• Psychometrist Research Assistant

    Job ID
    2019-73603
    Employment Type
    Part Time
    Department
    Research - ALZ
    Hours / Pay Period
    48
    Facility
    St Josephs Hospital and Medical Center
    Shift
    Day
    Location
    PHOENIX
    State/Province
    AZ
    Standard Hours
    Monday - Friday
    Work Schedule
    4 Hour
  • Overview

    Located in the heart of Phoenix, Ariz., St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center is a 586-bed, not-for-profit hospital that provides a wide range of health, social and support services with special advocacy for the poor and underserved. St. Joseph's is a nationally recognized center for quality tertiary care, medical education and research. It includes the internationally renowned Barrow Neurological Institute, the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center, the Norton Thoracic Institute, a campus of Creighton University's Medical School and the first Level I Trauma Center in Arizona verified by the American College of Surgeons. U.S. News & World Report routinely ranks St. Joseph's among the best hospitals in the United States for neurology and neurosurgery. For more information please visit our website at https://www.dignityhealth.org/arizona/locations/stjosephs.

    Responsibilities

    Job Summary:

     

    Primary: In consultation with supervisor or designee, prepares neuropsychological tests consistent with research protocols. Administers selected neuropsychological tests according to standardized instructions in published test manuals and according to research protocols; when necessary, modifies administration procedure in accordance with research participants’ physical and/or mental limitations, making note of such variations in administration procedures. Scores (manually or by computer) neuropsychological tests according to standardized instructions published in test manuals. Calculates standard scores using normative data tables. Records in writing observations of research participants’ behavior during testing, especially such behaviors that influence validity of test administration, scoring, and interpretation. Interviews research participants or family members to obtain medical, social, educational, and occupational history.

     

    Secondary: Assists the cognitive research team and Barrow Neurological Institute with outreach tasks and events. Assists with training psychometrists, research staff, clinic staff, and other staff as needed. Seeks opportunities for professional growth and education through conferences, webinars, and article review.

     

    Skills:

    Demonstrates ability to provide care and service safely and efficiently for Adults (19-65 years) and Older Adults (65 years & over).

    Demonstrates competence in the areas of critical thinking, interpersonal relationships, technical skills, and active listening/communication.

    Qualifications

    Requirements:

    Master’s degree in Psychology (or in a related field with exceptional psychometric experience)

    2+ years combined training and experience in neuropsychological test principles, administration, and scoring

     

    Preferred:

    2+ years of experience performing neuropsychological tests or dementia rating scales with geriatric population, conducting intake interviews, and conducting rating scales for research.

    2+ years of experience in a health-related career with direct patient contact preferred.

     

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