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Therapist BCBA

Boulder Community Health

This is a Full-time position in Boulder, CO posted November 23, 2021.

Half Time, Days. 20 hours/week.

Pay rate is between $29-$43.50/hr depending on years of relevant and like experience.

Boulder Community Health was recently honored as Best Local Employer by the Daily Camera in the 2018 Boulder County Gold, their People’s Choice Awards for businesses in Boulder County. Come join us and be a part of an independent, community-focused health system and feel good knowing that your work will make a difference in people’s lives and be a positive contribution to the community.

POSITION SUMMARY

Provides ABA therapeutic services to individuals or groups of individuals which may include treatment planning, clinical case management, individual or group therapy, consultation with parents, peds rehab therapists, schools and other service providers.

Maintains a caseload that is scheduled at no less than a 75% productivity rate. Must adhere to the ethical standards that have been defined by profession.

Adheres to all accreditation requirements and personnel policies. Must strive to promote teamwork inter- and intra-departmentally and work professionally with physicians and individuals in the community.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

Education

M.A. in Child Psychology or related field as required by certification.

Special Qualifications (Licensure, Registration, etc.)

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)
  • Familiarity with autism diagnostic tools such as the Autism Diagnostic Observations Scale (ADOS), Vanderbilt and BOSA preferred.

Knowledge, Skill and Ability

  • Demonstrates knowledge of pediatric rehabilitation philosophy and practice.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of conditions requiring rehabilitation services provided within this department.
  • Demonstrates ability to work collaboratively with physicians, therapists, staff, and other professionals and nonprofessionals.
  • Knowledge of principles/practice of clinical child psychology within a pediatric rehabilitation setting and adherence to the American Psychological Association Code of Ethics.
  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Demonstrates familiarization with the needs of third-party payers.
  • Ability to work effectively under stress.
  • Ability to provide testimony in deposition or in court as needed.
  • Ability to problem solve, use good judgment, and deal with diverse personalities.

Experience

  • Minimum of 1 years post graduate experience in child psychology
  • Experience of at least 2 years in a child psychology position, working as part of a team

MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT DIRECTLY USED

  • Computers, computer network and office equipment
  • Augmentative and assistive devices (i.e. communication devices)
  • Hospital vehicles

WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES

Position may require considerable standing, driving, lifting, walking, reaching, bending, sitting and keyboarding. The candidate must have the manual dexterity to operate equipment and computers. Must be physically able to maintain a safe therapeutic environment.

  • May be required to provide services in more than one clinic or treatment area.
  • May be required to drive between rehabilitation center, clinics, schools and patient homes.
  • Could be exposed to infectious disease daily due to patient contact.
  • Risk of contact with combative patients.
  • Moderate to high stress level caused by frequent exposure to high risk patients and situations, busy work environment, and rapidly changing situations, interruptions, schedule changes.
  • Occasional stressful encounters with staff, patients, families and physicians.

INTERRELATIONSHIPS

  • Communicates effectively with physicians, patients, families and staff regarding patient status, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to problem-solve and deal with diverse personalities and situations.
  • Demonstrates flexibility related to scheduling and workload.
  • Able to maintain confidentiality of information about patients.
  • Demonstrates sensitivity to public relation implications when dealing with patients, visitors, health team members and the public.
  • Functions as a team member and represents self professionally.
  • Supports the philosophy of care within Pediatric Rehabilitation Services and within specific department programs.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Demonstrates appropriate Encore! behavior as stated in the Encore! performance standards.
  • Is able to evaluate and treat infant, toddler, school age and adolescent patients.
  • Provides consultation on clients within the Pediatric Rehab department at staffings and on a consultation basis as needed.
  • Participates in ongoing group therapy alone or with other team members
  • Facilitates parent support groups as needed.
  • Demonstrates awareness and knowledge of patient management, including behavior management and safety. Collaborates with staff, families, and outside agencies to develop behavior treatment plans as needed.
  • Accurately communicates the patient and family’s emotional, social, and environmental problems to other patient care team members.
  • Maintains a positive and cooperative attitude.
  • Provides patient treatment and documents patient status and progress in accordance with all departmental and professional guidelines (APA, TJC).
  • Attends meetings relevant to the patient and his/her care as well as other required hospital meetings (conferences, mini-staffings, team meetings, planning committees, in-services, supervisory and staff inter- and intra-departmentally).

About Boulder Community Health and Boulder, Colorado

Uncompromising medical excellence, delivered with the values of respect and compassion. Since 1922, Boulder Community Health has built our reputation on this promise. As a community-owned and operated not-for-profit hospital and clinics, we remain dedicated to meeting the evolving healthcare needs of our citizens and providing access to high quality medical care. Our state-of-the art facilities are home to many medical professionals who offer an extensive range of medical services.

Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, adventure awaits you right outside your door. Big, beautiful vistas, serene snow-capped mountains, and a lifestyle conducive to enjoying the outdoors bring a truly fresh perspective to our practice of healthcare.

Surround yourself by natural beauty and an active, life-embracing community, while you enjoy state-of-the-art facilities and equipment along with a competitive compensation and benefits package, including health/dental/life, paid annual leave, tuition reimbursement and much more.

EOE/Affirmative Action/Drug-free workplace

Location: Boulder Community Health · Peds Rehab OP
Schedule: Half time, Days – 8 hour shifts, afternoons 3-5 days/week