Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychologist - Lexington KY

Classified Details:
University of Kentucky Children’s Hospital Department of Pediatrics, Division of Adolescent MedicineAdolescent Medicine Faculty Kentucky Children’s Hospital and the University of Kentucky are seeking to recruit a clinical child and adolescent psychologist as a faculty member for the Division of Adolescent Medicine. The candidate would join a vibrant, collaborative, and growing division where there are opportunities for program development. The ideal candidate will have an outstanding record of clinical, teaching, and scholarly endeavors and recruited at the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor level to the University of Kentucky2.demonstrate effective, evidence-based approaches to clinical treatment and student supervision. Expertise in the treatment of patients with eating disorders is particularly needed3.hold a doctoral degree in psychology and be licensed or license eligible in Kentucky. Candidates whose degree was from an APA accredited institution and who completed an APA accredited internship will be given the fullest consideration. collaborate with clinic and department medical providers, social workers, and staff in the development of integrated programs for the treatment of eating disorders and other common adolescent mental health concerns. The duties for this full-time position include patient care, teaching and scholarly activities. The successful candidate will also serve as a faculty member within the Adolescent Medicine Division. The primary responsibilities of this position are to provide evidence-based clinical care to adolescent patients of the outpatient Adolescent Medicine Clinic. In addition, the faculty member will participate in the education of our students, residents and extended medical community. The faculty member recruited to this position will develop clinical investigations/projects in a their selected area of clinical expertise. Expertise in the area of eating disorder treatment is preferred. Department of Pediatrics ( The Division of Adolescent Medicine is a major Division within the Department of Pediatrics. The Department of Pediatrics consists of over one hundred faculty members and is composed of allergy/immunology, child protective service, child advocacy, child psychiatry, community pediatrics, critical care, endocrinology, gastroenterology, genetics/metabolism, general pediatrics, hematology/oncology, hospitalist, infectious disease, neonatology, nephrology, neurology, pediatric surgery, pulmonary, radiology, research, rheumatology, and school health. The Department has an outstanding training program in General Pediatrics and three combined training programs: 1) Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, 2) Adult Psychiatry and Child Psychiatry, and 3) Child Neurology. UK Pediatrics also offers unique programs directed at child advocacy and international health. The Department is chaired by Dr. Scottie Day, a pediatric critical care specialist and tireless advocate for the Division of Hematology/Oncology.Kentucky Children’s Hospital ( The Kentucky Children’s Hospital (KCH), a hospital-within-a hospital, serves as a subspecialty regional referral and pediatric care center for Central and Eastern Kentucky. A renovated KCH entrance and 36,000 sq. ft. NICU opened in April 2018. The new entrance symbolizes the first time that Kentucky Children’s Hospital will truly have a front door. KCH is a 177-bed facility with 54 acute care (non-ICU) beds, a 12-bed PICU, 16-bed cardiac ICU, a 72-bed NICU, a 16-bed step down unit, and an 8-bed outpatient area open 24 hours daily for medication infusions or observations. Following a “Hospital within a hospital” model with dedicated pediatric radiology, surgery, radiation oncology, transport, sedation team and phlebotomy services, KCH offers full service in-house multidisciplinary support for pediatrics and young adult patients up to age 29 years.

•Over 100 pediatric faculty, including over 70 subspecialists
•PICU team with 8 intensivists performing 25 ECMO cases per year
•Six pediatric surgeons actively engaged with pediatric oncology program
•Residency programs in pediatrics, pediatric neurology, medicine-pediatrics, and pediatric psychiatry (triple board)
•Fellowship training program in neonatologyUniversity of Kentucky (

The University of Kentucky (UK) is a leading land-grant and public research university located in the beautiful Bluegrass region of central Kentucky. Counted among the highest level of Carnegie Research institutions, the University is in the midst of aggressive efforts to become one of the nation’s premier public research universities with expectations that the College of Medicine will grow significantly in research stature and NIH ranking.UK College of Medicine ( Founded in 1960, the UK College of Medicine (UKCOM) produces highly qualified, caring physicians and the next generation of biomedical scientists to serve the people of Kentucky and the nation. Grants and contracts in UKCOM reached over $100 million last year, including nearly $80 million in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding. The College is one of six health-related colleges at the University (Dentistry, Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health) and is located on UK’s main campus in Lexington, KY. Markey Cancer Center ( The UKCOM is affiliated with the Lucille P. Markey Cancer Center (MCC). The MCC is one of only 71 NCI-designated cancer centers in the country and the only NCI-designated cancer center in Kentucky. Located immediately adjacent to the Children’s Hospital and outpatient clinic, the MCC is a matrix cancer center with over 150 research members organized into three research programs: 1) molecular and cellular oncology (MCO), 2) cancer prevention and control (CP), and 3) translational oncology (TO). Dr. John D’Orazio, Chief of the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, is on the extended leadership team of the Molecular and Cellular Oncology (MCO) basic science research program. The MCC holds bi-weekly molecular tumor board multidisciplinary conferences where pediatric and adult oncology cases with potential targetable mutations are discussed. Cancer research at UK has grown steadily over the last 12 years, now accruing more than $25 million annually from NIH. Lexington KY and the Bluegrass ( Lexington, Kentucky, has a population estimated at more than 315,000 with a larger metro area of more than 630,000, and is often ranked as one of the best places to live in the country. It is located approximately 70 miles from Cincinnati and Louisville, situated in the “Heart of the Bluegrass”). It is a lovely and affordable place to live, full of friendly people and fun things to do.

Contact Instructions:
Mandakini Sadhir, MD, FAAP Chief, Division of Adolescent Medicine and Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Email: [email protected] Applications should include a curriculum vita and a description of clinical and scholarly interests. Applicants should also provide the names and addresses of at least three professional references. Applications will be reviewed as received and invitations to interview will be extended to competitive candidates. The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining, a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.The University of Kentucky is an equal opportunity employer. Upon offer of employment, successful applicants for certain positions must pass a pre-employment drug screen and undergo a national background check as required by UK Human Resources.