Board Certified Behavior Analyst

 
Position: Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Job ID: 152537

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Nursing Operations

Talent Area: Professional - Clinical

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: Weekdays

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years. Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, a second community hospital opening in 2017. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation. To join our community of 13,000 dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.

Summary:

We are searching for a an Inpatient Board Certified Behavior Analyst—someone to provide behavior analysis for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities by assessing, planning, educating, implementing and monitoring targeted essential individual behavior care plans.

Think you’ve got what it takes?
Master’s Degree with behavior analyst license and certification
Comparable experience (5 years minimum)



Responsibilities :

• Conducts functional behavioral assessments, including functional analyses, of severe problem behavior.
• Develops preliminary behavior intervention and safety plans.
• Monitors the individual’s behavior data and provides descriptive progress notes.
• Conducts treatment fidelity assessments to ensure proper implementation of the behavior support plan.
• Works with the medical team on emergency behavioral stabilization for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities in an inpatient setting.
• Participates in multidisciplinary rounds and documents in the medical record.
• Co-facilitates clinical, motivational, and crisis intervention counseling with a licensed clinical psychologist as needed.
• Develops staff and caregiver training on behavior intervention plans.
• Educates physicians and other medical professionals on functions of problem behavior and behavior management techniques.
• Develops and facilitates educational in-services utilizing adult training modalities in collaboration with Nursing Professional Development and/or decentralized Education Coordinators.
• Collects and analyzes data from the medical record to coordinate care and discharge planning.
• Performs qualitative and quantitative analysis of pertinent clinical data and provides follow-up clinical care referrals as needed.
• Develops and presents recommendations and negotiates effectively in a way that will encourage understanding and acceptance.
• Effectively communicates psychological issues orally and in writing to the multidisciplinary health care team, patients and families.
• Maintains maturity in interpersonal communication in identifying, resolving and assisting in resolving conflicts.
• Maintains patient and family confidentiality.



Qualifications:

• Master’s Degree in behavior analysis, education or psychology
• BLS (American Heart Association Basic Life Support)
• BCBA (Behavior Analyst Certification)
• BHVAN (Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation)
• Knowledge of clinical and/or counseling psychology obtained at the graduate level.
• Knowledge of a wide range of professional psychiatric conditions and medical theories, procedures and techniques, used in
• the evaluation, treatment and management of behavioral health patients.
• Skill and ability to interpret patient’s verbal and non-verbal actions/responses.
• Must be capable of self-directed practice and demonstrate personal initiative.
• Must seek, collaborate and collaborate with the licensed clinical psychologist.
• Must have excellent writing and communication skills.
• Ability to effectively organize work and multitask.



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