Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) pioneered the introduction of psychiatry in the oncology setting. When we were founded in 1977, our department was the nations first group solely dedicated to clinical care, teaching, and research into the psychological aspects of cancer. Today, were established leaders in this arena.
In 2017, Dr. Stephen Sands joined our department to develop a new pediatric neuropsychology testing program. The program has grown to treat hundreds of patients each year. We are seeking a Neuropsychology Testing Technician to join this dynamic team. In this role, you will work closely with Dr. Sands in managing assessments for our pediatric population and their families.
You will have the opportunity to engage in local and national clinical research studies focused on documenting late effects from medical treatment as well as intervention studies aimed to improve survivorship. Also, there is opportunity to attend educational programs and lectures that focus on the medical and neuropsychological impacts of pediatric cancer and blood disorders.
Administer neuropsychological, educational, social-emotional and behavioral tests to pediatric, adolescent and young adult oncology patients and survivors through the Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Pediatrics.
Provide modifications in testing protocols to accommodate needs of individual limitations and special populations.
Conduct the scoring of administered tests and complete behavior rating scales from patient, parents and teachers.
Educate participants and parents with accurate and appropriate information regarding potential late effects from their medical treatment and making specific recommendations for interventions, accommodations and services that may be beneficial in educational and vocational settings.
Use in-depth training knowledge in clinical psychology, neuropsychological theory, neuroanatomy, cognitive neuroscience, clinical neurology, neuropsychiatry, neuroimaging, and therapeutic interventions to produce timely and informative written reports under the direct supervision of the attending neuropsychologist.
Ensure timely completion and provision of written reports, as well as feedback to referring physicians and members of the medical treatment team.
Assist in the collection, recording and scoring of various test data for clinical and/or research purposes.
Ensure timely and accurate completion of notes and billing codes as per institutional and CMS policies.
Assist in clinical research using specific protocol directions under the direct supervision of the attending neuropsychologist.
Adept at planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals.
Adept at building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives and goals.
An effective communicator, capable of determining how best to reach different audiences and executing communications based on that understanding.
Flexible in your approach and demeanor in order to align with the shifting demands of evolving circumstances.
A Master's degree in Psychology or related field, with 2-4 years of professional experience in assessing infants, children, adolescents, and young adults
OR a Doctorate in Psychology with 0-2 years of clinical experience working with medically ill pediatric patients
Experience working with pediatric populations of various ages is required
Internal Number: 2019-33501
About Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
As one of the world's premier cancer centers, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is committed to exceptional patient care, leading-edge research, and superb educational programs. The close collaboration between our physicians and scientists is one of our unique strengths, enabling us to provide patients with the best care available today as we work to discover more effective strategies to prevent, control, and ultimately cure cancer in the future. Our education programs train future physicians and scientists, and the knowledge and experience they gain at Memorial Sloan-Kettering has an impact on cancer treatment and the biomedical research agenda around the world.