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Children's Hospital Colorado Behavioral Health Specialist Intensive in Aurora, Colorado

Job ID85678

LocationAurora, Colorado

Full/Part TimeFull-Time


Why Work at Children's....

Here, it's different. Come join us. Children's Hospital Colorado has defined and delivered pediatric healthcare excellence for more than 100 years. Here, the nation's brightest nurses, physicians, scientists, researchers, therapists, and care providers are creating the future of child health. With an optimist's outlook, a trailblazing spirit, and a celebrated history, we're making new strides every day. We've been Magnet-designated four times by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and are consistently recognized among the best of the best pediatric hospitals with #1 rankings in Colorado and the region by U.S. News & World Report. As a national leader in pediatric care, we serve children and families from all over the nation. Our System of Care includes four pediatric hospitals, 11 specialty care centers, 1,300+ outreach clinics and more than 10,000 healthcare professionals representing the full spectrum of pediatric care specialties. Here, we know it takes all of us, every role, to deliver the best possible care to each child and family we treat. That's why we build our teams toward a foundation of equity in access, advancement, and opportunity. We know teams of individuals with different identities and backgrounds can nurture creativity and innovation. We know we can see, treat, and heal children better when our team reflects the diversity of our patient population. We strive to attract and retain diverse talent because we know a truly inclusive and equitable workforce will help us one day realize our most basic calling: to heal every child who comes through o A career at Children's Colorado will challenge you, inspire you, and motivate you to make a difference in the life of a child. Here, it's different.

Job Overview

The Behavioral Health Specialist - Intensive Services is responsible for direct patient care and safety including supervision and management of children and adolescents hospitalized for severe psychiatric symptoms and are at risk for endangering themselves or other; performs duties and delivers therapeutic interventions under the direction of a registered nurse or licensed psychiatric professional. This position may encounter potentially volatile care situations that could result in bodily harm.

Additional Information

Department Name: Job Status: 72hrs Shift: Based on dept needs


Education: Bachelor's degree with a minor in psychology or related field Equivalency: Professional relevant experience may substitute for the bachelor's degree on a year-for-year basis. Certification(s): Healthcare Provider BLS/CPR certification This position may require a BLS certification from the American Heart Association. Click on the following link and enter your zip code to find an appropriate class near you. Please note BLS (CPR cards) from organizations other than American Heart Association, even if it says it is AHA approved, will not be accepted.


POPULATION SPECIFIC CARE Neonate - 30 days to 1yr Toddlers - >1yr to 3yrs Pre-Schoolers - >3yrs to 5yrs School age - >5yrs to 13yrs Adolescent - >13yrs to 18yrs Adult - >18yrs to 65yrs ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following essential functions. These examples do not include all of the functions which the employee may be expected to perform. Provides direct patient care and management of children and adolescents hospitalized for severe psychiatric symptoms, autism spectrum disorder, developmental delays and are at a high risk of endangering themselves or others while under the direction of a registered nurse or licensed psychiatric professional. Delivers therapeutic interventions while under the direction of a registered nurse or licensed psychiatric professional. Leads monitors and collaborates educational and therapeutic groups for patients. Participates in clinical rounds, maintains communication with unit or department leadership. Responds as part of the Behavioral Assistance Resource Team; provides assistance to patients, family members or visitors 18 years of age and younger exhibiting the potential for harm to self or others. Ensures proper documentation of patient progress; completes 15-minute patient checks; provides... For full info follow application link.

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