Under the nurse’s direct supervision, the Certified Nursing Assistant assists in direct patient care and assists patients with daily living activities.
Coordinates the development and monitoring of the interdisciplinary treatment plans’ behavioral aspects in conjunction with a patient’s attending physician.
Develops and provides training and support for team members to implement the Neurocognitive Therapy Program and the interdisciplinary treatment plans.
Provides individual and/or group behavioral interventions for patients and their families under the patient’s interdisciplinary treatment plan.
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 caseload in conjunction with the 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 Director of Neurocognitive and Counseling regarding treatment planning, behavioral programming, clinical coordination, goals, objections, clinical concern areas, and services successfully implemented.
Professionally presents self when representing the facility.
Provides short-term, solution-focused individual, group, and family behavior-analytic services for an inpatient medical population directed by physicians.
Establishes effective communication practices with psychological and medical staff to provide insight into the organizational and behavioral barriers that interfere with patient recovery and 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 the 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 the latest research and practices in the behavioral management and care of patients with acquired/traumatic brain injuries and stroke as it applies to the psychological treatment team’s role.
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 and safeguard the delivery of behavioral services to patients.
Participates in ongoing program development meetings to assess current programs’ efficacy and make recommendations for treatment fidelity.
Performs other duties as assigned.Apply Here »