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Registered Nurse - Inpatient Psychiatry - Various Shifts/Schedules Available

Cincinnati Children's Hospital

Last Updated: 5/22/24

Job Description

Variety of Flexible Shifts and Weekend Options Available

Current Openings on the Following Units:

  • Child and Adolescent Acute Inpatient (College Hill)
  • Psychiatry Specialty Resource Unit (College Hill - Float Pool)
  • Neurobehavioral Inpatient (College Hill)
  • Residential (College Hill)
  • Linder Center of Hope Inpatient Adolescent (Mason)

Expected Starting Salary Range: $32.80 - $38.92

At Cincinnati Children’s, we come to work with one goal: to make children’s health better. We believe in a holistic team approach, both in caring for patients and their families, and in advancing science and discovery. We strive to do better and find energy and inspiration in our shared purpose. If you want to be the best you can be, you can do it at Cincinnati Children’s.

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Has Been Named The #1 Pediatric Hospital in the Nation! – US News and World Report 2023

Cincinnati Children’s Anthem (Video)

College Hill: Hope Happens Here (Video)

Additional Awards and Recognitions:

  • Awarded 4th Magnet re-designation by ANCC in 2023
  • On Forbes Magazine 2023 list of America’s Best Employers for Diversity
  • On Forbes Magazine 2023 list of America’s Best Large Employers
  • Great Place to Work™ Certified in 2023
  • An LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Top Performer in 2022 by The Human Rights Campaign (HRC)

“Our nurses at Cincinnati Children’s work from dawn to dusk and through the starlit hours to deliver the best possible patient care. When parents bring their children through our doors their focus is on one thing – the best outcome for their kids. The nurses at Cincinnati Children’s help them reach the goal with dignity, respect and lots of smiles. Such quality care is why we were designated a Magnet institution back in 2009. It is an honor to be recognized for our excellence in nursing; it sets the bar higher for what we need to continually achieve." Barb Tofani - Senior Vice President of Patient Services

Working as a Psychiatry Nurse at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center you will enjoy:

Embracing relationship-based care while engaging with patients and families

Working in a milieu setting for the management of patients and families to provide direct care in collaboration with the inter-disciplinary team and to bring the best care to the patient

A state-of-the-art mental health facility opened in October 2023

Elevating your psychiatric nursing skills by developing greater therapeutic communication and rapport while further developing medical/surgical skills

Leading and co-leading Psychiatric Educational groups ensuring therapeutic outcomes

Market Leading Benefits Including:

Shift Differential, Weekend Differential, and Weekend Option Pay Programs

Medical coverage starting day 1 of employment. View employee benefits here:

Pension plan and optional 403(b) supplemental retirement plans

Tuition reimbursement for continuing education

Expansive employee discount programs through our many community partners

Referral bonus program for current staff!

Support through Employee Resource Groups such as African American Professionals Advisory Council, Asian Cultural and Professional Group, EQUAL - LGBTQA Resource Group, Juntos - Hispanic/Latin Resource Group, Veterans and Military Family Advocacy Network, and Young Professionals (YP) Resource Group

Physical and mental health wellness programs

Relocation assistance packages available for nurses!

Enjoy More Tuition Free Benefits Including:

Psychiatric Residency Enrichment Program

Experienced Adult to Pediatric Fellowship Program

Therapeutic Crisis Intervention Training




  • Associate/Diploma prepared RNs from ACEN, CCNE or NLN CNEA accredited institution
  • If hired as an external candidate without BSN or MSN, must enroll in a BSN or MSN program within 1 year of hire date and complete program within 5 years of hire date
  • Active Ohio RN License. May be required to obtain other state licensure
  • New Graduate Nurses welcome!


  • BSN from ACEN or CCNE accredited institution or MSN
  • Must be able to pass physical agility test and Therapeutic Crisis Intervention Certification Course

Comprehensive job description provided upon request.

Cincinnati Children’s is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and treasures Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We are committed to creating an environment of dignity and respect for all our employees, patients, and families (EEO/AA)

Company Details

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States