Franciscan Hospital for Children Neuropsychologist in Brighton, Massachusetts



Behavioral Health Services






Job Details:

General Summary

The Pediatric Neuropsychologist works exclusively in a pediatric outpatient environment. S/he will provide direct clinical services by evaluating the cognitive, developmental, behavioral, emotional, and social deficits and academic challenges of children and adolescents of varied age and diagnoses. Candidate must be able to administer a full battery of neuropsychological testing. Other responsibilities may include supervision of pre- and post-doctoral interns, department and hospital wide consultations as needed, training opportunities, department programming and case presentations. In the first year, the position will be compensated as fee-for-service for completed testing batteries. Fees will be prorated to meet a targeted annual compensation level for 125 patients and further incentivized with bonus payments for attainment of productivity milestones of 105 and 120 patients per year. After one year, the position will be reviewed with respect to conversion to regular, salaried employee status.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct comprehensive interviews to ascertain reason for referral, patient concerns, medical & psychosocial history to determine the necessity for additional evaluation & plan assessment tools.

  • Select, administer, and score neuropsychological, developmental, and psychological test measures.

  • Interpret assessment results based on understanding of brain-behavior relationships using available evidence-based approaches to cognitive development and current research.

  • Prepare integrated neuropsychological reports using data from tests, self-report measures, rating scales, direct observations, and interviews.

  • Reports and provides recommendations for accommodation or remediation of deficient skills.

  • Provide interpretative feedback to parents, primary caregivers, or members of the medical team.

  • May provide education and/or short-term counseling to select families or individuals for effecting changes in behavior, emotions, motivation and social issues.

  • Participate in multidisciplinary conferences and interdisciplinary staff meetings as needed to discuss and evaluate the diagnoses and treatment/management of patients and formulate rehabilitation plans.

  • Maximize productivity and efficiency while maintaining documentation and reporting standards, including order and progress note entry in the Electronic Health Record as required for standard professional practice and to support third party billing.

Certification, Registration, or Licensure required by the Job

  • CPI (Crisis Intervention Training) required as for department.

  • Doctoral degree in psychology or neuropsychology.

  • Experience in Pediatric Psychology and Clinical Supervision.

  • Licensed as Clinical Psychologist in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

  • APA/CPA-accredited pre-doctoral internship with supervised experience in clinical neuropsychology.

  • Two year postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsychology.

  • Neuropsychology board eligibility preferred.