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#10370 - 10370 - Nursing Program Manager, Psychiatric Crisis Center (PCC) (Columbus, Ohio)

Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Nursing Program Manager, Psychiatric Crisis Center (PCC)

Would you like to work for an organization where everything matters?  The moment you walk through the doors, you can feel it. When you meet one of their patient families, you believe it. And when you talk with anyone who works there, 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 them to improve the lives of the kids they care for, and the kids from around the world they’ll never even meet. Kids who are living healthier, fuller lives because of the knowledge they share. It takes a Collaborative Culture to deliver on their promise to provide the very best, innovative care and to foster new discoveries, made possible by the most groundbreaking research.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital is a destination academic pediatric medical center designed to manage the most complex of diseases. Nationwide Children’s Hospital has again ranked in the U.S.News & World Report’s “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals.” They also achieved ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® status for the third time, designating them as a hospital that provides world-class patient care and innovation in nursing practice.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital has retained LeaderStat Premier to assist them in identifying the next Nursing Program Manager over their new Psychiatric Crisis Center (PCC). The PCC will be located at Big Lots Behavioral Health Pavilion, a state of the art expansion on Nationwide Children’s main campus in Columbus, Ohio. When completed, Big Lots Behavioral Health Pavilion will be America’s largest behavioral health treatment and research center just for children and adolescents on a pediatric campus.  Located on the first floor, the PCC will have 10 observations beds and be the first of its kind psychiatric crisis center dedicated to treating behavioral health at a children’s hospital. This new model of care is designed to help children with mental health reach their fullest potential.


General Description

The Psychiatric Crisis Center Nursing Program Manager plans, implements, and evaluates the administrative, supervisory and direct care activities for assigned program team staff.  Directs a team of professional and support staff to ensure assessment, planning, provision and evaluation of patient care.  Provides leadership for complex programs by communicating goals and strategies, providing direction and priorities and providing enthusiasm and support.  Works collaboratively with multidisciplinary staff and physicians to foster a therapeutic environment that delivers optimal care.

This individual reports to the Director of Behavior Health Nursing and supports, communicates, implements, and enforces the philosophy, mission, values, standards, policies, and procedures of Children’s Hospital and the Patient Care Services Division.


  • Recruits, trains, evaluates, develops, and as necessary, disciplines and/or terminates subordinate staff.
  • Manages day-to-day operations of the department(s).  Assures that performance standards for all staff are met. 
  • Oversees the delivery of patient care by all professional and support staff within the department(s). 
  • Develops and implements plans to meet Nationwide Children's Hospital goals.
  • Develops expense and capital budgets for the department(s).
  • Monitors, evaluates and justifies monthly budget expenditures and revenue.
  • Schedules resources to provide patient care in a cost-effective manner.
  • Develops departmental policies and procedures and participates in the review of other hospital policies and procedures as appropriate.
  • Ensures the orientation of department personnel to role functions, policies and procedures and information systems.  Assists and directs staff in the identification of their own learning needs and assists staff in meeting those needs.
  • Coordinates staff representation on departmental, hospital and community task forces, committees, quality teams and advisory groups.  Serves as a representative to such groups when appropriate.
  • Promotes teamwork by building a team environment and fostering cross-functional collaboration.
  • Accountable for the quality improvement and safety initiatives for area(s) of responsibility.
  • Implements and supports clinical research projects as appropriate.
  • Collaborates with clinical faculty in planning and coordinating student clinical experiences.
  • Coordinates networking and continuing education opportunities covering clinical, diversity, research, and inter-department awareness


  • Current RN Licensure required and certification in psychiatric and mental health nursing by the American Nurses Credential Association preferred.
  • MS required; if BSN must obtain MS in 3 years.  Work requires a level of knowledge equivalent to that obtained by completing a master’s degree program in nursing, hospital administration, business administration, or closely related field.
  • Four years of clinical experience and demonstrated competence in area of Behavioral Health nursing required.

Are you a passionate about behavioral health and an accomplished nursing manager? Do you have experience in a behavioral health and/or emergency department?  If this describes you then we would like to speak with you about this unique leadership role within Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

We welcome your confidential expressions of personal interest and nominations of qualified colleagues.  Inquiries and questions regarding this search may be directed to Rachel Grisak at rgrisak@leaderstat.com or 614-505-7350.


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