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Kennedy Krieger Institute seeks Clinical Assistant
All Majors
Baltimore, Md
UMBCworks # 9205811

In accordance with the needs of the ages of the population served by KKI, the Clinical Assistant will provide direct care and supervision of patients admitted to the Inpatient Neurobehavioral Unit, implement written behavioral and educational protocols, and collect data on patient-specific target behaviors.

Critical features of this position are described under the headings below, but are subject to change at the discretion of KKI and it's management. This job description reflects the designation of essential job functions but does not provide an all-inclusive list of duties that may be assigned.

1. Review and implement a variety of patient-specific and general NBU written behavioral and educational protocols.
2. Accurately collect and clearly report data on specified patient behaviors; provide daily record of patient care activities.
3. Follow unit safety procedures using safe handling techniques and approved physical management procedures (including physical restraint, patient transport, and self-protection from staff-directed aggressive behavior).
4. Provide physical care (washing/bathing, toileting, personal hygiene, dressing, feeding, etc.) appropriate to patient level of adaptive skills and needs.
5. Implement patient’s daily schedule of unit activities and engage patient even during times of unscheduled specific activity; adhere to general unit schedule.
6. Utilize appropriate prompting sequence, as minimally as needed, to assist the patient to participate in task or activity at the highest level of independence; modify tasks to ensure maximum patient participation and engagement; assist in developing and implementing activities designed to increase target appropriate skills.

7. Maintain unit cleanliness and organization by replacing materials after use, returning supplies and materials to proper storage locations, ensuring safe, clean and well-supplied programming areas, cleaning up after self and patients and keeping areas free of extraneous materials.

8. Assist in training activities for newly hired clinical assistants, as needed.
9. Assist in the assessment of adaptive, leisure and self-help skills, potential reinforcers and problem behaviors, as needed.

* The individual will demonstrate the ability to appropriately aid the needs of children and adolescents with or without a developmental disability and their families. The individual will be able to address the needs of certain specific adults with disabilities on a case-by-case basis as determined by the physicians.

1. Must be able to perceive the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction.
2. Must be able to receive detailed information through oral communication and to make the discriminations in sound.
3. Must have visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness and thoroughness of the work assigned.
4. Must have manual dexterity sufficient to perform various keyboard functions.
5. Must be physically present at the assigned job site.
6. Must have stamina sufficient to move about and work with children with severe behavioral disorders, including the ability to assume a variety of physical postures sufficient to interact with and manage patient behavior.
7. Must be able to lift and carry child, adolescent and adult patients and provide physical restraint according to protocol.

1. SUPERVISED BY: Program Specialist

• *Individual must demonstrate competence across all age groups due to the diversity of the children and families served by KKI.
• *Clinical care focus is on the neonate, pediatric, and adolescent populations, as well as some adults with disabilities.

High School Diploma or GED required, bachelors degree preferred.

Six months of previous experience working with the developmentally disabled and/or individuals with severe behavior problems is preferred.

CPR, Assaultive Behavior Management Workshop, safe transport techniques (patient lifting, carrying, etc.), and other employee competency training will be provided by department.

• Must be able to accept constructive feedback.
• Must be able to organize and manage time and manage multiple tasks.
• Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to develop and maintain effective communications and working relationships with other employees, patients, and their families as well as the general public, across all age groups, including but not limited to neonate, pediatric, adolescent, and adult populations.
• Ability to demonstrate professional behavior by adhering to departmental and organizational policies and procedures, and assuming authority appropriately.
• Must maintain adequate personal grooming consistent with professional appearance.
• Must pursue education or training necessary to perform at the level of competence required to incorporate the hardware, software, technologies, and ideas relevant to specific job responsibilities.
• Must be able to adhere to the Principles and to the Mission of the Institute’s Service Excellence initiative.
• * Knowledge of normal/abnormal growth and development throughout the age continuum.
• *Ability to provide, assess, interpret, and communicate age-specific data (*in response to treatment protocols).


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