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Psychometrist

University of California - Los Angeles Health
United States, California, Los Angeles
Nov 09, 2023
Description The Department of Medicine is seeking to hire a skilled Psychometrist. In this role you will administer, score, interpret, and report results derived from a wide range of assessments utilized in both research and clinical evaluations. These evaluations span across the entire lifespan, from infants and toddlers to adult clients served by the LEND Clinic. The assessments will encompass standardized and semi-structured tests, interviews, and questionnaires that pertain to cognitive, behavioral, functional, and diagnostic aspects. With guidance from supervisors, you will communicate diagnostic insights and treatment recommendations to patients and their families, both orally and through written reports. Furthermore, you should possess substantial experience in the administration of specialized autism diagnostic measures and consistently maintain inter-rater reliability with UCLA staff. Proficiency in understanding the distinctive behavioral and developmental challenges associated with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and developmental disabilities (DD) is essential, including expertise in interventions such as JASPER and DTT, among others. Additionally, in this role, you must maintain proficiency in differential diagnosis.
Target hourly rate: $27.94-$36.87
Qualifications Required:
* Knowledge of current standards of legal and ethical practice in the field of psychology
* Demonstrate history of taking initiative and working independently
* Demonstrated extensive training in a variety of psychological and research assessment measures
* Demonstrated extensive experience working with children, adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorders and developmental disabilities and their families
* Willingness to pursue continuing education relevant to psychological assessment and autism spectrum disorders
* Demonstrated ability to train and supervise externs, interns, and ancillary staff
* Demonstrated knowledge of community resources available for the target population
* Demonstrated history of working collaboratively within a team approach
* Demonstrate history of excellent written and oral communication abilities, including the ability to edit written reports
* History of successfully working in a fast-paced environment while maintaining flexibility and willingness to perform multiple duties
* Ability to manage stress effectively in a face paced environments
* Demonstrated history of maintaining familiarity with ongoing research protocols, including recruitment status, eligibility requirements, in order to appropriately refer clinic patients to them.
* Demonstrated ability to protect patient confidentiality, comply with all HIPAA, JCAHO, CMS and regulatory policies, procedures, requirements
Preferred:
* Graduate degree in psychology or related field or advanced post-baccalaureate training in autism
* Ability to perform all job tasks in more than one language (e.g., Spanish, Korean, Japanese, Cantonese, Mandarin, Armenian)
* Demonstrate knowledge of and training in provision of evidence-based interventions for individuals with autism spectrum disorders (JASPER, Discrete trial training, pivotal response training, applied behavioral analysis, cognitive behavior therapy, exposure and response prevention)
* Demonstrate extensive experience conducting behavioral analyses and implementing behavior intervention techniques

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