Req ID: 18071
Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time
The psychometrist is responsible for the administration and scoring of psychological and neuropsychological tests under the supervision of a clinical psychologist or clinical neuropsychologist. In their work the psychometrist must know and place emphasis on adherence to standardized test administration procedures, accurately scoring assessments with appropriate norms, and providing detailed behavioral observations of the examinee that may be used by the psychologist/neuropsychologist to aid in test interpretation. The psychometrist may also be responsible for collecting demographic information from a patient/guardian. In addition, this person may also be responsible for various clerical or administrative duties that include, but are not limited, test scoring, entering data, and the procurement of testing supplies with accountability for maintaining inventory to support patient care.
At the direction and under the supervision of a licensed psychologist, functions relatively autonomously in administering, scoring, and compiling the results of batteries of neuropsychological, psychological and achievement tests and contributes to the documentation of testing encounters. In addition, scores tests administered by psychologists and enters test data in forms to be included with evaluation reports.
Provides a written summary of the patient’s behavior during testing, including any interactions with the patient’s parents or peers that may be observed incidentally.
Provides explanations of the assessment process to patients, family members, other professionals, and administrative staff and enlists their cooperation and assistance when necessary.
Monitors the supply of materials and coordinates the ordering of tests needed; provides routine care and preventive maintenance of equipment inventory and supplies.
Job Responsibilities (Continued)
5.Helps to recruit, on board and train junior psychometrists, scoring clerks, and other trainees assigned to the service. Training includes the administration, scoring, and safe-keeping of psychological, neuropsychological, personality and academic test instruments, as well as clinical skills such as rapport building and appropriate management of difficult or uncooperative patients.
6.Has neuropsychology scoring clerk(s) as direct reports with responsibility for monitoring their work with particular attention to accuracy, completeness and timeliness.
7.Understands and adheres to all CHOP & DCAPBS policies and procedures as defined organizationally and specifically within the department/unit.
8.Performs other duties as assigned, including telephone contacts with patients and families, entry of information including scores and behavioral observations into computer systems, organization of test supplies and storage areas, making photocopies and contacting schools/outside agencies to get patient records at the direction of the supervising psychologist, and participating in quality improvement projects for the Neuropsychology program aimed at improving work flow and patient care.
9.Demonstrates awareness of ethical considerations and potential clinical issues that may arise during patient contacts and appropriately seeks supervision from licensed provider when situations arise
Job Responsibilities (Continued)
Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations
Required Education and Experience
Bachelors and a minimum of 15 graduate semester hours in psychology
Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic
Preferred Education: Masters
Preferred Experience: Work experience as a psychometrist and two (2) or more of supervisory experience
Preferred Licenses/certificates/registrations: CSP Certification through the Board of Certified Psychometrists (BCP)
Additional Technical Requirements
All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.
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