Children s Specialized Hospital, a member of the RWJBH
Healthcare System, is the nation s leading provider of inpatient
and outpatient care for children from birth to 21 years of age
facing special health challenges from chronic illnesses and complex
physical disabilities like brain and spinal cord injuries, to
developmental and behavioral issues like autism and mental
Children's Specialized Hospital is now in its third century of
caring for those in need. Our Boards of Trustees, physicians,
therapists, nurses, staff, volunteers, and donors remain dedicated
to the very ideals of the Hospital's founders and committed to
providing the best care possible so that every child who seeks our
help reaches their fullest potential.
At 16 different New Jersey locations, our pediatric specialists
partner with families to make our many innovative therapies and
medical treatments more personalized and effective...so children
can achieve more of their goals.
The successful candidate will be someone who has exprience
working with children and psych/behaviorl health and will be a
Psych APN, LCSW or Licensed Psychologist,or an RN expeirenced with
pediatric behavioral health. We are unable to hire a new grad at
Clinician who has demonstrated competence in directing and
managing the inpatient milieu with focus on psychiatric and/or
behavioral health. Works, in collaboration within the inpatient
milieu, to ensure cooperation, safety, and a successful
rehabilitation experience of patients and families.
Provides support and education on a range of topics as indicated
by staff need to team members in nursing/medical treatment and
This role could be held by a Nurse, Psychologist or Licensed
Clinical Social Worker.
If a Nurse:
Current NJ licensure as RN required
If a Social Worker:
Licensed Clinical Social Worker required
If a Psychologist:
Licensed Psychologist (PhD, PsyD or EdD) required.
Valid driver s license
Essential Job Functions
Assists the full Rehab team in promoting patient behavior
compliance and treatment adherence through discussion, active
problem solving, modeling and direct provision of patient care
Demonstrates high degree of skill in communication and positive
interaction with staff, promotes teamwork and cooperation.
Collaborates with all members of the health care team.
Provides direct crisis intervention services to patients in
crisis and ensures that the appropriate interventions are used as
evidenced by observation of staff during emergency codes/behavioral
Collaborates with team members to create, review, disseminate,
and ensure follow through with behavior plans
Provides in-services to staff; develops, delivers and evaluates
staff education on topics including but not limited to diagnoses
and conditions of interest, therapeutic communication and behavior
- Works with team to develop a schedule/routine that fosters
trust and a sense of being in a safe environment. Displays an
understanding of the developmental needs of the patient when
planning and implementing treatment.
Maintains all aspects of a therapeutic milieu, which will
facilitate the patient s potential growth and change.
Utilizes patient care standards in clinical practice
Assists psychology and other disciplines with group therapy.
Documents pertinent information regarding patient s response to
treatment and progression toward goals in EMR. Selects, plans,
evaluates and documents care based on this assessment. Assesses,
intervenes and documents appropriately to meet patient s health,
educational, psychosocial and discharge planning needs, including
patient and family teaching.
Assessments, treatment and patient care responsibilities are
delivered with the knowledge of patient growth and development and
are appropriate to the ages and cognitive ability of the patients
Maintains established departmental policies and procedures,
objectives, quality assurance program, safety, environmental, and
infection control standards. Assesses gaps in policies and
procedures, and create necessary policies and procedures to fulfill
Maintains family centered care approach. Recognizes and respects
patient/family rights in a culturally and sensitive