Manager Neuropsychological Services - Psychiatry Department Job

Children's Health - Psychology Careers

Job Number: 51347

Location: Dallas, TX

Date Posted: 4-23-2017



The Neuropsychology Manager provides overall clinical and operational management in collaboration with the Chief Psychologist for the neuropsychology service that includes neuropsychology faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students. Establishes and ensures compliance with standards of clinical care, as well as maintains accountability for staffing, quality, and clinical excellence throughout the service. Represents the service in departmental and service line meetings. Oversees the execution of short- and long-term strategies in support of organizational goals pertinent to the department. Maintains integral relationships with medical staff leadership. Accountable for the implementation and proper application of policies, programs and services as established by federal and state regulatory bodies. Provides guidance, mentoring, and feedback to team members. Makes employment recommendations for the team, utilizing input from team members and senior leadership. Monitors quality metrics and changes in practice that impact clinical, financial or operational outcomes and develops plans to address areas for improvement. Monitors and manages a budget for defined area (s) of responsibility. Conducts research. Supervises clinical and research activities conducted by trainees. Provides direct clinical care to patients. The manager is expected to spend 50% time performing administrative duties and 50% time in clinical and training activities.


People Leadership: - Interviews and hires new team and staff members with input from team and leadership - Administers annual PEAC's/merit increases for direct reports - Provides performance feedback to direct reports, including the documenting and counseling of performance issues

- Maintains positive staff relations

- Completes scouting reports and weekly rounding on direct reports - Ensures that direct reports are kept abreast of changes within the unit, department, division, and organization - Provides mentoring to direct reports and provides them with developmental opportunities that will help them achieve their career goals. - Administers disciplinary action to direct reports when necessary, up to and including termination of employment

- Provides appropriate recognition to direct reports - Develops and implements Action Plans as a result of the feedback received from the annual Employee Opinion Survey

- Coordinating and developing of PEAC goals

- Ensures that all staff members deliver competent and skilled care to patients and families according to their identified needs and does so with a team-orientation, an emphasis on good customer relations, sound clinical judgement and appropriate decision-making abilities that take into consideration evidence based practice.

Operational Leadership: - Approves mileage and education reimbursements for all assigned staff - Approves all travel arrangements and expense reimbursements for all assigned staff - Responsible for ensuring all units or service line have adequate supplies - Approves Lawson orders - Submits all Lawson personnel actions for direct reports - Submits Position Control requests - Monitors trends with attendance for direct reports and addresses any attendance issues in a timely manner

- Approves PTO requests for direct reports - Monitors FMLA/STD/LOA for direct reports - Develops & maintains positive physician relations

Financial Leadership: - Ensures that budgets are adhered to for area of responsibility - Collaborates with Operations Business Partner and Director to research and explain variances to the budget for assigned area of responsibility - Submit capital equipment requests

Staffing: - Oversees staffing to ensure adequate coverage

Miscellaneous: - Address patient/family concerns/complaints in a timely fashion - Attend required leadership meetings. - Manage unit or service line-based and department-based projects. - Oversee unit/department based process improvement projects - Advocates for the patient, represents the concerns of the patient/family and identifies and assists in resolving ethical and clinical concerns

Research, Teaching and Clinical Leadership: Conducts and supervises clinical research; teaches doctoral and master level's students; provides clinical care.


At least 5 years of experience with clinical care of patients required.


Doctoral degree in clinical psychology or related area from an APA approved program. Two year post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology.


Completion of APA-approved doctoral program in Psychology, and specialty postdoctoral training. Licensed as Psychologist in Texas, required.

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