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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 the Surgical Weight Loss division of the Medical and Surgical Weight Loss Program in Hartford Healthcare’s Hartford Region. The Surgical Weight Loss program takes a patient-centered approach to weight loss, considering the individual physical and emotional well-being of every patient. The program is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care both before and after surgery in order to address not only weight concerns, but also the chronic comorbidities of obesity, including type 2 diabetes, sleep problems, and cardiovascular disease.
The psychologist role in Surgical Weight Loss is a highly collaborative one. The psychologist is a member of the core treatment team and will work closely with board-certified surgeons, advanced practitioners, program coordinators, patient navigators and nutritionists to support the mental health needs of this patient population. The psychologist should have experience conducting pre-surgical assessments and be well-versed in evidenced-based approaches to support weight loss and other health-promoting behaviors, as well as those that address co-occurring mood symptoms. Opportunities for research and training (psychiatry residents and fellows, psychology trainees, medical students) also exist.
Presenting at Grand Rounds and other training and educational experiences to help educate providers and staff about psychological topics.
As a Hartford HealthCare entity, the Institute of Living provides eligible employees with an extensive benefits package consisting of:
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