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Psychometrist

Northwestern Mental Health Center Crookston, MN
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, Life Insurance, 401k, Dental

Join an exciting team focused on serving a rural area with the best in mental health services.

Our rapidly growing Agency is actively looking for a Full-Time Psychometrist

The Psychometrist is responsible for the administration and scoring of psychological and neuropsychological tests under the supervision of a psychologist or neuropsychologist. The Psychometrist assists clients in understanding and engaging in the testing process and prepares data and observations with detail and accuracy to support the diagnostic and treatment planning process of the referring psychologist/neuropsychologist.

This position works individuals referred to NWMHC for psychological and/or neuropsychological testing. Populations include but are not limited to individuals with suspected cognitive deficits, MCI, neurological conditions, age-related conditions such as dementia and ADD/ADHD. Supports the delivery of psychological services through the following:

  1. Greets clients and prepare them for the testing process; responds to questions about the tests and procedures.
  2. Administers assigned tests to clients in accordance with standards.
  3. Makes decisions to maintain cooperation and ensure optimum performance. Testing durations vary and may last up to a full day.
  4. Makes and documents observations regarding the level of effort and motivation during testing.
  5. Collects any needed additional demographic data.
  6. Scores the test protocols with appropriate norms.
  7. Consults with the referring psychologist/neuropsychologist regarding additional tests needed or deletion of tests.
  8. Prepares the above diagnostic data regarding clients for the psychologists and neuropsychologists.
  9. Assists with referral management, authorizations and communications with referral sources.
  10. Orders and maintains testing materials.
  11. Coordinates scheduling of new clients referred for testing in collaboration with the Access Team.

Supports the quality assurance goals of the agency and minimizes potential risk in the following ways:

  1. Documents in the medical records according to the requirements of regulatory agencies.
  2. Meets time deadlines for the management of clinical documentation, scheduling, submission of time sheets, expense vouchers, etc.
  3. Appropriately handles confidential data which if disclosed might have significant internal and/or external effect.
  4. Remains in good standing including compliance with training and education requirements; ethical standards of the profession; and providing services in compliance with regulations.
  5. Participates in Supervision and takes measures to make any improvements needed to meet the performance expectations of the position.

REQUIREMENTS:

ESSENTIAL:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or related field.
  • Valid driver’s license and insurable under agency’s automobile insurance policy.
  • Demonstrated ability to function within legal and ethical boundaries consistent with the scope of personal practice or personal licensure, HIPAA guidelines, and other local, state, or federal regulatory guidelines.
  • Must be free from substance use problems for a period of no less than 2 years.
  • Must pass criminal background study through DHS NetStudy 2.0.

DESIRABLE:

  • Certified Specialist in Psychometry (CSP)
  • Experience administering psychological/neuropsychological tests.
  • Two or more years of direct experience working with individuals in a similar setting
  • Bilingual in English and one of the other primary languages in our service area (Spanish, Russian, Somali, Ojibway, Vietnamese, American Sign).

Northwestern Mental Health Center

Why Work Here?

Great benefits and room for growth

The Northwestern Mental Health Center provides an array of services to individuals and families in response to the mental health needs in northwestern Minnesota, and as a part of the requirements of participating counties in fulfilling requirements for mental health service delivery contained in Minnesota statutes. The purpose of those services is to: - Prevent the emergence of mental health problems - To provide early intervention to limit the impact of problems, and - To treat serious mental health problems in order to reduce or eliminate long-term difficulties for dysfunction for individuals and families. We are a private, nonprofit corporation owned by the counties of Kittson, Marshall, Mahnomen, Norman, Polk, and Red Lake. Our program is governed by a Board of Directors appointed by the county boards of each county, members of those boards serving as members of the corporation. Two additional community at-large members and a representative of county social service directors also serve on the governing board of the Northwestern Mental Health Center, Inc.

Address

603 Bruce St. Crookston, MN 56716
Crookston, MN
USA

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