Psychometrist III-Internal Medicine/Infectious Diseases

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Psychometrist III-Internal Medicine/Infectious Diseases

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

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McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 240000OX

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.

We are hiring immediately for a Psychometrist III to join the UTHealth McGovern Medical School, Department of Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases in Houston, TX 77030. In this role you will be working with Long COVID patients in the outpatient setting administering cognitive tests on multiple visits with the patient.

Once you join us you won't want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:

  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees

  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)

  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!

  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)

  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as…

  • Free financial and legal counseling

  • Free mental health counseling services

  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs

  • Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.

  • Resources for child and elder care

  • Plus many more!

Position Summary:

Administers cognitive, neuropsychological, and academic tests to patients; scores patient test results and provides scoring to Psychologists for evaluation and further treatment of the patient. Assist in Research development and data acquisition, input, and analysis as directed by Neuropsychologists. Assist in day to day management of testing lab technicians, patients, and materials.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Administers and scores tests of memory, language, sensory-perceptual and motor skills, attention, learning, visuospatial processing, executive functions, and academic achievement etc. to assist in the evaluation of various patient populations.

  • Utilizes approved methods and techniques in administering standardized tests and determines test scores in accordance with generally accepted norms and methods for such tests.

  • Clearly communicates test scores and associated qualitative testing information, and furnishes test results and other clinical observations to Psychologist in a timely and professional manner.

  • Assists in the development and submission of research articles and scholarly works. Under the guidance of the Psychologists, assists in developing and conducting research protocols for the division. Assists with research data input and analysis, and development/submission of research articles and scholarly works as directed by the Psychologists.

  • Coordinates the training and education of new Psychometrists, as well as students in the division.

  • Assists Psychologists in any testing conducted on patients during surgical procedures.

  • Responsible for the acquisition and monitoring of all inventories necessary to meet patient needs.

  • Assists in the preparation of the annual budget with respect to testing inventory and other division needs.

  • Develops new testing summary sheets and other documentation methods necessary to ensure effective communication.

  • Acts as a liaison between internal staff and external vendors.

  • Manages Human Resources activities for direct reports in regards to: recruitment and selection, hiring and termination, training, professional development, mentoring, counseling, performance evaluations, and salary planning.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Certification/Skills:

  • Certified Specialist in Psychometry (CSP) from the Board of Certified Psychometrists (BCP) – preferred.

  • Licensed Psychological Associate from the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists – preferred.

  • Basic computer skills using Windows, Word and Excel.

  • Ability to interact with a diverse adolescent and adult population in a clinical setting.

Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Master’s in Psychology preferred.

Minimum Experience:

  • Four years of professional work experience in testing, scoring and associated administrative experience earned under the supervision of licensed psychologist or neuropsychologist. May substitute required experience with equivalent years of education beyond the minimum education requirement. Experience in training/supervising other psychometrists and/or managing a testing lab is preferred.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

Residency Requirement:

Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

https://www.uth.edu/benefits/

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth Houston is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth Houston policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

UTHealthHoustonhas adopted a policy consistent with CMS regulations to protect our patients and university community from exposure to COVID-19. This policy affects all employees, residents, fellows, students, contractors, new hires, visiting scholars program participants, adjunct faculty, and volunteers who work, train, or collaborate at the John S. Dunn Behavioral Science Center.

In addition, all UTHealthHouston​​​​​​​employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’sHoustonrules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements.

Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.