Psychometrist

Job Description

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

ATIENT POPULATION - (CLINICAL ONLY) 5% 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. 30% � Documents observed behavior of patients during testing for clinical and diagnostic value. 5% � Explains testing procedures and objectives to patient, and works with patient to facilitate compliance with protocol and procedures and to ensure appropriate test completion. 5% � Times tests and records results; identifies extraordinary test results, and immediately notifies the attending Psychologist or Neuropsychologist. 5% � 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. 20% � Prepares the testing report for the patient and their treatment team. Shares and explains the results of the tests to the patient. 20% � 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. 10% | Review the physical demands and assign an overall average percentage of time this position performs these activities. These physical demands will not be listed or rated on the annual performance appraisal. Climbing:�Ascending or descending stairs, ladders, ramps, etc, using feet and legs and /or hands and arms - 5% Stooping:�Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist - 5% Kneeling:�Bending legs at knees to come to a rest on knee or knees - 0% Reaching:�Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction - 5% Standing: Remaining upright on the feet, particularly for sustained periods of time - 10% Walking:�Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks - 10% Pushing 0-10 lbs:�Use of upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to move something forward, downward or outward - 0% Pushing 11-20 lbs: Use of upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to move something forward, downward or outward - 0% Pushing 21-50 lbs: Use of upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to move something forward, downward or outward - 0% Pushing 51 lbs or more: Use of upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to move something forward, downward or outward - 0% Pulling: Use of upper extremities to exert force in order to drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion - 0% Lifting 0-10 lbs: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position, or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position and requires the use of upper extremities and back muscles - 5% Lifting 11-20 lbs: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position, or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position and requires the use of upper extremities and back muscles - 5% Lifting 21-50 lbs: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position, or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position and requires the use of upper extremities and back muscles - 5% Lifting 51 lbs or more: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position, or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position and requires the use of upper extremities and back muscles - 5% Carrying 0-10 lbs: Holding and moving/transporting an object about - 5% Carrying 11-20 lbs: Holding and moving/transporting an object about - 5% Carrying 21-50 lbs: Holding and moving/transporting an object about - 5% Carrying 51 lbs or more: Holding and moving/transporting an object about - 5% Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm, as in handling - 60% Feeling: Perceiving attributes of objects such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of (using) fingertips - 5% Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word - must convey detailed or spoken instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly - 75% Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction, and having the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication - 75% Seeing: The process of perceiving objects by use of the eyes to perform an activity - visual acuity requirements include ability to discern position of object(s), shape of object(s), color, depth perception or visual inspection - 75%

Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Psychology or a related field | Experience helpful but not required; on-the-job training provided.