Pediatric Psychology/Neuropsychology - Postdoctoral Fellowship

Opportunities

Rush NeuroBehavioral Center (RNBC) in Skokie, IL, a division of the Department of Behavioral Sciences of Rush University Medical Center, is offering full-time advanced training in psychological/neuropsychological assessment for one post-doctoral trainee. This fellowship is for one year, from mid-August 2019 through mid-August 2020, with a stipend and standard benefits package offered at Rush for faculty.

The RNBC fellowship involves comprehensive assessment of children, adolescents, and young adults with developmental, attention, learning, autism spectrum, behavioral and/or psychiatric disorders. There are also opportunities to work with a medically diverse population that includes neuropsychological assessments of patients with mild traumatic brain injury, epilepsy, hydrocephalus, chromosomal disorders, mitochondrial disorders and other neurological sequelae. The assessment battery is individualized to each individual to explore his/her strengths and weaknesses. The evaluation battery typically includes assessment related to intellectual functioning, academic achievement, various aspects of attention, memory, executive functioning, receptive and expressive language, and emotional and behavioral functioning. Fellows also obtain training in how to interface and collaborate with school systems, including conducting school observations and attending IEP meetings.

RNBC has a large training program for advanced practicum students who have an interest in neuropsychological assessment. The fellows will help supervisors with teaching standardized administration, scoring of assessments, interpretation of data, and integration of findings. The fellows will also aid in score checking student files and providing first round report edits to 3-4 students per month. There are weekly didactic seminars, grand rounds at RUMC, monthly journal club meetings, and staff meetings that the fellow is encouraged to attend. There is also the option of testing as part of a multi-disciplinary team, which includes working with our speech and language pathologist and developmental pediatrician. In addition to neuropsychological testing, the fellow will have the opportunity to co-lead social skills groups and parent training seminars.

Basic Responsibilities:

·         Complete 4-5 comprehensive assessment batteries per month

·         Help to score check student files and provide feedback to students

·         Provide first round edits on reports to 3-4 students per month

·         Participate in school IEP and 504 plan meetings

·         Conduct school observations when needed

·         Help co-facilitate social-skills groups and parent training seminars

·         Attend weekly didactic seminars that cover a variety of topics in assessment and neuropsychological issues.

·         Present once per quarter on didactic topic of your choice and help to run group supervision of practicum students

·         Attend weekly clinic meetings

·         Opportunities to attend weekly grand rounds and monthly journal club meetings at RUMC

·         Receive weekly individual supervision with your primary supervisor

·         Help maintain testing closet organization and ordering of assessments

Prior neuropsychological testing and clinical experience with children and families is required and candidates must possess excellent clinical and written communication skills. For questions and inquiries, please contact Dr. Lindsay Hardy at Lindsay_hardy@rush.edu.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcript, three letters of recommendation, and two sample de-identified neuropsychological reports to:

Maggie McGauley

Faculty Recruitment

Maggie_McGauley@rush.edu.

 



More about Rush University Medical Center:

Rush University Medical Center is an academic medical center that encompasses a 669-bed hospital serving adults and children. In January 2012, Rush opened a new 376-bed hospital building, known as the Tower, which is part of the Medical Center’s major renovation of its campus.

Rush University is home to one of the first medical colleges in the Midwest and one of the nation’s top-ranked nursing colleges, as well as graduate programs in allied health, health systems management and biomedical research. The Medical Center also offers more than 70 highly selective residency and fellowship programs in medical and surgical specialties and subspecialties.

Rush is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Rush is ranked in 7 of 16 categories in U.S. News & World Report's 2018–2019 “America's Best Hospitals” issue, and is one of the two top-ranked hospitals in Illinois overall.

Rush was one of four hospitals in the country that the American Hospital Association honored for equity of care in June of 2018.

Rush was the first hospital in Illinois serving adults and children to receive Magnet status—the highest honor in nursing—and the first in Illinois to earn a fourth four-year designation.

Rush has been ranked among the country's top 100 hospitals—and 15 major teaching hospitals—four times by Truven Health Analytics, a leading provider of health care data and analytics.

The Human Rights Campaign, a civil rights organization that advocates for equality for people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and/or queer/questioning named Rush University Medical Center a leader in LGBT Health Equality for the tenth consecutive year.

Maggie McGauley

Maggie McGauley

Faculty Recruiter
312-563-0005
Margaret_McGauley@rush.edu

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