Job Description

Job Title: Psychometrist Assistant
Job ID: 738978
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Monday - Friday, daylight shift
Shift: Day Job
Facility:
Department: POP19 PMR CHP Department
Location: 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15224

Description

Purpose:
Under the supervision of a licensed Neuropsychologist, the Psychometrist Assistant will administer standardized and non-standardized tests of cognitive and psychological functioning.

Responsibilities:

  • Administer and score self-report and interview-based inventories and questionnaires completed by the patient and/or family members
  • Administer standardized and nonstandardized tests of intelligence and mental abilities in the course of a work-up for children with complex medical conditions including Epilepsy, Brain Tumors, Cerebral Palsy, Traumatic Brain Injury, Spina Bifida, and other medical disorders affecting the neuro axis. Testing is done in conjunction with the assessment of child/adolescent by the faculty neuropsychologist who may conduct some of the testing
  • Administer standardized tests of cognition as part of research protocols with neurocognitive outcomes
  • Complete observations of the patient�s behavior and mood during the evaluation and documenting these observations
  • Creating a comfortable environment for children and adolescents in which to complete the testing
  • Maintain testing equipment and recording forms in working condition and good supply.
  • Perform occasional administrative support tasks such as are necessary in the day-to-day operation of the Neuropsychology Service
  • Score all tests administered, adhering to standardization methods or those provided by the neuropsychologist in a timely fashion
  • The technician will perform all duties under direct supervision of a licensed neuropsychologist.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Psychology or other Behavioral Science and prior neuropsychological testing experience preferred.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills including capacity to work with and elicit cooperation from children with significant cognitive, behavioral, and psychiatric problems.
  • Must have good professional interaction skills, good observational skills and ability to record those observations.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 31 Clearance
  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

 

Salary Range: $14.12 to $22.16

Union Position: No

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