Screening Clinician - Rutgers University

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Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title
Screening Clinician

Job Category
Staff & Executive - Healthcare - Other

UBHC-Acute Treatment-NWK


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 University Behavioral Health Care (UBHC) is dedicated to excellence in providing behavioral health services to the people of New Jersey. We are committed to being a leader in the delivery of effective, compassionate and accessible care that is informed by research and education. We are currently seeking a motivated Screening Clinician to work in the Department of Newark Screening – Acute Services Division. This position is the evening shift from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m.

The Screening Clinician will perform psychiatric emergency services, screenings, and screening outreach assessments as well as other mental health services. The Screening Clinician will demonstrate competence in providing generic crisis assessment of individuals of all ages (birth through 65+ years) and devising an appropriate intervention/disposition plan while determining the need for any additional professional consultation.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:

  • Serves assigned shifts, providing on-site and outreach screening in an effective and skillful manner.
  • Provides coordination and on-site interaction with outside/other agencies involved in the screening process.
  • Provides in-depth clinical assessment for all persons served; involves patient, patient’s family and/or significant other in developing a plan for disposition.
  • Collaborates with medical staff to make the best assessment and provide the highest quality of care.
  • Explains referral/disposition in a clear and supportive manner.
  • Maintains appropriate clinical records in a timely manner.
  • Actively participates in performance improvement initiatives; assists Program Coordinator in daily operations of the department.
  • Maintains knowledge of trends and developments in the field; meets all annual requirements.
  • Understands and adheres to Rutgers’ compliance standards.

Position Status
Full Time

Hours Per Week

Daily Work Shift



Position Salary

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Annual Mid Range Salary

Annual Maximum Salary

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Union Description
HPAE, Local 5094

Payroll Designation


Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at:

Seniority Unit

Terms of Appointment
Staff - 12 month

Position Pension Eligibility


Minimum Education and Experience
  • Master’s Degree in a mental health related field from an accredited institution.
  • One (1) year post-masters, full-time professional experience in a psychiatric setting.
  • Must be eligible to receive the New Jersey State Certification as a Mental Health Screener within one (1) year of employment.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Preferred Qualifications

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Physical Demands and Work Environment

Special Conditions
  • Valid driver’s license for use in driving to off-site work locations.
  • As a designated essential employee, expectations include but are not limited to the ability to work off-hour shifts in a 24/7 operation, provide holiday coverage and work alternate weekends.

Posting Details

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Posting Open Date

Special Instructions to Applicants

Regional Campus
Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)

Home Location Campus
Newark (RBHS)

Location Details

Pre-employment Screenings

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

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