Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care (UBHC) is dedicated to excellence in providing behavioral health services to the people of New Jersey. We are committed to being a leader in the delivery of effective, compassionate and accessible care that is informed by research and education. We are currently seeking a Screening Clinician to work in the Department of Newark Screening – Acute Services Division. Performs psychiatric emergency services, screening, and screening outreach assessments, as well as other mental health services. Demonstrates competence in providing generic crisis assessment of individuals of all ages (birth through 65+ years) and in determining the need for any additional professional consultation. Demonstrates competence in devising an appropriate intervention/disposition plan.
Serves assigned shifts, providing on-site and outreach screening in an effective and skillful manner.
Provides coordination and on-site interaction with outside/other agencies involved in the screening process.
Provides in-depth clinical assessment for all persons served; involves patient, patient’s family and/or significant other, in developing a plan for disposition.
Collaborates with medical staff to make the best assessment and provides the highest quality of care.
Explains referral/disposition in a clear and supportive manner.
Maintains appropriate clinical records in a timely manner.
Actively participates in performance improvement initiatives; assists Program Coordinator in daily operations of the department.
Maintains knowledge of trends and developments in the field; meets all annual requirements.
Understands and adheres to Rutgers compliance standards.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Master's Degree in a mental health related field from an accredited institution
One (1) year post-master’s, full-time professional experience in a psychiatric setting.
Must be eligible to receive the New Jersey State Certification as a Mental Health Screener within one (1) year of employment.
Valid driver’s license for use in driving to off-site work locations.
As a designated essential employee, expectations include, but are not limited to, the ability to work off-hour shifts in a 24/7 operation, provides holiday coverage and works alternate weekends.
Posting Number: 19ST1651
Location: Newark (RBHS)
Internal Number: 86050
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