Pediatric Neuropsychologist - Pediatric Brain Center ( BEH HEALTH PSYCHIATRIC PROFL 4 )

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San Francisco, CA

5 - 7 years

Posted 176 days ago

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At UCSF Health, our mission of innovative patient care, advanced technology and pioneering research is redefining what’s possible for the patients we serve – a promise we share with the professionals who make up our team. 

Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the number one hospital in California – and among the top five in the country – UCSF Health is committed to providing the most rewarding work experience while delivering the best care available anywhere. In an environment that allows for continuous learning and opportunities for professional growth, UCSF Health offers the ideal atmosphere in which to best use your skills and talents.

Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Medical Director, the Neuropsychologist at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Pediatric Brain Center will provide neuropsychological assessment, consultation, and intervention for pediatric patients with a variety of neurodevelopmental disorders affecting the central nervous system.

Responsibilities will include comprehensive evaluation and management as well as consultation with families/caregivers, referring providers and schools. Patient population served will be primarily composed of patients with pediatric neurological conditions. The incumbent will consult with the Medical Director and other professional personnel in medical center, including primary care providers, concerning the need for, evaluation of, and development of neuropsychological, psychoeducational, and cognitive rehabilitation services to enhance patient care. The incumbent will also provide consultation and training to staff and trainees as well as supervision when appropriate.

Additionally, the incumbent will provide leadership, guidance, and consultation to other staff members regarding neuropsychological and psychological issues. There will be a variety of opportunities for research. This position holds a faculty without salary title within the Division of Developmental Medicine, in the Department of Pediatrics as Assistant Professor in the HS Clinical faculty series.

UCSF BCH offers a rich intellectual environment for education and training that provides expert care to critically and chronically ill infants, children, and adolescents from around the country and internationally.

UCSF Medical Center requires all Advanced Health Professionals (AHP) to be credentialed through its Medical Staff Services Office (MSSO) in order to practice and function in their clinical role. This applies to both adult and pediatric AHPs in the inpatient and outpatient clinical settings at all UCSF Medical Center sites (Parnassus, Mt. Zion, Mission Bay, Satellite Clinics, et al). Credentialing and approval of the Standardized Procedures takes between 60-90 days and must be completed prior to the first working day.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum six years of experience with neurologically and cognitively impaired patients and their families, including but not limited to pre-doctoral, post-doctoral, and professional experience
  • Completion of two-year post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology
  • Completion of APA or CPA approved internship in clinical psychology and/or  with a specialization in neuropsychology
  • State of California Psychologist License (must be obtained by hire date)
  • Eligibility for board certification in clinical neuropsychology
  • Ph.D. or Psy.D. from an accredited institution in clinical psychology
  • The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations is required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in medical settings
  • Knowledge of empirically-based mental health interventions
  • Knowledge of basic psychopharmacology
  • Experience working with young children and their families


Licensure/Certification

  • State of California Psychologist License (must be obtained by hire date)

UCSF Medical Center requires all Advanced Health Professionals (AHP) to be credentialed through its Medical Staff Services Office (MSSO) in order to practice and function in their clinical role. This applies to both adult and pediatric AHPs in the inpatient and outpatient clinical settings at all UCSF Medical Center sites (Parnassus, Mt. Zion, Mission Bay, Satellite Clinics, et al). Credentialing and approval of the Standardized Procedures takes between 60-90 days and must be completed prior to the first working day. 

Living Pride Standards

Service Excellence

  • Demonstrates service excellence by following the Everyday PRIDE Guide with the UCSF Medical Center standards and expectations for communication and behavior. These standards and expectations convey specific behavior associated with the Medical Center’s values: Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity and Excellence, and provide guidance on how we communicate with patients, visitors, faculty, staff, and students, virtually everyone, every day and with every encounter. These standards include, but are not limited to: personal appearance, acknowledging and greeting all patients and families, introductions using AIDET, managing up, service recovery, managing delays and expectations, phone standards, electronic communication, team work, cultural sensitivity and competency.   
  • Uses effective communication skills with patients and staff; demonstrates proper telephone techniques and etiquette; acts as an escort to any patient or family member needing directions; shows sensitivity to differences of culture; demonstrates a positive and supportive manner in which patients / families/ colleagues perceive interactions as positive and supportive. Exhibits team work skills to positively acknowledge and recognize other colleagues, and uses personal experiences to model and teach Living PRIDE standards. 
  • Exhibits tact and professionalism in difficult situations according to PRIDE Values and Practices
  • Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to privacy, confidentiality, and security policies and procedures related to Protected Health Information (PHI) or other sensitive and personal information.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to safety and infection control policies and procedures.
  • Assumes accountability for improving quality metrics associated with department/unit and meeting organizational/departmental targets.

Work Environment

  • Keeps working areas neat, orderly and clutter-free, including the hallways. Adheres to cleaning processes and puts things back where they belong. Removes and reports broken equipment and furniture.
  • Picks up and disposes of any litter found throughout entire facility. 
  • Posts flyers and posters in designated areas only; does not post on walls, doors or windows.
  • Knows where the Environment of Care Manual is kept in department; corrects or reports unsafe conditions to the appropriate departments.  
  • Protects the physical environment and equipment from damage and theft.

The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations is required.

Equal Employment Opportunity


The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Further information about the University of California, San Francisco, is available at diversity.ucsf.edu. UCSF seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.

Job ID: 15159