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Pediatric Health Psychologist - Pain Psychology

San Diego, California
Job ID 10881 Date posted 12/13/2022 Schedule Full-Time Shift Day Department Clinical Professionals


The Chronic Pain Program at Rady Children’s Hospital is seeking a full-time pediatric pain psychologist to join our expanding and ambitious team. The outpatient Chronic Pain Program, affiliated with our Rehabilitation Medicine division, treats youth with a variety of chronic pain conditions and associated functional disability.(Our team currently consists of one pediatric pain psychologist and one pain medicine physician.)

The successful applicant will share our interest in and commitment to providing excellent family-centered care for children and adolescents struggling with chronic pain and comorbid mental health concerns. Desired clinical skills in pediatric pain management include, experience providing cognitive-behavioral therapy and mind-body interventions to help youth cope with pain and return to functioning. We are excited to recruit a psychologist to become a valued member of our highly motivated and collaborative team.

The Health Psychologist provides direct patient care in various locations within RCHSD. Works collaboratively with treatment teams internal and external partners, and agencies in the development of clinical programming. Works to support the department in the advancement of behavioral health initiatives that aim to improve the health of pediatric populations. When indicated conducts testing, assessments, develops care plans, and implements evidence-based therapies. Psychologist completes documentation per department standards and regulatory guidelines. Participates and leads ongoing initiatives of the department to support the vision and innovation of integrated health care.


Doctorate Degree (non MD)

2 years of experience 

CA Licensed Psychologist

BLS for Healthcare Providers, issued by AHA

Successfully complete the credentialing process through Medical Staff Services


3 years of experience

Academic emphasis on assessment of children and child development

The expected hiring range for this position is $41.49 to $57.05 
Rady Children’s Hospital is committed to compensation that is externally competitive and internally equitable.  We demonstrate this commitment by conducting regular market reviews to remain competitive with organizations of similar size in the nonprofit, healthcare sector.  The range listed above does not represent the full salary range for the position but is the expected hiring range for qualified candidates.  Compensation decisions consider a variety of factors including experience, education, licensure, unique skillsets, organizational need, and internal equity. 

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