Provides clinical neuropsychological examinations using models of brain-behavior relationships to provide evaluation and assessment, treatment, education, and consultation to improve clients' abilities to their highest feasible level. The pediatric neuropsychologist will be housed in the Department of Neurology at Essentia Health - Duluth Clinic. Referrals come from a wide range of departments, including Neurology, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Psychiatry/Behavioral Health, and Hematology/Oncology. The addition of a second pediatric neuropsychologist will allow for expansion of the service to accept referrals from a wider range of departments such as Pediatrics and Pediatric Cardiology.
Referring conditions cover a wide range of neurodevelopmental and acquired conditions such as traumatic brain injury (TBI)/concussion, epilepsy, long-term survivors of pediatric cancers, and complex psychiatric conditions. The position is generalist in nature, but opportunities to develop specific areas of practice in concert with the current pediatric neuropsychologist exist. Patients referred to neuropsychology are from a wide catchment area. This broad catchment area facilitates the opportunity to see patients from a wide range of backgrounds with a particular emphasis on patients living in rural communities. The new pediatric neuropsychologist will join the current pediatric neuropsychologist as well as two adult neuropsychologists. The neuropsychologists work closely with the neurology providers within the department as well as with a wide range of medical providers, psychologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and speech-language pathologists across the Duluth Clinic and St. Mary's Medical Center. The position is clinical in nature, but opportunities to develop research interests exist. In addition, opportunities for clinical supervision to licensed and unlicensed personnel exist.
Schedule: Monday-Friday, no call, no weekend, day hours
The pediatric neuropsychologists primarily see children between 2- and 18-years of age, but opportunities to work with slightly younger and older children are available.
Current Psychologist licensure in the appropriate state(s). Certified by the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN), the Board of Professional Neuropsychology (ABPN) or the American Academy of Pediatric Neuropsychology (AAPdN) or able to attain board certification within 2 years from date of hire. Neuropsychology Fellowship completed.
Carri Prudhomme, Physician Recruiter