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Mental Health Clinician III (Per Diem)

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Position Details

Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Mental Health Clinician III (Per Diem)
Job Category Staff & Executive - Healthcare
Department UBHC-Acute Psych Svs (Aps)-PISC

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 universitywide, 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 Mental Health Clinician III for the Acute Psychiatric Services – APS within University Behavioral Health Care (UBHC).
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. Demonstrate 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:
• Provides an in-depth clinical assessment for all persons serviced based upon DSM-IV criteria.
• Serves as certified screener to children ages 4-17 years and adults 18 years and over.
• Maintains appropriate clinical records in a timely manner.
• Assumes familiarity with other UBHC units, outside providers, and other pertinent organizations and resources in order to facilitate persons served needs, develop work relationships and provide information and guidance to person served.
• Contributes to and supports the mission, vision, goals and objectives of UBHC and the Acute Psychiatric Services.
• Maintains knowledge of trends and developments in the field.
• Meets annual requirements.

Position Status Per Diem
Hours Per Week 8.0
Daily Work Shift Rotating
FLSA Nonexempt
Grade 99H
Position Salary 25.00 per hour
Annual Minimum Salary
Annual Mid Range Salary
Annual Maximum Salary
Standard Hours 40.00
Union Description Non-Union
Payroll Designation Banner

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

Minimum of a Master’s Degree in a mental health related discipline and licensure to practice as required by New Jersey state laws governing the discipline.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Applicants possessing a degree in Social Work must have an active New Jersey certification/licensure as required by the State Board of Social Work. Eligibility for certification as a Psychiatric Screener in the state of New Jersey is required.

Preferred Qualifications

One (1) year of Post-Master’s experience in a psychiatric setting preferred.

Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment

Time spent driving to designated facilities or performing mobile outreach to interview clients and coordinate with staff, families, law enforcement, community programs and others. Moderate physical effort (lift/carry up to 25 pounds or more). Frequently walks, bends, stretches, lifts, pushes and pulls. Manual dexterity and mobility for charting and use of electronic resources. Lifts supplies/equipment/charts/patients. Sitting while interviewing clients; may sit up to several hours in one place. Frequent use of telephone for crisis calls. Ability to participate in emergency physical interventions with patients including escort, restraint and seclusion is required.

Varied work settings include office, community agencies and screening sites. Some screening sites may be located in busy hospital emergency rooms. May be exposed to infections and contagious diseases. Subject to varying and unpredictable situations. Handles emergency or crisis situations. May be exposed to varying or extreme temperatures.

Special Conditions

Must have a valid driver’s license.

Posting Details

Posting Number 17ST1774
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Piscataway (RBHS)
Location Details

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:

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application