Psychometrist, Neurology

Job Description

At UC Health, we're proud to have the best and brightest teams and clinicians collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.

As the region's adult academic health system, we strive for innovation and provide world-class care for not only our community, but patients from all over the world. Join our team and you'll be able to develop your skills, grow your career, build relationships with your peers and patients, and help us be a source of hope for our friends and neighbors.

UC Health is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of employment.

The psychometrist administers a battery of selected psychological and/or neuropsychological tests in accordance with clearly defined procedures, analyzes the test results, and creates the testing report for the patient and their treatment team.

Responsibilities

PATIENT POPULATION - (CLINICAL ONLY) Engages in population appropriate communication. Has knowledge of growth and development milestones and tasks. Gives clear instructions to patients/family regarding treatment. Involves family/guardian in the assessment, initial treatment and continuing care of the patient. Identifies any physical limitations of the patient and deploys intervention when necessary. Recognizes and responds appropriately to patients/families with behavioral health problems. Interprets population related data and plans care appropriately. Identifies and responds appropriately to different needs resulting from, unique psychological needs or those associated with religious / cultural norms. Performs treatments, administers medication or operates equipment safely. Recognizes and responds to signs/symptoms of abuse or neglect.

Prepares and administers psychological and/or neuropsychological testing in various formats under standardized conditions.

Documents observed behavior of patients during testing for clinical and diagnostic value.

Explains testing procedures and objectives to patient, and works with patient to facilitate compliance with protocol and procedures and to ensure appropriate test completion.

Times tests and records results; identifies extraordinary test results, and immediately notifies the attending Psychologist or Neuropsychologist.

Conducts the analysis and scoring of selected tests within a neuropsychological battery, as appropriate; assists psychologists in administering and completing behavior rating scales, as appropriate.

Prepares the testing report for the patient and their treatment team. Shares and explains the results of the tests to the patient.

Performs basic interpretation of standardized tests of psychological functioning, as appropriate, and makes recommendations to the attending psychologist regarding the need for retesting or additional testing.

Qualifications

Primary Purpose: The psychometrist administers a battery of selected psychological and/or neuropsychological tests in accordance with clearly defined procedures, analyzes the test results, and creates the testing report for the patient and their treatment team.

Qualifications - Internal

Knowledge and Skills

Education: Bachelor's degree in psychology, minimum required. Master's degree preferred.

License and Certification: None Required

Years of Experience: One-Two years equivalent experience, minimum required. Three-five years, preferred.

Required Skills and Knowledge: Working knowledge of psychological and behavioral test scoring protocol, procedures, and standards. Demonstrated skill in the administration of a wide range standardized psychological and neuropsychological tests. Ability to effectively gather data, compile information, and prepare reports. Strong analytical, evaluative, and critical thinking skills. Strong organizational and time management skills. Ability to communicate complex technical information in a manner easily understood by patients.. Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively work with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community. Experience administering tests to patients from age 12 throughout adulthood is preferred.