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|Sr. Scientific Director/Neuropsychologist in San Diego, California|
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 21,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services. General Dynamics Information Technology is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.
• Directs and provides oversight of research related activities at the DVBIC site. May oversee clinical and/or education related activities.
• Establishes and maintains appropriate staff to ensure that patient care and clinical research projects are delivered on time, on budget, and to the agreed quality standard.
• Conducts evaluations and provides therapeutic interventions to individuals as needed to facilitate TBI clinical care management and optimize care.
• Develops, implements, and maintains partnership with Patients, other health care providers, researchers, and community resources as applicable;
• Responsible for the completion of individual workload accountability in accordance with clinic, medical treatment facility and program requirements.
• Abides by all applicable regulations with regard to Utilization Review and Quality Improvement directives including, but not limited to, in-service training, peer review, performance improvement, records maintenance, performance evaluations, and release of information.
• Assists other contract service providers, military commanders and community agencies in the development and implementation of health programs at the installation and or clinic level.
• Participates, as appropriate, in departmental Quality Assurance (QA) programs and adhere to all safety and patient data regulations at all times.
• Attends and presents at conferences, meetings, trainings for professional development and presentation of research findings or patient care reports, as appropriate
• Supervises contract staff training, promotes development with immediate and direct feedback, and completes performance evaluations for contract clinical, research, and education staff working under this contract.
• Collaborates with physicians in other medical specialties on cases involving complicated and multi-faceted problems.
• Provides educational presentations on TBI regularly to the appropriate audiences.
• Oversees the design and execution of clinical research initiatives, and their compliance with all regulatory bodies.
• Supports TBI research through development and implementation of research studies in collaboration with research professionals locally and nationally
• Ensures effective communication and knowledge sharing with DVBIC research colleagues and scientific team.
• Contributes to the preparation of research manuscripts for publication in the area of TBI, and present papers at scientific meetings, as possible.
• Serves as a liaison between DVBIC nationally, locally, and the Command.
• Collaborates with Program Manager and monitors contract program activities (e.g. staff training and performance; recruitment and hiring; and planning).
• Develops, implements and conducts brain injury investigations in collaboration with other investigators.
• 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.
• Doctorate in clinical or counseling psychology from an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited program and must have completed an APA approved clinical psychology internship.
• Clinical Neuropsychologist must have attended a formal neuropsychological fellowship in clinical Neuropsychology, and be skilled in specialized testing and assessment procedure as recognized by either the National Academy of Neuropsychology or Division 40 of the American Psychological Association.
• Experience within clinically appropriate systems of care may be accepted in lieu of educational minimums.
• Must possess and maintain current course completion documentation for basic life support (BLS) through an American Heart Association and/or Red Cross approved training program.
• Must maintain Continuing Education credit sufficient to maintain clinical license
• Ability to function independently with a high degree of professionalism and clinical judgment required.
• Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with staff at all levels to foster collaborative research activities required.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills required.
• Ability to facilitate and present information to small and large groups as well as the flexibility to re-prioritize quickly required.
• Must have a high level of competence in clinical practice, administration, and education.
• Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary health care team is required.
• Ability to manage stress, as evidenced by the ability to respond and to meet demands of caseload, such as submitting proper documentation and referrals required.
• Knowledge and experience with military health system, combat/deployment issues, people suffering from medically unexplained symptoms, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and/or disasters are highly desired.
• Be proficient in administration and interpretation of basic psychological test measures to include Intelligence Testing, Personality Testing with Objective and Projective Testing.
• Must be proficient in advanced neuropsychological testing sensitive to brain injury such as the Halstead-Reitan Battery, computerized performance assessment batteries, Mental Status exams and Dementia Rating Scales.
• Must have and maintain a current license to practice Clinical or Counseling Psychology in any one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam or the U.S. Virgin Islands that allows for the independent practice of clinical services. This license must be current (not revoked, suspended, or lapsed in registration), valid (the issuing authority accepts and considers QA information (i.e. practitioner professional performance and conduct in determining continued licenses), 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).
• Must be available to travel locally, regionally and nationally.
|Security Clearance Level||Background Check|
|Security Clearance Basis||National Agency Check (NLC)|
|Security Clearance Polygraph||None|
|Job ID Number||190173|
|Job Function||Science and Engineering|
|Potential for Deployment||No|
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|General Dynamics Information Technology is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.|