Job Description


National Jewish Health/*National Jewish Health - Main Campus/Medicine - Behavioral & Community Health

Denver, CO

Full Time (40 hours per week)

Work Hours: 800am - 500pm

Req # 13278

Position Summary    

Administers and scores a battery of neuropsychology tests to patients with known or suspected cerebral disorders.  Works collaboratively with other team members to manage administrative tasks, such as returning phone calls, faxing reports, and maintaining patient databases.


Essential Duties    

  1. Performs structured interviews with patient and/or family members regarding the patient’s psychosocial and medical history, emphasizing the patient’s ability to function appropriately and manage and comply with complex medical regimens.
  2. Administers an extensive battery of tests that sample cognitive abilities and some personality areas.  This includes face to face testing, or administering computerized testing.
  3. Accurately scores and records test results and response times; tabulates results based on normative standards for individual tests and utilizes computerized scoring system as necessary. Checks for errors in administration, recording or scoring and makes appropriate corrections.  Cross-checks other technician’s scoring. Returns the completed and cross-checked test files to the neuropsychologist, with final summary sheet, in a timely manner.
  4. Answers phone calls from patients/families or referring physicians with information on testing process, eligibility for our neuropsychology service. 
  5. Assists with teaching trainees how to administer and score tests, record behavioral observations and perform general clinical operations.
  6. Escorts patients from the waiting area to the Neuropsychology testing suite.
  7. Writes a summary of observations of each patient’s behavior and test performance. Records patient responses using clinical judgment to determine an appropriate pace of testing for each subject. Assesses test data validity and patient effort.
  8. Adapts approach to standardized testing procedure according to the needs of each patient to insure test results represent the best possible performance.
  9. Responsible for the clinical coordination of neuropsychology clinic including processing referrals, coordinating scheduling, preauthorization, obtaining release of information, requesting medical/psychological/educational records,  and front office duties.


Other Duties    

  1. Picks up oxygen from the main clinic for patients who did not come with enough oxygen to last the entire visit, or as needed.
  2. Orders, sorts, and stores testing materials, protocols, software as needed.
  3. Performs as backup to staff absences and vacancies as necessary.


Competencies    

  1. Accountability: Accepts full responsibility for self and contribution as a team member; displays honesty and truthfulness; confronts problems quickly; displays a strong commitment to organizational success and inspires others to commit to goals; demonstrates a commitment to National Jewish Health.
  2. Business Acumen: Using economic, financial, market, and industry data to understand and improve business results; using one’s understanding of major business functions, industry trends, and own organization’s position to contribute to effective business strategies and tactics.
  3. Collaboration/Teamwork: Cooperates with others to accomplish common goals; works with employees within and across his/her department to achieve shared goals; treats others with dignity and respect and maintains a friendly demeanor; values the contributions of others.
  4. Customer Focus: Ensuring that the customer perspective is a driving force behind business decisions and activities; crafting and implementing service practices that meet customers’ and own organization’s needs.
  5. Peer Relationships: Interacts with others in a constructive, positive, and respectful manner, regardless of individual differences. Assists team members or co-workers in achieving personal goals and completing assignments.


Supervisory or Managerial Responsibility    

None


Travel

None


Core Values

  1. Be available to work as scheduled and report to work on time.
  2. Be willing to accept supervision and work well with others.
  3. Be well groomed, appropriately for your role and wear ID Badge visibly.
  4. Be in compliance with all departmental and institutional policies, the Employee Handbook, Code of Conduct and completes NetLearning by due date annually.
  5. Fosters an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the institution.
  6. Adheres to safe working practices and at all times follows all institutional and departmental safety policies and procedures. 
  7. Wears appropriate PPE as outlined by the infection control policies and procedures.
  8. Demonstrates compliance with all state, federal and all other regulatory agency requirements.


Minimum Qualifications


Education    

Bachelors of Arts/Sciences degree in Psychology, or other related social science required. 


Work Experience    

Six months experience participating in neuropsychological/psychological research or clinical protocols required.


Special Training, Certification or Licensure    

CPR/BLS required.
 

Application Instructions

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