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Neuropsychology Opportunity in Historic Charleston

Employer
Department of Veterans Affairs
Location
Charleston, South Carolina
Closing date
Oct 2, 2024

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Specialty
Neurology
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent
Interested in practicing Neuropsychology in Historic Downtown Charleston?

Are you a clinical neuropsychologist interested in working with our Veterans? This individual will conduct neuropsychological and psychological evaluations primarily of outpatients, particularly those with complex presentations. Qualified candidates interested in additional scope may take advantage of opportunities to provide cognitive rehabilitation, or other interventions. This individual will provide consultations to our team of professionals concerning clinical assessment findings and appropriate treatment plans for patients. Our goal is to provide patient-centered and integrated care to our veteran population.

Duties:

  • Conducts neuropsychological examinations from all areas of the VA with an adult population, both male and female from ages 18-90, on consultation basis for cognitive disorders and/or neurological or psychiatric conditions including but not limited to mild neurocognitive disorder (mild cognitive impairment), major neurocognitive disorder (dementia), stroke, multiple sclerosis, seizure disorders, head injury, substance use, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and hydrocephalus. Provides, on a regular basis, psychoeducational feedback to patients and family members regarding any aspects of cognitive impairment and compensatory strategies required, during and after evaluations, by phone or by appointment. Provides supportive counsel to families of brain impaired individuals as needed by phone and by appointment. These services are provided on an outpatient basis primarily in the office setting.
  • Performs psycho-diagnostic evaluations using numerous instruments including but not limited to those used for: mood, anxiety, personality, competency, psychopathology, intelligence, and neuropsychological functioning.
  • Provides as requested consultation to medical, psychiatric, neurological, and social work staff, physician assistant, nurses, administrative staff, students, and interns on clinical or neuropsychological topic within their area of training and experience.
  • Provides education to other hospital services as requested regarding neuropsychology/polytrauma patients, as requested.
  • Functions independently as a member of the Ralph H Johnson VA Health Care System Medical Staff, with full clinical privileges. Assumes complete professional responsibility for his/her clinical assessment findings, patient care decisions, and documentation.
  • Provides education to patients, family members, and significant others, based on the psychologist's clinical findings and knowledge base.
  • Administrative Responsibilities: (10% Time)
  • Assists the program director or coordinator in the design, development, and implementation of clinical programs for a team of treatment providers.
  • Participates in the Psychology Training Program for interns or practicum students.
  • Assists the program director or coordinator in the execution of ongoing program evaluation and data-driven quality improvement projects to monitor the effectiveness of the clinical program.
  • Facilities liaisons with other health care programs to effectively coordinate services.
  • Basic Requirements:

  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • b. Education(1) Have a doctoral degree in psychology from a graduate program in psychology accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA), the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System (PCSAS), or the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) at the time the program was completed. The specialty area of the degree must be consistent with the assignment for which the applicant is to be employed. To meeting this requirement, the term "specialty area" refers to the specific specialty areas recognized by the accrediting body and not to specific job duties that might require special skills. Currently, APA accredits doctoral programs in the specialty areas of clinical psychology, counseling psychology, school psychology, or combinations of two or more of those areas. PCSAS accredits doctoral programs in psychological clinical science. CPA accredits doctoral programs in clinical psychology, counseling psychology, clinical neuropsychology, and school psychology. There are no job assignments in VHA that require the skills of a school psychologist; therefore, an applicant with a degree in the specialty area of school psychology is not eligible for appointment. Strictly for the purpose of determining eligibility for appointment as a psychologist in VHA, there is no distinction between the specialty areas (except for school psychology).
  • OR

  • (2) Have a doctoral degree in any area of psychology and, in addition, successfully complete a re-specialization program (including documentation of an approved internship completed as part of the re-specialization program) meeting both of the following conditions:
  • (a) The re-specialization program must be completed in an APA or a CPA accredited doctoral program; and,
  • (b) the specialty in which the applicant is retrained must be consistent with the assignment for which the applicant is to be employed.
  • Location: Charleston, South Carolina

    Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Approved.
    EDRP Authorized: You may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000).
    Paid Time Off: 50 55 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME)
    Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA
    CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement (must be full-time with board certification)
    Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided
    Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting

    Arriana Larmony, MBA
    Provider Physician Recruiter
    Ralph H. Johnson VA Health Care System
    Phone: (843)467-0720
    Arriana.larmony1@va.gov

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