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Banner Alzheimer's Institute is looking for a Senior Psychometrist. In this role you will administer assessments to people who may have cognitive difficulties. You will work closely with the neuropsychologists and be supported and mentored by the team. This is a great experience for someone trying to grow their career. Experience working in this field is a plus but not required. Apply today!
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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 complex, global clinical assessments as well as cognitive and neuropsychological assessments. All employees are responsible for (1) supporting the Company's goals and mission, (2) for following all Company policies and procedures, (3) for providing quality customer service, and (4) for following safety standards in performing all aspects of the functions below, reporting/removing unsafe equipment and attending safety education sessions.
CORE FUNCTIONS 1. Administers global clinical assessments using semi-structured and unstructured interviews. This position attends training for specific clinical trial and/or research protocols and administers the interviews in accordance with protocols to ensure validity.
2. Scores evaluations and provides required observational summary as relevant. 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. Conducts interviews 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. May assist in the training of cognitive psychometrists and interns 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.
5. This position is responsible to assess clinical severity of research participants. Confers with supervisor, site neuropsychologist, and/or study investigator for unusual or complex cases. This person will need to function independently and be able to provide a clinical assessment / judgment of severity without guidance from other team members and without access to medical records. This position serves the clinical trials department and pharma sponsors and their CROs.
Master's Degree in psychology, behavioral health or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Certification from Washington University for Clinical Dementia Rating (CDR) scale required upon hire or must be obtained within the first 90 days of employment.
Requires 2 years of clinical and cognitive assessment experience or related education experience. Requires excellent clinical judgment and communication skills (both verbal and written). Requires ability to establish rapport with clinical with varying degrees of impairment.
PhD is preferred
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
What might draw you to Banner Health? A great health care career, of course—and a great place to live, no matter what stage of life you’re in. With facilities across the West, there is a health care career for everyone, from big city living in the Phoenix area to friendly small towns in the mountains and plains. As one of the largest nonprofit health systems in the country, Banner Health offers both the stability that comes with success and the possibility of exploring new areas of the country. If you’re looking to be a key contributor to a forward-looking organization, you’ll experience a wide variety of professional advantages:
Our expansive system offers you an unmatched variety of clinical settings – from large urban trauma center to small rural hospital, ambulatory to home health.
Our commitment to healthcare innovation means you always have the latest technologies at your fingertips to help you provide the finest care possible.
The size, success and growth of our system provide you with the stability and options to pursue your desired career path.
Competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits offer you options to complement your unique needs.