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The Transgender Health Program (THP) at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida is recruiting a doctoral-level licensed psychologist to serve as Clinical Director. In partnership with the Medical Director, the individual will contribute to a gender-affirming biopsychosocial model to patient care, programmatic operation, leadership, and mission and vision.
The Transgender Health Program at Mayo Clinic in Florida is an interdisciplinary team of clinicians with expertise in providing gender-affirming care. Clinicians within the program provide consultation/assessment in the areas of psychosocial, biomedical, and surgical care.
The THP Clinical Director will be critically important for ensuring and promoting safe, high quality patient-centered care and clinical outcomes through leading, planning, managing, and implementing guideline-consistent clinical programs, educational programs (including training of medical students, residents, and fellows), and other improvement processes as required in close partnership with THP surgical and medical directors, all THP affiliated providers, clinic administrators, senior leadership, and nursing and allied health staff.
The ideal candidate will have the following characteristics:
Licensed doctoral-level psychologist (or license-eligible in Florida) with clinical health psychology training and experience in working with transgender and gender diverse individuals in a multidisciplinary team;
At least 1 year of postdoctoral clinical experience that includes completing assessments and writing letters of support for medical and surgical interventions that follow the Standards of Care published by the World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH); and
Prior experience that demonstrates the ability to successfully work within a complex, team-based, and multi-faceted health care department.
Additional characteristics that define the ideal candidate include:
Experience in working with sexual and gender diverse people;
Competence in providing psychological treatment outside of transgender medicine (including evidence-supported psychotherapies for people with mood and anxiety disorders and/or skills in behavioral medicine);
Willingness to pursue WPATH's Global Education Initiative SOC7 Certification (if needed, mentorship/guidance will be provided); and
If not board certified (by the American Board of Professional Psychology), willingness to attain board certification within 3 years of hire.
This position includes 80% time engaging in direct patient care and non-direct visit care tasks, and 20% administrative and educational responsibilities. Research is encouraged but not required.
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License or certification
Mayo Clinic requires all Psychologists to achieve and maintain board-certification through the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). If not already board certified, achievement of board certification is required within the first three years of employment prior to promotion to Consultant.
The position is primarily interventional support of the above populations. Training and skills in evidence-based psychological intervention is required. Interest or experience in building group-based protocols for the above service lines as well as biofeedback training consistent with BCIA certification would be of value (though BCIA certification is not required).
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