Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Mental Health Clinician III – Per Diem for Acute Psychiatric Services (APS) of Rutgers, University Behavioral Health Care.
The Mental Health Clinician III – Per Diem position performs psychiatric emergency services, screening, and screening outreach assessments as well as other mental health services.Provides generic crisis assessment of individuals of all ages (birth through 65+ years) and in determining the need for any additional professional consultation. Devises an appropriate intervention/disposition plan.
Identifies the appropriate level of care disposition from the skill based knowledge of DSM-IV criteria, clinical expertise, and departmental criteria.
Collaborates with patient's family and significant others in developing a plan for disposition.
Serves as a certified screener to children ages 4-17 years and adults 18 years and over.
Collaborates with medical staff to make the best assessment, provide the highest quality of care and develop an appropriate screening outcome in accordance with professionally accepted standards.
Provides coordination and on-site interaction with outside/other agencies involved in the screening process (e.g. police, state hospital, DCPP, Children's System of Care, emergency rooms and other UBHC Programs).
Minimum Education and Experience:
Master's degree in a mental health discipline.
Licensure to practice, as required by New Jersey state laws governing the discipline.
Applicants possessing a degree in Social Work must have an active New Jersey certification/licensure as required by the State Board of Social Work.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Eligibility for certification as a Psychiatric Screener in the State of New Jersey.
Valid driver's license and clean driving record for outreach.
One year post-Master's experience in a psychiatric setting.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
This is a grant funded position.
Posting Number: 18ST3590
Location: Piscataway (RBHS)
Internal Number: 78936
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.