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Baptist Health and Wolfson Children's Hospital — Clinical Health Psychology Fellowship

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Baptist Medical Center
Jacksonville, Florida

Starts on Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Applications due Sunday, January 8, 2023

This listing is not an APPIC Member program and is not APA Accredited. Applicants should be aware that this program has not undergone formal external quality review process.

Baptist Behavioral Health, in affiliation with Baptist Medical Center—Jacksonville, is accepting applications for a one-year, full-time Clinical Health Psychology postdoctoral fellowship beginning in September 2023. Baptist Health is a not-for-profit health system comprised of five nationally accredited hospitals, with over 1,400 beds in the Northeast Florida region. Our Behavioral Health department provides the full continuum of mental health services across outpatient, inpatient, and crisis management settings. Our providers are integrated within primary care, neurology, emergency medicine, bariatric care, oncology and hematology, sleep medicine, maternal health, and more. 

The program is designed to train future practitioners to provide quality psychological services in a diversified healthcare setting. We offer specialized training opportunities and rotations (e.g., neuropsychology, bariatric mental health, consultation liaison), depending on the fellow’s clinical interests. Trainees work with patients across the lifespan that experience a range of mental health concerns and diagnoses, including mood disorders, severe mental illness (SMI), neurocognitive impairments, eating disorders, and behavioral issues. The fellow is a member of our multidisciplinary team, which includes psychologists, psychiatrists, mental health counselors, psychiatric nurses and nurse practitioners, recreational therapists, art therapists, clinical social workers, psychometricians, crisis-management staff, and mental health technicians. The program also trains graduate psychology, counseling, and medical students. 

The postdoctoral psychology fellow provides 2,000 hours of direct service under the supervision of licensed psychologists. Primary clinical activities include: individual and group therapy, assessment administration, consultation/liaison services, and co-supervision of graduate students. The education program also provides individual and group supervision, formal didactics, and a behavioral health Grand Rounds series. For more information related to training offerings and a copy of the comprehensive program brochure, please visit our website.

Additional Information

Agency Type
Private/General Hospital
APPIC Membership
APA Accredited
Recognized Specialty
Clinical Health Psychology
Emphasis or focus area
Health Psychology
Research Time
Less than 25%
Training Director
Francesca Varallo Sims, Psy.D.
Contact Email
Contact Phone
Virtual Interviews
Virtual Only
Duration in Months
Hours Per Week
# of Licensed Supervisors
Number of Positions
Applications recieved last year
Will follow APPIC Selection Guidelines
Estimated offer date
Friday, February 10 2023
Created Date
Monday, March 29 2021
Unfilled Positions
Fringe Benefits
Baptist Health offers a competitive salary, paid time off, $1,000 CE stipend, $500 Learning and Educational Assistance Program (LEAP) stipend, hospital lunch stipend on Tuesdays/Thursdays, exceptional benefits and health insurance coverage.
Additional Comments
We schedule interviews on a rolling basis for qualified applicants. Eligible candidates must be U.S. citizens (or those with a Visa authorized to work in the U.S.) who have successfully completed a clinical internship and obtained a Ph.D. or Psy.D. in psychology before their anticipated start date.
Application Instructions
APPLICATION PROCESS: The following materials are to be provided in PDF format via email to BehavioralHealthEducation@bmcjax.com (please cc' Dr. Varallo Sims - francesca.varallosims@bmcjax.com): Unofficial Graduate transcripts, Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter including postdoctoral training goals and reasons for applying to this site, Two letters of recommendation stating your eligibility/readiness for training, and Two integrated psychological reports. INTERVIEW PROCESS: After an initial review of materials, candidates will be selected for interviews on a rolling basis. All interviews will be conducted via Zoom or Microsoft Teams.

This record was last updated on Tuesday, November 22, 2022

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