Neuropsychologist - Mercy Family Counseling

Mercy Medical Center

  • Summary
    • This position supports Mercy's philosophy of patient centered care by providing psycho-diagnostic assessment and psychotherapeutic activities to children, adults and families served by Family Counseling. The Psychologist will diagnose or evaluate mental and emotional disorders of individuals through observation, interview, and psychological tests, and formulate and administer programs of treatment and/or make recommendation for care.
  • Job Duties/Essential Functions
    • Job Duties
      • Develops treatment plan, including type, frequency, intensity, and duration of therapy, in collaboration with psychiatrist and other specialists as necessary.
      • Analyzes information to assess client problems, determine advisability of counseling, and refer client to other specialists, institutions, or support services.
      • Conducts individual and group counseling sessions regarding psychological or emotional problems, such as stress, substance abuse, and family situations.
      • Responds to client reactions, evaluates effectiveness of counseling or treatment, and modifies plan as needed.
      • Interviews individuals, couples, or families, and reviews records to obtain information on medical, psychological, emotional, relationship, or other problems.
      • Selects, administers, scores, and interprets psychological tests to obtain information on individual's intelligence, achievement, interest, and personality.
      • Develops, directs, and participates in staff training programs.
      • Provides neuropsychological evaluation for adults with traumatic brain injury, dementia, vascular disorders, movement disorders and other neurological consults.
      • Perform neuropsychological evaluations, as described above and convey feedback to person served and family regarding test results.
      • Educate treatment team on brain-related behaviors and implications of neurological deficit on daily functioning.

    • Department Specific Duties
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    • Knowledge and skill in providing psychological assessments, evaluations and treatment to clients from diverse backgrounds.
    • Preparation to work with people experiencing a wide range of psychological conditions, including depression, anxiety, social problems, pain, and other challenging behaviors.
    • Must demonstrate strong analytical skills, a caring attitude and a desire to improve the lives of others.
    • Applicant must possess excellent communication skills and have the ability to convey sensitive information to clients and their families.
  • Professional Experience
    • Three years clinical experience providing psychometric and psychological assessment, as well as psychotherapy, to children and adults required.
    • Knowledge of complex neurological conditions and injuries required.
  • Education
    • Doctorate in Psychology required.  From an APA accredited program is preferred.
    • Two years post-doctoral training in Clinical Neuropsychology, or the equivalent is required.
  • Licensure, Certification, Registration
    • Currently licensed Psychologist in State of Iowa. Must obtain Health Service Provider (HSP) designation within 3 months of hire.
    • Iowa Dependent Adult Abuse Mandatory Reporter training required.  Employee must submit certification of completed training to Human Resource prior to start or transfer date.
  • Physical Demand Requirements
    • Medium: Exert 20-50 lbs. of force occasionally and/or 10-15 lbs. of force frequently

Location: Mercy Medical Center - Cedar Rapids · Mercy Family Counseling
Schedule: Full Time, Day, M-F- 8:00 - 5:00

Job ID: 80848

Posted 20 days ago

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