Bergen Regional Medical Center STAFF CLINICIAN LEVEL 1 in United States


As a member of an interdisciplinary team, provides clinical services to patients from intake through discharge.

Performs screenings, intake assessments and consultations for evaluation of individual and family dynamics and treatment needs, including admissions and referrals for services.

Provides ongoing clinical intervention and education to patients, families and significant others for health-related psychosocial problems based on goals agreed to by patient, family, significant others and health care team. Utilizes individual, family, group work and crisis intervention methods to identify and intervene in problems that influence participation in treatment and discharge planning. Services provided include counselling, crisis intervention, discharge planning, protective services, advocacy, information and referral, collaboration and maximization of Patient’s Rights as appropriate.

Completes a comprehensive psychosocial history on a timely basis.

Provides direct treatment services to patients within the hospital utilizing appropriate modalities including individual, family, and group counseling, and crisis intervention with a knowledge of patient growth and development appropriate to the age of the patients served.

Serves as resource to health care team regarding issues of chemical dependence, psychiatric and abuse issues; based on knowledge of rules and regulations of reporting these issues, identifies, assesses, treats, and refers to community services patients facing problems of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault, and elder abuse.

Provides case management services for assigned caseload to ensure treatment plan is being followed and to aid patients in obtaining supportive services and goods.

Interprets nature of illness and prescribed course of treatment to patients and families; communicates family issues to other staff members.

Acts as liaison to health care team in understanding family dynamics, facilitating timely and proactive discharges to home or another facility.

Acts as advocate for the patient with other Medical Center programs etc., and functions as a liaison with other providers in the community, assisting in linkages for patients and families.

Makes presentations on various issues related to the field and on available Medical Center resources as part of community outreach to schools, agencies and other resources.

Participates in interdisciplinary diagnostic and treatment planning conferences, including case presentations, and makes recommendations regarding the needs of the patient from clinical perspective.

Fulfills all case recording, statistical reporting, and other documentation requirements i:e electronic and manual, billing and keeping pts medical record updated on accurate and timely basis.

Provides clinical supervision to paraprofessional staff and students as assigned.

Provides consultative services to Department of Psychiatry and Medical Center staff and to other community agencies in the field regarding Clinical issues including Addictions and Psychiatric services .

Assists in developing discharge and post-hospital care plans (e.g., suggests appropriate community resources).

Assist in obtaining insurance authorizations and completing clinical reviews with managed care companies as needed for their caseloads.

Assessment, treatment and patient care responsibilities are delivered with a knowledge of patient growth and development and are appropriate to the ages of the patients served.

Works cooperatively with Dept. Staff to ensure coverage for clinical services for patients in the absence of staff members.

Participates in studies, surveys, or research, initiated or approved by the Department in order to develop knowledge about effective treatment, or improve quality of delivery of service.

Provides translation services for patient/family interviews as needed and able.

Identifies problems and obstacles affecting delivery of services to patients (e.g., discharge planning problems) and brings them to the attention of supervisor.

May be required to rotate on day, evening and night call for the program.


Masters in Social Work/ Professional Counselling or related field from an accredited school.

Must have current NJ license as a LSW/LAC or equivalent.

Current driver's license required.

One to two years prior experience preferred in mental health . Addiction experience will be plus or comparable experience/setting/population, depending on area assigned.

Demonstrated ability to work with psychiatrically impaired population or those with addictions, as appropriate.

Requisition Number: 16-0912

Post Date: 11/21/2016


Division: Professional Care

Employee Type: Full Time Day

Work Hours: 40.0