Psychologist | Psych-Oncology (212 views)

Jackson, MI
February 27, 2024

The Henry Ford Cancer Psych-Oncology department is seeking a full-time health psychologist to join the team at Henry Ford Allegiance Health in Jackson, Michigan.


  • Collaborate with an interdisciplinary team of psychologists, physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, social workers, and support staff within the Cancer service line
  • Work within a well-established Psych-Oncology department consisting of 5 psychologists, 2 health psychology fellows, 1 psychiatric nurse practitioner, and 2 psychotherapists
  • Have access to robust supportive services, including social work, integrative medicine, financial counseling, support groups, dieticians, art therapy, etc.
  • Integrate with a large group of more than 20 other health psychologists at Henry Ford Health
  • Opportunities for trainee supervision and teaching
  • Work from home 1 day per week
  • Fully outpatient position, but opportunities for programmatic growth available & encouraged

Responsibilities include:

  • Assess, diagnosis, and address emotional, psychological, cognitive, and social issues that impact individuals with a cancer diagnosis, including quality of life changes.
  • Evaluate decision making capacity surrounding cancer care, including end-of-life decisions.
  • Screen for substance use disorders and facilitate treatment in collaboration with providers.
  • Help interpret psychological distress and its effect on patient quality of life and decision-making.
  • Participate in family meetings with the interdisciplinary team.
  • Employ evidence-based interventions in treating needs of cancer patients, including legacy and meaning-centered work.
  • Attend monthly team meetings, including journal review and discussion of complex cases.
  • Engage in programmatic development and research specific that supports our patients and providers.
  • Participate in training of Psychology trainees, including didactics.
  • Attend grand rounds and staff meetings through behavioral health.
  • Engage in training opportunities for staff within the Cancer service line.

Qualifications – External


  • PhD or PsyD in Clinical or Health Psychology from an APA or CPA accredited program and at least 1-year post-doc experience.
  • Must be fully licensed psychologist or licensed psychologist eligible. 
  • Skill and experience in providing clinical psychological services to patients with serious medical illness, mental health, substance use, and/or developmental disorders and systems-based perspective that includes caregivers.
  • Possesses comprehensive knowledge of the scientific methods used in psychology; the social, behavioral, developmental, and biological sources of normal and pathological behavior, psychopathology, behavior change, and psychotherapy, particularly in the medical context. Knowledge of state and federal laws and legal requirements for practice.