Pediatric Neuropsychologist

Job Description

PEDIATRIC/LIFESPAN NEUROPSYCHOLOGIST

The Division of Neurobehavioral Health in the NeuroDevelopmental Science Center is seeking an experienced pediatric/lifespan neuropsychologist for a full-time position specializing in neuropsychological assessment of children of all ages. The NeuroDevelopmental Science Center combines the disciplines of Neurobehavioral Health (central nervous system specialized psychologists and neuropsychologists), Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics to form the only center of its kind in the state of Ohio.The Center’s vision is to provide exceptional care and value that enriches the quality of life for young people and families affected by neurological and neurodevelopmental disorders.The primary responsibility of this position will be to deliver inpatient and outpatient diagnostic and neuropsychological services to the children and families served by the NeuroDevelopmental Science Center in its Neuropsychology Service within the Division of Neurobehavioral Health.This position affords a unique opportunity to provide neuropsychological services in our growing rehabilitation service and spasticity and neuromuscular programs, as well as neuropsychological service needs for children and families dealing with epilepsy, childhood cancer, Traumatic Brain Injury/concussion, neurocutaneous disorders, metabolic disorders, cranio-facial disorders, neonatal follow-up, congenital heart disease, Turner Syndrome, genetic disorders, renal transplantation clearance evaluations, and long-term effects of perinatal issues.We currently have three full-time pediatric neuropsychologists (two of which are lifespan focused and ABPP board certified), six full-time pediatric or child clinical psychologists (three of which are ABPP board certified in Child and Adolescent Psychology), two Neuropsychology Fellows, eight psychometrists, and a program coordinator in the Division of Neurobehavioral Health. Opportunity for a leadership role in the Division and/or program development is possible dependent upon candidate’s interest and level of experience.

There are excellent clinical and research opportunities for collaboration with pediatric neuropsychologists and psychologists, physicians, nurses and other health care professionals as members of the multidisciplinary team, and the Neuropsychology Service maintains an active and large database comprised of every patient seen. Academic appointment appropriate to rank is provided through Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), and all licensed psychologists are members of the Medical Staff at Akron Children’s Hospital and serve on hospital committees. Supervision, teaching, and training of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in neuropsychology (APPCN) and psychology (APPIC), pediatric medical residents, developmental behavioral pediatrics fellows, and child psychiatry fellows are integral components of position responsibilities.Protected time for research and education/training, depending on the applicant’s area(s) of interest, is available. The candidate must be licensed or license-eligible in the state of Ohio, and ABPP in clinical Neuropsychology must be obtained within five years of hire if the successful candidate is not ABPP upon hire.

Requirements: Ph.D. or Psy.D. in child clinical psychology/pediatric psychology including completion of an internship in an APA/CPA-accredited child psychology/pediatric psychology program, eligibility for licensure in Ohio, and completion of a formal two year Pediatric Neuropsychology Post-doctoral Fellowship (APPCN preferred) that follows the Houston Conference Guidelines, and at least five years’ experience in a hospital setting as a practicing neuropsychologist (post-Fellowship) are required.Akron Children’s is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.Competitive stipend and benefits package are provided.

About Akron Children’s Hospital

Ranked a Best Children’s Hospital by US News & World Report, Akron Children’s is the largest pediatric provider in northeast Ohio. With two pediatric hospitals, as well as 29+ primary care practices and nearly 90 pediatric specialty locations, our dedicated staff handles more than 1,000,000 patient visits a year. We also serve as a major teaching affiliate of NEOMED, and offer a number of pediatric subspecialty fellowship programs. Adjunct academic appointments are available at NEOMED and Kent State University. In addition to our commitment to providing quality, family-centered care, we also strive to find ways to advance the prevention and treatment of childhood illness and injury through research. Please refer to our website (www.akronchildrens.org)and click NewsRoom, About Akron Children's, for detailed information about Akron Children's programs and initiatives in Northeast Ohio.

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, and a curriculum vitae, to Lori Schapel, Manager, Physician Recruitment at lschapel@akronchildrens.org or call (330) 543-5082 for more information.


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