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Ascension Health Behavioral Health Residency Psychologist - Family Medicine in Wichita, Kansas


  • Department: Resident Family Medicine

  • Schedule: Full time, 40 hours/week

  • Hospital: Ascension Via Christi, St Francis

  • Location: Wichita, KS


Paid time off (PTO)

Various health insurance options & wellness plans

Retirement benefits including employer match plans

Long-term & short-term disability

Employee assistance programs (EAP)

Parental leave & adoption assistance

Tuition reimbursement

Ways to give back to your community

*Please note, benefits and benefits eligibility can vary by position, exclusions may apply for some roles (for example: Travel, PRN, Short-Term Option, etc.). Actual compensation offer will vary based upon role, education, experience, location, and qualifications. Connect with your Talent Advisor for additional specifics.


Provide therapeutic psychological counseling.

  • Assess a patient's psychological status and provide appropriate interventions and treatments.

  • Collaborate with nursing and ancillary service to provide appropriate psychological therapy for patient. Refer patients to other disciplines for consult and evaluations as indicated.

  • Provide psychological expertise and education to multidisciplinary team. Act as resource to other disciplines.

  • Communicate complex/sensitive information to patients and medical team.

  • Administer and interpret psychological tests used for diagnosing mental and personality disorders and differentiating between organic and functional cases of behavior disorders.


Licensure / Certification / Registration:

  • Licensed Psychologist credentialed from the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board.


  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) required.

Additional Preferences

PhD Required

This individual will be a core residency faculty member and will provide behavioral health care primarily in the outpatient setting and assists with the education of Family Medicine residents and medical students in collaboration with the Ascension Via Christi Family Medicine Residency Program and the Department of Family and Community Medicine at KUSM-Wichita.

Behavioral Scientist for the Family Medicine Residency Program:

• Develop, implement, evaluate, and revise residency curriculum in behavioral and community health, assuring that ACGME standards are met

• Supervise patient care and provide consultation and co-management services with resident-physicians

• Serve as an educational resource for residents and faculty caring for patients with behavioral health concerns

• Perform educational administrative duties as assigned

• Participate in the supervision, feedback, and evaluation process of residents

• Participate in recruitment of new residents

• Actively participate in Family Medicine faculty and resident meetings, conferences, committees and retreats

• Participate in quality improvement and patient safety activities to improve efficiency and clinical care

• Provide direct patient care for patients in the family medicine center

• Develop own focus of scholarly activities

• Participate in faculty development activities

• Work collaboratively with the clinical team to provide patient-centered continuity of care

• Provide behavioral health student and medical student education supervision when it enhances the educational and patient care mission of the residency program

• Provide other services under direction of Program Director and Department Chair


Why Join Our Team

Ascension Via Christi caregivers have been caring for and providing healing to Kansas communities for more than 135 years. As the largest healthcare provider in Kansas, we offer career opportunities across a number of hospitals, clinics, therapy centers and home health services.

Ascension is a leading non-profit, faith-based national health system made up of over 134,000 associates and 2,600 sites of care, including more than 140 hospitals and 40 senior living communities in 19 states.

Our Mission, Vision and Values encompass everything we do at Ascension. Every associate is empowered to give back, volunteer and make a positive impact in their community. Ascension careers are more than jobs; they are opportunities to enhance your life and the lives of the people around you.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Ascension will provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all associates and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, genetic information, carrier status or any other legally protected status or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

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As a military friendly organization, Ascension promotes career flexibility and offers many benefits to help support the well-being of our military families, spouses, veterans and reservists. Our associates are empowered to apply their military experience and unique perspective to their civilian career with Ascension.

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