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Penn State Health Post Doctoral Fellow - Psychiatry Outpatient in Hershey, Pennsylvania

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Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Location: US:PA:Hershey

Work Type: Full Time

FTE: 1.00

Shift: Day

Hours: 8 Hours

**This position is a two year fellowship starting in Summer 2022

Penn State Health and Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is excited to announce an opening in our APPIC Lifespan Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program with emphasis in Adult or Pediatric Neuropsychology. Neuropsychology is developing at Penn State Hershey under the new leadership of Professor A. M. Llorente. Opportunities for program development and professional growth including participation in the accreditation of a postdoctoral fellowship that will seek APA accreditation and a current APA-approved Psychology Internship Training Program. The selected candidate will reside within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health. Although the fellowship is predominantly a clinical position, opportunities exist for scholarly productivity and teaching with one day dedicated to such endeavors. In addition, a whole day is dedicated to training and education to meet APA, Division 40 and ABPP Guidelines. Competency development will be in skills from birth through adulthood.

Responsibilities include evaluating a wide range of patients including adults (lifespan), children and adolescents (pediatric) presenting with attention problems, developmental disabilities, comorbid learning disorders, medical (e.g., cancer, genetic disorders, etc.) and neurological (e.g., brain tumors, concussions, TBIs, etc.) conditions, and psychiatric disorders. The postdoctoral fellow will work within the framework of a multidisciplinary team in collaboration with physicians and other medical professionals including but not limited to neurologists, oncologists, primary care providers, pediatricians, psychologists, and psychiatrists.

Participation in weekly psychiatry and behavioral health grand rounds and neuropsychology didactics is also required. Additional opportunities may include case conferences and tiered supervision of psychology interns and graduate externs. We offer full administrative and technical support as well as an excellent compensation package including dental and health benefits.

Requirements: PhD (preferred) or PsyD from an APA-approved clinical psychology graduate program; completion of a formal APA-approved psychology internship program along with training and experience in pediatric neuropsychology at the internship level meeting APA, Division 40 Criteria and graduate training in neuropsychology; license-eligibility in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.


Doctorate degree (PhD or PsyD) in Psychology required.


Doctorate degree (PhD or PsyD) in Clinical Psychology preferred.

To be considered, please submit your application with letter of intent, VC, and two (edited for confidentiality) reports.


Experience with psychotherapy (adults; lifespan/children and adolescents; pediatric), specifically cognitive behavior therapy required.

Experience with completing neuropsychological assessments is required.

Research experience (e.g., participation in a research lab, publications and/or presentations of research) required.


Penn State Health is one of the leading teaching and research hospitals in the country. It is a multi-hospital health system, Academic Medical Center and Level 1 adult and pediatric trauma center serving patients and communities across Central Pennsylvania. The system includes Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State Children's Hospital, and Penn State Cancer Institute in scenic Hershey, PA. Penn State Health shares an integrated strategic plan and operations with Penn State College of Medicine.


We are proud to possess a vibrant downtown area which affords exceptional cultural opportunities including the Hershey and Harrisburg Orchestras, museums, a highly rated amusement park, the Hershey Theater, farmer’s markets and some of the finest dining in the region. We are an easy distance from the Fulton Theater, York Little Theater, Lancaster’s Amish country, and walkable towns like Hummelstown and Lititz. For the outdoors enthusiast, we have ample opportunities for hiking, biking, rowing, and hunting. For sports lovers, we are home to the American Hockey League’s Hershey Bears, the Minor League Baseball’s Harrisburg Senators, and the United Soccer League’s Penn FC. Central Pennsylvania is an exceptional combination of rural, suburban, and city living is within a 2-hour drive to weekend destinations such as Philadelphia, Washington DC, Annapolis, and Baltimore, and only a 3-hour drive from New York City.

If chosen for this position, you may required to pass a Post Offer Employment Physical Exam in accordance with the measurements listed in the Work Task Analysis (WTA) report. This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.

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Union: Non Bargained

Position Post Doctoral Fellow - Psychiatry OutpatientLocation US:PA:HersheyReq ID 5074