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Pediatric Neuropsychologist - Clinical Operations

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Requisition # HRC0037046A

As a Pediatric Neuropsychologist, you will assess and treat patients between the ages of 3 and 18 years of age in accordance with the prescription of the physician.  You will provide assessment and support to the patient and caregiver(s) as well as consultation with the Rehabilitation team. You will frequently assist in the continuous quality improvement process, program development, administrative duties as assigned, and coordination of any student/intern/fellow program. Will assist in divisional growth to ensure a high quality of care and provide patient care consistent with Scope of Practice Standards, Standards for Psychological Testing, the American Psychological Association Ethical Principles, the Plan for Provision of Care to Patients, the Plan for Corporate Compliance, the Performance Improvement Plan, and the Patient Education Plan. Competency skills include the ability to provide care maintaining a safe environment, utilizing appropriate communication with sensitivity and attention to special populations, including patients with diverse cultural backgrounds, age, developmental issues and physical disabilities.


Primary duties and responsibilities:

  • Position is designated for a pediatric neuropsychologist with competency in the assessment and treatment of patients between the ages of 3 and 18. 

  • Performs evaluations appropriate to established procedure. Ensures there is a prescription/order for all evaluations. Uses relevant tests and standardized measures congruent to best practice. Develops a comprehensive plan of care that is supported by evaluation findings. Exhibits good ability to prognosticate patient outcomes/progress integrating all relevant factors.

  • Demonstrates knowledge through integration of evidence-based practice to maximize patient outcomes tailored to specific patient populations.

  • Determines treatment intervention and strategies within the scope of practice and supported by established plan of care.

  • Provides patient education appropriate for patient population.

  • Identifies safety concerns regarding patient population and institutes appropriate measures to provide a safe environment, including protection of self and others.  Reviews identified risks and benefits of therapy and obtains consent from patient and/or caregiver.

  • Identifies and facilitates patient discharge needs including documentation, communication with care team, and recommendation for follow-up services.

  • Completes all required documentation in an accurate and thorough manner within the expected timeframes as outlined in department procedure.

  • Coordinates and manages the care of the patient.

  • Provides individualized, patient-centered care with respect to personal, cultural, spiritual beliefs and preferences; age-related cognitive and psychosocial needs; social support needs; gender, sexual orientation, and economic background.

  • Demonstrates appropriate and effective financial, professional and time management skills.

  • Observes time and attendance standards and utilizes timecard correctly by clocking in and out, completing a Payroll Record Adjustment in a timely manner, getting authorization for overtime and schedule changes.

  • Contributes ideas and suggestions to continuously improve processes, procedures, methods and productivity, and utilizes quality principles for continuous performance improvement.

  • Meets expectations as outlined in the Standards of Conduct for the CSHS Corporate Compliance Program Plan.

  • Meets established goals as agreed upon with the direct supervisor.

  • Service Actively participates in activities that promote professional identity within the clinical environment, the Cedars-Sinai environment and the community at large.

  • Performs other related clinical and operational duties as assigned.

  • Contributes to the vision, mission and values of Cedars-Sinai through participation in tasks and activities related to the overall mission while demonstrating high standards of professional, responsible, accountable and ethical behavior.

  • Scholarship Actively seeks opportunities for and participates in professional development through clinical education, formal mentoring programs, further development of clinical and professional competencies, involvement in research and scholarly work.

  • Serves as a clinical instructor/mentor in accordance with specific discipline, regulatory and professional context.

  • Participates in continuous learning and professional development and documents evidence.

Teamwork/Customer Relation Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates to problem solve and make decisions to achieve desired outcomes.

  • Establishes effective working relationships with cross-functional team(s).

  • Cultivates and maintains strong customer relationships and rapport with stakeholders and/or client groups.

Educational Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited Pediatric Neuropsychology School per California state regulations

  • Post-doctoral fellowship in Neuropsychology

  • Able to obtain CSMC Pediatric Neuropsychologist privileges

Licenses/Certifications:

  • Valid and current license as a PhD or PsyD in the state of California

  • Certified to treat Pediatric population

Experience:

  • Rehabilitation experience required.

  • Inpatient hospital and rehabilitation experience required.

  • Working Title: Pediatric Neuropsychologist - Clinical Operations
  • Department: Psych Rehab M/S
  • Business Entity: Service Lines & Ops
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Job Category: Clinical Operations
  • Job Specialty: Clinical Operations
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Shift Length: 8 hour shift
  • Shift Type: Day

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at Applicant_Accommodation@cshs.org and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Cedars-Sinai will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

At Cedars-Sinai, we are dedicated to the safety, health and wellbeing of our patients and employees. This includes protecting our patients from communicable diseases, such as influenza (flu). For this reason, we require that all new employees receive a flu vaccine based on the seasonal availability of flu vaccine (typically during September through March each year) as a condition of employment, and annually thereafter as a condition of continued employment.

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