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
Standard Hours
Monday - Friday
Work Schedule
4 Hour
Location
AZ-PHOENIX

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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