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Screening Clinician
Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey
Date Posted 01/05/2022
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Details
Recruitment/Posting Title Screening Clinician
Job Category Staff & Executive - Healthcare - Other
Department UBHC-Acute Treatment-NWK
New Jersey’s academic health center, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) takes an integrated approach to educating students, providing clinical care, and conducting research, all with the goal of improving human health. Aligned with Rutgers University–New Brunswick and collaborating university wide, RBHS includes eight schools, a behavioral health network, and five centers and institutes that focus on cancer treatment and research, neuroscience, advanced biotechnology and medicine, environmental and occupational health, and health care policy and aging research.
Our faculty are teachers, clinicians, and scientists with unparalleled experience who advance medical innovation and provide patient care informed by the latest research findings. We offer an outstanding education in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, public health, nursing, biomedical research, and the full spectrum of allied health careers.
Our clinical and academic facilities are located throughout the state—at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, including Piscataway; and at locations in Newark, Scotch Plains, Somerset, Stratford, and other locations. Clinical partners include Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, Newark’s University Hospital in Newark, and other affiliates.
Through this community of healers, scientists, and scholars, Rutgers is equipped as never before to transform lives.
Posting Summary
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Screening Clinician for the Department of Newark Screening/Division of Acute Services within University Behavioral Healthcare (UBHC).  Under the direction of the Program Coordinator, the Screening Clinician will perform psychiatric emergency services, screening, and screening outreach assessments as well as other mental health services.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
  • Serves assigned shifts providing on-site, outreach screening and commitment evaluations in an effective and skillful manner.
  • Utilizes person, family and agency information to determine an appropriate screening outcome for persons served.
  • Collaborates with medical staff to make the best assessment, provides highest quality 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, Division of Child Protection & Permanency (DCP&P), Children’s System of Care, Emergency Rooms and other UBHC Programs).
  • Maintains appropriate clinical records in a timely manner.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week Day Shift 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Daily Work Shift Day
FLSA Exempt
Grade 22S
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 54883.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 65673.000
Annual Maximum Salary 77841.000
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description HPAE, Local 5094
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft

Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overview .
Rutgers also offers a benefit program to eligible full-time postdoctoral fellow students. For details, please go to https://finance.rutgers.edu/healthcare-risk/insurance/postdoctoral-health-insurance.

Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility ABP

Minimum Education and Experience
  • Master’s Degree in a mental health related field from an accredited institution.
  • One (1) year post-master, full time, professional experience in a psychiatric setting.
  • Candidate 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.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • 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.
Preferred Qualifications
  • New Jersey licensure governing the discipline. 
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Special Conditions
  • As a designated essential employee, expectations include, but are not limited to, the ability to work off-hour shifts in 24/7 operation, provide holiday coverage and work alternate weekends.

Posting Number 21ST3259
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Newark (RBHS)
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