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Adult Neuropsychologist, Neuropsychology Service
Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences. This is primarily a clinical position.
The Neuropsychology Service provides comprehensive outpatient neuropsychological evaluations to a wide range of neurological and neurosurgical patient populations. Common referrals include MCI/dementia, pre-surgical epilepsy, pre-DBS for Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders, stroke/cerebrovascular disease, concussion, TBI, CNS and non-CNS cancers, and demyelinating diseases. There is full psychometrist support for testing and scoring.
Stanford Health Care is certified as a Level 1 trauma center and Level 4 comprehensive epilepsy program. It is also designated as an Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) and Udall Center of Excellence for Parkinson’s Disease. There are opportunities to participate in multidisciplinary case conferences with the DBS/Movement Disorders, Epilepsy, and Memory Disorders clinics. Didactic opportunities in the Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences are plentiful. Research opportunities and supervision of medical and neuropsychology trainees may be available. The successful applicant will be eligible for a Clinician Educator (Affiliated) appointment through the Stanford University School of Medicine.
Neuropsychologists are licensed clinical psychologists with special expertise in the applied science of brain behavior relationships, which they use to assess, diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate patients across the lifespan with neurological, medical, neurodevelopmental, psychiatric, and other cognitive and learning disorders. The Neuropsychologist uses psychological, neurological, cognitive, behavioral, and physiological principles, techniques, and tests to evaluate patients' neurocognitive, behavioral, and emotional strengths and weaknesses and their relationship to normal and abnormal central nervous system functioning. The Neuropsychologist uses this information and information provided by other medical / healthcare providers /collateral contacts to identify and diagnose neurobehavioral disorders, and plan and implement intervention strategies. A Neuropsychologist's typical caseload may include people with traumatic brain injury (TBI), cerebrovascular accidents (CVA) such as stroke and aneurysm ruptures, brain tumors, encephalitis, epilepsy/seizure disorders, Parkinson's Disease, dementias, and mental illnesses (e.g., schizophrenia.).
Qualifications include Doctoral degree in psychology from an APA- or CPA-accredited program; Completion of an internship in clinical psychology including neuropsychological experience; Completion of a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsychology; Eligible for ABPP board certification in Clinical Neuropsychology; and Eligible for psychology licensure in California. Preference will be given to those candidates who are already licensed in California, have two years of experience in addition to their post-doctoral fellowship and are ABPP board certified in Clinical Neuropsychology.
To learn more about our current opportunity, please visit us at stanfordhealthcarecareers.com, position #R217562. Resumes may also be submitted directly to BSosa@stanfordhealthcare.org.
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