Children's Healthcare of Atlanta is currently seeking a full-time Pediatric Neuropsychologist in Rehabilitation Services, primarily working with patients seen through the Comprehensive Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit (CIRU) and the Day Rehabilitation Program (DRP). This neuropsychologist would be a member of the Department of Neuropsychology, which included eleven neuropsychologists (including five of whom are board certified), three pediatric psychologists, two psychometrists, and an accredited training program. Three staff neuropsychologists and two pediatric psychologists are already devoted to rehabilitation services. Academic affiliations with Emory University School of Medicine, Georgia State University, and/or Morehouse School of Medicine are also possible. The neuropsychologist will participate in training across the developmental contimuum, which includes working with doctoral-level practicum students, predoctoral interns, and postdoctoral fellows.
- Doctor of Philosophy or Doctor of Psychology
- Georgia licensed neuropsychologist or eligible with proof of application
- Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days of employment
- Special training and/or experience in pediatric neuropsychology
- 4 years of experience in direct assessment and care of patients identified as having neurological diagnoses in an inpatient and outpatient setting
- Experience in providing family therapy/counseling related to issues of impaired neurofunctioning
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES*
- Excellent writing and research skills
- Ability to supervise students
- 1 Provides effective delivery of services appropriate to the patient’s specific needs and severity level of disability or impairment.
- Implements and oversees inpatient cognitive remediation techniques.
- Provides appropriate assessment and appropriate treatment.
- Develops and successfully implements assessment standards and treatment plans that support established goals.
- Documents weekly/monthly treatment notes following established standards.
- Completes discharge and follows up according to departmental standards.
- Demonstrates commitment to continuous professional growth and improvement.
- Bills appropriately for services in accordance with regulations set forth by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
- Provides supervision to the psychometrician and students.
- Supports and participates in continuous assessment and improvement of the quality of care and services provided.
- Delivers competent patient care, integrating infection control and body substance precautions, patient safety, body mechanics, and knowledge of growth and development.
- Delivers competent patient care to patients from newborn to 21 years of age.
- Demonstrates and practices family-centered care.
- Maintains a therapeutic relationship with patient and family.
- Communicates relevant information at the patient/family level of understanding.
- Identifies patient/family need for services from ancillary departments and provides follow-up and referral as necessary.
- Includes family/caregiver participation in all phases of the patient’s program.
Requisition #: 22929