Environment and Hours
All training activities take place within the St. Louis Children’s Hospital Department of Psychology and St. Louis Children’s Specialty Care Center. The Department of Psychology employs 14 licensed clinical psychologists and neuropsychologists, all of who hold faculty appointments through the Washington University School of Medicine.
St. Louis Children’s Hospital has 280 licensed beds, consisting of a 36-bed pediatric intensive care unit (including a 12-bed cardiac intensive care unit), a 85-bed newborn intensive care unit, and a 6-bed pediatric bone marrow transplant unit. In 2013, U.S. News & World Report named St. Louis Children’s Hospital to its Honor Roll of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals. Children's Hospital was one of 10 hospitals on the elite list. The hospital has been honored by U.S. News 11 consecutive years. St. Louis is a great place to live and work with wonderful neighborhoods, many recreational and sports activities, terrific restaurants, and a reasonable cost of living (http://www.stlregionalchamber.com/home).
Fellows will be equipped with resources necessary to complete work-related responsibilities including office space, computer access, phone, and support staff. Support staff will manage scheduling appointments, insurance verification, tracking of appointments, and other indirect patient-related care functions.
Psychology fellows typically work Monday through Friday and have no on-call or overnight duties. Fellows work a 45-50 hour work week dependent on clinical and paperwork demands. The end and start times of the day will depend on that specific day’s schedule. Fellows are expected to have 20 billable patient contact hours per week on average. Fellows will see patients only when supported by a supervisor on site.