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 become instrumental in the continuing development of this ground-breaking program when joining the Pediatric Health Care Team at Bergen's Promise. The New Jersey Pediatric Behavioral Health Home Model of Service integrates mental and physical health within one agency.
You will play an integral part 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 educating our eligible youth and families about the BHH program with the object of increasing the number participating
Engage in the Wraparound model of collaboration within the Child Family Team 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.
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 - no weekends
Knowledge of Behavioral Health Care Management preferred, pediatric experience needed
Valid Driver's License is required; Must maintain required vehicle insurance according to Agency mandate
Spanish speaking preferred.
Additional Salary Information: Great Benefits Package
100% of Medical, Dental, Vision premiums paid for by the Agency for yourself
Health Reimbursement Account
Life Insurance, Long Term Disability Insurance, and ADD Insurance fully paid for by the Agency
Employer funded profit sharing plan
Flexible Spending Account
AFLAC supplemental plans available
Long Term Plan available
Credit Union Member
Verizon discount provided
Generous time off benefits
Internal Number: BHHN-P18
About Bergen's Promise, Inc.
Bergen'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.
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.
We are proud of our success stories in working with and supporting families dealing with such a broad range of challenges. Since 2002, Bergen’s Promise has worked with over 4,000 youth and their families by helping them receive the necessary services and supports to achieve their goals. Our many successful graduations are the agency’s most significant accomplishments.