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Nationwide Children's Hospital Charge RN - Psychiatric Crisis Department - Night Shift in Columbus, Ohio

Plans, directs, and evaluates the overall patient care and functions in a particular area during an assigned shift. Serves as a role model to positively influence culture and work environment. Practices professional nursing and promotes patient advocacy in accordance with the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses. Maintains a current Ohio Nursing License.

• This care area provides psychiatric emergency assessments for children ages 3 to 17 years old.

• Educates patients and families about symptom management, including relaxation techniques, anger management, therapeutic goal-setting, problem solving, coping skills, etc.

• Utilize therapeutic, trauma-informed intervention techniques with patients and families before, during and after the time of crisis to support safe patient de-escalation.

Full-time Position; 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday.

Night Shift - 11:00pm-7:30am

BSN Preferred, as well as 2 years of nursing experience highly preferred.

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.

Coordinates the activities of a particular shift and directs, organizes, and assigns work to the employees. Ensures adequate supplies, equipment and utilization of staff. Serves as an expert EPIC Super User. Assesses, monitors, and supports employees throughout the shift. Facilitates direct patient care through coaching, delegation and service recovery. Provides direct patient care as needed. Engages in the workplace community by staying aware of changes, participating in data collection or auditing, understanding Quality Improvement, and representing staff at relevant meetings and then reporting important information and updates back to staff.Ensures regulatory compliance. Institutes emergency responses as appropriate. Maintains quality and safety as a priority. Specifies the critical resources required to accomplish the team's objectives.Makes appropriate staffing decisions with understanding and consideration of workload targets and budget impact.

*1. Uses nursing process, evidence based practice and unit specific

competencies to:

a. Complete the admission assessment.

b. Document a plan of care including patient outcome parameters and nursing


c. Delegate patient care.

d. Evaluate patient care and patient’s response/progress.

e. Reassess patients and revise plan of care as appropriate.

f. Supervise patient care.

g. Plan discharge.

h. Plan, provide, delegate, and evaluate patient/family education.

i. Collaborate effectively with all health care disciplines to facilitate patient


    1. Communicates patient care needs/expectations/priorities to assigned

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), Patient Care Assistants (PCAs), unit

coordinators, and allied health personnel.

    1. Effectively relates and interacts with patient, families, and health care


*4. Effectively manages patient care through one or more of the following:

a. Prescribing, delegating and coordinating care for patients.

b. Care conferences

c. Clinical rounds

d. Charge nurse responsibilities

e. Other coordination activities

f. Organizing and prioritizing care

g. Managing prescribed physician orders.

  1. Maintains professional standards by setting professional goals and

participating in activities to meet goals.

  1. Adheres to unit/department budgetary standards.

a. Performs daily staffing, scheduling within budget parameters.

  1. Participates in unit maintenance activities:

a. Pyxis and charge data collection.

b. Infection control activities

c. Point –of-care testing

d. e-Chart education

e. Safety and Quality activities

  1. Participates in Patient Care Services and Hospital activities in one or more of

the following:

a. Policy/procedure review and revision.

b. Helping Hand review and revision.

c. Committee attendance and participation

d. Patient/family advocacy.

e. Shared governance.

  1. Participates in educational activities in one or more of the following:

a. Peer review

b. Serves as a preceptor/clinical resource

c. Orientation and continuing education

d. Clinical competency assessment

e. Planning and presenting classes.

  1. Accepts and supports change in a positive manner.

  2. Participates in research, patient safety and quality improvement activities.

  3. Practices professional nursing in accordance with the ANA Code of Ethics

for Nurses.

Other information:


  1. Licensure: Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Ohio.

  2. Current CPR certification. Must be willing to obtain and maintain NRP and

PALS certification as determined by your manager.

  1. BSN

  2. PALS

  3. 2 Years nursing expereince preferred


Typing on computer Constantly (67-100%)

Using phone Frequently (34-66%)

Sitting Frequently (34-66%)

Standing Occasionally (0-33%)

Lifting Occasionally (0-33%)

Walking Frequently (34-66%)

Must be able to independently lift up to 35 lbs.

Must be able to move or reposition patients of any weight or size with the

assistance of another person(s) and/or equipment.

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


Requisition ID: 2020-24726

External Company Name: Nationwide Children's Hospital

External Company URL:

Street: 444 Butterfly Gardens Drive