VA NEXCSS-MH Memory Disorders Program Staff Neuropsychologist

VA Boston Healthcare System

Veteran Affairs (VA)

NEXCSS-MH Memory Disorders Program Staff Neuropsychologist

GS-180-13

I.                   General Description:

The National Expert Consultation & Specialized Services-Mental Health (NEXCSS-MH) Memory Disorders Program Staff Neuropsychologist (1.0 FTE) position is located in the Neurology Service of the VA Boston Healthcare System, mainly at the Jamaica Plain campus but occasionally the Brockton campus. All clinical appointments are, however, held virtually using either (1) VA Video Connect (VVC) to the patient’s home, (2) telephone to the patient’s home, or (3) TeleHealth to the patient’s local VA medical center or community-based outpatient clinic (CBOC), such that the psychologist can often work from their home. The psychologist will provide direct clinical care (including interviews, cognitive testing, and full neuropsychological evaluations) and engage in training of pre-doctoral practicum students/research assistants and physician fellows within Neurology, Psychiatry, and Geriatrics. The psychologist will also participate in research, Cognitive Behavioral Neurology and Memory Disorders Clinic meetings, and program evaluation.

 

II.                Citiznenship/Licensure/Experience.

Must be a citizen of the United States (US). Must hold a full, current, and unrestricted license to practice psychology at the doctoral level in a State, Territory, Commonwealth of the US (e.g., Puerto Rico), or the District of Columbia. Have at least 2 years of experience as (1) a neuropsychology fellow in an accredited neuropsychology postdoctoral fellowship program, or (2) a psychologist, with at least one year at the equivalent to the next lower grade level.

III.             Clinical Responsibilities (80-90% of time)

Direct Service Provision: Provides a full range of neuropsychological assessment services including clinical interviewing, neuropsychological assessment and psychometric assessment for veterans referred to the VA NEXCSS-MH Memory Disorders Program, (more commonly known as the TeleMemory Clinic). Performs evaluations for adult veterans with a of neurological and psychological disorders referred to the NEXCSS-MH Memory Disorders Program including dementia, traumatic brain injury, epilepsy/seizure, attention deficit, stroke, adjustment disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, substance abuse disorders, and personality disorders. Provides clinical supervision to psychological practicum students/research assistants including weekly supervision, observation opportunities, and review of reports. Provides clinical supervision and observation opportunities to physician fellows in the Neurology, Psychiatry, and Geriatrics services. Consults with other NEXCSS- MH Memory Disorders Program staff on a wide variety of patient care issues. Completes administrative functions, including report and progress note writing, and attending relevant NEXCSS-MH Memory Disorders Program staff and VA Boston Cognitive Behavioral Neurology organizational meetings. Participates in didactic teaching relevant to neuropsychology.

IV.             Academic/Research/Teaching/Training (10-20% effort)

Candidates who are interested in furthering or starting an academic research career are preferred, with a goal of obtaining career development awards or independent grant funding. These awards and grants can reduce clinical workload by up to 90% Research projects should be relevant to NEXCSS-MH Memory Disorders Program, VA Boston Cognitive Behavioral Neurology Section, and the Center for Translational Cognitive Neuroscience (CTCN). Faculty appointments will be in Neurology at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine.

Contact: Dr. Andrew Budson             Andrew.Budson@va.gov or abudson@bu.edu

 

 

To apply for this job email your details to abudson@bu.edu