Location: Orlando, Florida
As one of the nation's leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours Health System is a not-for-profit pediatric health system dedicated to life-changing medical care and research, helping kids grow up healthy, advocating for kids nationally, and training tomorrow's pediatric experts. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics, and primary care practices in Florida, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children - even those who may never enter our doors - through our world-changing research, education, and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their children as if they were our own.
Nemours Children's Hospital in Orlando, Florida Division of Behavioral Health, Neuropsychology is seeking a Psychometrist to join its expanding team.
This is a full-time employed opportunity to join an expanding program dedicated to meeting the growing needs of Central Florida.
Required qualifications include:
- Batchelor's degree from an accredited college/university
- BLS certification at time of application
- Minimum of one-year of experience as a Psychometrist
The psychometrist is responsible for coordinating, implementing and administering neuropsychological, psychological assessments to clinical patients, under the age of 21, with a wide range of presenting concerns (e.g. medical, mental health) according to standardization in order to assist neuropsychologists/psychologists in interpretive and treatment decisions. The psychometrist is trained in the standardized test administration and scoring for a wide range of psychological and neuropsychological tests in order to evaluate cognitive, academic and behavioral status. This position will focus on caring for children with oncological and hematological diagnoses. Responsibilities also include obtaining parental consent for assessments, maintaining the assessment materials, including ordering protocols and updated test kits as appropriate, as well as communicating with the assessment companies and providing technical support for online assessment to providers.
Substantial Complexity- Substantially complex and diversified. May require data interpretation as well as application of most effective options. May require analytical skills. The management of multiple priorities is frequently required.
External Contacts- Regular external contacts to research and resolve moderately complex complaints, questions and problems.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Follows all aspects of Good Clinical Practices in assessment and follows all standardization procedures throughout the evaluation process.
- Collecting and managing clinical data
- Administer and score psychological and neuropsychological tests as defined in the competencies for a Psychometrist. The psychometrist must be trained in standardized administration and scoring of psychological and neuropsychological tests, including establishing an appropriate testing environment and building rapport with the patients.
- Assists provider in selection of tests to be administered. Trouble shoot difficult testing situations and adapt to changing testing challenges while informing provider.
- Coordinates preparation, set up and removal/ breaking down of assessment materials.
- Ensures appropriate cleaning and upkeep of all assessment materials.
- Score all testing results, including assessments administered by provider during the testing session, and all questionnaires. Once scoring is completed, place data into table and present testing data to clinicians.
- Observe behavioral observations during the testing.
- Write progress notes in the medical record to keep hospital personnel informed of testing process.
- Lead training of new student trainees in test administration and scoring
- In services new providers/staff on updates or new assessment procedures/processes.
- Maintaining organization in the testing materials and protocols and inventory of supplies, ordering protocols and updated test kits when needed. Ensure materials are up-to-date.
- Coordinates with the assessment publishing companies to troubleshoot scoring software issues, ordering issues or other technical difficulties that may arise.
- Develops strategies to ensure assessment service is compliant with all updates with testing technology (i.e., iPad)
- Additional miscellaneous duties and responsibilities, as may be assigned by employee's supervisor.
- Attends Psychometrists Meetings as assigned; interacts and meets with representatives from testing publishing companies as needed.
- Work availability from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm (some flexibility)
Nemours Behavioral Health Center in Florida is a comprehensive program with a dedicated and dynamic team that is expanding and focused on meeting the growing needs of children in the Central Florida region.
For confidential consideration, please forward your formal CV to:
Fernando Moncada, CPRP
Our Orlando hospital is located in beautiful Lake Nona, a nationally recognized healthy community: Lake Nona
A hospital designed by families for families, Nemours Children's Hospital blends the healing power of nature with the latest in healthcare innovation to deliver world-class care to the children of Central Florida and beyond. In keeping with our goal of bringing Nemours care into the communities we serve, we also provide specialty outpatient care in several clinics located throughout the region.
Nemours offers a competitive salary and a robust benefits package that includes productivity and quality-based financial incentives, relocation, health, life, dental, CME, 403B Retirement Plan with matching, 457-retirement savings plan, licensure, and dues allowance. Florida has no state income tax, and Nemours is a not-for-profit; full-time employed physicians qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness. Academic appointment(s) are also available with the University of Central Florida Medical School and the Florida State University School of Medicine for qualified applicants.