Behavior Therapist - Nexus Neurorecovery Center - Conroe, TX

Description

In conjunction with the Psychological Team, the Behavior Therapist works directly with the entire treatment team to provide behavioral interventions to the patients as necessary.

Job Specific Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates the development and monitoring of the behavioral aspects of the interdisciplinary treatment plans, in conjunction with a patient’s attending physician.
  • Develops and provides training and support for team members as needed for implementation of the Psychology and Neurocognitive Therapy Programs and the interdisciplinary treatment plans.
  • Provides individual and/or group behavioral interventions for staff, patients, and their families in accordance with the patient’s interdisciplinary treatment plan.
  • Works with the Pinnacle Program to provide group therapy for patients dealing with the signs and symptoms of post stroke.
  • Educates internal staff members about behavioral interventions and effective communication and interpersonal strategies for caring for individuals with an acquired/traumatic brain injury or stroke.
  • Participates in and/or coordinates weekly team conferences for all patients on case load in conjunction with interdisciplinary care team.  Provides behavioral assessments, data assessments, psycho-educational instructions, and behavioral analyses to identify and treat handicapping conditions that may interfere with other therapeutic successes.
  • Identifies and coordinates resolution of areas of concern or conflict with patients’ families, as these concerns or conflicts pertain to a patient’s care, in a professional, proactive, and courteous manner.
  • Communicates with the clinical services department and coordinates intervention with all therapy departments to achieve cohesion and effectiveness as an integrated, empirically-supported, specialized rehabilitation program.
  • Communicates with the Manager of the Cognitive/Psychology Program as well as the Psychology and Cognitive staff regarding treatment planning, behavioral programming, clinical coordination, goals, objections, areas of clinical concern, and services successfully implemented.
  • Presents self in a professional manner when representing the facility.
  • Provides short-term, solution-focused individual, group, and family behavior-analytic services for an inpatient medical population as directed by physicians.
  • Establishes effective communication practices with psychological and medical staff to provide insight into the organizational and behavioral barriers interfering with patient recovery and to provide suggestions for improved staff/patient relations.
  • Formally and informally, educates and in-services staff and the community about the role of behavioral/environmental management and psychology in effective patient care.
  • Tracks and manages relevant therapeutic outcomes data to assess effectiveness of the Healthy Eaters Feeding Program.
  • Participates in discharge planning and provides recommendations for services post discharge.
  • Identifies areas of need, provides assistance, and coordinates support groups for patients and/or caregivers.
  • Participates in marketing to the community and educating surrounding hospitals in coordination with the marketing team.
  • Stays current with latest research and practices in the behavioral management and care of patients with acquired/traumatic brain injuries, and stroke as it applies to the role of the psychological treatment team.
  • Attends conferences/workshops as appropriate to maintain a professional network of resources and educates other professionals (locally and nationally) on the programs available at the facility.
  • Provides supervision to behavior therapy interns to monitor the implementation of behavioral aspects of the interdisciplinary treatment plans as well as safeguarding the delivery of behavioral services to patients.
  • Participates in on-going program development meetings to assess the efficacy of current programs and makes recommendations for treatment fidelity.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Position Qualifications:

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst preferred

EXPERIENCE:

  • Training and experience in developing, training, implementing, and monitoring written behavioral programs.
  • Minimum two (2) years’ working in an inpatient hospital/rehab setting preferred.

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) preferred
  • Must be certified in CPR and SAMA
  • Must maintain current certification in good standing during employment with this facility
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