Nationwide Children's Hospital

  • Behavioral Health Acute Crisis Response Clinician

    Posted Date 4 months ago(9/24/2018 2:02 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Behavioral Health
  • Overview

    Full time

    Benefits Eligible

    3rd shifts M-F 11p-7:30a


    The Behavioral Health Acute Responder Clinician is responsible for providing crisis management training to hospital medical, behavioral health and security staff. This position will also be responsible for responding to hospital psychiatric/behavioral health crisis response situations as a team leader. The position will also be responsible for managing the Franklin County Youth Psychiatric Crisis line as well as the Nationwide Children's staff and provider line to assist with youth in crisis. This individual is expected to utilize practice standards to the hospital approved crisis management training and maintain all needed training requirements. In addition, this position will utilize practice standards for managing and triaging crises over the phone.The Behavioral Health Acute Responder Clinician will possess the skills to provide training, public speaking, leadership to hospital staff as well as de-escalation and therapeutic intervention to youth experiencing psychiatric/behavioral health crises. This position requires an individual who is dynamic and composed in managing crises. This individual will have a passion for trauma informed care and be comfortable educating and debriefing with other staff. He/she will possess experience with training as well as managing psychiatric/behavioral health crises. He/she will provide culturally appropriate interactions and presentations across all professional and clinical settings.



    The moment you walk through our doors, you can feel it. When you meet one of our patient families, you believe it. And when you talk with anyone who works here, you want to be part of it, too. Welcome to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, wherePassion Meets Purpose.

    Here, Everyone Matters. We’re 12,000 strong. And it takes every single one of us to improve the lives of the kids we care for, and the kids from around the world we’ll never even meet. Kids who are living healthier, fuller lives because of the knowledge we share. We know it takes a Collaborative Culture to deliver on our promise to provide the very best, innovative care and to foster new discoveries, made possible by the most groundbreaking research. Anywhere.

    Ask anyone with a Nationwide Children’s badge what they do for a living. They’ll tell you it’s More Than a Job. It’s a calling. It’s a chance to use and grow your talent to make an impact that truly matters. Because here, we exist simply to help children everywhere.

    Nationwide Children’s Hospital. A Place to Be Proud.


    1. Train Hospital staff and providers in the hospital approved crisis management training and other trainings as assigned
    2. Supports all efforts to increase awareness of trauma informed care and safety to patients, families and staff
    3. Acutely responds to the Hospital crisis response codes as a team leader to manage youth experiencing psychiatric/behavioral health crises
    4. Demonstrates leadership and confidence to lead trainings as well as lead crisis management situations
    5. Manages the Franklin County Youth Psychiatric Crisis Line
    6. Manages the Nationwide Children's staff and provider psychiatric crisis line
    7. Collaborates consistently with hospital medical staff, security and Behavioral health
    8. Completes all required chart review, documentation, and billing on clinical intervention as well as training documentation and materials
    9. Demonstrates willingness to seek/accept direct supervision as well as respect productive feedback from colleagues and others
    10. Remains current in required licensure and clinical or other training as required
    11. Practices within professional areas of expertise
    12. Attends routine staff meetings
    13. Maintains all administrative tasks
    14. Attends committee stakeholder meetings, multidisciplinary meetings and trainer/responder activities
    15. Strives to maintain positive patient, family and staff satisfaction
    16. Supports the philosophy, goals and mission of Nationwide Children's
    17. Remain up to date on all crisis management training requirements needed for acute response.





    1. Masters or doctoral degree from an accredited university or professional school of Counseling, Social Work or Marriage and Family Therapy;
    2. Appropriate Independent Ohio licensure;
    3. Demonstrated skills and abilities in providing and managing behavioral healthcare to children, adolescent and families;
    4. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills in order to establish and maintain positive relationships with patients, families, peers and community representatives;
    5. Staff members hired into the MSW-Outpatient Social Worker position prior to May 2011 can be grandfathered into this position.



    Constantly (67-100%)

    Talking on phone/in person Constantly (67-100%)

    Typing on a keyboard Occasionally (0-33%)

    Standing/walking Occasionally (0-33%)


    The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision. EOE M/F/Disability/Vet



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