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Nationwide Childrens Hospital Inc Mental Health Specialist I -BH8A Adolescent Unit in Columbus, Ohio

Mental Health Specialist I -BH8A Adolescent UnitRequisition ID2021-30128CategoryNursingOverviewCall In/Contingent Role.Responsible for performing basic supportive, Trauma Informed care to specified patients/families under the direction and supervision of an RN/Care Manager. Responsibilities include the provision of a safe and therapeutic milieu, crisis intervention and assistance with activities of daily living. Collects, documents, and reports data to the RN Care Manager but does not interpret data. Demonstrates competence in providing age-appropriate, Trauma Informed care and service for pediatric patients.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 13,000 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 ProudResponsibilitiesClinical:1. Participates with the interdisciplinary team in specialized patient care activities.a. Provides encouragement support and reinforces positive behavior with a therapeutic, calm approach while maintaining therapeutic boundaries, setting limits, and utilizing de-escalation techniques, including physical intervention skills.b. Demonstrates ability to identify and record relevant information for the most common diagnostic groups including:i. Major Depression (with and without psychotic features).ii. Bipolar Affective Disorder (including manic, depressed and mixed episode).iii. Psychotic Disorder (Including Schizophrenia & Subtypes)iv. Attention Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders.v. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.vi. Autism Spectrum Disorders.vii. Intermittent Explosive Disorder.c. Effectively establishes therapeutic relationships with patients and families on the unit.d. Utilizes Trauma Informed Care philosophies when interacting with patients and families.e. Leads, or co-leads and/or reinforces teaching of symptom management, including relaxation techniques, anger management, therapeutic goal-setting, problem solving, coping skills, etc.f. Assists with Admission & Discharge Process as directed by unit RN. Completes unit/room orientation; reinforces information given to patients.g. Utilizes therapeutic, Trauma Informed intervention techniques before, during and after the time of crisis to support safe patient de-escalation.h. Assists with physical crisis intervention techniques and physical restraint during specific crisis situations per NCH policy.2. Collects, documents, and reports the following data:a. Vital signsb. Temperature (oral, axillary, rectal); pulse (apical and radial); respirations; blood pressure using the non-invasive automatic blood pressure machine.c. Heights, weights, and abdominal girth.d. Oxygen saturation.3. Provides basic supportive care:a. Hygiene: (bath, shampoos, mouth care).b. Bed making an

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