Registered Nurse - John Brooks Recovery Center Resource Pool - Per Diem

Location: Pleasantville, NJ  |  Position Status: Per Diem/Pool  |  Position Shift: Varies



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TITLE: John Brooks Recovery Center Behavioral Health Resource Pool Registered Nurse (Ambulatory)


JOB CODE: 7083





DATE: 02/2024




The behavioral health resource pool (BHRP) registered nurse is a member of the interdisciplinary team working in collaboration with the providers. Under the direction of the leadership, the BHRP nurse is required to perform the job responsibilities and the required knowledge, skills and abilities as set forth in the job description. The BHRP nurse will be scheduled per needs in any area of John Brooks Recovery Center services.

This position supports organizational goals by providing quality customer service, participating in performance improvement efforts and demonstrating a commitment to teamwork and cooperation.

  • EDUCATION/LICENSE: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing; BSN preferred. Current licensure as a registered nurse in the State of New Jersey or current multi-state license required. BLS required.
  • EXPERIENCE: Proficiency in clinical applications preferred at time of hire. Incumbents within position will be trained appropriately and then skill will be required for this position within 30-60 days from date of hire. 




Advanced Certification Required





~ Adult Substance Use Disorder Treatment

·         Residential treatment

·         Outpatient treatment

·         Community-based treatment


2 years of behavioral health experience preferred. Minimum of 1 year required.


3 years of substance use disorder treatment experience preferred. Minimum of 1 year required.


Crisis Prevention Intervention annual education required within 60 days from date of hire or transfer.


Required annual education completed within 6 months from date of hire or transfer.





The registered nurse utilizes the nursing care process consistent with their license and/or certification, including initiation of culturally competent continuum of care in the outpatient and community settings. The registered nurse is responsible for overseeing any necessary coordination of the interdisciplinary plan of care and provides for its consistency with the medical treatment plan. The patient care process includes:
  • Assessment – an orderly process consisting of the identification, gathering and organization of subjective and objective data pertaining to the patient/family/significant other, including physical, psychosocial, spiritual and cultural.
  • Planning – an organized step in the process that consists of the identification of actual or potential problems and desired outcomes (goals) that result in a documented plan of care. The plan of care provides direction for the patient/family/significant other and interdisciplinary team.
  • Intervention – the specific interventions or orders that are implemented consistent with the plan of care and medical treatment plan.
  • Evaluation – a step in the process that involves determining the effectiveness of the interventions in achieving the plan of care and determining the conclusions concerning the achievement or lack of achievement of desired outcomes. The evaluation may initiate the need for reassessment and revisions to the problems, goals, plan of care and interventions. This step provides for documentation of required actions. Based upon findings identified during assessment and reassessment:
    • Patients have problems identified and prioritized relative to biophysical, psychological, environmental, self-care, educational and social status.
    • Goals are identified consistent with the problem to provide direction for patient care and health promotion.
    • Education is consistent with the identified problem and associated goals and is seen as critical to creating an environment that promotes patient empowerment.
  • Employee may be required to perform limited laboratory services, to include patient identification and preparation for specimen collection; processing samples for testing; performing required quality control testing and instrument maintenance and function checks; monitoring, recording and reporting test results to clinicians, to include critical values; and maintaining competency/certification of the aforementioned tasks and duties.

Licensed and registered care providers are responsible for utilizing the care process relative to their scope of practice and knowledge base; may document the assessment, plan, intervention and evaluation. All patient care activities are administered according to standards, procedural guidelines and organizational policy.

The registered nurse actively supports performance improvement initiatives and provides leadership to other members of the patient care team. By participating in educational activities, the registered murse assumes responsibility for continued professional and personal growth.

Demonstrates the ability to perform the department-specific competencies as listed on the Assessment and Evaluation Tool.

Potential for exposure to the hazards and risk of the healthcare environment, blood-borne pathogens (including exposure to infectious disease), hazardous substances and potential injury.
  • Considerable reaching, stooping, kneeling and crouching.
  • Extensive standing and walking, including stairs.
  • Lifting approximately 25-50 pounds frequently.
  • Lifting approximately 50 to 100 pounds with assistance occasionally.
  • Pushing and pulling of heavy equipment.

Some departments require the ability to distinguish colors.

Essential functions of this position are listed on the department-specific Assessment and Evaluation Tool.




Core competencies will be assessed primarily on the following patient population(s) serviced:

Behavioral Health

Children, adolescents and adults experiencing behavioral health disorders including, but not limited to, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, psychosis, etc.

Substance Use Disorders

Adolescents and adults experiencing substance use disorders including, but not limited to, opioid abuse, alcohol abuse, stimulant abuse, marijuana abuse, etc.


This position reports to the patient care unit or department leadership.

The above statement reflects the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.
AtlantiCare is an equal opportunity employer that takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.
Rebecca Leeds
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