Company Name:

National Board of Medical Examiners


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Educational Psychology

Work Setting:


Position Type:

Full Time

Required Experience:

2 - 5 years

Required Education:

Master's Degree

Date Posted:

June 5, 2019

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Psychologist: Disability Assessment for Test Accommodations

Company Overview:

The NBME is an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides high-quality examinations for the health professions. Protection of the health of the public through state-of-the-art assessment of health professionals is the mission of the NBME, along with a major commitment to research and development in evaluation and measurement. The NBME was founded in 1915 because of the need for a voluntary, nationwide examination that medical licensing authorities could accept as the standard by which to judge candidates for medical licensure. Since that time, it has continued without interruption to provide high-quality examinations for this purpose and has become a model and a resource of international stature in testing methodologies and evaluation in medicine. Although the NBME's mission is centered on assessment of physicians, it encompasses the spectrum of health professionals along the continuum of education, training, and practice and includes research in evaluation as well as development of assessment instruments.

The NBME has nearly 500 employees and is located in Philadelphia's University City neighborhood, home to some of the country's most esteemed universities, nonprofit research institutes, and research and teaching hospitals.

Position Overview

We are currently seeking a Disability Assessment Analyst to review professional educational and clinical evaluations/assessments and other supporting documentation accompanying requests for test accommodations.

Primary duties performed in this position:

  • Determine completeness of submitted documentation consistent with institutional policies and procedures and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • Prepare custom correspondence.
  • Participate in resolution of candidate and/or evaluator questions related to disability documentation requirements.
  • Participate in the creation and implementation of departmental policies related to candidate requests for test accommodations.
  • Serve as resource to unit staff regarding disability assessments and test accommodations.
  • Gather, analyze and report data for special projects as assigned by manager.


Skills and Abilities:

  • Advanced knowledge and experience using psycho-educational, psychological or neuropsychological assessment instruments.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience using current diagnostic criteria for cognitive disorders, specific learning disorder, attention disorders, other psychiatric disorders including anxiety and depressive disorders.
  • Knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • At least two years recent clinical experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office software (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point)

Education: Candidate must have at least a Master's degree in psychology or school psychology; a doctorate in psychology from an APA-accredited training program strongly preferred.

Experience: At least two years of recent clinical experience desired.

NBME is an EEO employer as defined by the EEOC.

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