Neuropsychologist Jail Based Program-Advanced

Harrisburg, PA

Posted: 08/17/2022 Job Number: 22-06386 Pay Rate ($): 123.0

Job Description

Neuropsychologist Jail Based Program-Advanced

Pay Rate: $123 / hour

" Neuropsychologist – Jail Assessor, Client (Client), Office of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) Only
Role Description:
Minimum Qualifications: Neuropsychologist – Jail Assessor to conduct diagnostic neuropsychological evaluations and prepare reports that speak to the competency, as well as restorability, of individuals that courts have ordered said evaluations for Client, OMHSAS.
• Doctoral degree from an APA accredited program in Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, or related field
• Completion of an APA accredited internship in psychology
• Completion of pre- and post-doctoral training in neuropsychology
• Completion of a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsychology or rehabilitation psychology (preferred)
• Current licensure or licensure eligibility in Pennsylvania
• Board-certified or board-eligible in Clinical Neuropsychology or Rehabilitation Psychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP)

• At least one year full-time postdoctoral experience as a clinical neuropsychologist or rehabilitation psychologist
• Experience working with interdisciplinary treatment teams
• Forensic evaluation experience (preferred)
• Experience working in an inpatient psychiatric setting or state hospital

Specific Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Effective professional management skills, including the ability to plan, organize and schedule work with a focus on key priorities and deadlines
• Excellent verbal communication and writing skills
• Sound judgement in decision-making
• Flexibility and adaptability to change
• Demonstrated commitment and ability to provide culturally competent, evidence-based clinical services
• Must be an innovative self-starter with a commitment to excellence

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Performs neuropsychological assessment for diagnostic formulation and forensic evaluation referrals in the jail setting for incarcerated individuals as directed by Client/OMHSAS in accordance with judicial requests.
• Provides neuropsychological services as assigned, encompassing evaluation of the patient' s presenting complaints and condition, past medical and psychiatric histories, social history, current mental status, and various components of .Cognitive functioning.
• Uses objective and standardized measurements in the evaluation process. Provides neuropsychological testing/evaluations as assigned. Interprets results of neuropsychological and psychological testing. Prepares and distributes reports of assessments to the referral source and other designated providers upon completion of the assessment.
• Performs psychological evaluations as assigned, encompassing evaluation of the patient' s presenting complaints and condition, past medical and psychiatric histories, social history, coping skills, psychological adjustment and resiliency, and current mental status.
• Makes recommendations to referral sources and other health care providers pertinent to various diagnosis(es) including, developmental disorders, neurocognitive disorders, traumatic brain injury, and other cognitive disorders.
• Interprets and conceptualizes evaluation findings and reviews them with the ordering court when requested to do so through hearing testimony.
• Complies with established organizational and professional standards, policies, procedures, and ethical principles, including those pertaining to billing, reimbursement, scheduling and safety, and emergency procedures.
• Acts as a resource to staff, providing training and testimony as needed.
• Performs other related job duties as assigned.

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