Environment and Hours
All training activities take place within St. Louis Children’s Hospital and the Department of Psychology. The Department of Psychology employs 14 licensed clinical psychologists and neuropsychologists on staff, all of who hold faculty appointments through the Washington University School of Medicine. St. Louis Children’s Hospital has been named among the nation’s elite pediatric hospitals on the Honor Roll of U.S. News & World Report’s 2012 listing of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals. 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.stlrcga.org/x265.xml).
The fellow will be equipped with resources necessary to complete work-related responsibilities including an office, computer access, phone, and support staff. Support staff will manage scheduling appointments, insurance verification, tracking of appointments, and other indirect patient-related care functions. The fellow will have the full support of transcriptionist, including filing paperwork, sending out reports, and other paperwork/clerical 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. The fellow is expected to have 20 patient billable contact hours per week on average. Fellows will see patients only supported by a supervisor on site.