Kennedy Krieger Institute

CLINICAL ASSISTANT I

US-MD-Baltimore
Department
Behavioral Psychology
ID
2666
Pos. Category
Entry Level Patient Care - Other
707 N Broadway
# of Hours
40

Overview

JOB ID  2666

 

FULL AND PART TIME POSITIONS AVAILABLE

 

The Clinical Assistant will provide direct care and supervision of patients admitted to the Inpatient Neurobehavioral Unit, implement written behavioral and educational protocols, and collect data on patient-specific target behaviors.

 

Keyword:  Applied Behavioral Analysis

Responsibilities

  1. Review and implement a variety of patient-specific and general NBU written behavioral and educational protocols.
  2. Accurately collect and clearly report data on specified patient behaviors; provide daily record of patient care activities.
  3. Follow unit safety procedures using safe handling techniques and approved physical management procedures (including physical restraint, patient transport, and self-protection from staff-directed aggressive behavior).
  4. Provide physical care (washing/bathing, toileting, personal hygiene, dressing, feeding, etc.) appropriate to patient level of adaptive skills and needs.
  5. Implement patient’s daily schedule of unit activities and engage patient even during times of unscheduled specific activity; adhere to general unit schedule.
  6. Utilize appropriate prompting sequence, as minimally as needed, to assist the patient to participate in task or activity at the highest level of independence; modify tasks to ensure maximum patient participation and engagement; assist in developing and implementing activities designed to increase target appropriate skills.
  7. Maintain unit cleanliness and organization by replacing materials after use, returning supplies and materials to proper storage locations, ensuring safe, clean and well-supplied programming areas, cleaning up after self and patients and keeping areas free of extraneous materials.
  8. Assist in training activities for newly hired clinical assistants, as needed.
  9. Assist in the assessment of adaptive, leisure and self-help skills, potential reinforcers and problem behaviors, as needed.

Qualifications

 

EDUCATION:

High School Diploma or GED required, Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

 

EXPERIENCE:

Six months of previous experience working with the developmentally disabled and/or individuals with severe behavior problems is preferred.   Applicants with knowledge of applied behavioral analysis is preferred.  

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