Full Time 40 hours Grade 082 General Pediatrics Schedule SCHEDULE VARIES BASED ON OPERATIONAL NEEDS; EVENINGS AS NEEDED Responsibilities THIS POSITION HAS AN END DATE OF 5/29/20. Overview: The Interventionist independently plans, coordinates, implements and reviews individualized family treatment sessions for family-based weight management program utilizing behavioral modification skills, family therapy techniques, and social facilitation in primary care practices as part of a multi-site research study. The Interventionist will demonstrate and be highly confident in their ability to use autonomous judgement and decision making to support families enrolled in the study achieve individualized treatment goals. The Interventionist recruits and retains appropriate participants, completes assessment procedures, and engages in accurate data collection at the Rochester clinical treatment and research site. The Interventionist participates in extensive in-person and remote Family Based Treatment training at the initiation of the study (approximately 65 hours) and in weekly cross-site clinical supervision meetings led by the Clinical Psychologist and the training core team(Principal Investigator, Washington University) at Washington in the first 6 to 12 months. Interventionists will then function autonomously and have regular clinical meeting with other coaches and the lead by the training team throughout the study. The Interventionist acts as the Rochester site representative in a variety of committee/specialty appointments as needed by multi-site study team (for example âœInterventionist Committeeâ or âœClinical Symptom Screenerâ). Local, regional, and national travel is required to fulfill study aims. The Interventionist demonstrates ICARE values in each of the major responsibilities. Responsibilities: Family Based Treatment Implementation Provide Family Based Treatment (FBT) to children ages 6-12 and their parents or adult caregivers. FBT will be used to provide counseling on behavior weight-control that aims to make weight changes in both a child and their participating parent. For this study it focuses on diet, activity, behavior techniques, parenting and social facilitation in children and their parents. Once trained in the prescribed FBT protocol, they will autonomously adapt treatment session based individualized treatment needs. Ongoing Evaluation & Flexible Implementation of Family Based Treatment Utilize prior professional knowledge of family systems, child development, family roles/process, behavioral modification, and safety/risk assessment in order to independently implement protocol-driven treatment at pediatric practices while both supporting families and maintaining fidelity of the protocol. Consult with clinical supervisor (PhD) and site PI (MD) as needed for decisions outside the prescribed protocol relating to each family in study. Family Based Treatment Coordination Maintain study participation of approximately 44 families enrolled in the study, including working directly and independently with families to schedule flexible hours for family sessions. Independently communicate directly with Pediatric Offices on a daily basis to coordinate appropriate times and location to meet with families on-site. Diligently record and track each phone call, email, and in-person contact to organize and document patterns in feasibility of research intervention as well as being able to problem solve around issues of attrition. âƒ Initial and Ongoing Training for Family Based Treatment Successfully complete Family Based Treatment (FBT) training specific to studyâ™s intervention protocol (65 hours of both in-person and via telephone/video conference) in the first 2-4 months. Successfully complete supervision meetings (at least weekly) to monitor adherence to the treatment protocol in the first 2-6 months. Audio records FBT sessions for clinical supervisor review for fidelity and reliability of protocol. Study Recruitment Successfully partner with participating pediatric practices including developing and maintaining collegial and collaborative multidisciplinary work relations with pediatric practice staff. In collaboration with participating pediatric practice staff, develop recruitment strategies appropriate for each individual pediatric setting (with strategic thought given to sensitive nature of research), and assist with continuous recruitment of program participants. Obtain informed consent and explain diagnostic procedures and treatment plans to participants/families. In addition to previously listed clinical duties, conduct screening interviews, pre-treatment assessments, and follow-up assessments throughout the duration of the program. Administer all pre-, post-, and follow-up assessments. Interventionist will have primary contact with participants during the assessment phases and will direct completion of these assessments independently at the pediatric practice sites. Data Collection & Dissemination Collects data under clinical research protocols in accordance with HIPPA and other human subjects regulations Maintain data collection, entry, documentation, and reporting through use of RedCap and/or other approved software for the study Compile study data and provide weekly status reports on familyâ™s progress. Other Duties as Assigned Qualifications: Associateâ™s degree with major course work in social or technical field and 7-8 years of specialized work experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Prefer at least a Bachelorâ™s Degree; must possess or pursue an advanced degree (MA; MS; MSW, etc. in a related field of study such as dietetics, social work, or clinical psychology. Interventionist will have masters-level clinical treatment knowledge or experience- or some combination of both. At least one year of experience delivering evidence-based behavioral treatment(s) to youth, adults, and/or families is preferred. Experience working with diverse clinical populations as well as specific experience with families and children desired. A high degree of professionalism and competence in dealing with a variety of individuals must be demonstrated. An ability to make clinical decisions independently with the ability to use weekly clinical supervision appropriately is essential. Familiarity working on an interdisciplinary team preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential. An ability to organize and present data in a concise and easily understood manner is imperative. Working knowledge of techniques and methodologies used in developing, coordinating, and managing clinical treatment programs. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). A working knowledge of database management and spreadsheet software preferred. Must be highly organized, detail oriented, and capable of handling multiple responsibilities in a fast-paced environment with competing demands. Must have reliable/efficient transportation. Local, regional and national travel required to fulfill study protocols and training.
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