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UCHC Department Nurse Manager

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Position Details

Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title UCHC Department Nurse Manager
Job Category Staff & Executive - Medical (Clinical) - Nursing
Department UCHC-Ph-Bayside State Prison
Overview

University Correctional Health Care (UCHC), operating within Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is dedicated to excellence in providing physical, mental health, dental and sex offender treatment services to those involved in the criminal and juvenile justice systems in New Jersey. UCHC operates with a total budget of $150 million and approximately 1,100 staff serving roughly 20,500 inmates in twelve adult correctional facilities, 400 residents in fourteen JJC locations, and 1,000 individuals in ten state parole board offices. We are committed to being a leader in the delivery of effective, compassionate and accessible care informed by research within correctional environments.

We Care. We Teach. We Heal. We Improve.

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Established in 1766 and celebrating a milestone 250th anniversary in 2016, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. More than 67,000 students and 22,000 faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world.

Posting Summary

Rutgers University Correctional Health Care is seeking a Department Nurse Manager for the Bayside State Prison located in Leesburg, New Jersey. The Department Nurse Manager will perform supervisory responsibilities for nurses across shifts on an assigned unit(s) at a facility on a consistent basis.

  • Collaborates with physicians, other health care personnel and interdepartmental personnel to ensure that the mission and objectives of the facility’s health program are realized.
  • Maintains the standards of nursing practice/care and actualizes the philosophy, goals and objectives of the Nursing Service to staff, inmates and families.
  • Implements and directs nursing function within the context of each Unit.
  • Assists the unit nurses in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating unit activities which contribute to the quality of care of adult (18 to 64 years), and geriatric (65+) inmates in a safe and therapeutic environment.
  • Participates and provides leadership in quality assurance and quality improvement activities and provides training to staff and correctional officers.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week 40
Daily Work Shift
FLSA Exempt
Grade 03S
Position Salary Min-$78,654.00 Mid-$99,517.00 Max-$120,380.00
Annual Minimum Salary 78654.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 99517.000
Annual Maximum Salary 120380.000
Standard Hours 40.00
Union Description Non-Union
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft
Benefits

Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overview

Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility ABP

Qualifications

Minimum Education and Experience

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing with a license as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the State of New Jersey. A minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible nursing experience, one (1) year of which shall been in specialty area of services.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Computer literate. Must have valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a nursing related field is highly desirable for Department Nurse Managers assigned to physical health services. Master’s degree in a nursing related field is highly desirable for Department Nurse Managers assigned to mental health units.

Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Typing, ability to work at varying computer workstations provided by the Department of Corrections in shared office environments. Ability to speak clearly and write proficiently is essential, extensive reading required, extended sitting and/or standing is required. Ability to move from unit to unit within correctional facilities requiring walks, bends, stretches, pushes, and pulls. Lifting/carrying up to 50 pounds, and intermittent physical exertion when performing job activities. Hearing is essential, ability to speak clearly is required, required to travel within the state, ability to implement Universal Precautions and Safety Precautions and on call responsibilities

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
A generally crisis oriented, secure environment working with adults, some who exhibit aggressive, threatening and exhibiting assaultive behaviors. Handle emergency and crisis situations. Nurse Manager must exhibit flexibility to work in a variety of settings. May be exposed to infections and contagious diseases. Possibility of cuts, burns, bruises, strains. Subject to varying and unpredictable situations. Entering and movement within the facility will be controlled by Correctional Officers.

Special Conditions

Must be approved by the Department of Corrections (DOC) and adhere to all DOC requirements. Employees will be subject to and must comply with all security regulations and procedures of NJ Department of Corrections and the assigned facility(ies) including, but not limited to sign in logs or electronic time clocks, searches of person and property, etc. Violations of NJ Department of Corrections and/or being banned by the Department of Corrections to work at a NJ Department of Corrections’ facility are grounds for a disciplinary action and potential termination.

Posting Details

Posting Number 17ST1597
Posting Open Date 03/06/2017
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Off Campus
Location Details Bayside State Prison, located in Leesburg, NJ

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education you have completed?
    • High School Diploma/GED
    • Associate's Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • Ph.D.
  2. Are you currently CPR Certified?
    • yes
    • no
  3. * Are you currently licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of New Jersey?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * How many years of supervisory/managerial nursing experience do you have?
    • 0 to 1
    • 2 to 4
    • 5 to 8
    • 8+

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents