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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Senior Psychological Specialist - School of Medicine Psychiatry in Atlanta, Georgia

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  • 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.


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

  • One year of directly related experience.


Candidate will have reasonable knowledge and experience of working in a jail setting with mentally ill individuals, fundamental knowledge of the Forensic issues such as competency to stand trial, and 3 yrs experience in leading groups and conducting one to one sessions with inmates in the jail.

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Job Number 123004

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division School Of Medicine

Department SOM: Psych: Child Psych - CAMP

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Position involves clinical patient contact.

Job Category Research & Research Administration

Campus Location (For Posting) : City Atlanta

Location : Name Executive Park 12