Neuropsychometrist in Bethesda, MD at General Dynamics Information Technology

Date Posted: 10/12/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Bethesda, MD
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    0 to 2 year(s)
  • Date Posted:
    10/12/2019
  • Job ID:
    2019-61487

Job Description

GDIT's Military Health Solutions is hiring a Neuropsychometrist/ Research Associate to support the Defense & Veterans Brain Injury Center located at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) in Bethesda, MD. 

As a leader in traumatic brain injury research, the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) serves active duty military, veterans and their beneficiaries with coordinated care throughout 23 Army, Navy and Veterans Affairs medical treatment centers. General Dynamics Health Solutions researchers and healthcare professionals treat and track more than 8,500 TBI patients a year to measure the impact of care on long term health and occupational outcomes. Conducting 72 different clinical research studies – to include a 15-year congressional directed study – our experts educate political leaders, caregivers, clinicians, and the general public to provide and improve evidence-based, best practice TBI care for service members, veterans and their families.

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The Neuropsychometrist/ Research Associate will support the several multi-site research projects as part of the Congressionally Mandated 15-Year study to examine outcome from traumatic brain injury in a military population and the effect on family members. S/he will administers and scores an objective comprehensive psychological and neuropsychological test battery incorporating pertinent behavioral observations. S/he will conduct comprehensive unstructured and structured diagnostic clinical interviews, and case conference interview data with senior neuropsychology staff. Scores and codes neuropsychological test data and codes interview data.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Conducts comprehensive neuropsychological testing and administers self-report questionnaires, including scoring, coding, and quality checks.
  • Documents behavioral observations and testing notes for consideration in scoring/coding data.
  • Conducts comprehensive diagnostic unstructured and structured clinical interviews and participates in case conferencing of interview data and data coding with senior neuropsychology staff.
  • Conducts medical record reviews for data collection, case conferencing, and eligibility requirements.
  • Collects and analyzes data to evaluate eligibility for enrollment.
  • Offers suggestions for appropriate services for participants as needed. Responds to emergent patient situations.
  • Collects and processes all study related data, assists with data export, data coding, and performs quality control procedures.
  • Completes and maintains paperwork and electronic systems related to participant processing.
  • Maintains research project records in compliance with study and IRB requirements.
  • Maintains clear and accurate records, inventories and logbooks.

Non Primary Responsibilities:

  • Other duties consistent with the above

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  • Masters degree (or equivalent experience) in psychology or related field required.
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Qualifications:

  • 0-2 years of related experience in scientific research and analysis required.
  • Clinical experience in neuropsychological test administration and unstructured clinical interviewing required.
  • Prior experience conducting literature reviews, clinical interviews and neuropsychological testing.
  • Must have Human Subjects training completed. 
  • Proficiencies with computer software, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. 
  • Knowledge of basic counseling skills is preferred for eliciting cooperation from difficult subjects and ability to adapt to change in evaluating subjects of different disability during complex testing modalities.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required and candidates must be able to obtain a favorable NACLC/ T3 security investigation prior to starting position. 

Preferred Skills & Experience:

  • Prior experience within the DoD/VA systems of care strongly preferred.
  • Prior experience within the military systems of care strongly preferred. 

Attributes to Excel:

  • Excellent interpersonal and computer skills; ability to communicate effectively and to work with individuals of all levels.
  • Excellent communication skills to impart complex test and interview results to other professionals.
  • Meticulous attention to detail for accurate instrument completion, scoring, and data entry.

As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors.With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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