Emory in collaboration with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, is seeking one full-time Pediatric Neuropsychologist (1.0 FTE) in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Neurology. Our team is committed to providing high quality clinical care, building strong research collaborations, and offering varied training experiences. This neuropsychologist will primarily support our inpatient rehabilitation team on the Comprehensive Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit (CIRU) at the Scottish Rite campus in addition to conducting outpatient evaluations to monitor recovery over time. Opportunities for providing consultative services in outpatient medical clinics is also possible. We currently have two Neuropsychologists and two Pediatric Psychologists devoted to our intensive rehab team.
Our Pediatric Neuropsychology Team
The Department of Neuropsychology at CHOA is one of the largest in the Southeast region. Our team currently includes 13 neuropsychologists (9 whom are board certified), four pediatric psychologists (1 is board certified), four psychometrists, and an accredited training program. The Comprehensive Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit (CIRU) is a CARF-accredited, 28-bed unit located on the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Scottish Rite campus that provides intensive inpatient neurorehabilitation to children and adolescents who have experienced an acquired brain injury and/or (new onset) medical diagnosis with neurological involvement. Common diagnoses include acquired injuries (e.g., TBI, spinal cord injury, anoxic brain injury, stroke, abusive head trauma [AHT]), new onset illness (e.g., meningitis/encephalitis, brain tumors), as well as various neurodevelopmental and chronic neurological conditions (e.g., cerebral palsy, spina bifida, intractable epilepsy).
In general, our group sees patients with complex medical and neurological histories throughout development (birth to age 20) in different settings (inpatient, outpatient, clinics) at different time points (acute, chronic) covering various subspecialties. We currently have two providers and one psychometrist offering bilingual (Spanish/English) services. Primary referral sources include Neurology, Neurosurgery, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), and Cardiology. Access to psychometry support is provided and opportunities for collaborative research with established investigators are available. Our group has an APPCN-accredited postdoctoral fellowship in Pediatric Neuropsychology and an APA-accredited internship. Providers are involved in the supervision of trainees, including doctoral level graduate students (externs), interns, and fellows.
Requirements include a doctoral degree from an accredited (APA/CPA) training program and a formal postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsychology with an emphasis on pediatrics. Candidates should be license eligible in Georgia and hold (or be prepared to seek) board certification in Clinical Neuropsychology (ABPP/ABCN). Our team is committed to providing resources for individuals from diverse backgrounds with bilingual (Spanish/English) providers and staff. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.
Job Duties & Responsibilities
This clinician will support and enhance the missions of the Emory + Pediatric Institute and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta by providing high quality patient care in an effective and efficient manner.
I. Clinical Service:
If deemed appropriate, employment may be in the Emory + Children's Pediatric Institute with a faculty appointment within the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Neurology. The Emory + Children’s Pediatric Institute is an affiliation between Emory University and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta that is improving the lives of children in Georgia and beyond. The Pediatric Institute combines the unique strengths and resources of each institution in support of our three-part academic missions of providing outstanding clinical care, conducting innovative basic science discovery and clinical research, and coordinating exceptional education of the future healthcare workforce. Our physicians, researchers, and educators have created a model where leadership, commitment and quality are fundamental components of success. Together, we are transforming pediatrics by achieving new levels of clinical excellence—driven by research, teaching and wellness. We look forward to our future together.