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Child Development Specialist - San Marcos Pediatrics - #3926

Company: TrueCare
Location: San Marcos
Posted on: November 14, 2023

Job Description:

TrueCare 10 days ago Regular Clinical Support $25.04 To 34.47 Hourly TrueCare was established in 1971 with a mission of providing comprehensive, high-quality healthcare regardless of a person's ability to pay. The Medical Assistant (MA) is responsible for performing routine clinical and administrative tasks. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications. Administrative duties may include answering phone calls, registering new patients, scheduling appointments, and collecting and posting fees.POSITION SUMMARY The Child Development Specialist is an early childhood development expert who will join the pediatric primary care team at TrueCare to provide interventions, referrals, and follow-up for families with patients ages 0-5 years. The Child Development Specialist builds strong relationships with families and providers to increase the efficiency of the medical system and support team-based comprehensive care.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSPreventative and Responsive Care

  • Conducts and provides team-based Ages and Stages Questionnaires (ASQ) during the age specific well-child visits before or during the provider. Visit with the patient via manual or ASQ online digital platform with a focus on monitoring development, social-emotional functioning, and relational health, and providing anticipatory guidance.
  • Conducts consultations and works with parent/guardians to complete the Ages and Stages age-appropriate questionnaires (ASQ) prior or during the Well Child visit with provider.
  • Will perform direct observations on pediatric patients 0-5 years to assess development and will document assessment in E.H.R and report back to the care team to identify appropriate intervention, resources, and/or follow-up.
  • Participates in care team huddles and reflective supervision meetings.
  • May facilitate parent/caregiver groups. Referrals and Community Collaborations
  • Creates and maintains community resource directory/database. Provides referrals and tracks follow-up, as appropriate, to help families make successful connections to key resources within the community.
  • Reaches out to community providers within first 6 months in position to share about Ages and Stages, their role, and receive information to support referrals, warm handoffs, and ensure appropriate referral criteria is met.
  • Participates (when appropriate) in community-wide early childhood and/or mental health meetings. Team-Based Care
  • Is an active member of the ASQ Implementation Team and attends regular team meetings.
  • Works with the front office staff to ensure scheduling of the Child Development Specialist's time in coordination with provider well-child visits to administer the Ages and Stages (ASQ) questionnaires.
  • Engages in Continuous Quality Improvement initiatives to ensure the ASQ model is delivered with fidelity.
  • Collaborates with peer Child Development Specialist(s) and patient care teams to implement the core components of ASQ, including universal screenings, making positive parenting and early learning guidance information available, and adjusting workflows for optimal efficiency.
  • Maintains open communication with all members of the primary care team.
  • Works closely with pediatric primary providers around care coordination, goal setting, coaching, and education about key aspects of a child's development.
  • Provides consultation and/or facilitates training to medical professionals and all practice staff re: early childhood development, early relational health/infant early childhood mental health, and trauma-informed practice. Caseload Tracking, Record Keeping, and Reporting
  • Maintains extensive databases required to meet ASQ fidelity metrics including both internal and external referrals.
  • Documents all patient clinical activity and care coordination in the E.H.R.
  • Tracks caseload to ensure capacity to deliver services within the risk stratified service delivery model. This includes ensuring exit criteria is met and that families and children are elevated to higher levels of care or referred to community providers if needed. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
  • Bachelor's degree in psychology, social work, counseling, early childhood education, or relevant field.
  • Experience and knowledge about early childhood growth and development, parent-child relational health, infant and early childhood mental health, and family systems.
  • Bilingual in Spanish, both written and verbal.
  • Availability to travel and/or work occasionally outside of normal shifts (e.g., 8am to 5pm).QUALIFICATIONS DESIRED
    • Master's Degree in psychology, social work, counseling, early childhood education.
    • Clinically licensed mental health professional.The Benefits:
    • Competitive Compensation
    • Low-cost health, dental, vision & life insurance
    • 3 weeks PTO, 10 Paid Holidays
    • Tuition Reimbursement, Employee Assistance programTrueCare is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. Our goal is to promote and ensure authentic inclusion, belonging and support for all team members recruited or employed here.Visit to learn more! Health Inside. Welcome in! Salud Adentro. Bienvenido!In the spirit of pay transparency, we are excited to share the base salary range for this position. If you are hired at TrueCare, your final base salary (within the pay range), will be determined based on factors such as education, knowledge, skills, and experience. In addition to those factors, we believe in the importance of pay equity and consider the internal equity of our current team members when determining any final offer. Please keep in mind that the range mentioned above is the full base salary range for the role. Hiring at the maximum of the range would not be typical in order to allow for future and continued salary growth. We also offer generous benefits and retirement plans. Employment is contingent on having an annual COVID-19 vaccination from November 1st through March 31st each year, or, the use of a mask. PI671107dd3579-31181-33181962

Keywords: TrueCare, San Marcos , Child Development Specialist - San Marcos Pediatrics - #3926, Other , San Marcos, California

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