Clinical Psychologist - Bariatric Center

Roanoke, VA, US, 24016

Employment Status:  Full time
Shift:  Day
Facility:  Carilion Clinic - 3 Riverside
Requisition Number:  139162

How You’ll Help Transform Healthcare:

Student Loan Forgiveness - Not-for-profit PSLF eligible employer (Public Service Loan Forgiveness)

Relocation Allowance,

Employer Funded Pension Plan

403B Retirement Savings Plan

Excellent Health & Wellness, Child Care Subsidized, Paid Time Off, Continuing Education, Worldwide Multi-faceted Discount Program, and SO Much More

Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital is nationally recognized as a Center of Excellence for weight loss surgery. Join a team of medical specialists including psychologists, nutritionists, and surgeons working together to help patients succeed in permanent weight loss.

There are 3 types of surgery that the patient could undergo including, Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve, and Duodenal Switch. The Clinical Psychologist plays a key role in helping to determine if surgery is the right choice for the patient. They provide individual psychotherapy both pre- and post-surgery. This involves addressing a variety of psychological conditions pertinent to one's eating habits, body image, and the overall bariatric process.

Additionally, they assess the patient’s knowledge, expectations, plans, and preparation for surgery. While also ensuring that the patient understands the post operation lifestyle requirements.

The Clinical Psychologist can work in office or remote, as these appointments are done virtually. We typically schedule a 2-hour consultation and then the Clinical Psychologist will make their recommendation. This could include follow-up sessions, clearance for surgery, or a referral for further psych services.

During the initial consult, the Clinical Psychologist will evaluate the patient for the following:

  • Substance abuse disorders
  • Eating disorders/behaviors
  • Mental health concerns
  • Psychosocial history
  • Education/Occupational history
  • Psychiatric history
  • Sleep
  • Coping abilities
  • Family and social support


Join a great team of mission driven specialists and professionals dedicated to patient care and help us improve the health of the communities that we serve.

What We Require:

Education: Ph.D. in Psychology from an APA accredited graduate school required.

Experience: Two years clinical experience which may include the year of internship required. The second year must be post-graduate and include supervision by a licensed Psychologist or Clinical Psychologist.

Licensure, certification, and/or registration: Licensed by Virginia by the Board of Medicine as a clinical psychologist or by the Board of Psychology as a Psychologist (Clinical), or in West Virginia by the Board of Examiners of Psychologists required. Must have de-escalation training successfully completed within four months of hire and then maintained annually going forward when working in the inpatient environment.

Other Minimum Qualifications: Meets credentialing requirements. Ability to work cooperatively and professionally with physicians and other health care providers. Must have a commitment to continuing education.

About Carilion

This is Carilion Clinic ...

An organization where innovation happens, collaboration is expected and ideas are valued. A not-for-profit, mission-driven health system built on progress and partnerships. A courageous team that is always learning, never discouraged and forever curious.

Headquartered in Roanoke, Va., you will find a robust system of award winning hospitals, Level 1 and 3 trauma centers, Level 3 NICU, Institute of Orthopedics and Neurosciences, multi-specialty physician practices, and The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute.

Carilion is where you can make your own path, make new discoveries and, most importantly, make a difference. Here, in a place where the air is clean, people are kind and life is good. Make your tomorrow with us.


Requisition Number: 139162 
Employment Status: Full time 
Location: Carilion Clinic - 3 Riverside 
Shift: Day 
Shift Details: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Recruiter: ROBERT J WAY 
Recruiter Phone: 540-224-5189 
Recruiter Email:
For more information, contact the HR Service Center at 1-800-599-2537.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Carilion Clinic is a drug-free workplace.


Carilion Total Rewards

What matters to you is important to us—like benefits, rewards, and resources to improve your life. Carilion understands the importance of prioritizing your well-being to help you develop and thrive. When you make your tomorrow with us, we’ll enhance your potential to realize the best in yourself. Below are benefits available to you when you join Carilion:

  • Employer Funded Pension Plan, vested after five years (Voluntary 403B)
  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, & Vision Benefits
  • Flexible Work Arrangements/Schedules
  • Remote Work Options
  • Paid Time Off (accrued from day one)
  • Onsite fitness studios and discounts to our Carilion Wellness centers
  • Access to our health and wellness app, Virgin Pulse
  • Discounts on childcare
  • Continued education and training

Find more about Carilion Clinic’s benefits by vising our Total Rewards Page.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity
Carilion Clinic is a drug-free workplace.

Nearest Major Market: Roanoke

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