Psychometrist Research Assistant

Job ID
2020-108914
Employment Type
Full Time
Department
Research - ALZ
Hours / Pay Period
80
Facility
St Josephs Hospital and Medical Center
Shift
Day
Standard Hours
M-F, 0800-500
Work Schedule
8 Hour
Location
AZ-PHOENIX

Overview

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Located conveniently in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center is a 571-bed, not-for-profit hospital that provides a wide range of health, social and support services.  Founded in 1895 by the Sisters of Mercy, St. Joseph's was the first hospital in the Phoenix area. More than 125 years later, St. Joseph's remains dedicated to its mission of caring for the poor and underserved.

 

We are extremely proud to be a nationally recognized center for quality quaternary care, medical education and research. St. Joseph's includes the internationally renowned Barrow Neurological Institute, Norton Thoracic Institute, Cancer Center at St. Joseph's, Ivy Brain Tumor Center, and St. Joseph's Level I Trauma Center (which is verified by the American College of Surgeons). The hospital is also a respected center for high-risk obstetrics, neuro-rehabilitation, orthopedics, and other medical services. St. Joseph’s is considered a sought-after destination hospital for treating the most complex cases from throughout the world. Every day, approximately 20 percent of the hospital’s patients have traveled from outside of Arizona and the United States to seek treatment at St. Joseph’s.

 

U.S News & World Report routinely ranks St. Joseph's among the top hospitals in the United States for neurology and neurosurgery.  In addition, St. Joseph's boasts the Creighton University School of Medicine at St. Joseph's, and a strategic alliance with Phoenix Children's Hospital.

St. Joseph's is consistently named an outstanding place to work and one of Arizona's healthiest employers. Come grow your career with one of Arizona's Most Admired Companies.

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For the health of our community ... we are proud to be a tobacco-free campus.

Responsibilities

Job Summary:

 

Demonstrates competence in the areas of critical thinking, interpersonal relationships, and technical skills. Acts in accordance with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles. In consultation with supervisor or designee, prepares and selects neuropsychological tests consistent with research protocols. Demonstrates ability to provide care/service safely and efficiently for the care of Adults (19-65 years) and Older Adults (65 years & over). Administers selected neuropsychological tests according to standardized instructions in published test manuals and modifies administration procedure in accordance with research participants with research participants’ physical and/or mental limitations making note of such variations in administration procedures. Scores (manually or by computer) neuropsychological test protocols according to standardized instructions published in test manuals. Records in writing observations of research participants’ behavior during testing, especially such behaviors that influence validity of test administration, scoring, and interpretation. Designs and maintains research database and completes data entry. Assists with statistical data analyses. Designs and prepares data summary sheets and response forms. Assists with recruiting human subjects for research studies and clinical trials. Interviews research participants or family members to obtain medical, social, educational, and occupational history. Assists with preparation of scientific manuscripts and presentations, IRB proposals, grants and investigator-initiated clinical trial applications. Assists with training of interns, fellows, other psychometrics’ and research assistants.

Qualifications

Requirements:

2 years experience in health related career required.

Bachelor's degree in Psychology or related field required.

Familiarity with word processing, spread sheets, slide presentations, and statistical computer software required. Proficient in scheduling, word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint, databases, and statistical computer software preferred.

 

Preferred:

2 years experience in health related career with direct patient contact preferred.

2 years experience in neuropsychological test administration preferred.

Master's Degree in related field preferred

 

 

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