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Community Health Nurse - Pediatric Behavioral Health Nurse - RN

Company: Bergen's Promise, Inc.
Location: Hackensack
Posted on: July 11, 2018

Job Description:

Job Description* 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 DutiesResponsible for increasing the census of youth served through the 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.Qualifications and SkillsRN License in the State of New JerseyBachelor's degree in Nursing or related field requiredMust be able to work a flexible schedule to accommodate the needs of the youth and families servedKnowledge of Behavioral Health Care Management preferred, pediatric experience neededFamily/Community focusedValid Driver's License is required; Must maintain required vehicle insurance according to Agency mandateSpanish speaking preferred.Company DescriptionBergen's Promise is the designated Care Management Organization (CMO) for Bergen County, New Jersey. We serve youth ages 5 to 21, with serious behavioral health challenges, substance abuse issues and developmental disabilities. Youth with chronic co-occurring behavioral and specific medical health issues will also be served through an enhanced medical care coordination component. The goal of this additional support is the joint coordination of wellness promotion with behavioral healthcare management. Bergen's Promise uses a Wraparound Model of Care and provides a fresh perspective on helping families deal with complicated emotional and behavioral issues. We believe success is best achieved when:The youth and family are involved in the decision-making process;* There is a focus on strengths, not deficits;* Other family members, friends and community supports closest to the family get involved to offer guidance and support;* In-home and community-based resources are used to address the most important needs;* A clear plan is created to achieve the family's long-term vision of success.

Keywords: Bergen's Promise, Inc., Hackensack, Community Health Nurse - Pediatric Behavioral Health Nurse - RN, Healthcare, Hackensack, New Jersey

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