The Clinical Assistant will provide direct care and supervision of patients admitted to the Inpatient Neurobehavioral Unit, implement written behavioral and educational protocols, and collect data on patient-specific target behaviors.
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PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
1. Review and implement a variety of written behavioral and educational protocols.
2. Accurately collect and clearly report specific data on patients
3. Follow unit safety procedures using safe handling techniques and approved physical management procedures (including physical restraint, patient transport, and self-protection from staff-directed aggressive behavior).
4. Provide physical care (washing/bathing, toileting, personal hygiene, dressing, feeding, etc.) appropriate to patient level of adaptive skills and needs.
5. Engage with patient throughout their daily schedule of unit activities.
6. Utilize appropriate prompting sequence, to assist the patient to participate in task or activity at the highest level of independence; modify tasks to ensure maximum patient participation and engagement.
7. Assist in the assessment of adaptive, leisure and self-help skills, potential reinforcers and problem behaviors, as needed.
1. Must be able to perceive the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction.
2. Must be able to receive detailed information through oral communication and to make the discriminations in sound.
3. Must have visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness and thoroughness of the work assigned.
4. Must have manual dexterity sufficient to perform various keyboard functions.
5. Must be physically present at the assigned job site.
6. Must have stamina sufficient to move about and work with children with severe behavioral disorders, including the ability to assume a variety of physical postures sufficient to interact with and manage patient behavior.
7. Must be able to lift and carry child, adolescent and adult patients and provide physical restraint according to protocol.
High School Diploma or GED required, bachelor’s degree preferred.
Six months of previous experience working with the developmentally disabled and/or individuals with severe behavior problems is preferred..
CPR, Assaultive Behavior Management Workshop, safe transport techniques (patient lifting, carrying, etc.), and other employee competency training will be provided by department