Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Mental Health Clinician III for the Department of Acute Psychiatric Services (APS) at Rutgers, University Behavioral Health Care.
The primary purpose of the Mental Health Clinician III position is to perform 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 and devises an appropriate intervention/disposition plan.
Identifies the appropriate level of care disposition from skill based knowledge of DSM-IV criteria, clinical expertise, and departmental criteria.
Collaborates with medical staff to make the best assessment, provides the highest quality of care and develops 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).
Maintains comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of eligibility and admission criteria for units, programs, and contracts served by the department.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Minimum of a Master's degree in a mental health related discipline.
Licensure to practice, as required by New Jersey State laws governing the discipline.
Applicant 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 with a clean driving record for outreach.
One year of Post-Master's experience in a psychiatric setting.
This is a grant-funded position.
Posting Number: 19ST2383
Location: Piscataway (RBHS)
Internal Number: 90703
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.