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Screening Clinician

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Screening Clinician for Acute Psychiatric Services within Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care.

The primary purpose of the Screening Clinician position is to perform 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.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:

  • Identifies the appropriate level of care disposition from skill based knowledge of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) criteria, clinical expertise, and departmental criteria.
  • Responds with sensitivity to cultural and socioeconomic issues of persons served and families.
  • Serves as a certified screener to children (0 years – 17 years) and adults(18 years and over).
  • Maintains appropriate clinical records in a timely manner.
  • Effectively contributes to and supports an environment that enhances the positive self-image of persons served and preserves their human dignity.
  • Maintains the level of competency necessary to be able to conduct the initial evaluations of the commitment process.
  • Regularly attends and participates in in-service meetings and other designated training events that will enhance clinical skills, as documented by continuing education reports.

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