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CO Psychometrist

Employer
Johns Hopkins University
Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 20, 2022

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The Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit is seeking a Psychometrist who will provide data through the administration and scoring of structured and semi-structured diagnostic clinical interviews of treatment and research participants. This role will also meet regularly with research investigators, psychiatrists and psychologists to discuss study inclusion/exclusion and appropriateness for study participation. Provide specialized individualized counseling as required by research protocols.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

    Conducting structured and semi-structured clinical interviews assessing DSM-IV and DSM-V psychiatric diagnoses, HIV-related risk behaviors (sexual and drug related), antisocial and other Axis II disorders, and detailed drug use and associated problems related to addiction. Conducting structured and semi-structured clinical interviews assessing delirium and other changes in Mental State in geriatric patients identified as surgical candidates. Identifying and recruiting of subjects into studies according to well-defined protocols. This includes making initial contact with voluteers (or their representatives), explaining study procedures and obtaining consent. Subjects are recruited from substance abuse treatment, community outreach and/or hospital admission records. Providing information obtained from diagnostic interview to investigators, and clinical staff and making appropriate referrals to Doctoral level staff where indciated. Providing counseling according to treatment research protocol. This may require specialized training in specific therapies (i.e., Prolonged Exposure Therapy). Attendance at appropriate clinic meetings to discuss patient care issues. Coordinating with recruiting, counseling and hospital personnel for scheduling patient admissions, intake and follow-up appointments. Becoming expert on new technology used in research protocols. Requires regular contact with IT departments of various manufacturers including but not limited to Medminder, Pilleve, WHOOP, Actigraph, NOX etc. Will be required to cover on-call patient support as scheduled to handle live trouble-shooting of devices. Assisting in the training of new interviewers and Research Program Coordinators by participating in didactic discussions, observing interviews and providing feedback on administration and scoring. Spreadsheet development, data entry, double entry and data verification as assigned. Serve as backup for other research protocols as needed, including data collection and management.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology or related discipline.
  • Graduate coursework in psychological assessment.
  • Some experience (externship or internship O.K.) in a patient setting, doing clinical work or clinical research.

* Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

Preferred Qualifications:

    At least one year of psychological testing experience. Experience with geriatric populations and delirium training desired, controlled research trials and interviewing and assessment techniques preferred.

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong analytical skills to gather and interpret data for assessment of patients and prepare reports. Must be well organized, precise, and detail-oriented.
  • Must have excellent social skills and clinical judgment.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills and required.
  • Knowledge of SPSS, Microsoft Office applications.
  • Knowledge of psychometrics and ability to perform basic statistical analyses.
  • Experience with computers required, Mac preferred. Experience with Excel, Powerpoint, RedCap and Qualtrics reqired

Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certifications:

    Must be eligible for certification as a Psychology Associate in the State of Maryland.

Classified Title: Psychometrist
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MC
Starting Salary Range: $45,650 - $62,850 annually (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Monday thru Friday/37.5
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: Johns Hopkins Bayview
Department name: SOM Psy Bay Behavioral Pharm Rserch Unit
Personnel area: School of Medicine

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/ and all other JHU applicants should visit https://covidinfo.jhu.edu/health-safety/covid-vaccination-information/.

The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

EEO is the Law
Learn more:
https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf
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