This position involves the coordination and provision of outpatient neuropsychological evaluations of adult patients who are referred forneurocognitive assessments. Major patient populations include dementia, movement disorders, epilepsy, concussion/TBI , as well as a broadrange of medical and psychiatric disorders that may affect cognitive function. A Psychometrician assists in test administration and scoring.
Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology or neuropsychology from an APA accredited program required
Post •doctoral fellowship in neuropsychology or 1- 2 years of supervised neuropsychology experience required.
Experience in clinical program development
Two years clinical practice in brain injury and/or stroke rehabilitation required.
BLS (CPR)-American Red Cross or AHA Healthcare Provider
Current Licensure in good standing as a Psychologist in the State of North Carolina required.
Must be able to obtain privileges as a member of the Moses Cone Health System Allied Health Professional Staff
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
œ Perform a full range of Neuropsychology services including neuropsychological and psychological testing and interpretation and reporting ofresults, within the scope of clinical privileges granted by Medical Staff services, on site.
œ Maintains current knowledge on standards of practice regarding appropriate test utilization and selection of neuropsychological andpsychological tests
œ Completes neuropsychological reports within MTF standard timeframe.
œ Provide administration and interpretation of neuropsychological, cognitive and personality tests, providing clinical consultation regardingselection of neuropsychological tests and assisting clinical departments in planning neuropsychological treatment plans and interpretingeffectiveness and quality of treatment plans.
œ Assess progress of patients and modify or extend treatment program accordingly. Coordinate care of patients with referring physicians.
œ Work closely with PM&R Physicians, Neurologists, Neurosurgeons to develop a deep understanding of brain function and dysfunction thatallows him to better understand and treat his patients’ presenting problems.
œ Take leadership role in neuropsychology program development
œ Psychological testing on the above cases
œ Completes the Therapy Process: 1. Independently interprets MD referral, charge history, and precautions for all patients. 2. Demonstratesand uses advanced clinical reasoning skills to autonomously evaluate and treat patients with routine and complex situations. Independentlyand accurately selects and performs age appropriate evaluation and treatment techniques for routine and complex patient situations.Accommodates to patients level of functioning. 3. Develops treatment plan that is appropriate for discharge situation, and is designed tomaximize function within reasonable length of stay, considering support system and financial resources. Sets appropriate time frame andreasonable projected outcomes. 4. Autonomously modifies treatment plans in response to changes in patient status, environment, anddischarge plan. 5. Independently recognizes need for and initiates discharge from psych services and independently recommends andinitiates referral to additional services. Consistently makes appropriate discharge arrangements. 6. Consistently involves patient/family in allappropriate aspects of patient evaluation, treatment, and discharge planning. 7. Independently leads groups. 8. Provides effective andthorough patient/family/caregiver education throughout the patients program. 9. 90% - 100% of clinical documentation meetsdepartment/venue and QA/JCAHO/CARF/state requirements according to departmental policies and procedures. 10. Implements interventionsin a manner to maintain patient dignity, privacy, and safety. 11. Demonstrates clinical proficiency in assigned area. 12. Serves as an activeresource for individuals within and outside the work group and is sought out for information, training and guidance in areas cognition,behavior and/or psychology. This is not a single occurrence but an ongoing commitment to improving the skills of others.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Completes work in a timely manner
Completes other paperwork as required by department/venue in a timely manner.
Demonstrates adherence to established dress code.
Keeps up to date on changes on Neuropsych charge coding, documentation and clinical practice and makes recommendations forprogram/process modifications
PATIENT POPULATION SERVED
Cone Health serves the following patient populations:
Neonate (< 1 month)
Pediatric (1 month to < 13 years)
Adolescent (13 years to < 18 years)
Adult (18 years to < 66 years)
Geriatric (66 + years)
Specific age groups are listed in the departmental Scope of Service, if applicable.
Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally (up to 1/3 of the time), and/or; up to 10 pounds of force frequently (1/3 to 2/3 of thetime), and/or; a negligible amount of force constantly (2/3 or more of the time) to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, includingthe human body.
Even though the weight lifted may be only a negligible amount, a job should be rated Light Work: (1) when it requires walking orstanding to a significant degree; or (2) when it requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or pulling of arm or leg controls;and/or (3) when the job requires working at a production rate pace entailing the constant pushing and/or pulling of materials even thoughthe weight of those materials is negligible.
Hear and differentiate low volume sounds in order to makejudgments regarding actions needed
Hear alarm bells, verbal conversations, telephone voices andnormal volume sounds
Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less)
Distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more)
Depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judgedistances and spatial relationships)
Color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors)
Exposure to bloodborne pathogens
Additional information on working conditions
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
* Maintain licensure/certification/registry/listing
* Annual mandatory requirements (e.g., flu shot, education, employee health)
Addendum (if appropriate)
JOB DESCRIPTION ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
I have seen and reviewed the job description in its completed form and understand that I will be required to perform all functions listed ifhired for this position. I recognize that, if hired, it is my responsibility to notify my manager as soon as possible if I am unable to perform anyof the functions of my position for any reason.
This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties,responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.
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