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BH Agency/Contract Therapist - Psychiatric Crisis Department Job in Columbus, Ohio US

BH Agency/Contract Therapist - Psychiatric Crisis Department

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Inc - Columbus, OH

Posted: 8/11/2021 - Expires: 11/9/2021

Job ID: 230508487


Job Description

BH Agency/Contract Therapist - Psychiatric Crisis Department

Requisition ID



Behavioral Health


The Psychiatric Crisis Department (PCD) clinicians provide mental health/behavioral health services to the NCH Behavioral Health Pavilion, including prompt diagnostic assessment including risk assessment, safety planning, verbal de-escalation, disposition recommendation, facilitation of appropriate level of care and consultation/ collaboration with PCD physicians, nurses and psychiatry to maintain referrals and admissions. The Crisis Services Clinician II 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.  The Crisis Services Clinician II practices under supervision.

Schedule: (Contingent - At least 16 hours per month; non-exempt; non-benefits eligible)

Pay Rate: Flat rate of $35/hour.



Behavioral Health Pavilion

444 Butterfly Gardens Drive

Columbus, Ohio 43215

Why Nationwide Children's Hospital?

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, where Passion 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. 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 (when available) 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 PCD Psychiatrist and the PCD 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. Employs strategies of intervention that are consistent with empirically supported treatments and consistent with program expectations. Interventions to include crisis intervention and de-escalation. 

10. Remains current in research and knowledge of competencies of the treatment of behavioral health crisis and assessment of lethality risk.

11. Completes clinical charting and other related administrative paperwork in accordance with policy standards.

12. Maintains productivity expectations and promotes patient access to care.

13. 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.

14. Meets regularly with Clinical Lead Supervisor, Clinical Coordinator/Program Manager, or supervisory designee.

15. Attends routine staff meetings.

16. Attends in-service trainings, peer review and other intra-agency and supervisory activities. Obtains continuing education consistent with licensing requirements.

17. Demonstrates willingness to seek/accept direct supervision as well as respect productive feedback from colleagues and others.

18. Functions well in a team environment and contributes positive support to colleagues and peers.

19. Strives to maintain positive patient experience and engages in family centered care.

20. Supports the philosophy, goals and mission of Nationwide Children's Hospital.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:

1. Masters or doctoral degree from an accredited university or professional school of Counseling, Social Work or Marriage and Family Therapy.

2. Preferred - 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. 

Minimum Physical Requirements:

- Constantly must hear, see, speak and be physically mobile.

- Must attend TCI and/or other NCH endorsed crisis management training.

Sitting (Constantly) 

Talking on phone/in person (Constantly) 

Typing on a keyboard (Frequently) 

Standing/walking (Occasionally)

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Job Summary

Employment Type:
Full Time Employee
Job type:
Federal Contractor
Skill Based Partner:
Education Level:
Master's degree
Work Days:
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
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