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Psychologist - Medical Weight Loss

Position will provide care to patients by assessing and helping them through their weight loss program. This position is responsible for delivering a full range of direct clinical services to Weight Loss patients, such as psychological testing (if indicated) and individual case consultation with multi-disciplinary team of providers. Functions as a bariatric psychological provider and has a direct impact on the care of our patients as they work towards their goals of weight loss and improved health. Collaborates as a member of inter-disciplinary team (physicians, psychologist, social workers, registered dieticians) for the development and delivery of treatment plans for patients.

Qualifications:
Doctoral Degree (Ph. D, Psych D, or Ed. D) in Clinical or Counseling Psychology from an accredited university or professional school. License required. 1+ years of experience preferred. Active membership in professional organizations related to the provision of bariatric behavioral health services is strongly encouraged.

Requires expertise in the assessment and treatment of obese patients and the evaluation of behavioral and psychological variables associated with obesity and weight loss procedures.

Responsibilities:
Performs psychological evaluations for weight loss patients (i.e. presenting problem, history of presenting problem, psychiatric history, social history, mental status exam) including thorough cognitive and behavioral assessment of patients contemplating weigh loss surgery to ensure quality care consistent with professional/ethical guidelines.

Assess concerns and refer assessment to appropriate resources. Makes psychological treatment recommendations to ensure timeliness of procedures. Develops and implements treatment plans. Assesses patient’s progress and updates treatment plans by formulating recommendations to minimize challenges and improve treatment safety and effectiveness. Addresses behavioral and psychological factors related to weight loss. Makes recommendations and provides relevant information concerning patient care and treatment. Identifies relevant psychosocial factors that may present challenges and impede patient’s progress.

Develop treatment plans that involve teaching self-monitoring behaviors, changing old beliefs, building new coping skills, and making changes to home and work environments to support health goals. Help patients address obstacles to weight loss, identify positive ways to change unhealthy eating habits, and develop new skills and ways of thinking. Leads programs and classes related but not limited to emotional eating disorders, binge eating, coping with stress eating disorders, and develop individualized and group models treatments models that address stress and weight loss treatment options.

Attends and participates in staff meetings, conferences, and educational seminars.

Interested candidates can send CV to Ellen Haggerty, Recruitment Coordinator at ellen.haggerty@lahey.org.

Part-time Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant (Chicago, IL)

AMITA Health Weigh Loss Solutions looking for a PART-TIME Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant with experience in Obesity Medicine to join a growing comprehensive weight management program in the Chicago area. Please contact Dr. Anthony Auriemma if interested or if you would like further information. anthonyauriemma123@gmail.com.

Bariatrician (Cincinnati, OH)

BARIATRICIAN: LOAN ASSISTANCE-SALARY GUARANTEE-RETIREMENT-GREAT CITY...

Cincinnati, Ohio
Bon Secours Mercy Health
Non-surgeon MD
Hospital Positions
SXHoffman@mercy.com
www.mercy.com

Job Description
Mercy Health Physicians is now interviewing BARIATRICIANS to join our well respected, well established Bariatrics/Weight Management team. If you are interested in joining us in Greater Cincinnati, please give me a call or send me your CV. We are searching for a fulltime, obesity medicine certified, bariatrician to enhance our comprehensive program with medical and surgical components, and to continue as bariatric leaders in Ohio and nationwide.

  • Great Benefits
  • Loan Assistance
  • Salary Guarantee
  • Retirement
  • CME
  • Moving Allowance
  • Great Place to Raise Kids
  • Thriving City & Amenities: https://cincinnatiusa.com/

Please call or email Shelley Hoffman, 513.952.5042 or SXHoffman@mercy.com

A Leading Health System for nearly 200 years, the historical founders of Bon Secours Mercy Health have been providing care to those in need. Today, the ministry is one of the top 20 health systems in the United States and part of the top performing quartile of Catholic health systems for lowest cost per case for patient care. This quality care is provided by more than 57,000 employees serving communities throughout Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, New York, Ohio, South Carolina and Virginia. The health care ministry provided care for patients more than 10.3 million times in 2017 through its network of more than 1,000 care sites, including 43 hospitals, more than 50 home health agencies, hospice agencies, and skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. Consistent with its commitment to serve each patient with dignity, Bon Secours Mercy Health provides nearly $2 million per day in community benefit. The Mission of Bon Secours Mercy Health is to extend the compassionate ministry of Jesus by improving the health and well-being of its communities and bring good help to those in need, especially people who are poor, dying and underserved. For more information, visit www.bsmhealth.org.

By becoming a part of Bon Secours Mercy Health, you will join a network of more than 2,100 employed providers dedicated to making a difference in each of the communities they serve.

Obesity Medicine Fellow

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Obesity Medicine Fellowship

Position: Obesity Medicine Fellow
Start Date: 8/1/2019
Length: 1 year
Salary: Commensurate with PGY level

Contact: Jennifer Hinson
Phone: 336-716-2409
Email: jhinson@wakehealth.edu

Over one-third of adults in the United States and more than half a billion adult’s worldwide struggle with obesity. Head to toe, nearly every organ system can be negatively impacted by obesity, resulting in multiple metabolic and mechanical complications including type 2 diabetes, dyslipidemia, hypertension, heart disease, obstructive sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, and a number of different cancers. Unfortunately, the majority of physicians receive little to no education or training in obesity management. Although relatively new, the field of obesity medicine continues to experience tremendous growth as the understanding of this disease, the appreciation of its complexity, and the treatments offered all rapidly improve. Physicians with specialized training and knowledge in obesity medicine can best manage this disease and its comorbidities.

Our obesity medicine fellowship provides this focused education and well prepares you for a career in weight management. The Wake Forest Weight Management Center is one of the few centers nationwide that combines distinguished medical, psychological, nutrition, and exercise experts- all housed in first class facilities, using highly innovative technology to provide exceptional care. Fellows will have the opportunity for knowledge and skill development in each of these disciplines. In addition, under guidance from the various members of our medical team, fellows will develop strong clinical skills and participate in research. Furthermore, fellows will gain experience with the surgical management of obesity and its complications. Additional opportunities include journal club, travel to national conferences, and review courses. Finally, the fellowship will adequately prepare trainees to sit for the American Board of Obesity Medicine exam.

Prerequisites:

  • Completed residency in ACGME accredited Internal Medicine or Family Medicine
  • Board Eligible or Board Certified in completed specialty

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