Research Neuropsychologist - Military veterans preferred

2019-10-12
General Dynamics Information Technology (www.gdit.com)
Other

/yr


Bethesda

REQ#: 2019-65128

Job Description

GDIT’s Military Health Solutions is HIRING a Research Neuropsychologist to support Traumatic Brain Injury studies for the Defense & Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) located at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) in Bethesda, MD!

As the traumatic brain injury (TBI) Pathway of Care manager within the Military Health System (MHS), the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center promotes state-of-the-science care from point-of-injury to reintegration for service members, veterans, and their families to prevent and mitigate consequences of mild to severe TBI.

Learn More about DVBIC HERE

The Research Neuropsychologist will be responsible for providing expertise in cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychological assessment relevant to traumatic brain injury (TBI). S/he will work in collaboration with other staff to design, conduct and report on research with military Service Members and veterans who have sustained TBI.

Primary Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):

  • Develops, implements and conducts brain injury investigations in collaboration with other investigators. May serve as Principal Investigator.
  • Responsible for providing expertise in cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychological assessment relevant to research on traumatic brain injury (TBI). Provides direct services, to include screening, neuropsychological assessment, treatment, referral, consultation and education.
  • Conducts neuropsychosocial evaluations and provides therapeutic interventions including crisis counseling to individuals as needed to facilitate TBI clinical care management and optimize care.
  • Collaborates with staff to design, conduct and report on research with military Service Members and veterans who have sustained TBI.
  • Plans, implements and reports results of studies on behavioral and cognitive correlates of in Service Members with traumatic brain injury.
  • Attends research meetings, proposes/guides research initiatives, and supports joint research efforts with allied professions. Coordinates with principal and co-investigators regarding technical and/or clinical problems affecting research efforts.
  • Prepares research protocols and interacts with Clinical Investigation Facilities (CIF) and Institutional Review Boards (IRB).
  • Provides direct services, to include screening, neuropsychological assessment, treatment, referral, consultation and education.
  • Assist in the development, implementation, and maintains in partnership with patients, other health care providers and community resources as applicable; assist in the development of a comprehensive treatment care plan in accordance with TBI health care standards for patients.
  • Participates, as appropriate, in departmental Quality Assurance (QA) programs and adhere to all safety regulations at all times.
  • May presents patient cases in conferences, reports, or meetings to discuss status and updates to cases.
Education
  • PhD degree in Psychology or a related field and have completed a postdoctoral fellowship including clinical experience in neuropsychological assessment/consultation.
  • Must have and maintain a current license to practice Clinical or Counseling Psychology.
  • Must maintain Continuing Education credit sufficient to maintain both their clinical license and to meet medical facility specific Quality Assurance standards for credentialing.
  • In addition, must have attended a formal neuropsychological fellowship in clinical Neuropsychology, and be skilled in specialized testing and assessment procedure.
  • Experience within clinically appropriate systems of care may be accepted in lieu of educational minimums.
Qualifications
  • 10 + years of relevent work experience.
  • 2+ years of experience with administration and interpretation of various neuropsychologist tests.
  • Ability to administer and score neuropsychological (cognitive performance) testing is required.
  • Ability to select and apply statistical techniques appropriate to the brain injury research protocols) under development and/or application is required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required.
  • Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary health care team is required.
  • Knowledge of the principles and theoretical concepts of brain injury pathophysiology, clinical effects and treatment required.
  • General research knowledge with the ability to develop and implement scientifically sound research protocols required. Ability to effectively author professional peer reviewed journal articles, manuscripts, research grant applications, posters, and research reports required.
  • Knowledge of the administrative processes appropriate to the position required.
  • S/he must adhere to legal, professional and ethical codes with respect to confidentiality and privacy.
  • US Citizenship is required with the ability to pass a T3 security investigation.
  • Must be able to sit and stand for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to carry light items – up to 25 lbs.
  • May encounter patients who are confused, agitated, or abusive.

Preferred Skills & Abilities:

  • Prior experience within the DoD/VA systems of care strongly preferred.

For more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology has served as a trusted provider of information technology, systems engineering, training and professional services to customers across federal, state, and local governments, and in the commercial sector. Over 40,000 GDIT professionals deliver enterprise solutions, manage mission-critical IT programs and provide mission support services worldwide. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.