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Clinical Health Psychologist for the Integrated Behavioral Medicine Service (iBeMS)
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Date Posted Mar. 21, 2023
Title Clinical Health Psychologist for the Integrated Behavioral Medicine Service (iBeMS)
University University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL, United States
Department Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Prof of Practice/Clinical Prof
  • Psychiatry/Psychology/Behavioral Science

Background: The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology at the University of Alabama (UAB) School of Medicine is seeking a full-time faculty position for a licensed, or Alabama license eligible, Clinical Health Psychologist for the Integrated Behavioral Medicine Service (iBeMS) in the Division of Adult Psychiatry. Rank, tenure status and salary are commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The iBeMS Psychologist will be co-located within primary care and/or other specialty clinics within the UAB Medical Center. The ideal candidate will have experience providing evidence-based interventions with a broad range of mental health disorders in adults 18 and older. Clinical work will include some combination of brief psychological assessments and brief, evidenced based intervention based on training and specific interest. Applicants with an interest in behavioral medicine preferred. Psychologists in the Department of Psychiatry are expected to provide supervision of graduate students, psychology interns, and psychiatry residents and fellows as part of their educational role.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is a research university and academic health center that discovers, teaches, and applies knowledge for the intellectual, cultural, social, and economic benefit of Birmingham, the state, and beyond. UAB is internationally renowned for its intensely collaborative culture that has — for more than five decades — produced breakthroughs in education, health care, research, and service. UAB was ranked #1 in the United States for 2018 and 2019 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, Young University Rankings. In 2021, Forbes named UAB as America’s No. 1 Best Large Employer, topping a list of more than 500 public and private corporations, hospitals, universities, Fortune 500 companies and more, across dozens of industries.

UAB Medicine is the third largest public academic medical center in the country, with more than 1,900 beds and almost 18,000 employees. We are the only Level 1 Trauma Center in the state of Alabama. UAB Hospital is the centerpiece of the UAB Health System and is the teaching hospital for the UAB School of Medicine. Situated among major research centers and clinics, UAB Hospital provides patients with a complete range of primary and specialty care services, as well as the most up-to-date treatments and innovations in health care. In addition to UAB Hospital, UAB Medicine includes The Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital, UAB Callahan Eye Hospital, as well as several primary and specialty care clinics, a dozen member and affiliate hospitals within Alabama, more than 10 cancer associates in the Southeast, and the Viva Health HMO.

Position details:

The iBeMS psychologist will:

  • Conduct brief functional assessment intakes and time-limited, evidence-based (i.e. CBT, MBCT, ACT, DBT-based) behavioral medicine interventions to patients spanning the lifespan in primary and specialty care clinics throughout UAB’s health system.

  • Substantive clinical responsibilities include:

    • 1) consulting and liaising with physicians and advanced care providers (APPs) to offer real-time patient clinical impressions and recommendations

    • 2) providing same-day and brief behavioral interventions

    • 3) administering and applying measurement-based care and

    • 4) participating actively in scaling, implementing, and evaluating iBeMS throughout the health system with ambassadorship, advocacy, clinical research, and quality improvement (QI) efforts.

    • 5) Provide clinical supervision to psychology doctoral students, interns/fellows, and other trainees and/or providers

Further, clinical research and program development opportunities include:

  • 1) facilitating the development and maintenance of the iBeMS patient reported outcomes (PRO) database,

  • 2) running descriptive and inferential iBeMS analyses using these data

  • 3) developing associated IRB and grant applications

  • 4) conceptualizing, writing, and publishing peer-reviewed scholarship, as well as

  • 5) developing and refining existing clinic standard operational procedures (SOPs), manuals, and

  • miscellaneous iBeMS clinic protocols and materials.

Preferred candidacy criteria:

Required: Doctoral degree (PhD, PsyD) or higher in clinical psychology or a related field.

Preferred: Behavioral medicine experience desired. Demonstrated history of work in integrated medical settings also preferred.

Interested candidates should apply here: by submitting an online application to include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and references. Evaluation of applications will occur as they are received and will continue until all available positions are filled.

Additional information:

A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment. In addition, physicians and other clinical faculty candidates who will be employed by the University Of Alabama Health Services Foundation (UAHSF) or other UAB Medicine entities must successfully complete a preemployment drug screen to be hired.



  • UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.

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