Health Psychologist - OB/GYN and Women's Health Specialty

University of Kansas Medical Center   Kansas City, KS   Full-time     Health Care Provider
Posted on June 5, 2023
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Health Psychologist - OB/GYN and Women's Health Specialty

SOM KC Psychiatry & Behavior Sciences
Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Position Title:
Health Psychologist - OB/GYN and Women's Health Specialty

Job Family Group:

Job Description Summary:
The Division of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Kansas Medical Center is seeking applications for a HEALTH PSYCHOLOGIST - OB/GYN and Women's Health SPECIALTY to serve individuals in our interdisciplinary OB/Gyn, Women's Health, and Gender-Affirming/Transgender Medicine clinics. The individual selected for this position will join the current health psychologists in a rapidly growing, 21-member Psychology Division. At KUMC, faculty are encouraged to engage in many of the available opportunities to collaborate with faculty and colleagues within and outside KUMC on scholarly activities. Strong preference will be given to those applicants with experience working in OB/GYN and/or Women's Health, and/or Gender Affirming/Transgender Medicine programs and with medical and/or chronic physical illness populations.

The KUMC Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences ( and the KUMC School of Medicine ( are strongly committed to supporting all aspects of cultural and individual diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, including marital or parental status, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender expression, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its recruitment, retention, or development of trainees, faculty or staff. We welcome and encourage well-qualified individuals with a commitment to diversity to apply for positions in our program. We aim to foster an attractive and nurturing atmosphere of productivity, learning and growth where diverse faculty, staff, trainees and patients can understand, learn from, accept and appreciate one another.

Job Description:

Required Qualifications:

  • Applicants must have completed training in an APA or CPA accredited doctoral program (with an APA accredited clinical internship)

Work Experience:
  • One year of relevant post-doctoral experience in health psychology working with patients with medical diagnoses
  • Be fully licensed or licensable in the State of Kansas by the time of the appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Work Experience:
  • Have at least 2 years of postdoctoral health psychology training and experience in psychological assessment and treatment, working with patients diagnosed with medical diagnoses, in particular those seen in OB/GYN, Women's Health, and Gender-Affirming/Transgender Medicine clinics.

Job Duties Outlined:
  • Provide psychological assessment, treatment, psychoeducation and triage to outpatients and participate in interdisciplinary team-based care within the clinic, including for reproductive mental health concerns including infertility, pregnancy loss, reproductive trauma and post-partum mood disorders.

  • Perform gender-confirmation surgery psychological evaluations and treatment, as well as referral letters required for individuals pursuing gender confirmation surgery.
  • Participate in the professional education of psychology interns in our APA accredited program, practicum students, and postdoctoral fellows, as well as medical fellows, residents and students and Wellness Workshops for OB/GYN faculty.
  • Provide community and provider education and presentations.
  • Collaborate with other faculty in scholarly activities.

Required Documents:
  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter

Employee Type:

Time Type:
Full time

Application Instructions:
To learn more and apply online, please visit or go to and search for position number JR003823.

Applications must be submitted directly through the KU Medical Center website to be considered for this position. Any applications submitted via email or this website will NOT be reviewed or considered.

About KU Medical Center:
The University of Kansas Medical Center’s mission is to educate exceptional health care professionals through a full range of undergraduate, graduate, professional, postdoctoral and continuing education programs in the schools of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions. KU Medical Center also advances the health sciences through world-class research programs; provides compassionate and state-of-the-art patient care in an academic medical center environment; and works with communities in every Kansas county to improve the health of Kansans. Learn more at

KUMC offers a range of great benefits that support employees and eligible family members. Our health insurance benefits begin on hire date and KUMC offers other exciting benefits such as paid parental leave, generous employer retirement contributions and other resources to improve health and well-being. For more information, please visit

KU is an EO/AAE. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, genetic information or protected Veteran status.

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