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Banner Health Psychometrist in Tucson, Arizona

Primary City/State:

Tucson, Arizona

Department Name:

Memory Disord Tucson-Clin Trls

Work Shift:

Day

Job Category:

Clinical Care

Find your path in health care. We want to change the lives of those in our care – and the people who choose to take on this challenge. If you’re ready to change lives, we want to hear from you.

Banner Alzheimer's Institute is looking for a Psychometrist. In this role you will administer assessments to people who may have cognitive difficulties. You will work closely with the neuropsychologists and under their supervision. Efficiency and attention to details are essential for a candidate to be successful in this role. Apply today!

Your pay and benefits are important components of your journey at Banner Health. Banner Health offers a variety of benefits to help you and your family. We provide health and financial security options so you can focus on being the best at what you do and enjoying your life.

Banner Alzheimer's Institute (BAI) was established in 2006 as Banner Health's first Center of Excellence. Banner Health is one of the largest nonprofit health care systems in the United States. Our team is uniquely, passionately and strategically committed to ending Alzheimer's without losing another generation and to providing an unparalleled model of care for families facing this devastating disease. BAI is committed to improving people's lives through excellent patient care and advances that capitalize on the best biomedical research. We intend to make a transformational difference in Alzheimer's research and care.

POSITION SUMMARY

This position administers and scores various cognitive and neuropsychological tests under the supervision of a neuropsychologist. This position attends training for specific clinical trial and/or research protocols and administers neuropsychological testing in accordance with protocols to ensure validity of testing.

CORE FUNCTIONS

  1. Administers cognitive and neuropsychological tests utilizing a set test battery. Establishes rapport and maintains flexibility when interacting with patients/participants who are at varying levels of impairment. Uses judgment in determining patient's/participant's ability to complete testing. Provides appropriate direction and instruction to patients/participants in the administration of testing without compromising testing validity.

  2. Scores evaluations and provides normative/standardized scoring for each measure. Provides observational summary which may include reference to patient/participant behavioral information, effort level, degree of redirection required. For certain evaluations, enters test data into computer database ensuring accuracy and entry in a timely manner.

  3. Attends training provided by research sponsors to understand study protocols, administration and scoring procedures. Administers testing with a high level of attention to detail and with strict adherence to study protocols and procedures in order to provide valid test results.

  4. Organizes and inventories protocols, forms, and test stimuli. Ensure that adequate supplies are available.

  5. May assist in training intern students in the proper administration and scoring of instruments, along with the varied nuances of testing including behavioral observations, effort and validity of assessment, and rapport-building with patient/participant.

  6. May be responsible for supervision of staff.

  7. This position interacts with department staff, physicians, patients, clinical trial/research participants, clinical trial/research sponsors. Position requires clinical judgment in assessing patient/participant's ability to provide testing responses to ensure valid testing environment/results. Must provide strict adherence to established protocols and structured evaluations.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor's Degree in psychology, behavioral health or a related field.

Requires excellent attention to detail and must be able to follow protocols to provide valid testing environment and results. Requires excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Requires ability to establish rapport with clients with varying degrees of impairment and to obtain optimal and valid testing results.

Requires ability to utilize computer database for maintaining test results.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Master's degree in psychology or behavioral health related field preferred.

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.

Banner Health complies with applicable federal and state laws and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or disability.

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