Neuropsychologist Jail Based Program-Advanced
Pay Rate: $123 / hour
"Neuropsychologist –Jail Assessor, Client (Client), Office of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) Only
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.