Psychologist - Neuro

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/16/17
Salt Lake City, UT
Patient Care
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/16/17


Job Description

The clinical neuropsychologist is trained in the science of brain-behavior relationships and specializes in the application of assessment and intervention principles based on the scientific study of human behavior across the lifespan as it relates to normal and abnormal functioning of the central nervous system. The incumbent patient assessment and diagnostic services related to cognitive, psychological, and other behavioral problems. The Neuropsychologist performs neuropsychological evaluations, collaboratively develops care plans, and executes interventions for individuals with traumatic brain injury, stroke, neurodegenerative syndromes, epilepsy, brain tumors, somatoform and other neurological/mental health conditions and developmental disorders as indicated.

Essential Job Duties

  • Provide evaluation and develop treatment for patients with cognitive and/or behavioral impairment. This may include medical conditions, injuries or other neuro-cognitive disorders. If indicated, the neuropsychologist will implement treatment. If the neuropsychologist does not implement the cognitive care plan, they will work with the patient to monitor the patient?s response to the treatment and readiness for interventions.
  • Participate in providing education opportunities for colleagues, patients, families and community members.
  • Engage in research opportunities as interest, skills, and time constraints allow.
  • Comply with federal, state, local and clinical program/facility standards.
  • Provide care and treatment within the scope of the Mental Health Practice Act.
  • Participate in multidisciplinary teams in the evaluation and treatment of patients as appropriate.
  • For those settings which employ psychometricians or trainees, the neuropsychologist will provide appropriate supervision of these subordinates, complying with requirements from partner institutions and standard professional practices.

Posting Specifics

  • Entry Rate: Depending on Experience
  • Benefits Eligible: Yes
  • Shift Details: This is a Full-time, Exempt Position.
  • Department: Intrmtn Neurosciences Institut
  • Additional Details: This will be located at Intermountain Medcial Center

Minimum Requirements

  • Doctorate degree (Ph.D. or PsyD) in Clinical Psychology or Clinical Neuropsychology from an accredited institution (degree will be verified).
  • Current Utah license as a psychologist or licensed in Utah at the time of application. Insurance credentialing must be completed prior to employment.
  • Familiar with neuropsychological, personality, achievement, and emotional functioning assessment procedures used to provide diagnostic/treatment recommendations.
  • Clinical education and training focused on diagnostic neuropsychological assessment.
  • Psychologist will adhere to all appropriate standards of practice as outlined by the American Psychological Association, State Licensing Board, and Intermountain Healthcare.


Physical Requirements

  • Ongoing need for employee to see and assess various nonverbal cues used in patient diagnosis/assessment in order to understand and develop treatment options.
  • Frequent interactions with patient care providers, patients, and visitors that require employee to verbally communicate as well as hear and understand spoken information, as well as hear and respond quickly to emergent needs or issues that may arise with patients.


Preferred Requirements

  • Board Certified in Neuropsychology.
  • Membership in the National Academy of Neuropsychologists, International Neuropsychology Society, or American Psychological Association, Division 40 and/or Division 22.
  • Completion of post-doctoral internship or fellowship in a setting focused on patients with neurological or medical conditions (e.g., TBI, concussions and neurodegenerative conditions).
  • Experience with capacity evaluations to determine under what circumstances patients can participate in decision-making.
  • Interest in participating in population health initiatives for cognitive care at Intermountain.
  • Preferred previous experience in rehab psychology and interest in doing counseling with neurologic patients.

Job ID: 205468


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