Nationwide Children's Hospital

  • BH Crisis Clinician I-Float

    Posted Date 2 months ago(11/16/2018 4:49 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Behavioral Health
  • Overview


    The BH Crisis Services Clinician I: Float for Crisis Services position works within the hospital system to manage youth presenting with psychiatric/ behavioral health concerns and with youth presenting with co-morbid medical and psychiatric concerns. Responsibilities include providing assessment, care coordination, individual and family therapy, consultation, safety planning, recommendation of treatment, facilitation of patients to the appropriate level of care (i.e. psychiatric inpatient hospitalization, Youth Crisis Services Unit, outpatient or community based treatments), referral and linkage, significant communication and planning with a multidisciplinary team consisting of psychiatry, nursing, pediatricians and other mental health providers.  The Crisis Services Clinician I will possess the skills to provide interventions in a flexible and adaptive manner, with strong critical thinking skills.  This individual will provide culturally appropriate and trauma-informed interactions and interventions.  This individual will float among the various crisis services based off of census and need directed by the clinical leadership team.



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    1. Remains current in required licensure and clinical or other trainings as required.
    2. Accurately evaluates and documents client presenting problems, history, symptomology, mental status, diagnosis and prescribes initial interventions in a timely manner.
    3. Competently assesses risk for lethality and engages in thorough safety planning.
    4. Recommends disposition for level of care, utilizing case consultation and staffing as appropriate.
    5. Completes a review of the patient’s chart to inform decision-making.
    6. Completes care coordination activities including mandatory reporting to CPS, insurance authorizations, identification and linkage to community resources.
    7. Effectively presents clinical findings to the program Psychiatrist and/or the Hospital Pediatric/Ed Attending Physician.
    8. Effectively communicates with members of the NCH Medical Team including physicians, nurses, PCA’s and constant attendants regarding the status of patient.
    9. Collaborates with client/family to assist in developing specific, realistic, and measurable treatment goals and objectives for treatment.
    10. Employs strategies of intervention that are consistent with empirically supported treatments and consistent with program expectations. Interventions to include individual and family psychotherapy as well as crisis intervention and de-escalation.
    11. Acutely responds to the Hospital Crisis Response Codes/ Code Violet/ Proactive Codes, as a team leader to manage and deescalate youth experiencing psychiatric/behavioral health crisis.  
    12. Remains current in research and knowledge of competencies of the treatment of behavioral health crisis and assessment of lethality risk.
    13. Completes clinical charting and other related administrative paperwork in accordance with policy standards.
    14. Practices within professional areas of expertise and under the supervision of an independently licensed practitioner.
    15. Maintains productivity expectations and promotes patient access to care.
    16. Effectively coordinates client care with other service providers and community resources to assure continuity of care. Places appropriate referrals and maintains knowledge of resources both internal and external to this agency.
    17. Meets regularly with Clinical Lead Supervisor, Clinical Coordinator/Program Manager, or supervisory designee.
    18. Remains up to date on programmatic changes by reviewing meeting meetings for the departments/services floating throughout
    19. Attends in-service trainings, peer review and other intra-agency and supervisory activities. Obtains continuing education consistent with licensing requirements.
    20. Demonstrates willingness to seek/accept direct supervision from the CLS/CC of the department working out of as well as respects productive feedback from colleagues and others.
    21. Functions well in a team environment and contributes positive support to colleagues and peers.
    22. Strives to maintain positive patient experience and engages in family centered care.
    23. Supports the philosophy, goals and mission of Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
    24. Performs other duties as assigned by Clinical Coordinator/Clinical Lead Supervisor or Administrator.



    1. Masters or doctoral degree from an accredited university or professional school of Counseling, Social Work or Marriage and Family Therapy;
    2. Appropriate 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. Ability to be flexible with day to day role changes as well as openness to receive clinical support and direction from the supervisor of programing floating to assist in service coverage.


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