Clinical Psychologist - Early Childhood

Roanoke, VA, US, 24018

Employment Status:  Full time
Shift:  Day
Facility:  Carilion Childrens Tanglewood Center
Requisition Number:  141970

How You’ll Help Transform Healthcare:


Clinical Psychologist, Early Childhood

Full time, Mon-Fri, 8:00am-4:30pm, (Hybrid)


Provides oversight, coordination, and management of VMAP's early childhood services and serves as the initial point of contract for incoming call to the VMAP line for patients in the 0-5 age range.

Significant job responsibilities:

  • Participate in an infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH) team training to level-set consultation approaches.
  • Work closely with VMAP's early childhood consulting physicians and care navigation team to provide comprehensive clinical and resource support to PCPs and their patients.
  • Receive and screen incoming calls from PCPs, provide case conceptualization and diagnosis support, and work alongside VMAP's early childhood physicians and consultants.
  • Work closely with the care management team to ensure PCPs are directed towards the right referrals and resources based on the case, the consultation, and the patient's specific needs.
  • Consistently deliver the best in customer service and patient care. As a team member, demonstrate respect, dignity, kindness, and empathy in each encounter with patients, families, visitors, and other employees.
  • Champion Carilion's mission, vision, and values; comply with the policies and procedures, ethical standards, and code of conduct set forth.


Respond to incoming calls to the VAMP line during normal business hours; screen and triage requests to additional early childhood team as appropriate (early childhood physicians and/or care navigators) - Provide direct mental, emotional, and behavioral (MEB) consultations with PCPs within 30 minutes of case assignment:

  • Provide pragmatic clinical advice in line with practice guidelines and the best practices in early childhood pediatric psychology.
  • Follow evidence-based practices on therapy and be able to translate them to a medical home provider.
  • Consult directly with PCPs on early childhood developmental/behavioral issues such as tantrums/behaviors, biting, toileting, feeding, developmental delays, positive parenting, etc.
  • Apply a bio psycho-social, trauma-informed lens to every consult and attend to the subjective experience of the PCP as it informs the clinical process.
  • Provide case-specific recommendations regarding interventions including parent coaching, parent support, and treatment/practice recommendations for PCPs.
  • Consult with PCPs on current treatment plans to determine best course of action and provide alternative recommendations when needed.
  • Collaborate with early childhood physician on consultations when appropriate.
  • When additional care is needed outside of the primary care setting, work in conjunction with the care navigation team to refer patients to the appropriate external behavioral health resources.




What We Require:

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



  • Specialization in pediatric psychology or child clinical psychology.
  • Clinical experience with infants, toddlers and preschool age children and families.
  • Experience with assessment and treatment of children with comorbid medical, neurodevelopmental, genetic, and/or behavioral complexities.
  • Supervision and/or consultation experience required.
  • Minimum of five years clinical work experience.
  • Experience working in an integrated care setting and/or working with primary care providers − Specialized training and experience in IECMH preferred.
  • Able to effectively translate principles of IECMH interventions to the medical home setting.
  • Teaching experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively in a team setting.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Positive, flexible, and solution‐focused attitude.
  • Ability to multitask during consultations (in order to accurately record consult data and outcomes).


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)


Life Support: N/A


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: 141970 
Employment Status: Full time 
Location: Carilion Childrens Tanglewood Center 
Shift: Day 
Shift Details: Mon - Fri, 8:00am - 4:30 pm (Hybrid)
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.


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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

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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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