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Health Psychologist - Gastroenterology, Full-time, Days

Location Chicago, Illinois Business Unit Northwestern Memorial Hospital Job REQID 18322 Job Function Mental Health/Social Services Shift Day Job (1st) Apply Now

At Northwestern Medicine, every patient interaction makes a difference in cultivating a positive workplace. This patient-first approach is what sets us apart as a leader in the healthcare industry. As an integral part of our team, you'll have the opportunity to join our quest for better healthcare, no matter where you work within the Northwestern Medicine system. At Northwestern Medicine, we pride ourselves on providing competitive benefits: from tuition reimbursement and loan forgiveness to 401(k) matching and lifecycle benefits, we take care of our employees. Ready to join our quest for better?


Northwestern Medicine has an exciting opportunity for a Health Psychologist to work in our outpatient Gastroenterology department located on our downtown campus and also serving satellite clinics.

Shift: M-F, days; no nights/weekends/holidays/on-call

The Health Psychologist reflects the mission, vision, and values of NM, adheres to the organizations Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.

The Health Psychologist provides psychological evaluations and treatment for management of the psychosocial aspects of chronic and acute medical conditions in gastroenterology and hepatology, through the understanding of the interrelationships between behavioral, emotional, cognitive, social, and biological components of health and illness. We are seeking candidates who are independent, highly motivated, and with strong clinical and interpersonal skills.


  • Collaborates with a multidisciplinary team including physicians, APPs, dietitians, and physical therapy
  • Conducts outpatient psychological and health behavior evaluations for patients with digestive health conditions. Services provided via telehealth and in person.
  • Provides evidence-based outpatient treatments for digestive health conditions including but not limited to cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, relaxation training, mindfulness based stress reduction, and medical hypnosis. Services provided via telehealth and in person.
  • Leads support groups and possibly group classes for patients with digestive health conditions and patients post-bariatric surgery
  • Conducts pre-bariatric surgery psychological evaluations.
  • Provides support and treatment for patients pre- and post-bariatric surgery.
  • Conducts psychological testing where clinically indicated, interprets tests and data in order to develop treatment plan for patients.
  • Provides clinical input for program development and evaluation.
  • Provides care in a fashion that assures, embraces, and communicates the pledge, values of Northwestern Medicine.
  • Provides clinical supervision of clinical psychology trainees and post-doctoral fellows
  • Works with community resources to promote public health goals aligned with Northwestern Medicine.
  • Participates in the identification, development, and implementation of innovative quality improvement initiatives to address patient care challenges while maintaining a balance of cost effectiveness and quality of care.
  • Performs all other related activities as reasonably requested by NM-RMG.




  • PhD or PsyD in Clinical Psychology from an APA, CPA or BPS or equivalent. Clinical Psychologist Licensure, Illinois or eligible.
  • Specialized training in health psychology as evidenced by APA approved fellowship in health psychology or equivalent.
  • Experience working with patients with gastrointestinal conditions, or strong interest in gastroenterology
  • Experience being a member of an interdisciplinary team.


  • Training in psychogastroenterology
  • Prior training in medical hypnosis

Equal Opportunity

Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status.

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