The BHPN Consultant BCBA provides expert clinical support and advisement for the BHPN clinical case management program as part of a multidisciplinary clinical team, promoting quality service delivery through alignment with the most current evidence-based practices for the treatment of individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Partners with Clinical Case Managers, Assessors, Quality, ABA/BHPN leadership, providers and other internal and external stakeholders to ensure ABA and clinical supervision programs meets BACB standards and industry best practices. May provide direct care to clients and caregivers as needed for assessments and escalations.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- Provide case management support, including chart and treatment plan reviews based on standardized criteria; make recommendations for discharge from episode of care, change in hours, and document reasons.
- Advise on treatment plans and goals for ABA program in collaboration with Case Management team
- Provide consultation around discharge, change of care path or transition to services outside of the BHPN.
- Oversee clinical care paths to ensure they are mission-based, fiscally responsible and meet or exceed the requirements of regulatory and/or certification agencies.
- Act as a consult for review of assessment reports, treatment reports, client charts and progress to ensure that treatment programs are in line with the clinical standards of the organization and its funders
- Offer treatment recommendations to providers which are aligned with BHPN clinical standards and related to specific objectives on current treatment plans.
- Consult on case management escalations and activities related to clinical services to ensure client needs are met in accordance with professional standards of CARF and the BACB.
- Recommend development and implementation of consistent processes for addressing clinical issues across the BHPN.
- Consult on and assist with responses to clinically related grievances, investigative reviews and Quality of Care reviews.
- Act as a consult regarding crisis intervention as needed, including CPS reports and Child Crisis intervention.
- Serve as escalation point for issues with and about Providers, Clients, Case Managers & funding source related to clinical quality.
- Responsible for bringing escalated clinical concerns and/or incidents related to service provision to the Clinical Leadership Team for review.
- Identify, plan, develop and execute clinical improvement projects with Quality Assurance and Programs leadership to achieve targeted clinical objectives.
- Maintain awareness of advances in ABA assessment and treatment, regulations, health insurance changes, and laws and regulations as it pertains to behavioral health practices.
- Contribute to the development and ongoing oversight of best practice standards for the Network.
- Identify, generate and analyzes outcomes measures to support providers’ treatment plans and programs.
- Collaborate with the clinical development team to create and implement BHPN clinical standards and training.
- Collaborate with the Director of Clinical Services and the Training Department to develop and deliver clinical training on clinical standards, practices and processes.
- Support clinical services audits and other operational activities, as needed.
- May travel to provider offices to conduct training and consult.
Minimum Education, Experience & Training Equivalent to:
- BCBA with at least 2 years of experience doing treatment planning.
- Minimum of five to seven years of experience working in a home-health setting with supervisory responsibilities and at least two years in a leadership position.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Exceptional verbal, written and presentation communication skills. The ability to work with diverse constituencies, maintain diplomacy, and negotiate successfully
- Excellent organizational skills. Demonstrated ability to develop timelines, manage multiple stakeholders, and execute on time
- Demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively with colleagues.
- Adaptable to a fast paced and quickly changing environment, able to prioritize and multi-task, to meet critical deadlines.
- Sensitivity to working with an ethnically, linguistically, culturally, and economically diverse population.
- Ability to appropriately interpret and implement policies, procedures, and regulations of THE BHPN.
- A commitment to the values of the organization while demonstrating good judgment, flexibility, patience and discretion when dealing with confidential and sensitive matters.
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Proven ability to work with leadership level business partners.
- Advanced abilities with Microsoft programs such as Excel and PowerPoint. Must be able to use Outlook.
The BHPN (the Behavioral Health Provider Network) is one of the largest behavioral health networks specialized in autism in the U.S. The providers in the network serve children and adults living in Northern California with behavioral health service needs, including applied behavior analysis (ABA), occupational therapy, speech therapy, and physical therapy. Headquartered in Walnut Creek, the BHPN team works collaboratively with its behavioral health and therapy providers to ensure clients and families receive timely access to quality treatment.
You would be a great fit at the BHPN if you are interested in joining a team committed to changing the way the world defines and views disability by making profound, positive differences in people’s lives every day. The BHPNis experiencing rapid growth and offers a dynamic employment environment with exceptional opportunity for personal growth.
The talented and dedicated BHPN team specializes in business and support areas, including Case Management, Clinical Support, Quality, Compliance, Finance and Information Technology. The BHPN is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) International. This three-year accreditation certifies that the BHPN meets internationally recognized standards for high-quality services and is the highest level recognition that CARF awards. The CARF surveyors noted that “the organization demonstrates a strong commitment to the clients [which is] clearly visible in the staff members’ conscientious attention to detail and collaborative efforts."
Founded in 2012 in Northern California, today the BHPN has over 100 behavioral health and therapy providers in the network and a client base of more than 8000 clients, which continues to grow.
The BHPN is an equal opportunity employer.
Job Type: Full-time
- treatment planning: 2 years (Required)
- home health with supervisory responsibilities: 5 years (Required)
- leadership: 2 years (Required)