Overview: PBNI is a growing neuroscience practice within a specialized network of neurologists, endovascular surgeons, and neurosurgeons. This group is part of the Advanced Neuroscience Network and provides inpatient and outpatient clinical services to St. Mary's Medical Center and other hospitals and clinics in the Palm Beach County area. St. Mary's Medical Center is a Level I Trauma Center with a comprehensive Stroke Center as well. SMMC is also home to Palm Beach Children's Hospital, which includes a PICU and a new Concussion Clinic.
Job Summary: The adult neuropsychologist will join a team of 2 other neuropsychologists (one adult neuropsychologist/rehabilitation psychologist and one pediatric neuropsychologist/rehabilitation psychologist) providing services to PBNI and SMMC.
Outpatient: The neuropsychologist provides services to patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings, and is involved with various teams within several transdisciplinary treatment environments. In the outpatient setting, the psychologist primarily will provide treatment and neuropsychological assessment to patients who have been referred by the neurologists and neurosurgeons of PBNI as well as those who have been discharged from the hospital; however, external referrals for psychotherapy or neuropsychological assessment are also taken for individuals. A large component of the outpatient evaluations currently involves memory disorders, cerebrovascular disease and stroke, and traumatic brain injury. Involvement in a Memory Disorders Clinic may also be possible.
Inpatient: The neuropsychologist will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with colleagues and staff as an integrated part of the trauma, stroke, and rehabilitation teams. Clinical responsibilities in the inpatient setting can include:
- The provision of evidence based rehabilitation psychology interventions in addition to neuropsychological evaluations. The majority of consults are on the neuro ICU and inpatient rehabilitation units.
- Regularly attend rounds, team, and family conferences
- Evaluate and treat patients who have sustained traumatic brain injury, polytrauma, spinal cord injury/disease, and a wide range of neurological disorders (i.e. stroke, amputation, debility, multiple sclerosis, dementia, delirium, and chronic pain).
- Capacity evaluations and/or assistance in differential diagnosis and disposition planning are also common
- Inpatient responsibilities include treatment planning, assessment, education and consultative services, as well as individual, family and group intervention.
Additional information: The neuropsychologist would be expected to help expand the level and number of services provided in both inpatient and outpatient settings to meet growing demands. There is potential for travel to other clinics within the Advanced Neuroscience Network should the candidate be interested in this. Additionally, the candidate may be called upon to provide educational offerings to the medical staff and/or serve on various hospital committees.
Salary is competitive and proportional to the amount of background experience. A strong benefits package and annual funds for continuing education activities are provided.
Requirements: Successful completion of an APA-accredited doctoral program in clinical psychology (Ph.D. or Psy.D.), an APA-approved internship, and two year postdoctoral fellowship training in clinical neuropsychology, meeting criteria for ABPP board eligibility. Licensure in the state of Florida is preferred, though interested candidates who are licensed in other states are also encouraged to apply.
For more information about this position, please contact Lane Mitnick, Tenet South Florida, 561-288-5511, fax 866-764-68509, firstname.lastname@example.org
9960 Central Park Blvd., North
Boca Raton, FL 33498
How to apply: If interested, please send a cover letter, copy of current curriculum vitae, at least one de-identified clinical report, and a list of tests you are proficient in administering and scoring. Candidates who meet the general position requirements will also be asked to provide three letters of recommendation prior to a formal interview.