General Dynamics Information Technology Research Neuropsychologist in Durham, North Carolina

Job Description

With more than 8,000 health experts, clinicians and advisors, General Dynamics Health Solutions’ personnel provide vital expertise and project management support to help organizations research, diagnose and treat varying healthcare issues to improve outcomes. Our program and project management professionals supply the necessary expertise and administrative support to keep pace with industry demands. Relying on our specialized scientists, technicians and providers, organizations gain the necessary clinical staff to meet organizational needs and advance medical research.

GDIT is looking for aResearch Neuropsychologistto work at the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) atFt. Bragg, NC. The candidate 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:

  • 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

  • Ph.D. degree in Psychology or a related field and have completed a postdoctoral fellowship including clinical experience in neuropsychological assessment/consultation.

  • 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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

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. Ability to select and apply statistical techniques appropriate to the brain injury research protocols) under development and/or application is required. Knowledge of the administrative processes appropriate to the position required. Ability to administer and score neuropsychological (cognitive performance) testing is required. S/he must adhere to legal, professional and ethical codes with respect to confidentiality and privacy.

Minimum Experience:

2-6 years’ experience with administration and interpretation of various neuropsychologist tests. Prior experience within the DoD/VA systems of care strongly preferred.

Required Licenses:

Must have and maintain a current license to practice Clinical or Counseling Psychology. For personal service employees, the Contractor employee must have and maintain a current license to practice in any one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam or the U.S. Virgin Islands, or any US territory that allows for the independent practice of clinical services. This license must be current and unrestricted (not subject to restriction pertaining to the scope, location, or type of practice ordinarily granted to other applicants for similar licenses in granting jurisdiction).

Physical Capabilities:

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.

As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors.With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services.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.

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Requisition ID 2018-40777

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Job Location USA-NC-Durham

Job Function Medical Support

Security Clearance Level None

Full/Part Time Full Time