Child Psych Specialist

Location
Washington, District of Columbia-Washington
Posted
Aug 19, 2020
Closes
Sep 23, 2020
Ref
2000006A
Function
Nurse
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
Responsible for the implementation of nursing care for a child or group of children and their families from admission through discharge, under the
direct supervision of the registered nurse.

Qualifications

Minimum Education
Bachelor's Degree

Specific Requirements and Preferences
psychology or other human services field (Required)

Specific Requirements and Preferences
Willing to train applicants with some mental health work expereince, one to six months of related expereince working with children in a healthcare,
educational, or recreational seeting experience (Preferred)

Required Skills/Knowledge
Display calm, accepting, problem solving attitude with patients and familiesc

Functional Accountabilities

Implement Therapeutic Milieu
1. Implement schedule of activities.
2. Co-lead/lead patient groups.
3. Implement individual Treatment Plans.
4. Implement time outs and seclusion protocols.
5. Maintain safety for patients, families and staff through continuous assessment and vigilant adherence to all safety protocols and plans.

Assists patients with ADLs
1. Assist with general hygiene, rest, activity, and nourishment.
2. Work with patients to foster developmentally appropriate self care.
3. Provide appropriate classroom accommodations for children with physical disabilities.
4. Administer care to the medically ill child under the supervision of a registered nurse.

Administers educational services to all children and adolescents hospitalized on the inpatient psychiatric unit
1. Administer educational assessments.
2. Provide individualized assignments for the patients based on their academic levels.
3. Administer unit behavioral protocols in the classroom setting.

Safety
1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

Organizational Accountabilities
Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)
Organizational Commitment/Identification
1. Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
Teamwork/Communication 1. Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
2. Partner with all team members to achieve goals
3. Receptive to others' ideas and opinions
Performance Improvement/Problem-solving 1. Contribute to a positive work environment
2. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
3. Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
4. Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility 1. Use resources efficiently
2. Search for less costly ways of doing things
Safety 1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

Children's National Health System is an equal opportunity employer that evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

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