Clinical Interviewer

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital Belmont , MA 02178

Posted 6 months ago

McLean Hospital is a comprehensive psychiatric hospital committed to providing easy access to superior quality, cost-effective mental health services in the Boston area, Massachusetts and beyond. Since 1811, McLean Hospital has been a world leader in the treatment of mental illness and chemical dependency, research into the cause of mental illness and the training of generations of mental health care providers. McLean's multidisciplinary programs treat a broad range of psychiatric illnesses across the full continuum of care.

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Functioning as clinical collaborator to an active interdisciplinary research team and under the very general direction of the PI, the Clinical Interviewer performs high-level clinical and psychodiagnostic evaluations using structured interviews and behavioral report. The Clinical Interviewer is responsible for characterizing study participants for behavioral and neuroimaging studies with a focus on adult posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The Clinical Interviewer also contributes clinical expertise to inter-rater reliability and training.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Conducts mental health diagnostic assessments using structured clinical interviews (e.g., Structured Clinical Interview for DSM (SCID), Clinician Administered PTSD Scale (CAPS) and other behavioral rating tools for studies on trauma and stress-related disorders

Regularly trains and oversees the work of others in clinical procedures, and consults on inter-rater reliability and training.

Interacts with patients/subjects with regard to study, including patient education, procedural instruction, follow-up. May serve as a liaison between patient and physician.

Responsible for overseeing the process of clinical diagnostic data collection. Ensures integrity of patient data.

Responsible for the coordination and implementation of clinical procedures at one or multiple sites.

On a daily basis, executes the procedural decisions associated with clinical aspects of the study.

Implements and maintains quality assurance procedures and systems.

Participates in all decisions made for the study and the formulation of policies and procedures. Identifies modifications needed and works to implement solutions.

Directly responds to inquiries regarding the study protocol and policy. Serves as a liaison to internal and external population.

Performs all other duties as assigned.

All McLean team members are expected to consistently demonstrate our values of integrity, compassion, respect, diversity, teamwork, excellence and innovation in their work activities and interactions.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA or BS required; Masters degree in psychology, counseling, social work or related field preferred.

  • Minimum 5 years experience in a research related field.

  • Minimum 2 years experience performing clinical diagnostic interviews such as the SCID, CAPS, and other psychiatric assessments.

SKILLS/ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Working knowledge of the etiology of mood, anxiety, and trauma-related disorders

  • Working knowledge of DSM-5 diagnoses and diagnostic criteria.

  • Working knowledge of research methodology and following standardized protocols to collect data.

  • Strong organizational and time-management skills.

  • Effective problem-solving skills.

  • Strong computer skills.

All employees must possess basic computer skills to use a variety of electronic or online systems for communication, clinical and administrative purposes.


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