Autism Technician (1242)

Company Name:
Mercy Health System
Autism Technician (1242)
Department: Options Autism Clinic (11236430)
Schedule: Pool
Shift: Variable
About Facility:
Hours: Variable weekday hours, weekend rotation
Job Details:
JOB SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the Team leader and/or Qualified Supervising Provider, provides behavioral
to patients in the autism program. Participates on the treatment team and carries out services as described on the treatment plan. This role includes the following duties and actively supports the mission statement of Mercy Options. May include weekends, holidays, day, evening, night, and/or on-call hours.
behavioral services to patients with autism as directed in the treatment plan. Participates as a treatment team member by attending meetings, providing feedback about patient progress, and sharing impressions of patient status. Reviews physician's orders, lab requests, or follow-up needs with patient. Documents observations and care provided in the medical record. Observes patients and reports adverse reactions to medication or treatment to the Team Leader and/or Qualified Supervising Provider. Participates in department and unit performance improvement activities.
COMPETENCIES To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Quality - Follows policies and procedures; Adapts to changes in the environment; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance.
Service - Responds promptly to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments; Abides by MHS confidentiality and security agreement; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences.
Partnering - Supports organization's goal and values; Exhibits objectivity and openness to other's views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Generates suggestions for improving work.
Cost - Conserves organization resources.
Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers information; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others; Consistently performs essential duties and responsibilities.
Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on resolving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things; interacts professionally with family members and community professionals. Provides services in the client's home, typically without immediate supervision.
Judgment - Works independently in community and is able to make sound, independent judgments with periodic on-site supervision; Attends treatment staffing and offers thoughtful feedback to treatment team on the client's progress; Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.
Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; Undertakes self-development activities; Supports the Culture of Excellence; Asks for and offers help when needed; Self-directed in daily work routine, remaining productive during work hours.
Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration; Accepts responsibility for own actions.
Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly; Utilizes appropriate equipment for partner/patient safety such as lifts and gait belts.
Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment.
Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time, ready to accept assignment.
skills required.
An applicant for employment shall provide character references from at least 2 people and references from all previous employers within the last 5 years and verification from educational institutions of degrees obtained. This position is contingent on passing a background check before the offer is official and prior to the employee starting work with the program/children.
CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE Must complete 30 hours of specified orientation on autism and application of techniques. TACT Certified within 30 days after hire. Maintain a valid driver license and reliable transportation - required.
WORK ENVIRONMENT The noise level in the work environment varies considerably. Work will occur at patients' homes, in the community, and in an office setting. Must be able to work effectively in patient's homes given variable levels of environmental factors (distractions, cleanliness, smoke, pets, etc.)
Occupational exposure is a Category A, which states that all employees in this specified job classification may have occupational exposure.
INFORMATION ACCESS Partner may access patient care information needed to perform job duties.
WORK CONTACT GROUP Patients, Families, Physicians, Health Care Team Members, and the Community.
SPECIAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to sit; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and smell. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception. The employee will need to maintain current TACT certification and utilize TACT control techniques on a daily basis.
LEVEL OF SUPV/SUPERVISES This job may have limited supervisory responsibilities if designated Shift Leader.

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