Coordinator Psychometrician Job

Children's Health - Patient Care Assistants and Technicians Careers

Job Number: 50848

Location: Plano, TX

Date Posted: 12-3-2016

Description:

POSITION SUMMARY:

The psychometrician will assist the faculty of the Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Clinic in neurodevelopmental-related diagnoses and plan of care through the coordination and provision of new or existing testing data that may include as necessary: psychoeducational assessment, intake interview and review of previous records. The psychometrician will serve as a resource to faculty, the teaching program and patient families by providing educational information, community support groups and other community contacts. This position will also participate in the research activities of the division.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND JOB SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

Educational Record Review: Patient education records are reviewed and determination for additional evaluation is made; review of records may not result in a need for additional testing, but may require a conference to comprehensively review the findings along with provision of recommendations and strategies; recommendations may also be delivered by phone, email, or mail to the family.

NDD Multidisciplinary Team Member: Attends office visits with neurologist and other NDD members (e.g., OT, PT, Speech) on an as needed basis. Meets with patients and their families, taking educational and diagnostic history, providing brief evaluations, and requesting school records for review for all patients. Spends time as needed fielding emails and phone calls from families to provide supportive information and referrals for private therapists, schools, and support groups, as well as related internet sites.

Test Administration, scoring, and reporting: Administers cognitive, academic, and adaptive tests and performs brief assessments to assist neurologists in diagnoses such as syndromic disorders of wide variety, developmental disorders/delays, autism spectrum disorders, traumatic brain injuries, learning disabilities (LD), and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Interprets, scores, and analyzes tests makes preliminary interpretation of results, reports results, as appropriate, to party such as to neurologist or psychologist; provides diagnostic results, strategies, and recommendations/resources to patient and/or family in a conference via a report. Additionally, the report will help guide the school system in working with the individual patient/student.

Resources and Research Coordination: Assists in coordinating psychometric testing in research projects through Children's as the need arises. Takes inventory of supplies; requisitions supplies as needed; maintains a library of tests, specimen sets, manuals, descriptive books, etc., and keeps current on research, best practices, and educational law. Acts as a liaison to agency staff/clients by preparing and disseminating information concerning tests available and schedule of when given; meets with students, residents, or clients, individually or in groups, to give information on agency programs and resources available and necessary requirements: to enter school or program, careers or goals attainable through program enrollment and application procedures; may provide in-service training in the application and interpretation of psychometric instruments. Also, may participate in the writing of grant proposals.

Community Outreach: Serves as a primary resource to both the public and private schools. Presents in-services and lectures to those requesting on an ad-hoc basis. Provides both references and resources to the schools who are working with our patients. Develops network of referral sources.

Instructor: This role will serve as an expert in this field and provide lectures to the neurology residents and fellows on an as needed basis. Lectures will also be provided to other departments on topics such as autistic spectrum disorders, traumatic brain injury (TBI), LD, and ADHD on an ad-hoc basis; and perform other duties and special projects as assigned.

EXPERIENCE:

Minimum 5 years of related experience, required

Teaching and special education, required

EDUCATION:

Graduate or professional work or advanced degree; or equivalent experience, required

Doctorate in education or special education experience, preferred

LICENSES and CERTIFICATIONS:

Educational diagnostician certification, Texas, required

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Medium - Exerting 20-60 lbs. occasionally, 10-25 lbs. frequently, or up to 10 lbs. constantly.


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