Position Title: Research Neuropsychologist
Location: Tampa, FL
The Research Neuropsychologist will be responsible for providing expertise in cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychological assessment relevant to traumatic brain injury (TBI). S/he will work in collaboration with other staff to design, conduct and report on research with military Service Members and veterans who have sustained TBI.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (Not listed in order of importance; other duties may be assigned consistent to these responsibilities)
Develops, implements and conducts brain injury investigations in collaboration with other investigators. May serve as Principal Investigator.
Responsible for providing expertise in cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychological assessment relevant to research on traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Provides direct services, to include screening, neuropsychological assessment, treatment, referral, consultation and education. Conducts neuropsychosocial evaluations and provides therapeutic interventions including crisis counseling to individuals as needed to facilitate TBI clinical care management and optimize care.
Collaborates with staff to design, conduct and report on research with military Service Members and veterans who have sustained TBI.
Plans, implements and reports results of studies on behavioral and cognitive correlates of in Service Members with traumatic brain injury.
Attends research meetings, proposes/guides research initiatives, and supports joint research efforts with allied professions.
Coordinates with principal and co-investigators regarding technical and/or clinical problems affecting research efforts.
Prepares research protocols and interacts with Clinical Investigation Facilities (CIF) and Institutional Review Boards (IRB).
Provides direct services, to include screening, neuropsychological assessment, treatment, referral, consultation and education
Assist in the development, implementation, and maintains in partnership with Patients, other health care providers and community resources as applicable; assist in the development of a comprehensive treatment care plan in accordance with TBI health care standards for patients.
Participates, as appropriate, in departmental Quality Assurance (QA) programs and adhere to all safety regulations at all times.
May presents patient cases in conferences, reports, or meetings to discuss status and updates to cases.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience:
Ph.D. degree in Psychology or a related field and have completed a postdoctoral fellowship including clinical experience in neuropsychological assessment/consultation.
Must have attended a formal neuropsychological fellowship in clinical Neuropsychology, and be skilled in specialized testing and assessment procedure.
Experience within clinically appropriate systems of care may be accepted in lieu of educational minimums.
2-6 years' experience with administration and interpretation of various neuropsychologist tests.
Prior experience within the DoD/VA systems of care strongly preferred.
Must have and maintain a current license to practice Clinical or Counseling Psychology.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Excellent oral and written communication skills required.
Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary health care team is required.
Knowledge of the principles and theoretical concepts of brain injury pathophysiology, clinical effects and treatment required.
General research knowledge with the ability to develop and implement scientifically sound research protocols required.
Ability to effectively author professional peer reviewed journal articles, manuscripts, research grant applications, posters, and research reports required.
Ability to select and apply statistical techniques appropriate to the brain injury research protocols) under development and/or application is required.
Knowledge of the administrative processes appropriate to the position required.
Ability to administer and score neuropsychological (cognitive performance) testing is required.
S/he must adhere to legal, professional and ethical codes with respect to confidentiality and privacy
NOTE: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs and/or ladders; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk, hear or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds occasionally or 20 pounds frequently. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Valid state driver's license and ability to operate a motor vehicle required. May encounter patients who are confused, agitated, or abusive.