Barrow Neurological Institute (BNI) at Phoenix Children’s is seeking a dynamic and visionary leader to join our team as the full-time Division Chief of Pediatric Neuropsychology. Phoenix Children’s is a leading healthcare institution dedicated to fostering innovation, collaboration, exceptional patient care, education and academic excellence, and cutting-edge research. It is one of the largest children’s hospitals in the United States. BNI at Phoenix Children’s is a center of excellence comprising 5 divisions including Neurology, Neurosurgery, Neuropsychology, Developmental Pediatrics and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. It is constantly ranked in the U.S. News & World Report of Best Children’s Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. Our mission at BNI is to improve the health and quality of life for children and adolescents with neurological, behavioral, and mental health diseases and disorders. Our neuropsychologists provide both inpatient and outpatient services and specialize in neuropsychological assessment of pediatric patients with complex medical disorders impacting neurocognitive functioning and pre and post-surgical/procedural evaluations for specialty programs such as transplant and epilepsy. Position Overview As the Division Chief of Pediatric Neuropsychology, the successful candidate will lead a team of dedicated professionals, play a pivotal role in advancing our mission to provide the highest quality care and evaluation for pediatric patients with neuropsychological disorders, provide leadership and strategic direction for the division, and oversee clinical operations. They will also be responsible for fostering professional growth and development, mentorship of junior staff, and directing education and research initiatives for the division. As part of the BNI leadership team the Division Chief will collaborate with endeavors across all divisions in BNI at Phoenix Children’s and work closely and foster collaborations with our colleagues in other divisions at Phoenix Children’s. Clinical responsibilities will include comprehensive neuropsychological assessments in the ambulatory setting and consultations with families, schools, physicians, and allied health care providers as needed. The Division Chief will be expected to contribute to research associated with their academic appointment and area/s of expertise.
The Division of Pediatric Neuropsychology at Phoenix Children’s currently employs 6 neuropsychologists and is actively recruiting for an additional 2 staff neuropsychologists, with further growth planned. We maintain an APA-accredited internship and numerous practicum-training opportunities. Phoenix Children’s Health System includes the main campus as well as East and West Valley hospital and medical facilities. The neuropsychology division provides clinical services at the main hospital campus in the ambulatory clinics, inpatient, a CARF-accredited acute rehabilitation center, and in our regional clinics in the East and West Valley of Phoenix. The neuropsychology service supports a host of multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary clinics and specialty services at Phoenix Children’s. Members of the division participate in all aspects of our training programs, and many are involved in research programs and community education and outreach.
Our Neuropsychology program provides training experiences for graduate students, psychology interns, and fellows as well as medical students, and resident physicians. Clinical teaching is a valued part of our work.
Qualifications The ideal candidate will have . . .
A doctoral degree from an APA-accredited program in clinical, health, or counseling psychology or a related discipline, including an APA-accredited internship
Board Certification in Neuropsychology through the ABPdN or ABPP/ABCN
Administrative and leadership experience in a pediatric hospital or comparable setting
No less than five years of post-licensure professional practice in neuropsychology
Licensed or eligible for psychology licensure in the State of Arizona
A leadership style promoting a supportive and inclusive environment
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Bilingual competency in English and Spanish is desirable but not a prerequisite
Expertise in program development is expected as the position will require close collaboration with clinical leaders across the Institute and Phoenix Children’s to establish interdisciplinary teams and promote innovative care delivery models. Clinical research experience is preferred, and there are multiple opportunities for academic collaboration with clinicians and researchers in the Institute, Phoenix Children’s, and Arizona State University.
Phoenix Children’s Hospital is committed to enhancing the diversity of our staff to complement the cultural and ethnic richness of our patients and their families.
Candidates interested in applying for this position should send their cover letter and CV to:
David Blaha firstname.lastname@example.org 602-933-1107
The Division Chief shall serve as the leader of their division and achieve clinical, research and academic programmatic goals while providing financial oversight of the Division. In addition, the division chief shall provide patient care services and will support the PCH mission of providing hope, healing and the best health care for children and their families.
MD or DO degree (Required)
MBA, MPH or MHA degree, or equivalent (Preferred)
Leadership experience (Required)
5 years in applicable area of specialty (Preferred)
Current Arizona License to Practice Medicine or the ability to obtain prior to start date. (Required)
Board certified/Board Eligible in the appropriate specialty (Required)
The ability to move freely from facility to facility, as well as, the ability to move freely throughout facilities and examine patients. (Required)
The ability to communicate by telephone, computer or other communication devices. (Required)
The ability to perform after hours or night call responsibilities as needed. (Required)
The ability to work regularly scheduled work hours. (Required)
The ability to work well under pressure. (Required)
Phoenix Children’s is one of the Nation’s largest pediatric health systems. It comprises Phoenix Children’s Hospital–Main Campus, Phoenix Children’s Hospital–East Valley at Dignity Health Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, four pediatric specialty and urgent care centers, 11 community pediatric practices, 20 outpatient clinics, two ambulatory surgery centers and six community-service-related outpatient clinics throughout the state of Arizona. The system has provided world-class inpatient, outpatient, trauma, emergency and urgent care to children and families for more than 35 years. Phoenix Children’s Care Network includes more than 850 pediatric primary care providers and specialists who deliver care across more than 75 subspecialties. Phoenix Children's provides world-class inpatient, outpatient, trauma, emergency and urgent care to children and families in Arizona and throughout the Southwest. As one of the largest children’s hospitals in the country, we provide care across more than 75 pediatric specialties. Every day our clinical, professional and support staff work collaboratively to deliver on our mission to provide hope, healing and the best health care for children and their fam...ilies. They embrace the challenges of providing compassionate, high-quality, family-centered care to the most complex patients in the region.