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Chief Psychologist, Akron, OH

Summa Health – headquartered in Akron, Ohio – is one of the largest integrated healthcare delivery systems in Ohio. Encompassing a network of hospitals, community health centers, a health plan, a physician-hospital organization, a multi-specialty physician organization, research and the Summa Health Foundation, we are nationally renowned for excellence in patient care and for exceptional approaches to healthcare delivery. Summa’s clinical services are consistently recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (Magnet status), Thomson Reuters and The Leapfrog Group.

Summary of Position

The Chief Psychologist is responsible for the overall direction of the Psychology section of the Psychiatry Department. Assures appropriateness and quality of care for all areas of the Psychology section through the development and ongoing monitoring and evaluation of a comprehensive quality improvement plan. They will guide the efforts of other departmental medical leaders for the development of a comprehensive quality improvement plan for the department.  Such efforts include the development of quality improvement standards and criteria and the ongoing monitoring and evaluation of those standards and criteria. The Chief Psychologist interacts with Department Chairs, Service Line Leaders, Medical Directors, Program Directors, and other medical and administrative leaders as it relates to the delivery of clinical services and the training of the resident physicians. In addition, to maintaining a caseload of outpatient therapy clients. 
Position Hours: The role is a total of 1.0 FTE; comprised of 0.5 FTE administrative time and 0.5 FTE clinical practice.

Candidate Requirements

  • Current license without restriction or qualification to practice psychology in the State of Ohio 
  • Minimum 5 years of clinical experience as a practicing Psychologist
  • Minimum 3 years of administrative/management experience
  • Ongoing maintenance of all required certifications, training, and competencies
  • Commitment to quality care in a patient centered, population health driven environment

Community Information

Rising from the rolling hills of the Western Reserve along the Ohio & Erie Canal, Akron is located within 500 miles of 42 major cities, and surrounded by thousands of acres of national parkland and countryside.  As a thriving heartland city Akron provides an ideal living and working environment. The vitality of its people and the unparalleled quality of life offers versatility, a low cost of living, outstanding cultural access and a thriving climate for healthcare, education and business. The downtown hosts a vibrant arts scene and eclectic dining options.  Northeast Ohio offers many quality primary and secondary education options.


EOE/AA Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled.
COVID-19 vaccine required for all Summa Health employees.

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To learn more about this opportunity, contact a physician recruiter directly at 234.312.6286 or email



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