Child Psychiatry Inpatient Clinic consists of ten beds reserved for patients in need of acute psychiatric hospitalization. The program provides crisis intervention and stabilization, comprehensive diagnostic evaluation and treatment for initial and recurrent disorders. The Child Psychiatry Partial Hospitalization Program serves up to twelve children a day, five days a week (Monday through Friday). The program provides treatment to children in the Baltimore City area, ages five through twelve, who are experiencing mental illness, behavioral difficulties, and significant dysfunction at school, home, or in the community. For both programs, treatment often includes individual, group, and family therapy; behavior therapy with parent guidance; medication management; and occupational therapy.
The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Division consists of several programs including an inpatient psychiatric unit and a consultation-liaison service as described below. Our outpatient services include the ADHD Clinic, Trauma Clinic, Telepsychiatry Clinic, and school-based mental health.
The Clinical Nurse II role is considered the minimum role for all nurses at UMMC who have greater than 12 months experience. This nurse will be competent in the skills/knowledge required and fully participate in unit governance. He/she will practice and adhere to the guidelines specified in the UMMC Professional Nurse Job Charter. Independently provides and coordinates care provided to patients within a clinical specialty. Serves as a fully effective and participative member of the multidisciplinary patient care services team. Demonstrates and models the full range of nursing professional practice in both care provided and in participation in development of strategies to improve patient outcomes, satisfaction with service and cost effectiveness at the unit level. Is accountable to patients and families for the processes and outcomes of care during an episode of care. Is accountable to peers for the advancement of group practice on the unit, and to the nurse manager for the totality of work performance.