• Licensed Psychological Examiner I

    Posted Date 1 week ago(2/12/2020 2:16 PM)
    Requisition ID
    2019-63786
    Category
    Patient Care
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Department
    COM Peds Dennis Development Center
    Post End Date
    3/14/2020
  • Overview

    The Licensed Psychological Examiner I (LPE I) will administer, score, and interpret psychological evaluations with children and adolescents with complex developmental and behavioral issues including, but not limited to Autism Spectrum Disorders, Genetic Syndromes, Developmental Delays, Learning Impairments, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, and Mental Retardation. This position  is to evaluate and arrive at an appropriate diagnosis along with making recommendations for home and school to assist in obtaining appropriate services, assist in treatment planning, and follow-up services. The services are provided on an outpatient basis to provide community-based providers (school, home, physicians, and therapists) with information related to the child's overall functioning.

     

    The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity. We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving the health, health care, and well-being of Arkansans.

     

    UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

    • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
    • Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
    • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
    • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
    • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
    • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
    • Merchant Discounts
    • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy

     Salary offered commensurate with experience

    Responsibilities

    • Reviews records, meets with families, staffs with attending psychologist, and selects psychological tests/measures and utilizes other psychological evaluation methods. The individual assessment material is selected based on the clinical question and concerns.
    • Staff with interdisciplinary team (speech/language pathologist, social worker, Doctor, etc.)
    • Meet with families to discuss the child's individual assessment results, explain findings, and diagnosis along with recommendations for future services and appropriate placement/treatment.
    • Prepares clearly written reports that accurately describe the evaluation with a thorough description of all assessment results, impressions, diagnosis, and recommendations. The reports are intended as feedback to the referring physician and family as to referral concerns.
    • Attends and participates in regular committee meetings to address clinical issues, to promote quality of care, and patient safety.
    • Attends continuing education to expand clinical knowledge and meet criteria for licensure.
    • Assist in the research and teaching activities with in the section of pediatric psychology.
    • Provide follow-up clinical consultation with parents and service providers as needed.
    • Must be available for informal consultation with other disciplines to contribute to the clinical perspective on a case by case basis.
    • Provide observational experiences and training for student practitioners, interns, residents, and new employees.
    • May perform other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    Master’s Degree in Psychology plus 1 year of  pediatric experience required. Must be licensed as a Psychological Examiner by the state of Arkansas. 

     

    This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check and drug screen. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant except as provided by law. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity. The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. 

     

    UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.

    Physical Requirements

    Stand: Frequently
    Sit: Frequently
    Walk: Frequently
    Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Frequently
    Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 26 - 50 lbs
    Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Continuously
    Talk: Continuously
    Hear: Continuously
    Taste or smell: Frequently
    Read, concentrate, think analytically: Continuously
    Physical Environment: Inside Classroom Setting, Inside Medical Facility Environment, Inside Office Environment, Outdoor Weather Conditions
    Noise Level: Moderate
    Visual Requirements: Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity
    Hazards: Biological, Chemical, Dust, Electrical, Fumes/Gases/Odors, Radiation, Sharp objects/tools

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