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Pediatric Transplant Psychologist | Full-Time | Pittsburgh, PA



Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job


  • The Hillman Center for Pediatric Transplantation at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh is seeking a pediatric psychologist with clinical experience in solid organ transplantation to support a large, multi-organ academic medical center. 
  • Preference will be given to candidates with 10+ years of experience in independent practice.  

About the Position:

  • This position is fully embedded within transplant. 
  •  Our center is actively prioritizing the advancement of psychosocial outcomes at this time. 
  •  As a result, there is significant opportunity for program development and if interested, clinical research.   

The clinical scope of the position includes:

  • Evaluation and psychosocial assessment for readiness for solid organ transplantation and candidacy on UNOS transplant waiting list 
  • Psychological follow-up for patients and families as needed and screening during annual post-transplant follow-up 
  • Active interdisciplinary collaboration with the respective transplant teams to provide excellent care and improve the quality of life of patients and families


  • Screening for psychiatric issues and facilitation of mental health treatment as needed
  • Screening for health literacy and cognitive impairments
  • Reviewing and mobilizing family support and other resources
  • Evaluating candidate/family support for surgical procedures to optimize adherence with treatment
  • Managing psychopathology and substance abuse risks for patients and referral of any identified concerns related to family or support caregiver to appropriate services
  • Assessing motivation to improve, barriers to adherence, and stage of change

Total Rewards

  • More than just competitive pay and benefits, UPMC’s Total Rewards package cares for you in all areas of life — because we believe that you’re at your best when receiving the support you need: professional, personal, financial, and more.


  • Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in clinical psychology (PhD or PsyD), with significant experience in pediatric psychology and in solid organ transplantation specifically
  • Licensed and/or license eligible to practice clinical psychology independently in Pennsylvania
  • Required completion of a post-doctoral fellowship preferably in or with a prominent case load of solid organ pediatric transplant