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Child Psych Specialist-PRN
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Job Description


 Minimum Education
Bachelor's Degree

Specific Requirements and Preferences

Bachelor's in psychology or other human services field.

Minimum Work Experience

Specific Requirements and Preferences
Willing to train applicants with some mental health work expereince, one to six months of related expereince working with children in a healthcare, educational, or recreational seeting experience preferred.

Required Skills/Knowledge

Display calm, accepting, problem solving attitude with patients and families

Required Licenses and Certifications

Functional Accountabilities

Implement Therapeutic Milieu
  1. Implement schedule of activities.
  2. Co-lead/lead patient groups.
  3. Implement individual Treatment Plans.
  4. Implement time outs and seclusion protocols.
  5. Maintain safety for patients, families and staff through continuous assessment and vigilant adherence to all safety protocols and plans.
Assists patients with ADLs
  1. Assist with general hygiene, rest, activity, and nourishment.
  2. Work with patients to foster developmentally appropriate self care.
  3. Provide appropriate classroom accommodations for children with physical disabilities.
  4. Administer care to the medically ill child under the supervision of a registered nurse.
Administers educational services to all children and adolescents hospitalized on the inpatient psychiatric unit
  1. Administer educational assessments.
  2. Provide individualized assignments for the patients based on their academic levels.
  3. Administer unit behavioral protocols in the classroom setting.
  1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
  2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
  3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
  4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
  5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
  6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

About Children's National Health System

Childrens National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area and is the only freestanding childrens hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, and Atlanta. Serving the nations children for more than 130 years, Childrens National is a proven leader in the development and application of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.

Childrens National is proudly ranked consistently among the best pediatric hospitals in America by US News & World Report.

Our Culture

Children's mission is to be preeminent in providing pediatric health care services that enhance the health and well-being of children regionally, nationally and internationally. Through leadership and innovation, Children's creates solutions to pediatric healthcare problems. Children's excels in Care, Advocacy, Research, and Education to meet the unique needs of children, adolescents and their families. Children's leadership realizes that our employees are the heart of our medical center and the soul of our mission. One of our greatest assets is the diversity of our workforce, which adds to the richness of our culture. Teamwork, dedication, and professionalism are essential values and characteristics that make our employees unique.

Childrens internationally recognized team of pediatric healthcare professionals care for more than 360,000 patients each year who come from throughout the region, nation and world. Our employees share a sense of pride and commitment to the patients and families we serve. We aspire to provide patients and their families with the highest quality of care and service in a family-centered environment. In essence, we are a team of "Great People Providing Great Care."

Nursing Students

As a nursing student, you might already be craving hands-on experience at a highly respected hospital. You may be thinking about where or with which population you want to work after graduation.

At Childrens, a world-class teaching hospital and internationally-recognized leader in pediatric health, we invite nursing students at all stages of learning to explore the real world of working in a hospital setting and experience first-hand the challenges and rewards of this career.

Internship Program

The internship program provides the novice nurse with the knowledge base and skill set needed to transition to competence in clinical nursing practice. While providing the needed skills to meet the organization goals and mission, the program provides nurses with the leadership skills to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team. The program bridges the gap between undergraduate education and real-life professional nursing practice, delivering state-of-the art pediatric care.

The program is offered to new graduate nurses from an accredited nursing program with a passion for children. All new graduates, with less than one-year acute care experience, are eligible to participate in the program after obtaining licensure.