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Screening Clinician
Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey
Date Posted 05/12/2022
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Details
Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Screening Clinician
Job Category Staff & Executive - Healthcare - Medical and Patient Services
Department UBHC-Acute Psych Svs (Aps)-PISC
Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care (UBHC), established in 1971, offers a full continuum of evidence based behavioral health and addiction services for children, adolescents, adults, and seniors throughout New Jersey. UBHC’s 1,060 experienced behavioral health professionals and support staff are dedicated to treatment, prevention, and education. UBHC, one of the largest providers of behavioral health care in the country, has a budget of $260 million and has 15 sites throughout New Jersey. Services are readily accessible and include: inpatient, outpatient, partial hospitalization, screening, crisis stabilization, family/caregiver support, community outreach and case management, supportive housing, supported employment, prevention and consultation, employee assistance programs, and a licensed therapeutic school from preschool through high school. Specialty services include the New Jersey suicide prevention helpline and peer help lines for police, veterans, active military, teachers, mothers of special needs children and child protective service workers. In FY2016, UBHC treated 16,199 consumers, had 24,502 admissions, and touched the lives of 19,441 individual callers through peer support. In addition, UBHC is the primary mental health training resource for the New Jersey departments of Human Services, Children and Families, and Corrections, delivering 16,000 trainings each year.
Posting Summary
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Screening Clinician for the Acute Psychiatric Services (APS) within Rutgers, University Behavioral Health Care.
The Screening Clinician 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 determines the need for any additional professional consultation. Devises an appropriate intervention/disposition plan.
Among the key duties of the 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.
  • Serves as a certified screener to children (0 years – 17 years) and adults (18 years and over).
  • 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).
  • Responds with clinical flexibility to persons served needs.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week 37.5
Daily Work Shift Evening
FLSA Exempt
Grade 22S
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 56258.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 67315.000
Annual Maximum Salary 79787.000
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.
COVID-19 Immunization Requirement
Under Policy 60.1.35 , Rutgers University requires all prospective employees to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and have received a booster (where eligible) against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption.  Prospective employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment must provide proof they have received a booster within two weeks (14 calendar days) of eligibility .  Based on current guidance, individuals are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of any COVID-19 vaccine authorized or approved for use in the United States by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Eligibility for a booster against COVID-19 varies and is explained on the University’s web site located at https://coronavirus.rutgers.edu/covid-19-vaccine .  Failure to provide proof of primary vaccination and booster will result in rescission of a prospective employee’s offer of employment and/or disciplinary action up to and including termination.
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
Preferred Qualifications
  • New Jersey licensure governing the discipline.
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Special Conditions
  • This is a grant-funded position.

Posting Details

Posting Number 22ST1631
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
  • As a designated essential employee, expectations include but not limited to the ability to work off-hour shifts in the 24/7 operation, provide holiday coverage and work alternate weekends.
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Piscataway (RBHS)
Location Details
Piscataway, NJ

Pre-employment Screenings

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.

Infection Control and Safety

This position is subject to all Rutgers University policies, including TB surveillance and other infection control and safety policies. Please review the Tuberculosis Surveillance Policy for additional information.

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement

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