Psychometrist - Autism Program

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia


Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Philadelphia, PA
Contract type: Full time
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Location: LOC_MAIN-Main Hospital


Req ID: 230735


Shift: Days


Employment Status: Regular - Full Time





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Job Summary




The psychometrist is responsible for the administration and scoring of psychological and neuropsychological tests under the supervision of a clinical psychologist or clinical neuropsychologist


In their work the psychometrist must know and place emphasis on adherence to standardized test administration procedures, accurately scoring assessments with appropriate norms, and providing detailed behavioral observations of the examinee that may be used by the psychologist/neuropsychologist to aid in test interpretation. The psychometrist may also be responsible for collecting demographic information from a patient/guardian. In addition, this person may also be responsible for various clerical or administrative duties that include, but are not limited, test scoring, entering data, and the procurement of testing supplies with accountability for maintaining inventory to support patient care






Job Responsibilities




  • At the direction and under the supervision of a licensed psychologist, functions relatively autonomously in administering, scoring, and compiling the results of batteries of neuropsychological, psychological and achievement tests and contributes to the documentation of testing encounters. In addition, scores tests administered by psychologists and enters test data in forms to be included with evaluation reports.

  • Provides a written summary of the patient’s behavior during testing, including any interactions with the patient’s parents or peers that may be observed incidentally. Demonstrates awareness of ethical considerations and potential clinical issues that may arise during patient contacts and appropriately seeks supervision from licensed provider when situations arise.

  • Provides explanations of the assessment process to patients, family members, other professionals, and administrative staff and enlists their cooperation and assistance when necessary.

  • Monitors the supply of materials and coordinates the ordering of tests needed; provides routine care and preventive maintenance of equipment inventory and supplies.

  • Responsibility for monitoring their work with particular attention to accuracy, completeness, and timeliness. Helps to recruit, on board and train junior psychometrists, scoring clerks, and other trainees assigned to the service. Training includes the administration, scoring, and safe-keeping of psychological, neuropsychological, personality and academic test instruments, as well as clinical skills such as rapport building and appropriate management of difficult or uncooperative patients.

  • Administer, score, document and compile the results of neuropsychological, psychological, academic and achievement tests.

  • Summarize patient behavior during testing, including any patient interactions.

  • Collaborate and provide explanations of the assessment process to stakeholders, including patients, family members, related professionals, and internal staff.

  • Conduct routine care and preventive maintenance of equipment.

  • Coordinate tests and monitor the supply of materials.







Job Responsibilities (Continued)




  • Identify and escalate potential ethical considerations and clinical issues.

  • Help to recruit, and on-board psychometrists, scoring clerks, and other trainees.

  • Train staff in tests including the related soft-skills, administration, scoring, safe-keeping and instrumentation.

  • Oversee neuropsychology scoring clerk(s) and audit scoring results.

  • Provide administrative support including contacting stakeholders and data entry.

  • Participate in related initiatives and quality improvement projects.







Required Education and Experience




Required Education:


  • Masters Degree







Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic




Preferred Education:


  • Master’s Degree in Psychology, Mathematics, Statistics or related field of study







Preferred Experience:


  • At least Two (2) years of Psychometrist experience







Preferred Licenses/certificates/registrations:


  • Psychometrist Certification upon hire






To carry out its mission, CHOP is committed to supporting the health of our patients, families, workforce, and global community. As a condition of employment, professionals working onsite—at any CHOP location, for any portion of time—must be vaccinated for COVID-19. Learn more


CHOP also requires employees who work in patient care buildings to receive an annual influenza vaccine. Employees may request exemptions for valid religious and medical reasons. Start dates may be delayed until candidates are immunized or exemption requests are reviewed


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