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Psychometrist Assistant

  • Job ID: 420267432
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Monday - Friday daylight with one shift at South
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: University of Pittsburgh Physicians
  • Department: 65970 POP19 PMR CHP Department
  • Location: 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15224
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $15.65 to $24.56 / hour

Description

Purpose:
Under the supervision of a licensed neuropsychologist, administers standardized and non-standardized tests of cognitive and psychological functioning. Daylight shifts with coverage on the South location one day per week. 

Responsibilities:
  • Administer standardized tests of cognition as part of research protocols with neurocognitive outcomes
  • Score all tests administered, adhering to standardization methods or those provided by the neuropsychologist in a timely fashion
  • Creating a comfortable environment for children and adolescents in which to complete the testing
  • The technician will perform all duties under direct supervision of a licensed neuropsychologist.
  • Administer and score self-report and interview-based inventories and questionnaires completed by the patient and/or family members
  • Perform occasional administrative support tasks such as are necessary in the day-to-day operation of the Neuropsychology Service
  • 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
  • Complete observations of the patient?s behavior and mood during the evaluation and documenting these observations
  • Maintain testing equipment and recording forms in working condition and good supply.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Psychology or other Behavioral Science and prior neuropsychological testing experience preferred. 
  • Master's degree 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.
  • Prior experience working with children preferred.
  • Prior experience working with individual with disability or special needs preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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