Wenatchee Valley Hospital

Neuropsychologist (Neurology) (40671406)
Location: Wenatchee, Washington - United States
Posted: 11/17/2017

Neuropsychologist (Neurology)

Full Time 8-5 Day Shift
OVERALL PURPOSE OF POSITION:
To provide neuropsychological services to the patients of Confluence Health / Wenatchee Valley Medical Center, including assessment, evaluation, and diagnosis of brain-based disorders, and the development of specialized treatment or intervention techniques to address brain-based disorders. This position will be housed within the Neurology department and will serve as a resource to Confluence Health Neurology, Physiatry, Rehabilitation, Pediatric, and Behavioral Health patients.

JOB FUNCTIONS:

Identify and administer appropriate diagnostic tools necessary to conduct neuropsychological assessments for children, adolescents, and/or adult patients according to departmental procedures, funding source requirements, and evidence-based approaches.
Effectively evaluate the results of assessments and develop and implement individualized treatment plans for each patient according to policies of the department and funding source requirements.
Provide results individually or as appropriate with and/or natural supports according to departmental procedures and the needs of the patient.
Ongoing therapeutic services will be at the provider's discretion according to patient's needs, provider's skill, and the individualized treatment plan. Provider will refer as appropriate to other service providers for Behavioral Health services or other therapy / rehabilitation needs.
Document clinical activity according to policies of the department and in compliance with required timelines.
Provide case management services as identified on the Individualized Treatment Plan. i.) Link patients and supports to community resources and other services, as appropriate. ii.) Coordinate Behavioral Services treatment services and intervention strategies with internal and/or external supports as appropriate.
Provide consultation to primary care and/or specialty care providers regarding patients' diagnosis, treatment plan, and status changes, as appropriate, and participate in multidisciplinary treatment planning, as necessary.
Provide education and outreach services to internal and external partners and participate in education and training activities designed to enhance clinical staff skills.
Comply with all departmental, agency, and funding source requirements, policies, and procedures.
Attend all required agency and departmental meetings as indicated by supervisor.
Participate in regular supervision.
Other duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS:
Education / Experience: Doctorate (Ph.D., Psy.D.) in Counseling, Clinical, or Health Psychology with specialized training and emphasis on neuropsychology. Completion of an internship experience focused on clinical neuropsychology with adequate exposure to a range of assessment instruments and appropriate supervised clinical practice in delivering neuropsychological services. Minimum of a one year post-doctoral experience in a health care setting is preferred.

Licensing / Certifications: Licensed Psychologist in WA State or eligible to obtain licensure upon hire. Valid Washington State Driver's License with good driving record and access to a vehicle that is legally insured to be used for off-site clinical services, consultation, or case management. Experience working with youth, elders, and/or ethnic minority population(s) preferred.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
1. Knowledge of the laws, regulations, and ethics of professional practice in the mental health field.
2. Knowledge, background, and training appropriate to providing professional support to patients with mental illnesses, including the ability to analyze problems, develop situationally appropriate responses, and exercise sound independent clinical judgment consistent with state and federal regulations as well as ethical guidelines for clinical practice.
3. Extensive knowledge, background, and training in administration, scoring, and interpretation of psychological assessment instruments, including cognitive and personality assessments.
4. Strong interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills and the ability to work effectively with other staff, management, and with a wide range of patients and members of the public in a diverse community.
5. Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision while maintaining productivity in a challenging environment.
6. Good organizational skills, attention to detail, and accuracy in completion of required paperwork.
7. Ability to respond calmly in an emergency situation and to deal effectively with patients or others in confrontational situations.
8. Ability to maintain confidentiality of patient information.
9. Leadership skills and the ability to instruct and train others.

PHYSICAL / SENSORY DEMANDS:
Requires full range of body motion including manual dexterity and hand/eye coordination. Requires standing, sitting, and walking plus reaching above and below shoulder height. Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 30 lb. Must have basic phone, computer, and keyboarding skills and have the ability to enter information into the required software systems in use at Confluence Health. Requires hearing and vision correctable to normal range. Also requires normal speaking ability, depth perception, and sense of touch.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
Work is generally performed in an office and occasionally in patient exam and treatment rooms, where space may be limited and confined, as well as in the community at various locations, as required. The position requires a combination of working independently, as well as working closely with others as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Hours may be irregular at times; overtime may be required. Requires working under occasionally stressful conditions.

HEALTH AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS:
Knows CPR and updates these skills annually. Understands and complies with Clinic safety procedures including code and evacuation procedures. Understanding and following all universal blood and body fluid precautions and associated engineering and work practice controls and personal protective equipment requirements is required. Frequent exposure to infectious diseases, medicinal preparations, and other conditions common to a clinical setting; occasional exposure to hazardous chemicals and potential skin irritants.

Additional Requirments / Information

Job Capacity:Employee (full-time)
Minimum Education Level:See Job Description
Visa Sponsorship: No
Related Industries:Psychology
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