Community Health Nurse - Pediatric Behavioral Health Nurse – RN

Bergen County, NJ | Full-time

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Community Health Nurse - Pediatric Behavioral Health Nurse – RN
Salary: $70,000 + Full Benefits
Location: Bergen County, NJ
Job Type: Full-Time
Start Date: ASAP
Sponsorship is not available for this job

Community Health Nurse - Pediatric Behavioral Health Nurse – RN Description

Our client is looking for a Pediatric Behavioral Health Nurse to add to their team. You will be joining a team that provides in-home care management services and coordinates an array of community-based resources for youth ages 5-21 and their families. The youth served are challenged by serious behavioral, emotional, mental health, substance abuse issues and developmental disabilities. This position is a great opportunity to improve the lives of youth and their families, helping improve sleeping habits, decrease hospitalizations, and decrease health crises. If you have pediatric experience and/or any behavioral health care management experience, this role could be a great fit for you. You will be working with families directly to set your weekly schedule. No weekend work is required in this role.

Community Health Nurse - Pediatric Behavioral Health Nurse – RN Responsibilities

• 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

Community Health Nurse - Pediatric Behavioral Health Nurse – RN Qualifications

• RN License in the State of New Jersey required
• Bachelor's degree in Nursing or related field required
• Flexible hours to visit with youth and families during the week - no weekends
• Knowledge of Behavioral Health Care Management preferred
• Pediatric experience desired
• Valid Driver's License is required
• Bilingual skills a plus