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Provides services that identify, quantify, describe and facilitate changes in cognition and behavior associated with central nervous system dysfunction and mental health disorders. Functions as a member of a multidisciplinary team and provides assessments and treatments for patients in a hospital/clinic setting. Responsibilities include performing neuropsychological and psychodiagnostic evaluations. Persons served range from adolescence to late adulthood, but may also
serve school age children and young adolescents. Trains practicum students interested in neuropsychology and conducts specialized training for interns and fellows.
Graduate with PH.D or equivalent in an A.P.A. Accredited Clinical Psychology program with a specialization in Neuropsychology. Completion of a 1 year A.P.A. approved internship program with a specialization in Neuropsychology. Completion of post-doctoral level experience in Clinical Neuropsychology (two years preferred).
Experience: According to Career Ladder, a minimum of 2 years at ABSMC with an “Exceeds Expectations”on prior performance evaluation. May “Fast track” into NP II position with 3 years post-doctoral level experience as a licensed psychologist with a minimum of two years in a specialty area. At the end of the probationary period for the “fast track” position, must have an overall rating of “meets expectations” on performance evaluation.
CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE
Licensure or Certification: Current California license as Clinical Psychologist or license from another state with eligibility to complete California psychology license requirements within 6 months of hire. Hospital experience and all requirements must be met for obtaining hospital privileges. Current CPR certification by the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association or obtained within 30 days of hire
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
Knowledge of human development, neuropsychological treatment, and treatment modalities
Advanced knowledge of a wide variety of neuropsychological assessment measures and psychotherapeutic interventions.
Knowledge of and adherence to American Psychological Association (APA) ethical standards.
Knowledge of neurodevelopmental disorders listed in the current International Statistical Classification of Diseases (ICD) as well as Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM), as well as treatment approaches including psychotropic medications
Familiarity and skill with a broad selection of psychometric tests and testing activities including administering, scoring, interpreting and reports results, as relevant to population.
knowledge of the impact of cultural and linguistic diversity on test validity and Ability to adjust assessment approach depending on patient background and presenting complaint.
Ability to work flexibly and effectively with a wide range of patients to accommodate physical disabilities, pediatric medical and neurodevelopmental disorders, while ensuing valid test administration and interpretation.
Excellent report writing skills with ability to communicate results succinctly.
Ability to work cooperatively as part of a multidisciplinary treatment team
Leadership and management skills
Pre-doctoral internship/training with experience in either adult or pediatric neuropsychology, based on specialty area/ department requirements.
ABPP-Clinical Neuropsychology – American Board of Professional Psychology, PSY-Psychologist of California – California Department of Consumer Affairs
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Sutter Health Affiliates are equal opportunity employers EOE/M/F/Disability/Veterans.