SUMMARY: This position is licensed or licensed eligible to practice in the State of California, accountable for providing general and specialized neuropsychological services to patients and families, including assessment of the relationship between brain function and behavior in collaboration with the healthcare team and others in the community. Clinical responsibilities include primarily outpatient neuropsychological evaluations of infants, children, adolescents to young adults with known or suspected cognitive or neurological dysfunction, who have a variety of medical conditions affecting brain functioning and neurodevelopment, with a potential for some cross-coverage with our inpatient specialists on the various hospital units. Familiarity with the following populations is preferred: Traumatic Brain Injury/Acquired Brain Injury, Neurosurgery, Epilepsy, Oncology, Cardiology, history of ICU hospitalization and respiratory compromise, infections of the brain, vascular disorders, and other medical conditions that may affect brain functioning. This clinical position will also be responsible for assessment of neurodevelopmental conditions including, but not restricted to ADHD, Learning Disorders, Developmental Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, genetic conditions, etc., as part of our neurodevelopmental program. Familiarity with neuroimaging is preferred but not required. The successful applicant should be comfortable collaborating with members or our neuropsychology/neurodevelopmental team, in addition to specialists from other programs within our Neuroscience division (Neurosurgery, Neurology), in addition to other Valley Children's Healthcare programs and divisions. Clinical instruction opportunities exist. Limited teaching and research opportunities are available with our medical residents and medical students who are affiliated with Stanford Medical Center, although this position is predominantly clinical.
REQUIREMENTS: PhD in Psychology from an APA accredited clinical psychology graduate program or equivalent. APA or equivalently accredited internship with a pediatric neuropsychology focus with 2-year postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric clinical neuropsychology preferred. Clinical experience with medical, neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric populations is preferred. Eligibility to sit for ABPP in clinical neuropsychology. A focus on pediatric clinical neuropsychology is necessary. Five (5) years of postdoctoral experience in clinical neuropsychology with an emphasis on pediatric practice preferred. California license or immediate eligibility for licensure in California is required. Fluency in Spanish is preferred.
POSITION DETAILS: Full Time, Exempt. Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm and on call.
Valley Children’s Healthcare – one of the largest pediatric healthcare networks in the nation – provides Central California’s only high-quality, comprehensive care exclusively for children, from before birth to young adulthood. Our independent, nonprofit network offers highly specialized medical and surgical services to treat conditions ranging from common to the most unusual and complex at our 356-bed children’s hospital as well as through partner hospitals, specialty care centers, satellite practices and primary care services. Our family-centered, pediatric services extend from a leading pediatric cancer and blood diseases center on the West Coast, and our pediatric heart center known for its expertise and pioneering treatments, to our Level IV neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), the highest level referral center between Los Angeles and the Bay Area.
Valley Children’s consistently ranks at the top of our peer group for quality patient outcomes, patient satisfaction and nursing excellence. Recognized as a Magnet® designated facility since 2004 and granted the gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence™ in critical care, Valley Chil...dren’s neonatal and pediatric intensive care units achieve some of the lowest mortality rates in the country while treating some of the sickest kids.
In affiliation with Stanford University School of Medicine, Valley Children’s Pediatric Residency and fellowship programs provide first-class training for the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric surgical and medical specialists. With more than 550 physicians and 3,400 staff, Valley Children’s partners with other providers and organizations throughout our 12-county service area to support delivering the best care to kids closer to home.