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Psychotropic Medication Specialist
This position provides consultation to Child Advocates and other key staff in the oversight of psychotropic medications to ensure the social and emotional well-being in out of home care.
Responsibilities: Ensures that children in out of home care who are prescribed psychotropic medications receive the appropriate care and follow up by:
- Provide Child Advocates coaching and consultation for cases where the child is prescribed with psychotropic medications, which can include questions related to psychiatric appointments for children in care, managing and documenting medications, home visits, UF pre-consent reviews (as required).
- Ensure there is informed consent by parent or court orders in place if the parent is unavailable.
- Ensure initial and follow up DCF Medical Report Forms are completed in its entirety by prescribing MD.
- Participate in Baker Act MDT Staffing's as needed to ensure continuity of medication.
- Complete monthly Psychotropic Medication Review Tool is completed per child.
- Ensure caregivers have a clear understanding in the delivery of a child's prescribed medication and any side effects which may occur; address and document any conflicting diagnoses.
- Train and educate ChildNet Staff on psychotropic medications and processes during Quarterly Certification Workshop Cycles.
- Stay informed via research and training of current issues related to psychotropic medications.
- Utilize FSFN to record relevant data and activities as appropriate; monitor FSFN Psych Med report for accuracy.
- Recognizing, respecting and responding to the unique, culturally defined needs of others served.
The items listed above are intended to provide an overview of the essential functions of the job. This is not an exhaustive list of all functions and responsibilities that the position may be required to provide.
Skill / Requirements
* Master’s degree in mental health field.
* Three (3) Years of experience working with Severely Emotionally Disturbed (SED) children and the Child Welfare system.
* Extensive knowledge of local behavioral health community resources, behavioral health residential treatment services and process to access these services in Broward County.
* Knowledge of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders - Fourth Edition (DSM-IV) and components of behavioral health treatment planning, implementation, transition and discharge planning.
* Strong computer skills to include Microsoft Office 365 Suite and strong analytical abilities.
* Able and willing to work with a diverse client population.
- Personal Credibility: Demonstrated concern that one be perceived as responsible, reliable and trustworthy.
- Flexibility: Openness to different and new ways of doing things; willingness to modify one's preferred way of doing things.
- Diagnostic Information Gathering: The ability to identify the information needed to clarify a situation, seek that information from appropriate sources, and use skillful questioning to draw out the information, when others are reluctant to disclose it.
- Attention to Communication: The ability to ensure that information is passed on to others who should be kept informed.
- Thoroughness: Ensuring that one's own and others' work and information are complete and accurate; carefully preparing for meetings and presentations; following up with others to ensure that agreements and commitments have been fulfilled.
ChildNet is committed to equal employment opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, sex, age, religion, color, disability, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, genetic information, marital status, veterans status or military service obligation, medical condition, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression and any other status protected by applicable law. Including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and CFOP 60-10, Chapter 4. ChildNet is also a Drug-Free Workplace (DFWP).