Psychologist, Oncology

Job Requisition #: JR57255

End Date: 6/30/2022

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Professional

Shift: Day Shift, No Rotation

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ChristianaCare is recruiting a full-time health psychologist to join the Psychosocial Oncology program at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute (HFGCCRI) in Newark, Delaware.  The primary function is to provide direct psychosocial services to people affected by cancer in outpatient, inpatient and remote settings. This work includes individual, couples, and family counseling, multidisciplinary team collaboration, and inpatient consultations to oncology and BMT/CAR T patients in the Christiana Hospital. Outpatient counseling services are offered in person and virtually, with psychologists working a hybrid on-site and remote work schedule.

Psychologists participate in clinical supervision of psychology students, including externs, an intern, and a post-doctoral fellow. Additional functions include participation in program development, collaboration in psycho-oncology and cancer prevention and control research, pre-SCT/CAR T evaluations, supervision/mentoring of psychiatry, oncology, and family medicine residents or fellows, Commission on Cancer distress screening activities, integrated medical visits, and participation in tumor conferences. There is opportunity for additional specialization within psycho-oncology.


  • Ph.D./Psy.D. in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA-accredited psychology program

  • Pre-doctoral internship from an APA-accredited site

  • Specialty post-doctoral training in psycho-oncology or 2 or more years of other significant psycho-oncology training or professional experience working with individuals impacted by cancer.

  • Qualified applicants are comfortable working on large medical and support care teams, coordinating care in interdisciplinary settings, and will have training and experience collaborating in behavioral research, program development, and mentoring. Bilingual (Spanish) applicants are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be eligible for license in Delaware.

The HFGCCRI, a National Cancer Institute Community Oncology Research Program, is part of ChristianaCare, one of the country's largest health care systems, ranking 39th in the U.S. in surgeries and 15th and 21ST  on the East Coast in terms of patient admissions and surgeries, respectively. With more than 248,000 patient visits in 2020, the Graham Cancer Center is recognized as a national model for multidisciplinary cancer care and a top enroller in U.S. clinical research trials. Annually HFGCCRI serves more than 3,000 newly diagnosed cancer patients. The HFGCCRI's Cawley Center for Translational Cancer Research, Tissue Procurement Center, Gene Editing Institute, statewide High-Risk Family Cancer Registry in combination with 8 full-time genetic counselors, breast prevention program, SSO breast surgical oncology fellowship, and collaborations with world-renowned scientists at The Wistar Institute in Philadelphia are opening new avenues to more quickly translate cancer science into cancer medicine.

ChristianaCare Health System is proud to be an equal opportunity employer whose staff is representative of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, gender identity or expression, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, disability, or genetic information.

EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.

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