As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD CARER, and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW's School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. Harborview Medical Center's Regional Epilepsy Center/EEG Lab has an outstanding opportunity for a part-time (50%), day shift, PSYCHOMETRIST 2.The Psychometrist II, under general supervision, administers and scores neuropsychological tests to inpatient and outpatient populations, including special patient populations (e.g., epilepsy, memory disorders, movement disorders). Job duties include testing adolescents through the elderly, working with challenging populations, working with interpreters and non-English speaking populations and/or administering tests at bedside. The Psychometrist II has the ability to modify the testing situation to assure maximum performance from the patient. The Psychometrist II may be asked to assist with scoring of Wada testing or contribute to the training of other Psychometrists or practicum students. The Psychometrist II collects neuropsychological data pertinent to the interpretation of the tests by the neuropsychologist, scores these tests in a timely manner using normative data indicated by the neuropsychologist, and provides behavioral observations with qualitative aspects of performance. The successful Psychometrist II will be an individual who possesses professionalism, accountability, effective communication skills, efficient and timely work ethic, a detail-oriented approach, and openness to flexibility in a busy clinical setting.RESPONSIBILITIES:Administer neuropsychological testsAccurately score neuropsychological testsDocument patient behavior during testing session (i.e., behavioral observations)Review patient charts and makes relevant records available to the neuropsychologistComplete all paperwork in an efficient and timely manner (e.g., billing and conference forms)Modify tests in unusual circumstances to achieve valid resultsAssist with Wada testing, when neededCommunicate to supervisor and neuropsychologist special circumstances regarding interpretation of test resultsAssist with inventory and ordering suppliesAssist with file archivingAssist with training or mentoring team members or studentsAssist with obtaining previous test results or records from outside agencies/providersAttend in-service trainings and clinic meetingsReport any concerns to Psychometrist SupervisorPerform other duties as directedThis position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.REQUIREMENTS:A Master's Degree with major study in psychology or a closely related field with emphasis in tests and measurementORA Bachelor's Degree in a behavioral or social science and two years of experience in psychological testingORTwo years of experience as a Psychometrist 1OREquivalent education/experience.DESIRED:Certified Specialist in Psychometry (CSP)Fluency in a second language
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.