Join Cooper Health’s Growing Psychology Department – 4 New Positions Across Specialties

Cooper University Health Care is Hiring Four Psychologists in Primary Care, Oncology, and Child & Adolescent Psychology

Come join our growing team of 21 psychologists, 15 externs, 4 interns, and 6 postdoctoral fellows! We are presently hiring for four positions: 1 psycho-oncologist at the MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, two Integrated Primary Care psychologists, and one child and adolescent psychologist to join the department of Psychiatry. The full job descriptions can be found in the attached PDF as well as below. To apply, or for any questions or concerns, please contact Kelly Gilrain at or reply to this E-mail. 

About Cooper

Located just across the river from Philadelphia, Cooper University Health Care is the leading academic health system in South Jersey and provides access to primary, specialty, tertiary, and urgent care, all within one complete health system. Cooper has more than 8,500 employees, including 800+ physicians practicing in more than 75 specialties. Hospitals throughout the region send the most complex and critically ill and injured to Cooper for treatment by our highly skilled experts. For more than 135 years, Cooper has been committed to providing expert, compassionate care to the residents of our region. Today, millions of people trust Cooper as their first choice for health care. Cooper University Health Care receives more than 1.9 million patient visits annually and treats patients from all 50 states and 35 countries. We are affiliated with – and our physicians and psychologists are on the faculty of – Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, which is located on the Health Sciences Campus in Camden, New Jersey. Cooper has a long history in the City of Camden and is playing a leading role in its revitalization. Cooper additional supports a robust psychology training program with approximately 15 externs, 4 interns, 6 post-doc fellows and 20 psychologists across 6 departments.

About the Positions

  • Psycho-Oncology at the MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper
    The Psycho-oncologist will provide psychological assessment, consultation and psychotherapeutic intervention for our oncology and palliative care patients both within the hospital (20-40%) and in our ambulatory offices (60-80%). Outpatients are seen in Camden, Voorhees, Willingboro, and a brand new soon to be opened Moorestown office. The psychologist will see primarily adult patients and their families across the span of survivorship from screening, through diagnosis, throughout treatment, and beyond. Our psychologists work collaboratively in an integrated approach with our oncology and palliative care teams. Assessment of mood, anxiety, and trauma symptoms; delivery of psychotherapeutic interventions; case conceptualization; treatment planning and support of our social work and transitional navigation teams to coordinate care is essential. The psychologist will provide evidence-based brief interventions (CBT, ACT Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy, and mindfulness-skills) with patients and family members who present with distress related to their diagnosis and/or end-of-life concerns. This clinician will work in collaboration with, and provide consultation to, multidisciplinary oncology, palliative and surgical teams along with other professionals including nursing, radiation technicians, and dieticians. They will participate in daily operations of the Behavioral Medicine and Oncology departments; ensure intradepartmental mental health care is practiced in accordance with best medical practice for psychological challenges; design and pilot research protocols and programs to contribute to the oncology psychology services literature. Ensure mental health procedures meet JCAHO/CMS credentialing requirements and best care practices are followed, which includes providing any needed ongoing education and training for oncology and palliative care teams.
  • Integrated Primary Care (Two Positions)
    The integrated primary care psychologists will provide psychological assessment, consultation, and psychotherapeutic intervention for our primary care offices throughout the Cooper system. We intend to work with primary care offices located in Gloucester City, Camden, Moorestown, Pennsville, and Mount Laurel other locations. The psychologist will see exclusively adult patients from ages 18 to 100. The IPC psychologist will deliver individual and group therapy; crisis assessment and intervention; behavioral health education; and referral services to patients onsite at their office. This will involve providing brief behavioral health interventions using evidence-based techniques such as behavioral activation, problem-solving treatment, motivational interviewing, or other treatments as appropriate. Common reasons for referral include pain, diabetes, weight loss, insomnia, any health behavior change broadly, stress, and grief. The psychologist will determine ongoing care based on level of clinical ability, medical, and psychosocial complexity and refer other non-health psychology or complex cases to other behavioral health providers for longer-term care as needed. True to the PCBH model, the psychologist will aid in providing comprehensive team-based healthcare to achieve the highest level of wellness for patients, including assisting clinical team in recognizing and treating mental health disorders and psychological problems and providing training/education on behavioral health issues and Integrated Care. As a member of the multidisciplinary Care Management Team, participate in clinical meetings, team huddles, quality assurance, and pre-appointment planning activities will also be essential. 
  • Child & Adolescent Psychology in Psychiatry (Clinical, Counseling, or School Psychologist)
    Provide psychological consultation and psychotherapeutic intervention for individuals, families and groups for our outpatient child and adolescent population. Conduct assessments for the purpose of identifying and developing academic, behavior and social-emotional goals and interventions, and appropriate supports to meet the child’s needs. Write comprehensive psychological assessments to include pertinent background history, testing results, diagnosis, and treatment recommendations. Provide testing results and treatment recommendations to all members of the child’s care team and family. Assess and develop treatment plans for patients and families; provide interventions including psychotherapy; collaborate with interdisciplinary teams. Work in cooperation with psychiatry team, including residents and pediatric collaborative. Engage in outpatient psychotherapy interventions rooted in evidence-based interventions, including but not limited to Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused CBT (TF-CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and other mindfulness-based interventions.  Lead and/or co-facilitate psychoeducational groups. Provide professional presentations as requested (e.g. faculty development, Grand Rounds, medical school teaching). This psychologist will provide supervision for Psychiatry residents PGY3/4 for their outpatient psychotherapy cases. Opportunity to mentor CMSRU medical students. Participation in psychology training programs working with externs, pre-doctoral interns, and post-doctoral fellows. Responsibilities also include maintaining timely, comprehensive clinical notes in EMR; administer, score and compile psychological reports for psychological assessment cases. There are also opportunities to participate in Grand Rounds. The chosen candidate will also have consideration for academic appointment at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) based on academic, research and clinical experience. The psychologist must meet requirements and fulfill teaching duties at the level of Assistant Professor; lecture for CMSRU courses; participate in supervision of medical students; presentations for cooperative programs within CUH (including departmental Grand Rounds) and outside of CUH. Child and adolescent behavioral health research, including initiation of new projects; participation in the procurement of internal and external grant-funding; professional presentations at local, regional and national conferences; publication on topics related to child and adolescent mental health research will also be part of this position.

Education, Experience and Special Requirements

  • Psy.D./Ph.D. in Counseling or Clinical Psychology; Specialization in Health, Oncology and/or School Psychology preferential for specific positions. 
  • Must be licensed in New Jersey or license eligible. 
  • Strong team player, desire to ensure that the behavioral medicine team is successful across all areas of education, training and clinical work. 
  • Flexibility and adaptability in day-to-day organization and management. 
  • Experience working with oncology and palliative care patients. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. 
  • Ability to work independently and exercise sound clinical judgment. 
  • Ability to work in cooperation with multidisciplinary medical teams.

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