Mind And Brain Care, LLC Fort Myers, FL
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General Job Description:
A psychometrist is responsible for the administration and scoring psychological and neuropsychological tests under the supervision of a clinical psychologist or clinical neuropsychologist. Additionally, a psychometrist will also make note of behavioral observations during the course of the assessment that may be used by the psychologist to aid in test interpretation. The psychometrist may also be responsible for collecting demographic information from a patient.
A full neuropsychological evaluation often requires 6-8 hours to administer and score depending on the population and referral question. Populations to be assessed by Psychometrists include: head injury (TBI), neurological disorders (e.g., Epilepsy, Parkinson's Disease, etc.), vascular (e.g., strokes), dementia (e.g., Alzheimer's), vocational, workman's compensation, forensic, competency, academic, and psychiatric.
In addition, this person may also be responsible for various clerical or administrative duties that include but are not limited to: maintenance of test materials (organized, filed), photocopying, patient scheduling, billing and coding of procedures, data entry, and procurement of office and testing supplies.
Purpose of Position:
Part-time (24-plus hours a week) Psychometrist will administer and score psychological test batteries evaluating cognitive, academic, neuropsychological, behavioral, and emotional status in order to assist Neuropsychologists in treatment decisions. The psychometrist will administer standardized testing appropriate to determine localization of brain lesions, ability to return to school after injury or illness, appropriate school placement, learning disability, and other treatment decisions. To provide technical support to Neuropsychologists on specialty teams and clinical research projects.
Psychometrist must have extensive comprehension of test administration as well as efficient scoring in concert with providing detailed behavioral observations of the examinee. Psychometrist must be able to administer a thorough neuropsychological test battery to assesses a variety of domains including (but not limited to): intellectual functioning, attention and concentration skills, language functioning, verbal and visuo-spatial abilities, academic/achievement performance, memory abilities, motor and sensory-motor integration, effort, executive functioning, and emotional status. The minimum education level for a psychometrist is a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or a related field from an accredited college or university. An individual with Master’s level training is preferred. This position is best fit for someone with experience administering tests, but an exceptionally bright and motivated candidate may be considered for training.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
· Administer and score psychological tests as defined in competencies for a Psychometrist.
· Assists clinical psychologists in selection of test to be administered. Trouble-shoot difficult testing situations and administer tests that are developmentally appropriate for the patient.
· Adapt the administration of test to the specific needs of each patient while staying within the standardized procedures set forth for each specific test.
· Score tests administered, including objective personality tests administered by Psychologist.
· Ensures that patients referred to the clinic for testing are tested and scored in a timely manner.
· Discuss progress of patients with psychologists; keep psychologist informed of their status.
· Write progress notes in the medical record to keep all personnel informed of the status of referrals.
· Assist with research projects and special groups.
· Attend training conferences offered by the clinic as well as by outside organizations.
· Train new psychometrists and scoring clerks.
· Acclimate new neuropsychology fellows, residents and research assistants to the psychometrist position and the collaborative relationship.
· Provide for the exchange of appropriate patient care and clinical information when
patients are admitted, referred, transferred or discharged.
· Provide data for Psychologists which will contribute to the assessment of a patient’s needs, the organization’s capability to provide care or treatment and the appropriate level of care.
· Participate in improving organizational performance through recommending areas or approaches for improvement activities, performing new procedures, collecting data and providing input to departmental discussions.
· Participate in establishing job requirements and goals; perform duties at the desired level of competency.
· Review and ensure timeliness, accuracy, and availability and security of information.
· Comply with Infection Control and Health and Safety policies and procedures.
· Understands, adheres to and models Core Standards as defined organizationally and
specifically within the department/unit.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Compensation: Commensurate with experience
Part-time desired but able to convert into a Full-time position for the right candidate.
Starting date on or after July 12, 2021
Mind And Brain Care, LLC
10175 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy Ste 3. Fort MyersFort Myers, FL
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