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.
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.
Master’s degree (or equivalent experience) in psychology or related field required.
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 of Success:
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.
We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.
GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.