Location: Atlanta, Georgia
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Emory in collaboration with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, is seeking one full-time Pediatric Neuropsychologist (1.0 FTE) in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Neurology. Our team is committed to providing high quality clinical care, building strong research collaborations, and offering varied training experiences. This neuropsychologist will primarily support our inpatient rehabilitation team on the Comprehensive Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit (CIRU) at the Scottish Rite campus in addition to conducting outpatient evaluations to monitor recovery over time. Opportunities for providing consultative services in outpatient medical clinics is also possible. We currently have two Neuropsychologists and two Pediatric Psychologists devoted to our intensive rehab team.
Our Pediatric Neuropsychology TeamThe Department of Neuropsychology at CHOA is one of the largest in the Southeast region. Our team currently includes 13 neuropsychologists (9 whom are board certified), four pediatric psychologists (1 is board certified), four psychometrists, and an accredited training program. The Comprehensive Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit (CIRU) is a CARF-accredited, 28-bed unit located on the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Scottish Rite campus that provides intensive inpatient neurorehabilitation to children and adolescents who have experienced an acquired brain injury and/or (new onset) medical diagnosis with neurological involvement. Common diagnoses include acquired injuries (e.g., TBI, spinal cord injury, anoxic brain injury, stroke, abusive head trauma [AHT]), new onset illness (e.g., meningitis/encephalitis, brain tumors), as well as various neurodevelopmental and chronic neurological conditions (e.g., cerebral palsy, spina bifida, intractable epilepsy).In general, our group sees patients with complex medical and neurological histories throughout development (birth to age 20) in different settings (inpatient, outpatient, clinics) at different time points (acute, chronic) covering various subspecialties. We currently have two providers and one psychometrist offering bilingual (Spanish/English) services. Primary referral sources include Neurology, Neurosurgery, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), and Cardiology. Access to psychometry support is provided and opportunities for collaborative research with established investigators are available. Our group has an APPCN-accredited postdoctoral fellowship in Pediatric Neuropsychology and an APA-accredited internship. Providers are involved in the supervision of trainees, including doctoral level graduate students (externs), interns, and fellows.
Minimum QualificationsRequirements include a doctoral degree from an accredited (APA/CPA) training program and a formal postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsychology with an emphasis on pediatrics. Candidates should be license eligible in Georgia and hold (or be prepared to seek) board certification in Clinical Neuropsychology (ABPP/ABCN). Our team is committed to providing resources for individuals from diverse backgrounds with bilingual (Spanish/English) providers and staff. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.
Job Duties & Responsibilities
This clinician will support and enhance the missions of the Emory + Pediatric Institute and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta by providing high quality patient care in an effective and efficient manner.
I. Clinical Service:
- Conducts serial monitoring of cognitive status and recoveryProvides brain injury education with caregivers throughout admissionConsults and collaborates with the large multidisciplinary rehabilitation teamAttends weekly rounds and team conferencesConducts neuropsychological evaluations to facilitate discharge planning and school re-entry
- Provides effective delivery of services appropriate to the patient's specific needs and functional level, predominantly in the outpatient setting
- Completes intakes, screenings, and cognitive evaluations according to departmental standards
- Conceptualizes test findings to develop appropriate recommendations and therapeutic interventions
- Provides brain injury education to families and caregivers concerning neuropathology and management of neuropsychological deficits
- Communicates relevant information at the patient/family level of understanding
- Completes necessary documentation and ensures communication in a timely manner to facilitate patient care and appropriate reimbursement
- Bills appropriately for services in accordance with regulations set forth by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
- Provides supervision to allied health providers, trainees (externs, interns, fellows), psychometrists, and other staff, as appropriate
- Demonstrates commitment to continuous professional growth and improvement
- Contributes to efforts to promote high quality patient care, patient access, and high standards of safety throughout service provision
- Delivers competent patient care to patients from newborn to 20 years of age
- Demonstrates and practices family-centered care
- Identifies patient/family need for services from ancillary departments and provides follow-up and referral as necessary
- Collaborates with providers across and outside of the department to promote research endeavors and program development
- Actively supports and engages in collaborative research activities of interest
- Seeks additional opportunities to support and lead research efforts as time and interest allow
- Provides direct supervision for trainees (graduate students, interns/residents, fellows), ensuring adequate opportunities for training through teaching, patient contact, case review and research
- Participates in various didactic opportunities
- Participates in meetings/activities as required to support operations of the clinical area and the organization overall
- Participates in activities that enhance professional development
- Participates in program development activities for the team, including research, quality, patient access, and/or patient experience initiatives
- Completes and maintains any additional specialty training/certifications as required by the assigned area
Additional Details:If deemed appropriate, employment may be in the Emory + Children's Pediatric Institute with a faculty appointment within the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Neurology. The Emory + Children's Pediatric Institute is an affiliation between Emory University and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta that is improving the lives of children in Georgia and beyond. The Pediatric Institute combines the unique strengths and resources of each institution in support of our three-part academic missions of providing outstanding clinical care, conducting innovative basic science discovery and clinical research, and coordinating exceptional education of the future healthcare workforce. Our physicians, researchers, and educators have created a model where leadership, commitment and quality are fundamental components of success. Together, we are transforming pediatrics by achieving new levels of clinical excellence--driven by research, teaching and wellness. We look forward to our future together.
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