Chenega Corporation Clinical Psychometrist in Bethesda, Maryland

AMERICAN HOSPITAL SERVICES GROUP

Company Job Title:

Clinical Psychometrist

Chenega Job Title:

Psychometrist II

Clearance:

Background Check

Location:

WRNMMC, Bethesda MD

Reports To:

Program Manager

FLSA Status:

Exempt, Full Time, Regular

Prepared Date:

08/24/2017

Approved Date:

08/24/2017

Summary:Clinical Psychometrist administers and scores objective psychological and neuropsychological tests incorporating pertinent behavioral observations. S/he will independently employs alternate or modified assessment instruments and/or strategies as necessary. Scores protocols and provides written summary to support clinical care and/or research protocols. Maintains a close liaison with neuropsychology staff. S/he will work collaboratively with staff on clinical and/or research issues and patient concerns and demonstrates appropriate judgment in responding to emergent patient situations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:(Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position)

  • Administers and scores neuropsychological and psychological tests for screening, clinical and/or medical-board related evaluations on patients with traumatic brain injury. Documents behavioral observations and testing notes for incorporation into neuropsychological reports

  • Employs alternate or modified assessment instruments and/or strategies as necessary.

  • Prepares for testing by reviewing pertinent patient medical records and consulting with clinical staff in advance of patient testing.

  • Actively participates in clinical assessments with staff neuropsychologist(s).

  • Assists with interpreting test results and writing reports of patient assessments.. Reports results that warrant prompt action to the research physicians.

  • Schedules patients for testing and other appointments, escorting subjects as necessary.

  • Create and maintain paper and/or electronic systems that may be necessary in order to accomplish these tasks (e.g. spreadsheets with contact information) as needed.

  • Maintains a close liaison with neuropsychology staff.

  • Maintain research project records in compliance with study and IRB requirements, as needed.

  • Assists in research activities, following all regulatory requirements as appropriate.

  • Works collaboratively with clinical and research staff on issues and patient concerns and demonstrates appropriate judgment in responding to emergent patient situations.

  • Maintains testing supplies/files and equipment in an organized manner. Maintains neuropsychological testing database to track all patients tested on a weekly basis.

  • Serves as the primary point of contact to respond to requests for neuropsychological data from the VA and MTFs.

  • Participates in feedback for patients and participates/facilitates psycho-education support group(s) as requested.

  • Maintain and update assessment testing skills as appropriate e.g. current version of measures, new measures.

Non-Essential Duties:

· Other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities:

· NONE

Minimum Qualifications:(To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.)

· Bachelor's degree in psychology or related field (MA Preferred).

· Training in standard psychological/neuropsychological test administration.

· Must maintain appropriate continuing education in their field of work.

· Must maintain Continuing Education credit sufficient to maintain both their certification and to meet medical facility specific Quality Assurance standards for credentialing – as applicable.

· A minimum of two (2) year of clinical experience in psychological and cognitive test administration required.

· Prior experience assessing traumatic brain injury and/or acquired brain injury strongly preferred.

· Experience working with the military population highly desirable.

· Must have national certification or if staff member has a license they must be able to practice independently in their specialty.

· Must have and maintain a current license to practice in any one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam or the U.S. Virgin Islands, or any US territory that allows for the independent practice of clinical services. This license must be current and unrestricted (not subject to restriction pertaining to the scope, location, or type of practice ordinarily granted to other applicants for similar licenses in granting jurisdiction).

· Must be available to travel locally, regionally and nationally.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

· The candidate must have excellent interpersonal and computer skills; ability to communicate effectively and to work with individuals of all levels.

· Knowledge of basic counseling skills is preferred for eliciting cooperation from difficult subjects and ability to adapt to change in evaluating subjects of different disability during complex testing modalities.

· Excellent communication skills to impart complex test results to other professionals. Incumbent must also pay meticulous attention to detail for accurate instrument completion, scoring, and data entry.

· Candidates must possess interpersonal skills to work effectively with patients and staff.

· The incumbent must be able to work comfortably with computer software, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Knowledge of procedures and techniques necessary for performing research tasks is favorable.

Diversity:

· Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Educates others on the value of diversity; Promotes a harassment-free environment; Builds a diverse workforce.

Ethics:

· Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.

Physical Demands:

· The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

· While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Work Environment:

· The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

· The employee will normally work in a temperature-controlled office environment, with frequent exposure to electronic office equipment.

· During visits to areas of operations, may be exposed to extreme cold or hot weather conditions. Is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and loud noise.

Chenega Corporation and family of companies is an EOE.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Native preference under PL 93-638.

We participate in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.

Minimum Qualifications:(To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.)

·Bachelor's degree in psychology or related field (MA Preferred).

·Training in standard psychological/neuropsychological test administration.

·Must maintain appropriate continuing education in their field of work.

·Must maintain Continuing Education credit sufficient to maintain both their certification and to meet medical facility specific Quality Assurance standards for credentialing – as applicable.

·A minimum of two (2) year of clinical experience in psychological and cognitive test administration required.

·Prior experience assessing traumatic brain injury and/or acquired brain injury strongly preferred.

·Experience working with the military population highly desirable.

·Must have national certification or if staff member has a license they must be able to practice independently in their specialty.

·Must have and maintain a current license to practice in any one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam or the U.S. Virgin Islands, or any US territory that allows for the independent practice of clinical services.This license must be current and unrestricted (not subject to restriction pertaining to the scope, location, or type of practice ordinarily granted to other applicants for similar licenses in granting jurisdiction).

·Must be available to travel locally, regionally and nationally.

Job: Medical Services

Organization: American Hospital Services Group (AHSG)

Title: Clinical Psychometrist

Location: Maryland-Bethesda

Requisition ID: 1700002412