Work Schedule/Days: Day / Monday – Friday
Employment Type: Full-Time
Location: Center for Advanced Pediatrics
Requisition #: 69565
The Multidisciplinary Feeding Program at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is one of only a few programs in the country to offer evidence-based, intensive day treatment for children with Feeding disorders. The treatment model involves a professional team that includes psychologists, physicians, dietitians, speech-language pathologists (SLP)/occupational therapists (OT), and a social worker. This multidisciplinary team provides evaluation and treatment of children ages 8 months to 21 years, most with complex medical, behavioral, and/or developmental co-morbidities.
As part of a strategic initiative to advance the assessment and treatment of pediatric feeding disorders, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is seeking a full-time, licensed Psychologist, to become an active member of the multidisciplinary care team. The Psychologist in the Multidisciplinary Feeding Program will manage a team of skilled professionals in the treatment of complex cases, using behavior analysis or related techniques to design a structure to help children and parents during mealtimes.
The Multidisciplinary Feeding Program offers many levels of service to address each child’s unique needs:
- Feeding Clinic – Provides multidisciplinary assessments, allowing the team to make recommendations for further evaluations and interventions.
- Day Treatment Program – Offers a medical program for children who require intensive daily therapy, including multiple feeding sessions a day, as well as oral-motor therapy, psychosocial family support, and medical and nutritional monitoring.
- Outpatient Program – Serves children with feeding problems who have graduated from the Day Treatment Program needing ongoing follow-up care or select patients who can be treated by less intensive therapy.
- Doctor of Philosophy or Doctor of Psychology
- Georgia licensed psychologist
- Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days of employment
- Four years of experience in direct assessment and care of pediatric patients in an inpatient and/or outpatient setting
- Experience in conducting clinical supervision
- Experience in providing family therapy/counseling
- Experience in writing and research
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES*
- Proficient in neuropsychological and/or psychological assessments and/or treatments of children, adolescents, and young adults
- Provides effective delivery of services (e.g., psychological assessments, consultation, and therapy) appropriate to the patient’s specific needs and severity level of disability or impairment.
- Integrates infection control and body substance precautions, patient safety, body mechanics, and knowledge of growth and development, including referral to outside agencies as appropriate.
- Provides appropriate assessment and treatment, including modifications for special population(s).
- Develops and successfully implements assessment standards and treatment plans that support established goals.
- Documents weekly/monthly treatment notes and assessment reports following established standards.
- Completes discharge and follows up according to departmental standards, including liaison services to patient’s local school systems to assist with school re-entry and consultation for individual education program development as appropriate.
- Demonstrates and practices family-centered care.
- Maintains a therapeutic relationship with patient and family.
- Communicates relevant information at the patient/family level of understanding.
- Identifies patient/family need for services from ancillary departments and provides follow-up and referral as necessary.
- Includes family/caregiver participation in all phases of the patient’s program.
- Evaluates patient and family psychosocial needs and provides appropriate direction to the team to meet these needs.
- Maintains an emphasis on minimizing duplication and increasing efficiency.
- Demonstrates commitment to continuous professional growth and improvement, meeting required continuing education standards.
- Provides clinical supervision to fellows, interns, psychometrists, students, and other employees as assigned.
- Supports and participates in continuous assessment and improvement of the quality of care and services provided.
Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.
Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.
Ability to lift up to 40 lbs independently and greater than 40 lbs with assistance
Bending/Stooping – Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Climbing – Not Present
Hearing/Speaking – Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.
Lifting – Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Pushing/Pulling – Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Sitting – Constantly (activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of time)
Standing – Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Walking – Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Some potential for exposure to blood and body fluids
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.
With 3 hospitals, 20 neighborhood locations and a total of 673 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.
Children’s has been recognized as a Fortune 100 Best Place to Work, a Best Place for Working Mothers, and as a top employer for diversity and millennials. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values. We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country. Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.
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Address: 1400 Tullie Circle, Atlanta, GA 30329
Function: Allied Health – Behavior Health