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Cedars-Sinai Pediatric Neuropsychologist - Clinical Operations in Los Angeles, California

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 isdesignated for a pediatric neuropsychologist with competency in the assessmentand treatment of patients between the ages of 3 and
    • Performs evaluations appropriate to establishedprocedure. Ensures there is a prescription/order for all evaluations. Usesrelevant tests and standardized measures congruent to best practice. Develops acomprehensive plan of care that is supported by evaluation findings. Exhibitsgood ability to prognosticate patient outcomes/progress integrating allrelevant factors.
  • Demonstrates knowledge through integration of evidence-basedpractice to maximize patient outcomes tailored to specific patient populations.

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

  • Provides patient education appropriate for patientpopulation.

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

  • Identifies and facilitates patient discharge needsincluding documentation, communication with care team, and recommendation forfollow-up services.

  • Completes all required documentation in an accurateand thorough manner within the expected timeframes as outlined in departmentprocedure.

  • Coordinates and manages the care of the patient.

  • Provides individualized, patient-centered care withrespect to personal, cultural, spiritual beliefs and preferences; age-relatedcognitive and psychosocial needs; social support needs; gender, sexualorientation, and economic background.

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

  • Observes time and attendance standards and utilizestimecard correctly by clocking in and out, completing a Payroll RecordAdjustment in a timely manner, getting authorization for overtime and schedulechanges.

  • Contributes ideas and suggestions to continuouslyimprove processes, procedures, methods and productivity, and utilizes qualityprinciples for continuous performance improvement.

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

  • Meets established goals as agreed upon with thedirect supervisor.

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

  • Performs other related clinical and operationalduties as assigned.

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

  • Scholarship Actively seeks opportunities for andparticipates in professional development through clinical education, formalmentoring programs, further development of clinical and professionalcompetencies, involvement in research and scholarly work.

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

  • Participates in continuous learning andprofessional development and documents evidence.

Teamwork/Customer Relation Responsibilities:

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

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

  • Cultivates and maintainsstrong customer relationships and rapport with stakeholders and/or clientgroups.

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.

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.

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