Pediatric Clinical Psychologist - Center for Disabilities and Development, Iowa's Center for Excellence on Disabilities, University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital

Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The Center for Disabilities and Development (CDD) is seeking pediatric, clinical psychologists to diagnose and treat neurodevelopmental disabilities within our multi-disciplinary, healthcare team.  Our clinical psychologists provide psychological/neuropsychological assessment and behavioral assessment and treatment for infants, children and young adults in a tertiary-level, clinical outpatient setting.

CDD offers flexible employment options for both full and part-time positions.  

University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital is one of the nation's top-ranked pediatric care and research institutions. It is the only university-affiliated hospital in Iowa devoted solely to the care of infants, children, adolescents and young adults, and is Iowa's only accredited Level 1 Regional Resource Pediatric Trauma Center.  University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital, opened in February 2017 and has 150 beds. For the tenth consecutive year, University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best children's hospitals in the country, and the only one in Iowa nationally ranked for pediatric care, for 2018-19. The hospital ranked nationally in pediatric cancer, neonatology, pediatric nephrology, and pediatric orthopedics. For more information about the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital please visit

The Center for Disabilities and Development is dedicated to improving the health and independence of people with disabilities and creating a life with opportunities for everyone.  As a multi-disciplinary center of excellence, The CDD integrates a broad array of clinical services in one location, including developmental and behavioral pediatrics, nursing, speech-language pathology, occupational and physical therapy, psychology, social work, education, and audiology, and thus provides an ideal environment for patient care, education and research. Our clinical team works with patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorder, behavior disorders, cerebral palsy, cognitive disorders, Down syndrome, Fragile X and spina bifida.  Families who come to our clinic often have complex needs which is why CDD uses a team approach, bringing together the right experts to help families find answers.  At the heart of each team are the patient and family.  For more information please visit

The CDD is Iowa's University Center for Excellence on Disabilities and is also home for Iowa's LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities) program and has provided outstanding interdisciplinary training in neurodevelopmental disabilities for over two decades.

The University of Iowa offers a competitive and comprehensive benefit package to match the needs of employees and their families.  The following link provides information about all that the UI has to offer to our benefit eligible employees:

Position Requirements:

  • A Doctoral degree in Psychology
  • Reasonable experience (1-3 years) in Clinical Child Psychology, including skill and experience in psychological/neuropsychological assessment and working with infants, preschool-aged children, young children and/or young adults with neurodevelopmental disabilities.
  • Reasonable experience (1-3 years) experience in Clinical Psychotherapy.
  • State of Iowa Psychology license at the time of hire unless there are specific circumstances that necessitate a grace period. 
  • National Health Care Provider Certification, or certification within 12 months of hire.
  • Iowa Health Service Provider Certification, or certification within 12 months of hire.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Competency in computer software applications.

Desirable Requirements:

  • Assessment and/or treatment of possible Autism Spectrum Disorder; Using such materials as the ADOS-2, ADI-R, and/or other tools is highly desirable.
  • Assessment and/or treatment neurodevelopmental disabilities for children between ages 0-5 years; Knowledge of using materials, such as the Bayley Scales of Infant Development or Mullen Scales of Learning is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of community-based disability services.
  • Experience working in a healthcare environment and as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Expertise in applied behavior analysis.
  • Experience working with electronic medical records.
  • Knowledge of University of Iowa policies and procedures.

For More Information/To Apply:

To apply for either a full or part-time position, visit: and reference posting  # 18000636.  Selection process will include a Credential and Background Check.  The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.  For additional information about this position, contact Judy Stephenson at [email protected].

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