Job Description

Payroll Title:
Faculty Practice Neurology
Hiring Pay Scale
$23.00 - $27.85 / Hour
East Campus (La Jolla)
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
HX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hour shifts, Monday - Friday

#128516 Neuropsychometrist

Filing Deadline: Thu 6/20/2024

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The incumbent will work as a Psychometrist for UCSD Health Center for Brain Health and Memory Disorders in the Department of Neuroscience. Position has five major components: (1) Independent administration of psychometric measures; (2) Scoring of data generated by testing procedures; (3) Behavioral observation; and (4) Data management that includes data entry and running of various psychometric software scoring programs and (5) assisting in other administrative duties as assigned


  • Graduation from college with a major inpsychology or a closely related fieldincluding training in administering andscoring individual and group psychologicaltests; or an equivalent combination ofeducation and experience.

  • Demonstrated experience in performingindependent administration of variouspsychometric measures, following strictlystandardized procedures.

  • Demonstratedexperience in clinical rating skills andability to strictly adhere to standardizedscoring procedures on multiple tests.

  • Demonstrated experience in keeping carefuland thorough behavioral notes of patientdemeanor during interviews and testing,sufficient for use in making conclusionsregarding patient's posture and efforttowards test taking.

  • Training in administering and scoringindividual and group psychological tests.

  • Proven ability to summarize and score testdata, following specific scoring rules.

  • Demonstrated good clinical judgment in instances where proper scoring proceduresare liberal or responses are borderline inquality.

  • Proven ability to thoroughly andaccurately score all test responses and togive proper weight to all relevant responses.

  • Skill in extracting relevant items from arandom, inexact patient response duringrelatively unstructured interview situation.

  • Demonstrated ability in interviewingcomplex patients and the ability toaccurately hear and record patient responsesto test stimuli.

  • Demonstrated perseverancein obtaining needed information frompatients who are noncommittal oruncooperative to some degree.

  • Ability toexercise considerable independent judgmentand skill in managing patient scheduling,training of others, scoring, and other dutiesso that referrals to the neurospychologicallab are handled efficiently.

  • Proficient inusing computer to run software scoringprograms, type behavioral notes, and printneeded items.

  • Proven ability to relateprofessionally and maintain an appropriateclinical demeanor toward a wide variety ofpatients, over an extensive (several-hour)period.

  • Ability to maintain friendly, helpful,non-obtrusive attitude towards all patients,employing patience and flexibility as neededto successfully conclude all tests scheduled.

  • Diligence in planning workload, so thatscoring takes place as promptly after testadministration as possible.


  • Bilingual skills; ability to administer andscore individual and group psychologicaltests both in English and Spanish as needed.


  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based onbusiness needs.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
  • Must have CA driver's license and be ableto drive.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $44,182 - $58,151 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $21.16 - $27.85

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