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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Senior Psychological Specialist, Full Time, 8a - 5p in Atlanta, Georgia

Overview

At Emory Healthcare, we integrate science and caring to change the face of health care. Our team members are courageous individuals who are willing to challenge the status quo and help find solutions to complex problems. We’re empowered to influence change for, and with, our patients, their families, the community and each other.

As one of the leading academic medical systems, we’re eager to share what we learn with hospitals around the country, and the world. We’ve got the backing, knowledge, experience and permission to lead the way in developing new and better approaches to preventing and treating disease, and our patients get treatments years before anyone else.

We’re defining a new standard of care for humankind. Are YOU ready to join us?

Description

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Coordinates and conducts clinical or research activities related to the psychological evaluation and treatment of patients or research participants.

  • Provides psychological, physiological and/or behavioral assessments of patients.

  • Administers a variety of neuropsychological tests which require advanced formal education to assess areas such as cognitive functioning, academic skills, personality and emotional development, and behavior.

  • Develops ideas to facilitate research studies and proposes ideas for new research studies.

  • Recruits, screens, and conducts clinical evaluations of potential participants.

  • Assists in determining their eligibility to participate in clinical trials.

  • Collects, compiles and analyzes data related to various psychological or behavioral studies.

  • Extracts statistical data and prepares reports.

  • Conducts interviews and schedules regular visits with study participants and their caregivers.

  • Writes psychological reports and interprets results.

  • Provides consultation and advice concerning post-study therapy, interventions, and behavior management.

  • Educates patients concerning research procedures, investigational devices, and drugs.

  • Maintains accurate and complete documentation on the delivery of mental health care services for study participants.

  • Makes referrals to mental health professionals or services.

  • May dispense medication in compliance with research protocols.

  • Maintains required documentation.

  • Attends and participates in regular administrative and clinical staff meetings.

  • Conducts education or informational presentations for targeted audiences.

  • May present study findings at conferences.

  • Performs related responsibilities as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A degree in education, psychology, social work or a related field.

  • One year of directly related experience.

Physical Requirements: (Sedentary); 1-10 lbs 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); Negligible 34-66% of the workday (frequently); Negligible 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 10 lbs max; Carrying of small articles such as dockets, ledgers, files, small tools; Occasional standing & walking; Frequent sitting Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing) Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

Environmental Conditions: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases; Electrical shock Floor Surfaces Hot/Cold Temperatures Indoor/Outdoor conditions Latex Lighting Patient care/handling injuries Radiation Shift work Travel may be required Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators Environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks

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Division The Emory Clinic

Campus Location Atlanta, GA, 30329

Campus Location US-GA-Atlanta

Department TEC Neurology Neuropsychology

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Job Number 63486

Job Category Behavioral Health, Counseling & Clergy

Schedule 8a-5p

Standard Hours 40 Hours

Emory Healthcare is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing equal opportunity in all of its employment practices and decisions. Emory Healthcare prohibits discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age (40 and over), disability, citizenship, genetic information, service in the uniformed services, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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