Psychology Assistant
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Inc
 SoHo, NY






  • Psychology Assistant






    Job ID

    2019-12332



    Campus


    Einstein/Resnick - Bronx


    Posting Date

    1 month ago(9/6/2019 4:21 PM)


    Employee Classification

    1199 Union


    Department

    Medicine - Endocrinology


    Position Type

    Regular Full-Time









  • POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES




    • Recruits subjects to participate in the study by using approved methodologies, such as, reaching to healthcare providers for referrals, visiting clinics, sending mail outs, using approved advertisements, etc.

    • Performing neuropsychological testing

    • Conducts the enrollment of study participants, including explaining research procedures, and obtaining informed consent of subjects and/or their families.

    • Schedules appointments of study participants; conducts reminder phone calls and/or sends mailouts.

    • Visits subjects at their place of residence or at mutually agreed upon place.

    • Conducts routine and specialized tests with higher level of problem resolution, analytical ability and self-direction.

    • Reviews the data collection forms for each enrollee for completion and quality; ensures timely and accurate entry.

    • Follows established procedures, making judgmental decisions regarding reliability and accuracy of results, repeating procedures when needed. Requires initiative and independence.

    • Enters data in the study database with precision and accuracy.

    • Begins to synthesize and interpret results. May prepare written and verbal status reports. Uses statistical and graphic summaries.

    • Other research-related tasks assigned.






    QUALIFICATIONS




    Bachelor's degree; coursework in Psychology preferred.

    Valid driver’s license

    Some experience is preferred, but not required 

    Proficiency with basic computer skills, including Microsoft Office and data entry using a computer data system

    Good interpersonal skills

    Interest in working with the elderly

    Willingness to learn new clinical skills

    Ability to work well in a team setting and independently is essential







    ABOUT US




    Founded in 1955, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein) is one of the nation’s premier institutions for medical education, basic research and clinical investigation. A full-time faculty of some 2,000 conducts research, teaches, and delivers health care in every major biomedical specialty. The college has some 730 medical students, 193 Ph.D. students, 106 MD/Ph.D. students and 275 postdoctoral fellows.



    Einstein’s major strength, in addition to training physicians and scientists, is its science. During fiscal year 2015, the faculty’s consistently high level of scientific achievement resulted in the awarding of more than $150 million in peer-reviewed grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).



    Einstein is part of Montefiore Medicine Academic Health System, an integrated academic delivery system comprising seven campuses, including 8 hospitals, a multi-county ambulatory network, a new state-of-the art “hospital without beds”, a skilled nursing facility, school of nursing, home health agency, and the state’s first freestanding emergency department. As the University Hospital for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore is a premier academic health system, employing Einstein’s clinical faculty and training Einstein’s medical students, over 1,300 residents, 420 allied health students, and 1,600 nursing students annually.



    We have also been recognized by Forbes as one of the country's best midsize employers in 2019. Forbes ranked Einstein in the top overall nationally among midsize employers. Einstein ranked 3rd within the education category in New York State and 9th nationally among all midsize education employers.



    The Albert Einstein College of Medicine 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, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Einstein seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.



    The Longevity Genes Project (LGP), based at Albert Einstein College of Medicine seeks a Psychology Assistant to be responsible for collection and management of study participant data. Data collection will include working as a member of a team with other research assistants to collect clinical data from study participants ages 35 years to 120 years during home visits.  Data include cognitive and physical function measures. Additionally, annual follow-up data will be collected via mailed and telephone-administered questionnaires. The PA will receive standardized training in conducting these measures that include administration of portable carotid ultrasound. Previous phlebotomy experience is highly desirable though willingness to take part in a phlebotomy course to learn these skills is also acceptable.

    The home visits require you to have a valid driver's license. Driving usually occurs within a 3 hours distance of New York City.  There will also be the opportunity for some airline travel elsewhere in the USA with overnight stay(s) to visit study participants, along with other PAs. The PA will have the opportunity to participate in specific research projects within the study that are of interest to them and they will have the opportunity to analyze data, author and present results for national academic meetings as well as author papers for publication.