Clinical Psychologist

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The Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Blood & Marrow Transplant is looking to hire a Clinical Psychologist. This position performs psychological/neuropsychological assessment and treatment with adults in a tertiary-level, clinical outpatient setting. This position is a part of an integrated interdisciplinary team that within the Psychosocial Oncology Program at the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center. This position reports to the HCCC Psychosocial Director in the Division of Hematology, Oncology and Blood & Marrow Transplant. Successful candidates will work collaboratively with oncology providers and psychosocial oncology providers, to deliver office-based individual and group therapy, psychological assessments and interventions on a consultative basis, as well as academic and program-building activities. All clinical activities are carried out within the workday without on-call or after hour coverage expectations.

  • Performs psychological/neuropsychological assessments and interventions for adult cancer patients in a tertiary-level, clinical outpatient setting at the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center.
  • Delivers individual and group psychotherapy for cancer patients and caregivers using well-researched psychological frameworks
  • Works with the interdisciplinary oncology teams through integrated behavioral oncology consultations. These involve psychological and behavioral assessments of cancer patients in distress, brief psychotherapy, and/or short-term psychotherapy. Participates in case consultation meetings and psychosocial oncology program members.
  • Provides a learning experience and/or instruction to graduate and doctoral-level psychology trainees, as assigned.
  • Completes patient documentation and billing documentation according to UI Healthcare guidelines and timelines.
  • Works well with the multidisciplinary psychosocial oncology team to identify opportunities for system improvement and resolving gaps/disparities in whole-person care. Partakes in biopsychosocial distress screening, interdisciplinary communication, collaborative care navigation and follow-up algorithms.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Doctoral degree in Psychology is required.
  • Reasonable experience (1-3 years) in Clinical Psychology, including skill and experience in psychological assessment and working with adults with cancer or in distress.
  • State of Iowa Psychology license at the time of hire unless there are specific circumstances that necessitate a grace period.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a healthcare environment and as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Experience working with electronic medical records.
  • Experience/knowledge in neuropsychological assessments to work with chemobrain patients

Interest in participating in qualitative research with support from hospital statisticians, writers, and supervision from psychosocial oncology director.


In order to be considered for an interview, applicants must upload the following documents and mark them as a "Relevant File" to the submission:

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 30 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.


Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check and education verification.


Please contact Erin Thompson with any questions:
220 Hawkins Drive, C21 GH
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-356-2148



To apply for this position please visit the Jobs@UIOWA site and search for requisition # 74518







The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply for all employment vacancies.