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Children's Hospital Colorado Behavioral Health Specialist - Inpatient Psychiatric Service in Aurora, Colorado

Job ID69150LocationAurora, ColoradoFull/Part TimeFull-TimeRegular/TemporaryRegularWhy Work at Children's....Here, it's different. Come join us.Children's Hospital Colorado has defined and delivered pediatric healthcareexcellence for more than 100 years.Here, the nation's brightest nurses, physicians, scientists,researchers, therapists and care providers are creating the future of childhealth. With an optimist's outlook, a trailblazing spirit and a celebratedhistory, we're making new strides every day.We've been Magnet-designated four times by the American Nurses CredentialingCenter and are consistently recognized among the nation's top 10 pediatrichospitals by U.S. News & World Report.As a national leader in pediatric care, we serve children and families fromall over the nation. Our System of Care includes four pediatric hospitals,12 specialty care centers, 400+ outreach clinics and 7,000 healthcareprofessionals representing the full spectrum of pediatric care specialties.We need your expertise.A career at Children's Colorado will challenge you, inspire you, andmotivate you to make a difference in the life of a child. Here, it'sdifferent. Do you have what it takes?Additional InformationDepartment: Inpatient Psychiatric ServicesHours per week: 36, eligible for benefitsShift: Days - a mixture of 12 and 8 hour shifts (7a-7p) and 3p-11pJob 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 - 30 days to 1yrToddlers - >1yr to 3yrsPre-Schoolers - >3yrs to 5yrsSchool age - >5yrs to 13yrsAdolescent - >13yrs to 18yrsAdult - >18yrs to 65yrsAn 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 & LEVELGuidelines: Trains in the field and assists higher level personnel toacquire learning through practical experience.Complexity: Performs routine and/or basic tasks common to the field.Procedures, methods, and techniques to be used are well established withoptions to be considered well defined. Tools, work aids, and materials tobe 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