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Neuropsychologist (Physician )

Location
Peoria, Illinois
Job Type
Permanent
Posted
8 Sep 2022
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POSITION SUMMARY:

The Clinical Neuropsychologist is a specialist applying knowledge of brain anatomy, physiology, and pattern in order to assess brain function in medical patients. This specialized consultant may see inpatients and outpatients. Their assessment of brain function is used in collaboration with other medical data to make diagnoses (e.g., dementia, developmental delay). The Neuropsychologist also specializes in using data analysis to make recommendations regarding educational services/supports, decisional capacity, discharge environment, supervision needs, patient/family education, and return to school/work. The Neuropsychologist performs pre-surgical cognitive and psychosocial assessments in patients awaiting epilepsy surgery, deep brain stimulation, cochlear implant and other Neurologic interventions.

Adult Neuropsychology: Works with patients age 14 years and over from a variety of specialty clinics (e.g., Movement Disorder Center, Dementia Clinic, Multiple Sclerosis Clinic, Headache Clinic) as well as general medical populations across all hospital services.


Qualifications

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conduct psychological and neuropsychological evaluations with assigned patient populations receiving care within a Level 1 Trauma Center that includes an acute care hospital, adult inpatient rehabilitation, neurological institute and children s hospital.
  • Direct and manage psychometrists assisting with evaluations.
  • Interpret psychological and neuropsychological test data, making inferences about patient behavior and personality, and formulating treatment plans that will aid in behavioral and/or cognitive improvement, such as patient-specific compensatory strategies, health behavior change plans, or behavior management plans.
  • Provide interactive feedback with patients and patient families that considers cultural, educational, and language needs.
  • Timely completion of evaluation reports that clearly communicate results and recommendations for medical providers, outside agencies, and for patients and their families.
  • Provide follow-up care, as needed.
  • Provide consultation and liaison services within Multispecialty clinics and teams, as assigned.
  • Maintain required continuing education credits, as well as gain additional knowledge and training in specific patient populations and/or medical conditions, as needed.
  • Maintain professional standards of conduct, as required by state licensing board and by OSF Healthcare.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships within the hospital system and outside agencies.
  • Maintain professional standards of conduct, as required by state licensing board and by OSF Healthcare.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Qualified candidates will have a Ph.D. or Psy.D. in clinical psychology from an APA/CPA-approved training program
  • Have completed a two-year fellowship program in Neuropsychology
  • A valid and current license to practice clinical psychology issued by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulations
  • Board Certified or eligible in Neuropsychology, or a pending application of licensure if in the probationary period of employment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Adult neuropsychology position:

  • Prefer candidates with experience in conducting evaluations with adult, geriatric, and adolescent populations in medical settings. Expertise with special populations like neurodevelopmental disorders and or somatoform disorder is a plus.
  • Prefer candidates with experience conducting inpatient decision-making capacity evaluations.

EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled Job seekers will be afforded equal opportunity regardless of their race, ethnicity, veteran status or disability status.

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Details

  • Job Reference: 707436558-2
  • Date Posted: 8 September 2022
  • Recruiter: OSF HealthCare / OSF Medical Group
  • Location: Peoria, Illinois
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent