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Neuropsychologist Neurosurgery

Location: Redwood City, CA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 810687 Date posted: 07/21/2019
Provides complete and appropriate neuropsychological evaluations for a wide variety of neurosurgical, neurological, psychiatric, neurorehabilitation and general medical/surgical patients and their families. Collaborates with treating physician/ psychiatric and allied health professional team to plan and direct each individual member's treatment program.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Performs neuropsychological and/or neurobehavioral evaluation of patients with actual and suspected neurological diseases and disorders, as well as patients with psychiatric disorders, and pediatric and adult general medical patients with psychological or neuropsychological symptoms.
  • Provides direct intervention with patients, specific to neuropsychological issues, including psychotherapy and/or family therapy where indicated. Treatment may include direct intervention and program development as well as consultation with other professionals and family members.
  • Consults with regard to cognitive and behavioral rehabilitation for patients with neurological disorders, e.g. aneurysm, stroke and traumatic brain injury. May act as a liaison between psychiatry and other medical departments to develop appropriate triage and treatment programs for patients with complex medical and psychological/psychosocial needs. Participates in clinical activities with neurologists, neurosurgeons, psychiatrists and physiatrists.
  • Conducts capacity evaluations when requested by physicians. Prepares complete written assessment reports that may serve as legal documents. Utilizes relevant social service agencies, private agencies and community organizations to meet the needs of the member's treatment. Provides clinical supervision to pre-doctoral psychology interns, postdoctoral psychology fellows, and other mental health trainees or medical residents as necessary.
  • Supervisory Responsibilities:  Provides clinical supervision to pre-doctoral psychology interns, postdoctoral psychology fellows, and other mental health trainees or medical residents as necessary.
  • Secondary Functions:

    Performs pre and post neurosurgical neuropsychological evaluations, intraoperative evaluations, and brain mapping evaluations and participates in interdisciplinary clinical team meetings (Epilepsy Surgery Team). Provide consultation to neurosciences in and outpatient services

    Basic Qualifications:
  • One year predoctoral internship with specialized training in neuropsychology. 2000 hours of formal post-doctoral training program in neuropsychology in medical settings with neurology, neurorehabilitation and/or neurosurgical services. Or an equivalent combination of training, supervision and experience.
  • Ph.D. or Psy.D in psychology from an accredited university or professional school approved by the American Psychological Association, including didactic and experimental training in neuropsychology and psychopathology.
    License, Certification, Registration
  • Current valid license to practice psychology in the State of California or valid license to practice in a state in the United States and able to practice under Business and Professional Code Section 2946 (maximum of 180 days subject to the specifics of the regulation).

    Additional Requirements:
  • Documented experience dealing with a wide variety of neurosurgical, neurological, psychiatric and general medical/surgical patients.
  • Documented experience working as a primary member of an interdisciplinary team in a neurorehabilitation setting.
  • Knowledge of social services agencies, state regulations and APA standards as they relate to client treatment, patient rights and client/patient confidentiality, and other ethical issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to function independently without direct clinical supervision.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Must have a National Provider Identifier (NPI) or obtain NPI, prior to employment start date.
  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • N/A

    Additional Preferred Qualifications:

    • Completed specialized training in performing epilepsy pre and post neurosurgical neuropsychological evaluations

    • Documented experience functioning as a neuropsychologist on an interdisciplinary epilepsy evaluation team

    • 1-2 years experience performing pre and post neurosurgical and neuro-oncological neuropsychological evaluations in a broad variety of neurological conditions

    • Documented experience performing brain mapping and intraoperative evaluations in a neurosurgical setting

    Primary Location: California,Redwood City,Redwood City Hospital 1150 Veterans Blvd. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon - Fri Working Hours Start: Variable Working Hours End: Variable Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUHW Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Behavioral / Mental Health Department: Neuropsychologist Neurosurgery Travel: No Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

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