Neuropsychologist Job

Children's Health - Psychology Careers

Job Number: 54348

Location: Dallas, TX

Date Posted: 6-21-2018

Description:

Pediatric Neuropsychologist

Position Summary

Children’s HealthTM Neuropsychology Service (Dallas, TX) is seeking applications for a full-time pediatric neuropsychologist at Our Children’s House inpatient rehabilitation hospital. The position will primarily involve inpatient consultation and cognitive rehabilitation of children and adolescents who have acquired brain injuries (TBI, tumor, encephalitis, meningitis, etc.). Clinical responsibilities also include psychological support to patients with spinal cord injuries, assessment of patients with disorders of consciousness, patient family support and education, and participation in multidisciplinary team conferences. Ability to provide services in Spanish is preferred, but not required. Opportunities for teaching, research, and multidisciplinary collaboration in this setting are plentiful.

Neuropsychology, a division within Pediatric Psychiatry at Children’s Health, is a growing and dynamic service that provides an array of inpatient and outpatient assessment services to medically complex children and adolescents referred by a variety of medical specialists. The program has an APPCN-member post-doctoral fellowship and is associated with an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship with a pediatric neuropsychology rotation. Thus, there are many opportunities for teaching and supervision of psychology trainees as well as medical students, residents, and pediatric psychiatry fellows. Research and other scholarly activity are encouraged, and opportunities exist for collaboration with established researchers. The neuropsychologist hired into this position will also be considered for a faculty appointment in the Department of Psychiatry at UT Southwestern .

Preference will be given to candidates with a strong foundation of general clinical skills in evaluating and treating children and adolescents with a range of complex medical conditions, with experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Completion of a doctoral degree from an APA-accredited program, an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship program, and a formal two-year post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology are required. Texas licensure as a psychologist is required. Candidates who are not already board certified in Clinical Neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) will be expected to pursue and obtain board certification once hired.

Non-Discriminatory Hiring, Selection, and Employment

The success of Children’s Health System of Texas and its affiliates (collectively, Children’s Health?) is dependent on the talents of individuals with different experiences, strengths, cultures, and perspectives. As an equal opportunity employer, Children’s Health does not discriminate against employees or applicants because of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, military status, disability, or genetic information. This applies to all aspects of the employer-employee relationship including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, promotion, transfer, pay, training, discipline, reduction in staff, termination, employee benefits, and activities.

Qualifications

Education

  • Doctorate degree in Psychology is required.

Licenses & certifications

  • License to practice Psychology in the State of Texas is required.

Experience

  • One to two years of post doctorate experience is required; two to three years of experience is preferred.
  • Post-doctoral training in neuropsychology is required.

Specific knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Understanding of an array of developmental and psychological concepts, including, but not limited to, normal and abnormal social, emotional, academic, behavioral, and cognitive development, brain-behavior relationships, school system issues, effect of medical condition on the neurocognitive and psychological function of children, psychopathology, family functioning, cultural and diversity issues.
  • Ability to establish rapport with patients and family members and good working relationships within the department and hospital
  • Ability to adequately identify the presenting problem, including the development of testable hypotheses and differential diagnosis.
  • Gathering of neurocognitive and psychological data through the identification of appropriate psychometric, observational, and interview techniques and accurate administration, scoring, and interpretation of tests.
  • Development of appropriate remediation and intervention strategies based on the testing results.
  • Ability to effectively communicate these results to the child, parents, and educators in both oral and written forms
  • Recognition and application of appropriate legal, professional, and ethical standards to specific cases.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to facilitate the development of a working relationship with the patient and child which allows for effective assessment and generation of recommendations.
  • Ability to work within time constraints and present information within an efficient manner to other members of the medical team.

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