Title:  Assistant Professor - Psychology

Division:  Pediatrics
Work Location:  Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Requisition ID:  3378

The Department of Pediatrics, Psychology section is seeking a qualified candidate to provide quality care at the Texas Children's Hospital Clinical Care Center.

Job Duties
  • Conducts functional behavioral assessments, including functional analyses, of severe problem behavior.
  • Develops preliminary behavior intervention and safety plans.
  • Monitors the individual's behavior data and provides descriptive progress notes.
  • Conducts treatment fidelity assessments to ensure proper implementation of the behavior support plan.
  • Works with the medical team on emergency behavioral stabilization for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities in an inpatient setting.
  • Participates in multidisciplinary rounds and documents in the medical record.
  • Co-facilitates clinical, motivational, and crisis intervention counseling with a licensed clinical psychologist as needed.
  • Develops staff and caregiver training on behavior intervention plans.
  • Educates physicians and other medical professionals on functions of problem behavior and behavior management techniques.
  • Develops and facilitates educational in-services utilizing adult training modalities in collaboration with Nursing Professional Development and/or decentralized Education Coordinators.
  • Collects and analyzes data from the medical record to coordinate care and discharge planning.
  • Performs qualitative and quantitative analysis of pertinent clinical data and provides follow-up clinical care referrals as needed.
  • Develops and presents recommendations and negotiates effectively in a way that will encourage understanding and acceptance.
  • Effectively communicates psychological issues orally and in writing to the multidisciplinary health care team, patients and families.
  • Maintains maturity in interpersonal communication in identifying, resolving and assisting in resolving conflicts.
  • Maintains patient and family confidentiality.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Master's Degree in behavior analysis, education, psychology, or related field
  • Knowledge of clinical and/or counseling psychology obtained at the graduate level.
  • Knowledge of a wide range of professional psychiatric conditions and medical theories, procedures and techniques, used in the evaluation, treatment and management of behavioral health patients.
  • Skill and ability to interpret patient's verbal and non-verbal actions/responses.
  • Must be capable of self-directed practice and demonstrate personal initiative.
  • Must seek, collaborate and collaborate with the licensed clinical psychologist.
  • Must have excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively organize work and multitask.





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