Clinical Feeding Specialist

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Job Type: 

Req ID: 26027

Shift: Days

Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

Implements behavioral plan designed by the psychologist for children with feeding difficulties and participates in the interdisciplinary model of care.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Under the direction of the psychologist, serves as the primary clinical specialist to assigned patients.
  • Under supervision of the psychologist, implements the approved behavioral plan.
  • Under supervision of the psychologist, participates in the design of the behavior plan by;
    • Identifying, operationalizing and tracking specific target behaviors as instructed.
    • Identifying behavior that impedes progress toward goals and communicates back to the psychologist
  1. Coordinates the daily operations of mealtime sessions:
  • Orders and prepares food according to treatment plan.
  • Communicates treatment plan to other clinical specialists.
  • Feeds assigned patients (e.g. feeds an average of 6 meals/day).
  • Cancels interpreters for assigned patients.
  1. Assists in other activities:
  • Runs one weekly activity for patients/parents currently admitted to the program.
  1. Under supervision of the psychologist, participates in caregiver training.
  • Demonstrates safe, effective use of the behavior plan to caregivers.
  • Schedules family meeting and communicates time/day to team.
  • Schedules caregiver teaching and meal preparation.


Documentation responsibilities:

     Maintains timely and accurate documentation for assigned patients.

  • Collects data on patient goals and target behaviors.
  • Inputs data and prepares graphs for target behaviors and goals on a daily basis.
  • Presents summary of observations and data for the team during interdisciplinary treatment team meetings twice weekly and at other times as necessary.
  • Draft and route relevant sections within discharge summary within two weeks of discharge.
  • Maintains updated information on patient communication boards for all changes.
  • Completes daily notes.
  • Closes team note the day after each visit once all team members have completed documentation.


Administrative responsibilities:

  • Orders and restocks supplies for Day Hospital as assigned.
  • Facilitates ordering and receiving of weekly stock as assigned.
  • Tracks discharge summaries for completion as assigned.
  • Participates in quality improvement initiatives for the program.
  • Participates in continuing education activities.

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

CPR Certification (6 mos)

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, special education or related field required.

  • CPI training required.

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

  • 1 to 2 years in related educational field experince preferred.

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Exposure to or experience with principles of behavioral intervention or applied behavior analysis preferred.

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).

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