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Clinical Therapies BH Clinical Lead Job in Columbus, Ohio US

Clinical Therapies BH Clinical Lead

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Inc - Columbus, OH

Posted: 8/17/2022 - Expires: 11/15/2022

Job ID: 245873078


Job Description

Clinical Therapies BH Clinical Lead

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Allied Health


Clinical Therapies BH Clinical Lead

The Clinical Leader fulfills all clinical responsibilities in the respective area of practice. The Clinical Leader assists the Program Manager in coordinating daily clinical operations, planning, evaluating and controlling program services, ensuring that staff and equipment meet standards established by Nationwide Children's Hospital and external regulatory agencies. Serves as front line manager for staff. Monitors and assists in development of programs that are consistent with NCH customer service, vision, principles, service theme and standards. Demonstrates competencies defined (*) in Clinical Leader responsibilities in providing age-appropriate care to patients from the age of birth through 18 years, and select adult patients.

Schedule: (Full-Time, Benefits Eligible)

700 Children's Dr
Columbus, Ohio 43205

At Nationwide Children's Hospital, we are passionate about integrating physical health with behavioral health and aspire to serve as champions for the holistic wellbeing of children. With 1 in 5 children in the US living with a mental health disorder and 50% of lifetime mental health disorders presenting before the age of 14, pediatric behavioral health services and programs are critical in facilitating best care and best outcomes for our patients and families. Through our innovative and intentional Behavioral Health programs, Nationwide Children's Hospital aims to ensure that families in Central Ohio and beyond have access to a full continuum of services and supports necessary to promote healthy development, prevent mental health problems, and treat mental health disorders in youth so that they can thrive in their homes, schools, and communities. 

This leadership position is accessible to licensed occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists and includes the supervision of OTs, SLPs, and associated support staff. This role is specific to 2 distinct Clinical Therapies Behavioral Health Department programs:

 1) The Early Childhood Mental Health (ECMH) Program, which provides occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, and behavioral health services to children with comorbid early childhood trauma and developmental needs. Services are provided via an outpatient interdisciplinary clinic and therapeutic interagency preschool geared towards preventing preschool expulsion.

2) The Eating Disorders Clinic (EDC), which provides occupational therapy and behavioral health services to youth and adolescents with eating disorders and related comorbidities. Services are provided through our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP).


Why Nationwide Children's Hospital?

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


Here, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are integrated into our core values and practices. We are passionate about building, sustaining and evolving an inclusive and equitable environment. We are seeking individuals who live these values and want to share their experiences and efforts in support of our collective mission.


We're 14,000 strong. And it takes every one of us to improve the lives of the kids we care for, and the kids around the world we'll never meet. Kids who live 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.


The Clinical Therapies BH Clinical Leader supports, communicates, implements and enforces the philosophy, mission, values, standards, policies and procedures of Nationwide Children's Hospital.

*Performs all clinical duties and meets all minimum qualifications established for their respective area of practice.
Maintains professional standards and serves as a role model by setting professional goals and participating in activities to meet departmental goals.
Effectively relates and interacts with patients, families, health care teams and supervised staff and serves as a role model for others.
Serves as an advocate for Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology, and Therapeutic Recreation.
Serves as a primary resource for implementation and training for orientation of new employees, including role functions, policies and procedures, and clinical information systems.
Assists and directs staff in the identification of their own learning needs and assists staff in meeting those needs, promoting staff development.
Provides direct daily supervision of patient care by all therapists, overseeing delivery of care.
Assists Program Manager with daily operations, ensure appropriate coverage levels, and assures that performance standards are met for supervised staff.
Participates in recruiting of candidates and makes hire recommendations.
Assists in evaluation of employee performance including soliciting input from peer review, completing competency assessments, and providing performance feedback to managers.
Promotes teamwork by building a team environment and fostering cross-functional collaboration.
Performs activities related to departmental operations:
Departmental productivity
Policy and Procedure review and implementation
Assists program manager with monitoring and justification of monthly budget expenditures.

Actively participates in departmental planning, marketing, and implementation of new programs.
Reviews and provides input into departmental job descriptions.
Serves as a chairperson for committees and meetings. Participates in Division and Hospital committees.
Meets regularly with Inpatient Program Manager and other clinical leaders.
Assists with coordination of departmental performance improvement activities.
Acts as a departmental liaison with internal departments and external agencies.
And other duties as otherwise specified.



Reports to: Clinical Therapies BH Program Manager CONTACTS Internal: Physicians, therapists, parents, patients, and other health team members. External: Physicians, regulatory agency personnel, vendors, parents, patients, colleagues, and other health team members.


Meets the education, experience, and licensure/certification requirements of the appropriate clinical job description.
Three-5 years minimum experience in a clinical setting. Experience in a leadership capacity desirable.
Strong interpersonal relationship skills, exceptional customer service, strong verbal and written communication skills, sound negotiation skills and strong decision-making skills required.
Strong organizational skills required.
High level of initiative, self-direction and accountability for actions required. 6. Skill in promoting multidisciplinary collaboration; ability to act as a facilitator and change agent
Supervisory skills required to plan, assign and evaluate the performance of clinical staff. Analytical skills required to oversee and organize the daily activities of treating staff.
Ability to develop and administer departmental and hospital policies and procedures.
Budgetary knowledge to assist Program Manager with developing and monitoring annual budget.
CPR certification must be received no later than 60 days post hire or 60 days post expiration.


Standing/Walking Constantly Independently

Lifting/Carrying up to 15 pounds Frequently Independently

Lifting/Carrying up to 50 pounds Occasionally

Finger Dexterity Constantly

Kneeling Frequently

Bending/Stooping Frequently

Reaching Frequently

Talking/Hearing/Seeing Constantly

Pushing/Pulling Frequently

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.

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Job Summary

Employment Type:
Full Time Employee
Job type:
Federal Contractor
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Education Level:
No school grade completed
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