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CommonSpirit Health Psychometrist-Neuropsychology Clinic in DES MOINES, Iowa

Overview

MercyOne Central Iowa operates four not-for-profit, Catholic medical centers in Des Moines, West Des Moines, Newton and Centerville and two specialty hospitals – MercyOne Children’s Hospital in Des Moines and MercyOne Rehabilitation Hospital in Clive (965 beds total) – along with more than 20 additional facilities that house more than 50 primary care, pediatric, internal medicine and specialty clinics. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1893, MercyOne Central Iowa has the longest continually operating hospital in Des Moines and is also one of the largest employers in the state, with more than 7,000 employees and a medical staff of more than 1,000 physicians and allied health associates. MercyOne Central Iowa is a member of MercyOne, which was founded in 1998 through a collaboration between CommonSpirit Health and Trinity Health – two of the country’s foremost, not-for-profit Catholic health organizations. MercyOne has more than 20,000 colleagues in Iowa and surrounding states.

Responsibilities

Responsible for the administration and scoring psychological and neuropsychological tests under the supervision of a clinical psychologist or clinical neuropsychologist. Collects patient demographic information as requested. Perform various clerical or administrative duties that include, but are not limited to, patient scheduling, billing and coding of procedures and procurement of office and testing supplies as requested.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide psychological and neuropsychological testing services to persons with neurologic injuries and illnesses and their families.

  • Evaluate, manage and record patient behaviors; assemble test data and calculate summary scores. Score tests and report findings to psychologist for interpretation.

  • Ensure that all appropriate pre-authorizations have been completed before administering testing and/or other related services.

  • Administer and score psychological test batteries (determined by the supervising professional) evaluating cognitive, academic, neuropsychological, behavioral, and emotional status in order to assist Neuropsychologists, Psychologists, Neurologists, and other medical professionals in differential neuropsychiatric diagnosis and related treatment decisions.

  • Provide technical psychometric and database support, including as appropriate for clinical research projects.

  • Provide Neuropsychologist or Psychologist with description of patient's behavior during testing and observed incidentally.

  • Assist with research and other projects, including maintenance of clinical database.

Qualifications

Education / Accreditation / Licensure (required & preferred):

  • Bachelor degree in Education, Nursing, Mathematics, Biology or Psychology from an accredited program required.

  • Master degree in Psychology or related field preferred.

  • Completion of Psychometrist training preferred.

  • Experience (required and preferred):

  • 2 – 3 years administrating psychological and neuropsychological tests on pediatric, adult and geriatric patients experience required.

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Requisition ID 2020-142866

Employment Type Full Time

Department Adult Clinic

Hours / Pay Period 80

Facility MERCY CLINICS INC.

Shift Day

Standard Hours Monday - Friday (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Work Schedule 8 Hour

Location IA-DES MOINES

Equal Opportunity CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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