Evaluation of cognitive, developmental, behavioral, emotional, social deficits, and academic challenges. Works in the areas to include epilepsy, oncology, TBI, genetics, or neurocardiac programs with outpatient, inpatient, and clinic responsibilities. May participate in research protocols. Responsible for the supervision of interns and practicum students.
Job Specific Duties
Conduct comprehensive interviews to ascertain reason for referral, patient concerns, medical, and psychosocial history. Determine the necessity for additional evaluation and plan assessment tools.
Select, administer, and score neuropsychological, developmental, and psychological test measures.
Interpret assessment results based on understanding of brain-behavior relationships using available evidence-based approaches to cognitive development and current research.
Prepare integrated neuropsychological reports using data from tests, self-report measures, rating scales, direct observations, and interviews.
Reports and provides recommendations for accommodation or remediation of deficient skills.
Provide interpretative feedback to parents, primary caregivers, or members of the medical team.
Provide education and/or short-term counseling to select families or individuals for effecting changes in behavior, emotions, motivation, social issues, etc.
Participate in multidisciplinary conferences and interdisciplinary staff meetings as needed to discuss and evaluate the diagnoses and treatment/management of patients and formulate rehabilitation plans.
Support institutional research initiatives through provision of neuropsychological evaluation and consultative services.
Maximize productivity efficiency while maintaining documentation and reporting standards, including order and progress note entry into Electronic Health Record.
Minimum Job Requirements
Ph.D in Psychology or Neuropsychology
Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the State of Florida or license eligible in the State of Florida
CPI - Crisis Prevention Institute - successfully complete Crisis Intervention Training - maintain active and in good standing throughout employment within 90 days of date of hire
CPR HEART - maintain active and in good standing throughout employment
Level II Background Check and Affidavit of Good Moral Character
APA/CPA - accredited doctoral internship with supervised experience in clinical neuropsychology
2-4 years in Postdoctoral fellowship in Neuropsychology
Experience in Pediatric Psychology and Clinical Supervision
Member in good standing of the NCHS Medical Staff
Neuropsychology board eligibility
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Understanding of brain-behavior relationships with competence in assessment and conceptualization of multifactorial deficits.
Skill in clinical diagnosis and treatment of childhood psychological disorders.
Ability to provide supervision to students.
Maintain professionalism and confidentiality of sensitive information.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to formulate recommendation plan for remediation or accommodation of cognitive/psychological/academic/social deficits and assist with implementation of the plan.
Primary Location :
Florida-Miami-Nicklaus Children's Hospital - Main Hospital Campus
Nicklaus Children’s Health System, is the region’s only healthcare system exclusively for children. In addition to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and a growing number of outpatient centers located throughout the tri-county area, the health system includes Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation, the organization’s fundraising arm; Nicklaus Children's Pediatric Specialists, a nonprofit physician practice subsidiary; a management services organization, and an ambulatory surgery center. Our vision is to be where the children are. Ultimately, this means being there through all stages of health and life, both physically and emotionally. To be a trusted partner to children and their families, not only in times of illness, but throughout their life journey. Our mission is to inspire hope and promote lifelong health by providing the best care to every child.