Neuropsychologist I (Oncology)

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Job Type: 

Req ID: 25881

Shift: Any

Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

The Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and the Cancer Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) are seeking a full-time licensed psychologist with expertise in pediatric neuropsychology.


The neuropsychologist will be complete assessments across the broad range of children treated in the Cancer Center with a focus on children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and children with brain tumors. They will contribute to the development and implementation of neuropsychological screening for patients who are moving off treatment and into survivorship.  In addition the neuropsychologist will support assessments through clinical trials protocols offered through the Children's Oncology Group as well as our goal of offering cognitive and social interventions for survivors of brain tumors.


Consistent with the mission of CHOP, the neuropsychologist will have opportunities to participate in training of future healthcare providers, including future psychologists through the hospital’s Postdoctoral Training Program; APA-accredited Pre-Doctoral Psychology Internship as well as opportunities to work with psychology practicum students from area universities. Psychologists at CHOP are eligible to apply for faculty appointment through the Department of Psychiatry in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Job Responsibilities

Clinical Activity

  • Demonstrates skills consistent with core privileges as a psychologist including diagnosis and treatment of children and adolescents with mental, behavioral or emotional disorders, including individual and family psychotherapy; psychological assessment of children and adolescents; consultation to other professionals concerning assessment and treatment of children and adolescents.
  • In addition, demonstrates competence in clinical neuropsychology requiring the integration of neuropsychological findings with neurologic and other medical data, psychosocial and behavioral data, knowledge in neurosciences, and the ability to interpret findings with an appreciation of social, cultural and ethical issues.
  • Demonstrates essential skills including specialized neuropsychological assessment techniques, specialized intervention techniques, research design and analysis in neuropsychology, professional issues and ethics, culturally competent approaches to neuropsychology, and understanding of implications of neuropsychological conditions for behavior and adjustment.
  • Practices effectively as an independent clinician.
  • Responsive to feedback from supervisors and colleagues about clinical practice.
  • Provides comprehensive assessment and treatment services to children and families, in inpatient and/or outpatient settings, and communicates with referral sources as indicated
  • Performs clinical services at a percent of effort as designated by supervisor.
  • Adheres to The Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences productivity standards.
  • In settings where patients are scheduled into appointments, presents an EPIC schedule that rolls out, per department guidelines, delineating availability and anticipated vacation and conference time.  Schedule must include enough openings to cover productivity expectations plus anticipated late cancellations/no shows.
  • Assures that professional practice is in accordance with applicable professional and licensing body standards 
  • Follows all CHOP and Departmental policies and procedures regarding clinical and administrative activity associated with providing direct patient care

Job Responsibilities (Continued)


  • Collaborates within the Department and with other Department/Division colleagues to assure that patients receive the kind of care required by patient circumstance.
  • Responds to requests for consultation and service in a timely manner.
  • Participates in The Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences committees
  • Works collaboratively with the program’s intake coordinators and practice manager to assure there is sufficient scheduling availability and patients are scheduled appropriately as applicable.



  • May provide supervision to trainees (including externs, interns, and/or fellows) within the Department’s training programs
  • Lectures and provides training within and across disciplines
  • Participates in activities of the training faculty



  • Completes all mandatory education requirements, annual PPD testing, flu vaccine and other vaccinations as per CHOP policy
  • Maintain Licensure(s) including completion of required continuing education
  • Establishes plans for professional growth with manager
  • Participates in program development (clinical, training, research)
  • Collaborates with internal staff to complete CHOP requirements to include but not limited to Medical Staff Application
  • Member and or active participation in a DCAPBS or CHOP Committees
  • Presents work locally or regionally; publishes or presents at least one paper /chapter annually  
  • Participates in community service
  • Participates in ongoing professional practice evaluations as a clinician and peer reviewer

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

Psychology license for Pennsylvania or New Jersey depending on the location of the position.

Required Education and Experience

Required Education: Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Psychology



Required Experience: Experience with pediatric neuropsychology consistent with job role


Additional Technical Requirements

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Skill in exercising initiative, judgment, problem solving, decision-making.

  • Skill in developing and maintaining effective relationships with medical, and administrative staff, patients and the public. 

  • Epic training
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally.

  • Ability to communicate clearly.

  • Ability to accept feedback and incorporate into professional growth and own performance improvement.

  • Maintains strictest confidentiality.

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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