Pediatric Behavioral Health Nurse - UNIQUE Non-Traditional Nursing Opportunity - Rochelle Park, New Jersey -

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Rochelle Park , New Jersey, 07662

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* UNIQUE Non-Traditional Nursing Opportunity *

Be a member of the Pediatric Health Care Team at Bergen's Promise - integrating mental and physical health through New Jersey's Pediatric Behavioral Health Home Model of Service. You will be instrumental in the continuing development of this program.

Bergen’s Promise is the designated Care Management Organization (CMO) for Bergen County. We provide care management services and coordinate an array of community based resources for youth ages 5-21 and their families. The youth we serve are challenged by serious behavioral, emotional, mental health, substance abuse issues and developmental disabilities.

You will be an integral component in the expansion of the Behavioral Health Home Model of Service. This position combines nursing and behavioral health with a family/community focus. Within the Behavioral Health Home Model of Service the Pediatric Behavioral Health Nurse performs nursing assessments, provides medical advocacy, medication/medical education, and referrals. The Pediatric Behavioral Health Nurse develops and monitors self-management health goals included in the Individual Service Plan and is accountable for the outcomes of these goals.

Responsibilities and Duties

Responsible for increasing the census of youth served through promotion of the program.
Participate in the Wraparound model of collaboration within the Child Family Team model as it pertains to the development of self-management health goals to be included in the service plan.
Facilitate regular contact via phone calls and face to face meetings with youth/families to monitor progress and provide support for the self-management goals included in the service plan.
Assist assigned families with identifying a primary care provider and coordinate health care goals within the interdisciplinary care team.
Obtain applicable metabolic levels and information for assigned youth from primary care providers and school nurses if applicable.
Provide health education and promotion to youth and families as related to their individual needs.
Facilitate the engagement of youth and families in community supports which may include preparing youth and family for pending appointments and accompanying youth and families on appointments to reduce youth/family apprehension.
Participate in transitional care and follow-up planning on assigned youth.

Job Requirements

Qualifications and Skills

RN License in the State of New Jersey
Bachelor's degree in Nursing or related field required
Must be able to work a flexible schedule to accommodate the needs of the youth and families served - minimum of 25 hours, primarily late afternoon/early evening - no weekends
Knowledge of Behavioral Health Care Management preferred, pediatric experience needed
Family/Community focused
Valid Driver's License is required; Must maintain required vehicle insurance according to Agency mandate
Spanish speaking preferred.


Rochelle Park, New Jersey , 07662

Employment Type



Bergen's Promise, Inc.

Date Posted

Jul 30th, 2018

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