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Stanford Health Care LEAD PSYCHOMETRICIAN - 1.0 FTE 08-HR Full-Time Days in Palo Alto, California

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Day - 08 Hour (United States of America)

This is a Stanford Health Care job.

A Brief Overview

Under general supervision and clinical direction of a licensed Neuropsychologist, the Supervisor/Lead Psychometrist provides administrative and technical guidance to the staff Psychometrists and performs the full range of duties involved in administering and scoring a battery of psychological and/or neuropsychological tests. Serves as a primary point of contact to other clinical professionals regarding the scheduling, appropriateness or communication of the referrals or other issues/concerns.


Stanford Health Care

What you will do

  • As Supervisor/Work Lead:-Plans, assigns, observes, and reviews the work being performed by Psychometrists and provides input to management in performance evaluations. Trains and orients new staff members. Monitors and approves Psychometrists’ time off requests ensuring proper coverage.-Assures an orderly and efficient work flow, redistributing work assignments as may be required to ensure an optimal level of service, and reporting such matters as serious work order backlogs or personnel problems to the Director.-Acts as a liaison between the psychometrists and neuropsychologists, between NDL staff and Neuropsychology staff, and between NDL and Neuroscience Clinic ensuring proper coverage, scheduling and service.-Triages and schedules complex cases and surgical cases. Reviews referrals and medical records of upcoming patients for appropriateness and clarification of services. Works the referral queue to expedite scheduling process and lessen patient wait time.

  • As a Lead Psychometrist:-Administers and scores selected neuropsychological tests, behavior designated rating scales and test batteries to patients to measure clinical factors such as intellectual functioning, presence and extent of organic involvement, personality characteristics, and psychopathology.-Collects demographic and other descriptive information necessary for scoring. Explains testing procedures and objectives to subjects, and works with patients to facilitate compliance with protocol and procedures and to ensure appropriate test completion.-Observes patients carefully before, during and after testing; records behavioral observations and reports to Neuropsychologist any information that may affect the validity and significance of test results.-Ensures confidentiality of test results and recommendations; maintains security of testing materials. Maintains inventory of testing materials including updated software testing programs when appropriate.-Oversees the maintenance of accumulated raw data of research subjects in a variety of research projects.Secondary Duties-Covers for other Psychometrists in case of illness or vacation.-Runs NDL Huddles and perform C-I-Care rounds as needed.

Education Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology or a work-related field/discipline from an accredited college or university.

Experience Qualifications

  • Five (5) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience, including3 years of supervisory experience (scheduling, task and assignment delegation).

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Familiarity with health care principles and practices. Knowledgeable of HIPAA principles and practices. Ability to handle confidential and sensitive situations and communications.

  • Knowledge of psychological, neuropsychological and behavioral test scoring protocol, procedures, and standards

  • Ability to administer a wide range of standardized psychological and neuropsychological tests

  • Ability to identify patient behaviors pertinent to test performance and diagnosis.

  • Ability to develop therapeutic relations with clients, patients, and other clinical staff.

  • Ability to motivate and set expectations for Neuropsychology Service staff

  • Ability to conduct service recovery to ensure patient satisfaction

  • Ability to set priorities and be able to multi-task with ease

  • Ability to interact with patients, medical and administrative staff effectively

  • Ability to lead a team in analyzing problems and introducing solutions

  • Ability to multi-task

  • Familiar with quality principles, including C-I-Care. Aware of methods to increase efficiency and improve patient access.

  • Communicates effectively and appropriately with Psychometrists, Neuropsychologists and related hospital personnel.

Licenses and Certifications

  • None

These principles apply to ALL employees:

SHC Commitment to Providing an Exceptional Patient & Family Experience

Stanford Health Care sets a high standard for delivering value and an exceptional experience for our patients and families. Candidates for employment and existing employees must adopt and execute C-I-CARE standards for all of patients, families and towards each other. C-I-CARE is the foundation of Stanford’s patient-experience and represents a framework for patient-centered interactions. Simply put, we do what it takes to enable and empower patients and families to focus on health, healing and recovery.

You will do this by executing against our three experience pillars, from the patient and family’s perspective:

  • Know Me: Anticipate my needs and status to deliver effective care

  • Show Me the Way: Guide and prompt my actions to arrive at better outcomes and better health

  • Coordinate for Me: Own the complexity of my care through coordination

Equal Opportunity Employer Stanford Health Care (SHC) strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, SHC does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity and/or expression, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements.