Penn State Health and Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is excited to announce an opening seeking a doctoral level child/pediatric neuropsychologist for a full time outpatient opportunity at the Assistant, Associate or Professor level (rank commensurate with experience). Neuropsychology is undergoing exciting developments and expansion at Penn State Hershey under the new leadership of Professor A. M. Llorente with opportunities for program development and professional growth. The selected candidate will reside within the Department of Psychiatry and will be expected to be an integral part in all aspects of its APA-approved, Psychology Internship Training Program and its developing postdoctoral fellowship that will eventually seek APA accreditation. Although the position is predominantly a clinical position, opportunities exist for scholarly productivity and teaching. A sizable portion of the time will be dedicated to working within Pediatric Oncology and Hematology but the candidate will have time to participate in other services across the health system. Candidates who have experience working with multidisciplinary teams in a medical setting are highly desired. Competency in skills for ages 1-18 is expected.
Responsibilities may include:
Assess and evaluate a wide range of pediatric oncology patients pre- and post-treatment to assess their neuropsychological functioning and educational, behavioral, and mental health needs; to provide counseling and referral resources to families to meet these needs; to generate specific psycho-educational recommendations for intervention in school; to assist patients and their families in developing a transition plan for a successful return to school. These services will be provided as part of a pediatric oncology team.
Other potential clinical opportunities include: assessing and evaluating concussion patients to determine readiness for return to school/normal activities; evaluating children in the child psychiatry, neurology, and child development clinics to provide a diagnostic assessment (e.g., of possible ADHD, autism, anxiety disorder, genetic disorders, learning disability, etc.); evaluating academic, intellectual, and neuropsychological abilities; help plan school interventions and IEP support needs; provide recommendations for other treatments to maximize psychological and long-term function.
The ideal candidate will meet the following requirements:
· PhD (preferably) or PsyD and internship from an APA-approved program
· Licensure or license-eligibility in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is required within one year of accepting position
· Temporary supervision will be provided for one year if necessary by the Psychiatry Department’s Director of Neuropsychology
· Completion of a formal clinical postdoctoral fellowship meeting APA Division 40 Guidelines is required along with training and experience in pediatric neuropsychology with a focus on working with medically ill youth as part of a multidisciplinary team
· Specialty postdoctoral training in clinical neuropsychology capable of meeting board certification under ABPdN or ABPP with experience in oncology and cancer-related diseases is preferred but not required
· Training and experience assessing the psychoeducational needs of children is required
To apply, please send CV and letter of interest to:
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
The Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce. Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled.