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Psychologist (PhD. or Psy.D.) - Transplant Psychology

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Institute of Living


Hartford, CT

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Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
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The Institute of Living, one of the first mental health centers in the U.S., remains one of America’s leading not-for-profit centers for patient care, research and education in the fields of behavioral, psychiatric and addiction disorder. Through our dedicated, experienced and skilled clinicians, we provide patients and their families with the highest quality of personalized care. Programs are offered for children, adolescents and adults struggling with mental illness as well as offering services specializing in Anxiety, Eating Disorders, and Geriatric Services.

The Division of Health Psychology at the Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital is pleased to announce a position opening for a full-time psychologist in Hartford Healthcare Transplant Program in Hartford, CT. The Hartford Hospital Transplant Center provides a multidisciplinary approach to patient care, utilizing the talents and resources of a broad team with many years of experience in the transplant field. Hartford Hospital offers an unparalleled network of coordinated services for those in need of heart, liver or kidney transplants.

Job Summary

The Department of Health Psychology collaborates closely with a broad range of clinical departments at Hartford Hospital to provide integrative behavioral health care in primary and specialty medical care settings. Our department is committed to hiring a Transplant Psychologist with competencies to provide interdisciplinary, clinical services in the transplant service. This position is primarily in the outpatient transplant setting with some care provided in the inpatient unit.

Job Responsibilities

  • Conduct psychological evaluations for live organ donors. Evaluation includes interview and appropriate testing to rule out contraindications for donation.
  • Conduct psychological interviews and testing for potential organ recipients referred by transplant providers.
  • Attend and participate in all interdisciplinary Transplant selection committee meetings.
  • Work collaboratively with members of the multidisciplinary Transplant teams to develop clinical practice guidelines to ensure participation and buy in of the respective disciplines, including the program's medical and surgical directors.
  • Provide the full range of evidenced-based psychological screening, assessment, psychosocial & behavioral interventions (e.g., individual, group, family), and education to patients seen in the Transplant Service using best practice models.
  • Provide assessment to patients in the Transplant Service with histories of self-harm, addiction, mental health conditions and prior trauma as well as individuals now at increased risk for depression, PTSD, and relational, financial, and other challenges.
  • Demonstrate competence in diversity of all patients, families, and colleagues with respect to race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, gender, gender identity, ability status, religion, political beliefs, socioeconomic status, and any other factors related to systemic oppression.
  • Consult and collaborate with interdisciplinary Transplant team members to develop intervention strategies related to physical and psychosocial challenges.
  • Actively participate in treatment and follow-up planning for patients and families.
  • Chart patient visits using an electronic medical record.
  • Triage and refer patients as needed to collaborating colleagues across disciplines, departments, and communities.
  • Collaborate with the Transplant Behavioral Health Service as a team member.
  • Participate in Transplant Service quality and program development projects.
  • Participate in training Department of Health Psychology Post-Doctoral Fellows in Clinical Health Psychology as well as Residents and Fellows in the specialty clinical Department.



  • Doctorate of Philosophy in Psychology (PhD.) or Doctorate in Psychology (Psy.D.) from an APA-accredited institution
  • One year APA approved internship in Clinical Psychology
  • Licensed to practice Psychology in the State of Connecticut
  • Training and/or experience in clinical health psychology
  • Experience in an area of hepatology, oncology, nephrology, cardiology or related medical populations a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-directed and capable of working independently in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Spanish language proficiency a plus

As a Hartford Healthcare entity, The Hartford Hospital Institute of Living provides eligible employees with an extensive benefits package and all the benefits of working in a thriving centrally located urban community:

  • Medical and dental benefits
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Generous paid time off with accrual starting on the date of hire
  • Additional voluntary benefits as well as employee discount programs
  • Located on the Institute of Living’s historic park-like grounds designed by Frederick Law Ohlmsted

With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth.  Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children.  We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance.  Every moment matters.  And this is your moment.

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