Research Psychometrist (TBI) - Military veterans preferred

2019-10-12
General Dynamics Information Technology (www.gdit.com)
Other

/yr


San Diego

REQ#: 2019-65078

Job Description

GDIT’s Military Health Solutions is HIRING a Clinical Research Psychometrist to support the Defense & Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) located at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, California!

As the traumatic brain injury (TBI) Pathway of Care manager within the Military Health System (MHS), the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center promotes state-of-the-science care from point-of-injury to reintegration for service members, veterans, and their families to prevent and mitigate consequences of mild to severe TBI.

Learn More about DVBIC HERE

The Clinical Research Psychometrist will support the current Traumatic Brain Injury Research Staff with their clinical investigations. S/he will administer and score objective psychological and neuropsychological tests incorporating pertinent behavioral observations.

Primary Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):

  • Administers and scores neuropsychological and psychological tests for screening, clinical and/or medical- board related evaluations on patients with traumatic brain injury.
  • Documents behavioral observations and testing notes for incorporation into neuropsychological reports.
  • Employs alternate or modified assessment instruments and/or strategies as necessary.
  • Prepares for testing by reviewing pertinent patient medical records and consulting with clinical staff in advance of patient testing.
  • Actively participates in clinical assessments with staff neuropsychologist(s).
  • Assists with interpreting test results and writing reports of patient assessments.
  • Reports results that warrant prompt action to the research physicians.
  • Schedules patients for testing and other appointments, escorting subjects as necessary.
  • Create and maintain paper and/or electronic systems that may be necessary in order to accomplish these tasks (e.g. spreadsheets with contact information) as needed.
  • Maintains a close liaison with neuropsychology staff.
  • Maintain research project records in compliance with study and IRB requirements, as needed.
  • Assists in research activities, following all regulatory requirements as appropriate.
  • Works collaboratively with clinical and research staff on issues and patient concerns and demonstrates appropriate judgment in responding to emergent patient situations.
  • Maintains testing supplies/files and equipment in an organized manner.
  • Maintains neuropsychological testing database to track all patients tested on a weekly basis. Serves as the primary point of contact to respond to requests for neuropsychological data from the VA and MTFs. Participates in feedback for patients and participates/facilitates psycho-education support group(s) as requested.
  • Maintain and update assessment testing skills as appropriate e.g. current version of measures, new measures.
Education
  • Bachelor's degree in psychology or related field.
  • Master's degree preferred.
  • Training in standard psychological/neuropsychological test administration.
Qualifications
  • 2 years of relevant research experience.
  • 1+ years of clinical experience in psychological and cognitive test administration required with meticulous attention to detail for accurate instrument completion, scoring, and data entry.
  • Excellent communication skills to impart complex test results to other professionals.
  • Excellent interpersonal and computer skills; ability to communicate effectively and to work with individuals of all levels.
  • Knowledge of basic counseling skills is preferred for eliciting cooperation from difficult subjects and ability to adapt to change in evaluating subjects of different disability during complex testing modalities.
  • The incumbent must be able to work comfortably with computer software, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • US Citizenship is required with the ability to obtain and maintain a favorable T3 security investigation.

Preferred Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of procedures and techniques necessary for performing research tasks is preferred
  • Prior experience assessing traumatic brain injury and/or acquired brain injury strongly preferred.
  • Experience working with the military population highly desirable.

For more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology has served as a trusted provider of information technology, systems engineering, training and professional services to customers across federal, state, and local governments, and in the commercial sector. Over 40,000 GDIT professionals deliver enterprise solutions, manage mission-critical IT programs and provide mission support services worldwide. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.