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Children's Hospital Colorado Behavioral Health Specialist (North Campus) in Broomfield, Colorado

Why Work at Children's....Children's Hospital Colorado has defined and delivered pediatric healthcareexcellence for more than 100 years. Founded in 1908, Children's Coloradois a leading pediatric network entirely devoted to the health and well beingof children. Continually recognized as one of the nation's outstandinghospitals by U.S. News .and. World Report, Children's Colorado is known bothfor its nationally and internationally recognized medical, research andeducation programs as well as the full spectrum of everyday care for kidsthroughout Colorado and surrounding states. With more than 1,000 healthcareprofessionals representing the full spectrum of pediatric specialties,Children's Colorado Network of Care includes its main campus, 16Children's Care Centers and more than 400 outreach clinics.A career at Children's Colorado will challenge you, inspire you, andmotivate you to make a difference in the life of a child.Additional InformationDepartment: North Campus Urgent CareHours per week: 36, eligible for benefits#northcampusexpansionJob OverviewThe Behavioral Health Specialist is responsible for direct patient care andsafety including supervision and management of children and adolescents;performs duties under the direction of a registered nurse or licensedpsychiatric professional. This position may encounter potentially volatilecare situations that could result in bodily harm.ResponsibilitiesPOPULATION SPECIFIC CARENeonate -Infancy - >30 days to 1yrToddlers - >1yr to 3yrsPre-Schoolers - >3yrs to 5yrsSchool age - >5yrs to 13yrsAdolescent - >13yrs to 18yrsAdult - >18yrs to 65yrsESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSAn employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of thefollowing essential functions. These examples do not include all of thefunctions which the employee may be expected to perform.Provides direct patient care and management of children and adolescents whileunder the direction of a registered nurse or licensed psychiatricprofessional.Leads, monitors and collaborates educational and therapeutic groups forpatients.Participates in clinical rounds, maintains communication with unit ordepartment leadership.Responds as part of the Behavioral Assistance Resource Team; providesassistance to patients, family members or visitors 18 years of age andyounger exhibiting the potential for harm to self or others.Ensures proper documentation of patient progress; completes 15 minutepatient checks; provides one-to-one patient observation and or milieumanagement.Assists new hires as required.Attends educational in-services for Behavior Specialists; participates inunit committees and educational offerings.Collaborates with other disciplines or departments on patient care and unitsafety.Provides customer service as related to the Mental Health field.Other InformationSCOPE .and. LEVELGuidelines: Trains in the field and assists higher level personnel toacquire learning through practical experience. Complexity: Performsroutine and/or basic tasks common to the field. Procedures, methods, andtechniques to be used are well established with options to be considered welldefined. Tools, work aids, and materials to be used are specified.Decision Making: Duties assigned are primarily routine, repetitive, andrestricted in intricacy with little or no discretion in how they are carriedouCommunications: Contacts with team members, clients or the public wherefactual information relative to the organization or its functions arereceived, relayed, or a service rendered according to establishedprocedures or instructions.Supervision Received: Under close supervision, the employee receivestraining to develop skills and abilities in a specific line of work or generaloccupational area. Work product is subject to close, continuous inspection.QualificationsEDUCATION: Bachelor's degree with a minor in psychology or related field.EQUIVALENCY: Professional relevant experience may substitute for thebachelor's degree on a year-for-year basis.CERTIFICATION(S):

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