The Neuropsychology Division in the Department of Neurological Sciences (DONS) at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), in partnership with Nebraska Medicine hospital, is pleased to announce an opening for a full-time pediatric neuropsychologist. The position includes a faculty appointment within the Department with rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The primary focus of the position will involve outpatient neuropsychological evaluations and Wada assessments with children and adolescents receiving care from the rapidly growing, interdisciplinary UNMC Comprehensive Epilepsy Program. The Program is a Level 4 regional epilepsy center with an 8 private bed Epilepsy Monitoring Unit. The Program has an active surgical arm with dedicated adult and pediatric neurosurgeons, averaging 30-40 epilepsy surgeries and 50-75 VNS implantations annually, and it is one of the largest Responsive Neurostimulation (RNS) programs in the nation.
Additional clinical referrals from the UNMC Department of Neurosurgery and from Children's Hospital & Medical Center will involve outpatient evaluations of children with a broad range of neurologic, medical, and developmental disorders. Opportunities for clinical program development and subspecialization exist, depending on the neuropsychologist's interests and areas of expertise.
While primarily a clinical position, the neuropsychologist is expected to further contribute to the UNMC academic mission. Teaching and supervision of neuropsychology trainees and medical residents/fellows, community outreach activities, and research collaboration are encouraged. UNMC possesses a wealth of research-based opportunities including access to the Center for Advanced Medical Imaging and the UNMCMEG center.
The pediatric neuropsychologist will join a collaborative team in the DONS Neuropsychology Division that is comprised of six adult/geriatric focused neuropsychologists, one part-time pediatric neuropsychologist, two adult/geriatric-focused neuropsychology fellows, and six psychometrists. UNMC is the most comprehensive academic medical institution in the area. As Nebraska's only public academic health sciences center, UNMC is committed to the education of a 21st century health care work force, to finding cures and treatments for devastating diseases, to providing the best care for patients, and to serving our state and its communities through award-winning outreach. Nebraska Medicine is the state's largest hospital and has been named best in the state by U.S. News & World Report for nine years in a row. For seven straight years, Nebraska Medicine has also been named to Becker's Hospital Review's list of 100 Great Hospitals in America.
Currently the 42nd largest city in the United States, the Omaha metropolitan area is home to over 900,000 people who welcome visitors and new residents with open arms and authentic Midwestern hospitality. US News ranked Omaha #40 of 150 Best Places to Live in the U.S., 2020-2021.
Applications are being accepted on line at https://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/57452 Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Qualifications for the position include a doctoral degree from an APA/CPA-accredited program, completion of an APA/CPA-accredited internship program, and completion of a two-year Pediatric Neuropsychology post-doctoral fellowship. Applicants must be licensed in Nebraska or license-eligible. Preference will be given to candidates who are board-certified or board-eligible (ABPP) in Clinical Neuropsychology.
A vital enterprise in the nation’s heartland, the University of Nebraska Medical Center has its eye on improving the future of health care in Nebraska and beyond. As Nebraska’s only public academic health sciences center, UNMC is committed to the education of a 21st century health care work force, to finding cures and treatments for devastating diseases, to providing the best care for patients, and to serving our state and its communities through award-winning outreach. UNMC also is committed to embracing the richness of diversity, and is a major economic engine for the state of Nebraska. Led by Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., UNMC has six colleges, two institutes and a graduate studies program, serving nearly 4,000 students in more than two dozen programs. Our physician assistant program was recently ranked ninth in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, and our primary care program was ranked 17. The university’s physical therapy, pharmacy and public health programs also are ranked among the top in the country.
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