The Department of Pediatrics, in conjunction with the Neuroscience Institute at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, is seeking a Pediatric Neuropsychologist to join the Neurology Division in a full-time, non-tenure track academic position (instructor to professor title, depending on experience and credentials). The Neuropsychologist will join a service within the Neuroscience institute that currently includes 2 neuropsychologists and 3 psychometrists.
The primary role of the neuropsychologist will be to conduct inpatient and outpatient evaluations at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital. Inpatient evaluations will primarily be in support of the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, part of our Level IV Accredited Comprehensive Epilepsy Program. Consultations for other inpatient units may also be available. Evaluations conducted in our outpatient setting are based on internal referrals from neurology, cardiology, genetics, and psychiatry, along with community PCPs. Opportunities are also available for the neuropsychologist to work with other disciplines in establishing and maintaining clinics. A negotiable percentage of time will be dedicated to teaching and/or clinical research projects.
Applicants must hold a doctoral degree from an APA-accredited program, must have completed an APA/CPA-approved internship, and must have the equivalent of two years (full-time) postdoctoral experience in clinical neuropsychology, with specialized training in pediatric populations. Experience working with patients with epilepsy is strongly preferred, as is experience completing Wada and Cortical Stimulation Mapping procedures. Applicants must be licensed or license-eligible as Health Service Psychologists in the state of Tennessee, and must be able to meet all credentialing requirements for core privileges as a Neuropsychologist with the Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare System.
The Neuroscience Institute has 16 neurologists, 4 neurosurgeons, 2 neurointerventional radiologists, 3 neuroradiologists, 2 neuropsychologists, 3 clinical neuroscientists, and 1 neuro-ophthalmologist. In addition to the Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, specialty services include pediatric stroke, pediatric brain tumor, tuberous sclerosis, Batten's Disease, Spina bifida, cerebral palsy, and Muscular Dystrophy. The Neuroscience Institute is ranked in the top 20 nationally by USA News & World Report.
Please email a CV and letter of interest to:
Dr. James W. Wheless
Processor and Chief of Pediatric Neurology
Le Bonheur Chair in Pediatric Neurology
University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center
Director, Le Bonheur Comprehensive Epilepsy Program
Director, Neuroscience Institute
Le Bonheur Children's Hospital
49 North Dunlap Street, 3rd Floor
Memphis, TN 38105
Office: (901) 287-5207
Fax: (901) 287-5325
The University of Tennessee is an equal opportunity employer.