Penn State Hershey Medical Center is seeking an experienced doctoral level child neuropsychologist/school psychologist for a full time outpatient opportunity. The selected candidate will reside within the Department of Psychiatry and will be expected to be part of its APA-approved, Psychology Internship Training Program. Although the position is predominantly a clinical position, opportunities exist for scholarly productivity. A sizable portion of the time will be dedicated to working within Pediatric Oncology. 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.
Assess and evaluate concussion patients to determine readiness for return to school/normal activities.
Evaluate children in the child psychiatry, neurology, and child development clinics to provide a diagnostic assessment (e.g., of possible ADHD, autism, anxiety disorder, or learning disability); to evaluate intellectual, neuropsychological, and academic abilities; to help plan school interventions and IEP support needs; and to provide recommendations for other treatments to maximize psychological and long-term function.
The ideal candidate will meet the following requirements:
- PhD or PsyD from an APA-accredited 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 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 ABPN 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
Certification in school psychology is preferred
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 – M/W/V/D.