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Pediatric Autism Psychologist

Job ID REQ-2023-2252 Omaha, Nebraska

Business: Boys Town National Research Hospital

$15,000.00 HIRING BONUS!

Job Summary: In a career as a Pediatric Autism Psychologist , you will perform diagnostic testing, professional interpretation, and treatment recommendations in both inpatient and outpatient care settings for children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Schedule: Full-Time

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:

  • Conducts screenings and evidence-based diagnostic outpatient evaluations of children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other neurodevelopmental disorders.
  • Determines the appropriate assessment tools (including but not limited to the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule -ADOS) to conduct for diagnosis of developmental and mental health conditions.
  • Conducts standardized interviews with parents and/or caregivers.
  • Utilizes evidence-based intervention to make recommendations and referrals to help support the individual’s needs. Determines urgency of patient's needs. Provides a professional interpretation of patient’s presentation and recommends a course of therapeutic action; selects appropriate treatment modality. Renders appropriate and immediate guidance and therapy for patients in crisis or in need of clinical services in the inpatient and/or outpatient settings.
  • Maintains individual clinical and administrative records in accordance with professional standards and documentation guidelines.
  • Collaborates with other professionals or providers. Provides telephone assessment, counseling, resource information and referrals. Transmits diagnostic and assessment information to referring professionals through verbal and written reports.
  • May conduct program evaluation to assess quality of care and cost effectiveness of clinical procedures. May provide case management services to defined population.
  • May offer consultation and in-service training to other mental health professionals on clinical issues relevant to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of psychological disorders to include consultation with physicians on psychological factors in the physical health or illness of individuals.
  • May conduct research of human behavior and possible methods for eliminating psychological disorders. May offer research and program design consultation.
  • Complies with organization, department, state, federal, regulatory agency guidelines, policies and procedures that affect psychology practice.
  • Undertakes special projects as directed by the Director, Boys Town National Research Hospital.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral (BCBA-D) degree from an APA or CPA accredited psychology program required

  • Must have completed an internship and a postdoctoral fellowship with specialization in neurodevelopmental disorders and Autism Spectrum Disorder,

  • Eligibility for licensure in the State of Nebraska, required

  • Experience and skill working with pediatric patients at risk for and/or diagnosed with neurodevelopmental disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

  • Must be able to qualify for hospital staff privileges at Boys Town National Research Hospital and maintain those privileges

  • Specialized training/experience with assessment and treatment planning related to Autism Spectrum Disorder, including the ADOS-2.

About Boys Town:

Boys Town has been changing the way America cares for children and families since 1917. With over a century of service, our employees have helped us grow from a small boardinghouse in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, into one of the largest national child and family care organizations in the country. With the addition of Boys Town National Research Hospital in 1977, our services branched out into the health care and research fields, offering even more career opportunities to those looking to make a real difference.

Our employees are our #1 supporters when it comes to achieving Boys Town's mission, which is why we are proud of their commitment to making the world a better place for children, families, patients, and communities. Unique perks to Boys Town employees and their families include free visits to Boys Town physicians and free prescriptions under the Boys Town Medical Plan, tuition assistance, parenting resources from our experts and professional development opportunities within the organization, just to name a few. Working at Boys Town is more than just a job, it is a way of life.

This advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.

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