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Clinical Evaluation Specialist

Orange County Neuropsychiatric Rese Orange, CA

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: 401k, dental, medical, vision
Job Description


NRC Research Institute is seeking a full-time Clinical Evaluation Specialist (CES) for its Orange, CA clinical research site.  This individual will regularly collaborate with Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Physicians, Clinical Research Coordinators and Recruitment Specialists with the primary objective of using their clinical expertise to enroll eligible research subjects into pharmaceutical clinical trials.

The CES will be instrumental in the planning, implementation, coordination, and execution of clinical judgement associated with enrollment activities.  In doing so, this individual will need to show competency in DSM-5 diagnoses, learning various neuropsychological instruments (eg., PANSS, YMRS, MADRS, CGI, C-SSRS, MCCB, etc.), and maintaining rapport with potential research subjects.


Job Responsibilities:

The Clinical Evaluation Specialist (CES) will be trained on how to administer various clinical efficacy scales on different psychiatric populations—such as ADHD, Alzheimer’s disease, Bipolar Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Schizophrenia, etc.—and use this knowledge to determine subject eligibility based on various research protocols’ inclusion and exclusion criteria.

Clinical interviews will be conducted with potential research subjects to assess both diagnostic criteria and symptom severity of these psychiatric illnesses.  The CES must be able to appropriately comprehend and execute guidelines, set forth by research protocols written by pharmaceutical companies, to assess if a potential subject’s current symptomology is an appropriate fit for a given study.  These interviews will occur via phone and face-to-face to complete full intakes, which will incorporate psychological, social, and medical information. 

This position will work closely with marketing and recruitment teams to facilitate targeting the appropriate subject population for a given research protocol and act as the liaison between the Clinical Rating and Recruitment departments.  The primary goal of this position is to identify and confirm appropriate candidates to participate in our clinical trials.   

The CES will also be utilized for field-based psychological evaluations.  These evaluations will be supervised by a licensed clinical psychologist.  Post-doc hours can be accumulated and applied for licensure under the guidelines of the Board of Psychology.     


Skills and Capabilities:

The Clinical Evaluation Specialist should be able to:

·       Have superior patient interviewing and communication skills.

·       Have superior writing skills.

·       Have a strong working knowledge of psychiatric terminology, DSM-5 diagnoses, and related therapies to appropriately assess patients.

·       Synthesize data from clinical assessment scales and medical records.

·       Collaborate with different clinicians and staff members.

·       Have a fundamental understanding of statistics and research design. 


Qualifications and Experience:

The minimum requirement for the position of Clinical Evaluation Specialist is a Master’s degree in clinical psychology/Experimental Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, or a related area with relevant experience and/or training.  A Ph.D/Psy.D in Clinical Psychology is highly desirable.  


Salary is commensurate with education and experience.  NRC Research Institute also offers competitive benefit packages.  Opportunities for advancement.


Orange County Neuropsychiatric Rese


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