Position: Research Neuropsychologist (TBI)
Location: Fayetteville, NC (Hybrid)
Our client's military health team is hiring a Research Neuropsychologist to support the Traumatic Brain Injury Center of Excellence (TBI CoE) located at Ft. Liberty in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Mission statement:
“TBI CoE promotes state-of-the-science traumatic brain injury care from point-of-injury to reintegration for service members, veterans and their families. Our goal is to help the Defense Health Agency provide optimal patient outcomes, leading to a medically ready and a ready medical force.”
The Research Neuropsychologist will be responsible for providing expertise in cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychological assessment relevant to traumatic brain injury (TBI). S/he will work in collaboration with other staff to design, conduct and report on research with military Service Members and veterans who have sustained TBI.
- Develops, implements, and conducts brain injury investigations in collaboration with other investigators. May serve as Principal Investigator.
- Responsible for providing expertise in cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychological assessment relevant to research on traumatic brain injury (TBI).
- Provides direct services, to include screening, neuropsychological assessment, treatment, referral, consultation and education. Conducts neuropsychological evaluations and provides therapeutic interventions including crisis counseling to individuals as needed to facilitate TBI clinical care management and optimize care.
- Collaborates with staff to design, conduct and report on research with military Service Members and veterans who have sustained TBI.
- Plans, implements and reports results of studies on behavioral and cognitive correlates of in Service Members with traumatic brain injury.
- Attends research meetings, proposes/guides research initiatives, and supports joint research efforts with allied professions.
- Coordinates with principal and co-investigators regarding technical and/or clinical problems affecting research efforts.
- Prepares research protocols and interacts with Clinical Investigation Facilities (CIF) and Institutional Review Boards (IRB).
- Provides direct services, to include screening, neuropsychological assessment, treatment, referral, consultation and education.
- Assist in the development, implementation, and maintains in partnership with patients, other health care providers and community resources as applicable; assist in the development of a comprehensive treatment care plan in accordance with TBI health care standards for patients.
- Participates, as appropriate, in departmental Quality Assurance (QA) programs and adhere to all safety regulations at all times.
- May presents patient cases in conferences, reports, or meetings to discuss status and updates to cases.
- S/he must adhere to legal, professional and ethical codes with respect to confidentiality and privacy.
What You'll Need:
- Doctoral degree (Ph.D or PsyD.) degree in Clinical Psychology or a related field and have completed a postdoctoral fellowship including clinical experience in neuropsychological assessment/consultation. Must maintain Continuing Education credit sufficient to maintain both their clinical license and to meet medical facility specific Quality Assurance standards for credentialing. In addition, must have attended a formal neuropsychological fellowship in clinical Neuropsychology, and be skilled in specialized testing and assessment procedure.
- Experience within clinically appropriate systems of care may be accepted in lieu of educational minimums.
- 3+ years of relevant Neuropsychology clinical/ research experience.
- 2+ years of experience with administration and interpretation of various neuropsychologist tests.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills required.
- Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary health care team is required.
- Knowledge of the principles and theoretical concepts of brain injury pathophysiology, clinical effects and treatment required.
- General research knowledge with the ability to develop and implement scientifically sound research protocols required.
- Ability to effectively author professional peer reviewed journal articles, manuscripts, research grant applications, posters, and research reports required.
- Ability to select and apply statistical techniques appropriate to the brain injury research protocols) under development and/or application is required.
- Knowledge of the administrative processes appropriate to the position required. Ability to administer and score neuropsychological (cognitive performance) testing is required.
- Prior experience within the DoD/VA systems of care strongly preferred.
- US Citizenship with the ability to obtain/maintain a T3 security investigation.
- Must be able to sit and stand for long periods.
- May encounter patients who are confused, agitated, or abusive.
- Office and clinical environment.
- Must be available for limited travel locally, regionally and, or nationally.
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