Mount Sinai Hospital recruiting child psychologist for NICU follow-up program

May 17, 2018

Position Description:
NICU F/U Program Child Psychologist

The primary role of the psychologist will be to provide clinical and teaching services in the NICU follow-up program, in support of the clinical and academic missions of the Divisions of Newborn Medicine and Developmental Pediatrics.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

Clinical (70%)

  • Conduct appropriate developmental assessments as part of the NICU Follow-Up Program.
    • Potential assessments include:
      • Bayley’s Scale of Infant Development III
      • Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS)
      • Capute Scales
      • Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (MCHAT II)
      • Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ)
      • Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC V)
      • NEPSY II
  • Interpret assessment results to recommend patient management based on testing results.
  • Communicate results to the patient/family.
  • Work with the interdisciplinary team for appropriate longitudinal patient management.

Administrative (10%)

  • Participate in weekly meetings with the NICU Follow-Up team to select tests, review administration, and review procedures for psychological testing of NICU graduates referred for testing.
  • Maintain accurate clinical documentation and billing.

Research (10%)

  • Enter all testing results in the NICU Follow-Up Program database.
  • Participate in longitudinal studies of neurobehavioral outcome and family bonding.

Teaching (10%)

  • Conduct didactic sessions with Pediatric Residents and Neonatal-Perinatal Fellows.
  • Supervise physician trainees and psychology externs who may rotate through the clinic.


Patient Population:
Graduates of the Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai West Hospital NICUs who meet the following criteria…

  • Gestational age < 33 weeks
  • Birth weight < 1500g
  • Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy
  • Perinatal stroke
  • Neonatal meningitis
  • Neonatal seizure
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Other patients with a complex clinical course likely to result in developmental delay