Clinical neuropsychologist to provide outpatient neuropsychological assessments as part of an outpatient ambulatory clinic. Patient population includes children and adolescents with brain injuries who have completed comprehensive rehabilitation, and others with diverse medical and neurological conditions in need of comprehensive neuropsychological assessment. The services involve specialized expertise in individual testing as well as the measurement of cognitive, behavioral, social, and emotional factors. Neuropsychologist will provide support to department and organization objectives by providing unique expertise and clinical service that is exclusive to the discipline of neuropsychology. Further, the Neuropsychologist provides support to the physicians and clinics within CMC by providing clinical care and intervention of CMC patients. Specialized training and expertise in general pediatric neuropsychology as well as acquired brain injury, outstanding critical thinking skills, ability to communicate effectively, and ability to collaborate with other disciplines are all essential to the provision of quality neuropsychological services in this position. Experience with working as part of a multidisciplinary team and providing cognitive rehabilitation therapy to children and adolescents who have acquired brain injuries is preferred, but not required, and opportunities for training is this area are available.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Providing Neuropsychological evaluation for patients. This includes comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations, scoring of data, writing reports, providing feedback to patients and families, attending meetings at the child’s school if appropriate.
- Providing consultations for patients, families, and physicians. Review of the results of a child’s neuropsychological evaluation thoroughly and providing additional strategies and suggestions for interventions. Consult with potential patients and their families to determine if neuropsychological services are appropriate.
- Opportunities exist for supervision of postdoctoral students and interns for the purpose of meeting their training requirements and fulfilling ethical standards of supervision of unlicensed trainees.
- Research Activities. Active involvement in the consumption and/or participation in research activities, including reviews of relevant literature, brainstorming project ideas, data collection, IRB paperwork, writing abstracts, articles, & book chapters, creating posters/presentations for research meetings/conferences, and attending conferences/research meetings.
- Education. This involves presenting and/or attending various classes, workshops, and presentations in order to keep licensure current and to maintain the requisite amount of continuing education credits. Stay current in the field and keep up with new developments in order to be a better clinician and provide the best possible service to children and their families.
- Doctorate degree in Psychology is required.
Licenses & certifications
- License to practice Psychology in the State of Texas is required.
- Minimum of two years of post-doctoral experience is required; three or more years of experience is preferred.
- Two year post-doctoral training in pediatric 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.
Duties require little or no exertion of physical effort.