Call the Access Center 24/7 for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services 1-800-730-2762

230 East Ridgewood Avenue, Paramus, New Jersey 07652

Insights Into Behavioral Health and Psychiatric Nursing

A 2-Day Program

Register for:
Wednesday–Thursday

June 6, 2018 and June 7, 2018
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Auditorium at New Bridge Medical Center

Learning Outcome:
Use evidence-based practices to assist behavioral health nurses build a stronger foundation and improve the quality of patient-centered care for adults with psychiatric disorders.

Target Audience:
Registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs) who completed orientation within the past year. New Bridge Medical Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Provider Number P232-2/18-21.

Full participation will award 14.0 contact hours.

This program is not receiving commercial support. Presenters have declared there is no conflict.

Register for September dates :
Wednesday–Thursday
Sept. 5, 2018 and Sept. 6, 2018
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Prayers for Paramus

Tragedy and trauma often bring up feelings of discomfort and worry in knowing what to say to our children or each other.

We all handle these traumatic moments differently.

We at New Bridge Medical Center support our community, and offer our trained professional staff to talk through, and hear your concerns.

If you need assistance during the upcoming days, including the weekend, you can call 201.835.9220. Our thoughts and prayers are with the students, families, teachers, and loved ones of East Brook Middle School.

CNA Open House

Certified Nursing Assistants, Immediate Openings For Full and Part Time Positions

May 23, 2018, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

New Bridge Medical Center, Building 10, Human Resources
230 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Paramus, NJ 07652

CNA Requirements:

  • Successful completion of an approved Certified Nurse’s Aide training course.
  • One year experience preferred, but not necessary.
  • CPR Certification from the American Heart Association.
  • High school diploma or equivalent. 

To register contact:

Human Resources, 201.967.4151

  or

Danielle Jones, NBMC Recruiter, 201.225.4868, djones@newbridgehealth.org

View and apply to available positions at New Bridge Medical Center

NBMC’s Michael Paolello and Lisa Centeno to speak on Opioid Addiction in Teens

The Valley Hospital, New Bridge Medical Center and the Ridgewood Municipal Alliance present

It Started in the Doctor’s Office – Opioid Addiction in Teens

Studies show that most American teenagers who abuse opioid meds first received the drugs from a doctor for pain concerns from things such as a dental procedure or an athletic injury. This, coupled with stress and pressure to succeed socially and the fact that the adolescent brain is still growing, means that teens are vulnerable to addictions. This program will discuss the current opioid abuse problem in teens and why teens are at a higher risk for developing an addiction. Learn about prevention and signs of addiction as well. Hear about a recovering addict’s journey from injury to opioid addiction and finally to heroin addiction.

Featuring:

  • Douglas Holden, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Michael Paolello, M.A., LCADC, Chief Clinical Officer, Addiction Treatment Services, New Bridge Medical Center
  • Lisa Centeno, M.A., LCADC, CCS, Senior Director of Addiction Treatment Services, New Bridge Medical Center

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 
7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Ridgewood Community Center Village Hall
First Floor 131 N. Maple Avenue 
Ridgewood, NJ

To register, please call 1-800-VALLEY 1 (1-800-825-5391) or visit www.ValleyHealth.com/Events.

Paint a Picture, Support a Cause

A Mental Health Awareness Month Event

Register Online

A portion of the proceeds from the evening will be donated to New Bridge Medical Center Foundation to support their mission to help enhance the lives of the patients, long term care residents, and communities served by New Bridge Medical Center. 

Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
at Pinot’s Palette
25 Oak Street, Ridgewood, NJ 07450

$40.00 per painter

Snacks and water will be served. You are also welcome to bring your own refreshments. 

#MentalHealthMonth

Veteran Recruitment Hiring Fair

Operation New Bridge Serve Again

Tuesday, April, 17, 2018
9
a.m. – 4 p.m. 

New Bridge Medical Center
Auditorium
230 East Ridgewood Avenue, Paramus, NJ 07652

Register Online 

Open to veterans, spouses, and reservists for diverse employment opportunities at New Bridge Medical Center. For more information, email LScutari@newbridgehealth.org.

Additional health, information, and support resources available while you wait.

Download a flyer.

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week – February 26 to March 4

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week allows us to focus on a mental health issue that does not discriminate. Year round we all must work to break the stigma often associated with eating disorders and recognizing the impact this disease has on the physical and mental well-being of the communities NBMC serves.

“One eating disorder, Anorexia Nervosa, unfortunately, has been increasing in frequency over the last several decades in adolescents between the ages of 14 and 18 years.  It affects behavior through a self-induced starvation.  It also affects an individual’s thinking in a relentless pursuit of thinness, distorted body image, and an unrealistic fear of fatness. 

There is a high association of Anorexia Nervosa with other psychiatric disorders such as depression, social phobia, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Finally, and most dangerously, are the medical complications that result from starvation. Hormonal imbalances, electrolyte disturbances, dehydration, anemia, severe slowing of the pulse, low blood pressure can eventually lead to cardiovascular collapse and death.  

The death rate from Anorexia Nervosa ranges from 5 to 18%, which makes early intervention and combined medical and psychiatric treatment imperative. With proper treatment, this grave outcome can be averted and afflicted youth can resume normal development and a fulfilling life.”

Bennett Silver, MD
Director, Psychiatry Residency Training
New Bridge Medical Center

For more information on eating disorders, visit the National Institute of Mental Health – Eating Disorders and Princeton Center for Eating Disorders.

Psychosocial Assessment Skills

For New and Intermediate Level Social Workers

Register online for this FREE seminar. Participants must bring their registration ticket for admission.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 • Auditorium
5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. 2 CEU Credit Hours

Registration and light dinner at 5:30 p.m.
Seminar begins promptly at 6 p.m.

Seminar Highlights:
Assessment skills, which include understanding the patient’s symptoms and life changes, are highly relevant to social work practice. Clinicians will learn how to make an accurate diagnosis based on the patient’s symptoms and psychiatric history. This seminar will focus on diagnostic categories such as depressive disorders and anxiety disorders. DVD material will be presented to highlight identifiable symptoms and interviewing skills.

Objectives:

  • Learn about five critical components of the psychosocial assessment.
  • Learn to identify and clarify the patient’s mood and affect.
  • Learn three key questions to use when making a diagnosis.
  • Learn to differentiate the various depressive disorders and anxiety disorders.

Speaker: Phil Feldman, PhD, LCSW
Dr. Phil Feldman is an adjunct professor at Rutgers University, Graduate School of Social Work, where he teaches clinical topics. Dr. Feldman has experience working as a psychotherapist for more than 25 years. He has presented over 250 seminars on mental health topics, including personality disorders, emotional disorders, and psychotherapy models. In addition, Dr Feldman is the author of The Psychotherapy Manual, Co-occurring Disorders, and Shame Affect – Theory, Research, and Clinical Treatment.

Attendees must attend the entire seminar and complete the evaluation form to receive a Certificate of Attendance. The certificate will be given at the end of the seminar. This seminar is 2 CEU credits. For CEU approval information, go to http://www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/social/socialaw.htm. If you have questions or concerns about the course content, references, or content evaluation, contact pbf6@hotmail.com. If you have questions or concerns about registration, facilities, course administration, and ADA information, email RoseMary Klie at rklie@newbridgehealth.org.

Sponsored by The Foundation Supporting New Bridge Medical Center.

Family Therapy: Skills and Techniques

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 • Auditorium
5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. 2 CEU Credit Hours

Registration and light dinner at 5:30 p.m.
Seminar begins promptly at 6 p.m.

For New and Intermediate Level Social Workers

Seminar Highlights:
Participants will learn about the theory and practice related to family therapy. Other clinical topics include different types of treatment strategies and skills, therapy goals, and the role of the social worker in the family therapy process. In addition, the seminar will explore when to use family therapy as a treatment of choice. Recent clinical research about the efficacy of this model and its rate of success will be discussed as well.

Objectives: 
Participants will be able to:

  • Identify three inter-generational and dysfunctional family problems.
  • Name three ways to use genograms to help families understand their family patterns.
  • Recall four critical roles family members may have within their family.
  • Describe four effective family therapy interventions to improve communication within families.

Speaker: Phil Feldman, PhD, LCSW
Dr. Phil Feldman is an adjunct professor at Rutgers University, Graduate School of Social Work, where he teaches clinical topics. Dr. Feldman has experience working as a psychotherapist for more than 25 years. He has presented over 250 seminars on mental health topics, including personality disorders, emotional disorders, and psychotherapy models. In addition, Dr Feldman is the author of The Psychotherapy Manual, Co-occurring Disorders, and Shame Affect – Theory, Research, and Clinical Treatment.

Attendees must attend the entire seminar and complete the evaluation form to receive a Certificate of Attendance. The certificate will be given at the end of the seminar. This seminar is 2 CEU credits. For CEU approval information, go to http://www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/social/socialaw.htm. If you have questions or concerns about the course content, references, or content evaluation, contact pbf6@hotmail.com. If you have questions or concerns about registration, facilities, course administration, and ADA information, email RoseMary Klie at rklie@newbridgehealth.org.

Sponsored by The Foundation Supporting New Bridge Medical Center.