Bariatric Psychologist - Hybrid Telehealth

Date Posted: May 15, 2023

Status: Full-Time

Shift Details: Days

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Job Summary

Bariatric Psychologist – Jacksonville, FL   

Northeast Florida’s leader in comprehensive behavioral healthcare is seeking a Clinical Health Psychologist with specialization in Bariatric Psychology and Weight Management. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing direct clinical services to bariatric patients providing individual therapy.  Working as part of an interdisciplinary team at the Baptist Center for Bariatrics, you will manage the complex behavioral needs of patients with chronic medical conditions and have a direct impact on patient care as they work towards improved health.

Changing Health Care for Good

Baptist Health is proud to be the region’s only system providing the full continuum of mental health care for children and adults ranging from outpatient to inpatient care at our state-of-the-art riverfront facility. Baptist Health has consistently been voted the most preferred health system in our region and one of Modern Healthcare’s top 100 places to work. We’ve led the way by integrating our behavioral health practitioners into primary care, cancer care, neurology, bariatrics and beyond. Our leadership strongly supports our Behavioral Health mission and passionately believes mental health is imperative to the wellbeing of the communities we serve.


Your Day to Day:

Function as an integral member of the bariatrics care team   

Psychological assessment, testing and therapy for adult patients both pre- and post-surgery.

Assess the patient's readiness and appropriateness for surgery and complete reports as required.

Psychological assessment and individual therapy for adolescents with anorexia or bulimia.

Maintain timely documentation of patient encounters.


What You Bring:

Experience with assessment and treatment of adults with obesity and the emotional, behavioral and psychological variables associated with bariatric surgery.

Experience with assessment and treatment of adolescents with anorexia and bulimia and co-morbid psychological disorders.

Licensed clinical psychologist

In possession of or ability to obtain an active unrestricted Florida license

Eligible to be credentialed with major insurance panels



There’s a Place for You Here

Jacksonville offers a multitude of suburban, urban, or beachfront living that will fit any budget or lifestyle.  There is fun for everyone including championship golf courses, professional sports teams, a strong economy, diverse cultural and recreational opportunities and abundant natural resources. The area serves as home to some of the best cost of living and quality of life experiences that the Sunshine State has to offer.

Education Required


Education Preferred



  • Experience in Outpatient Setting

License and Certification

  • Licensed Psychologist Required


Baptist Behavioral Health
various locations
Jacksonville, FL, 32207

Location Overview

For more than 20 years, health care consumers have named Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville the "most preferred healthcare provider" in the region. As the central hub of the Baptist Health system, Baptist Jacksonville provides the highest level of medical and surgical care using the latest technologies, such as the robotic-assisted da Vinci™ Surgical System. Centrally located on the beautiful St. Johns River in downtown Jacksonville, Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville is Baptist Health's flagship tertiary-care hospital. Designated as a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center for excellence in patient care, Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville has repeatedly been named among U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals.” The hospital has also been ranked as high performing in more than 10 specialties from neurology and neurosurgery to gynecology, diabetes, endocrinology,oncology and more.  Baptist Health also has a new Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center, which is a regional epicenter for advanced treatment of strokes, aneurysms and other brain conditions.  As one of 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare in the U.S. by Modern Healthcare, Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville is located close to sports, theater and music venues, museums, shopping and dining.

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About Baptist Health

Chosen as the area’s “Most Preferred” healthcare provider every year since 1990 according to the annual National Research Corporation study of Jacksonville area residents, Baptist Health ranks highest in the categories of Best Doctors, Best Nurses, Best Quality and Best Reputation.

Most Comprehensive

Our comprehensive care includes 6 award winning hospitals and more than 60 primary care and specialty physician offices, as well as home health care, rehabilitation services, behavioral health, Spiritual Care, occupational health and urgent care.

Technologically Advanced

Baptist Health is nationally recognized for the use of clinical information technology to improve quality, safety and timeliness of patient care. All 6 hospitals are fully digital and our entire system is on the leading edge of creating a private integrated health information network allowing for coordination of care across the entire continuum.