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Psychometrist
Ref No.: 16-00033
Location: Jacksonville, North Carolina
Start Date: 03/10/2016
Psychometrist
The "Youngest City in America” with a booming economy…
 
The Community - Jacksonville, NC
Onslow County is Americas fastest-growing County over the past five years, according to a federal agency that tracks economics. Onslow's booming economy is fueled by Marines and sailors stationed at Camp Lejeune and New River Air Station, according to a recent report in the Charlotte Business Journal. The military, agriculture and tourism are the top three economic areas for North Carolina, which bodes well that they are also the top for Onslow County, she said. And Jacksonville is just 30 minutes from Emerald Isle and 55 minutes from historic Wilmington, NC, both favorite coastal resort destinations with pristine beaches and blue water.

Camp Lejeune
Home of 180,000 active duty, dependent, retiree and civilian employee population, Camp Lejeune boasts 156,000 acres of state-of-the-art training facilities including 11 miles of beach for amphibious operations, 32 gun positions, 48 tactical landing zones and 80 life fire ranges.  Some services available aboard Camp Lejeune include: childcare, shopping, education, family support, hunting and fishing, dining, boating and swimming. Some facilities on base include banks and credit unions, the commissary, the library, hobby shops, fitness centers, the beach, theaters and more. From the supporting infrastructure, a tradition of excellence in doing day-to-day business has evolved. From environmental programs that include a state-of-the-art landfill and water treatment system to quality of life programs that ensure Marine families are taken care of, Camp Lejeune stands out as a superior military base.
 
REQUIREMENTS (duties include but not limited to)
  • Technically direct, escort, and/or act as a therapeutic participant in patient activities both on and off the clinic.
  • Provide care for patients utilizing proper infection control and safety techniques as planned and/or ordered.
  • Document per clinic policy and notifies the neuropsychologist in charge of any abnormal or unusual findings in a timely manner.
  • Utilize therapeutic assessment and interview skills to elicit accurate and concise account of the patient's condition.
  • Document patient-care using proper terminology and in accordance with unit policy.
  • Utilize therapeutic assessment and interview skills to elicit accurate and concise account of the patient's condition.
  • Exhibit a basic knowledge of psychotropic medications including actions, side effects and common dosages.
  • Perform unit administrative activities as directed.
  • Use appropriate infection control and safety techniques as required including, but not limited to, good hand washing, wearing of protective gear, and good body mechanics.
  • Screen patients to determine presenting problems and priority of appointment. This may entail telephone triage or in-person evaluation. Perform basic assessment procedures, including initial screening evaluation and standardized neuropsychological testing.  Assist credentialed providers with identifying mental health diagnosis and treatment strategies, as well as providing patient education.
  • Assist in providing specialized treatment and rehabilitation of brain injured and mental health patients. Observe, monitor, report, and record patient interaction during assessment sessions.
  • Institute precautionary measures to prevent patient injuries due-to suicide, homicide, or elopement.
  • Perform verbal and manual restraint and apply mechanical restraints as needed.
  • Coordinate with other base agencies and Military Treatment Facilities (MTFs) regarding specialized care, treatment, and administrative functions.  Contact military or community agencies to obtain collateral information.
  • Explain and interpret neuropsychological services and procedures to access care to patients and commands.  Assist in or arrange for patient referral to other facilities for alternate level of care.
  • Assist in administration of neuropsychological tests.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Possess a current certification as a Psychometrist by the National Association of Psychometrists. 
  • Possess a Master's degree in Psychology, Sociology, or in a behavioral science related field and have 1 year experience in the performance of neuropsychological testing and test scoring within the preceding 24 months. OR Possess a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Sociology, or in a behavioral science related field and have three years' experience in the performance of neuropsychological testing and test scoring within the preceding 36 months.
  • Possess and maintain Basic Life Support (BLS) certification as approved by the American Heart Association (AHA).
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