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Licensed Practical Nurse, Per Diem

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Position Details

Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Licensed Practical Nurse, Per Diem
Job Category Staff & Executive - Healthcare - Nursing
Department UBHC-Acute-Nursing Admin

Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care (UBHC), established in 1971, offers a full continuum of evidence based behavioral health and addiction services for children, adolescents, adults, and seniors throughout New Jersey. UBHC’s 1,060 experienced behavioral health professionals and support staff are dedicated to treatment, prevention, and education. UBHC, one of the largest providers of behavioral health care in the country, has a budget of $260 million and has 15 sites throughout New Jersey. Services are readily accessible and include: inpatient, outpatient, partial hospitalization, screening, crisis stabilization, family/caregiver support, community outreach and case management, supportive housing, supported employment, prevention and consultation, employee assistance programs, and a licensed therapeutic school from preschool through high school. Specialty services include the New Jersey suicide prevention helpline and peer help lines for police, veterans, active military, teachers, mothers of special needs children and child protective service workers. In FY2016, UBHC treated 16,199 consumers, had 24,502 admissions, and touched the lives of 19,441 individual callers through peer support. In addition, UBHC is the primary mental health training resource for the New Jersey departments of Human Services, Children and Families, and Corrections, delivering 16,000 trainings each year.

Posting Summary

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Licensed Practice Nurse, Per Diem for the Inpatient Units of Rutgers, University Behavioral Health Care.

Under the direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse, provides technical nursing care to pediatric through adult populations. Performs treatments and procedures, within established guidelines, and provides a safe and therapeutic environment.

• Participates in data collection related to patient status and needs.
• Provides direct patient care, within the scope of practice to ensure implementation of the plan of care.
• Informs and instructs patient/significant others, on patient’s health/illness state and plan of care.
• Assists patients/significant others in preparation for discharge and health maintenance in the home.
• Contacts insurance companies for certification and recertification of patients.
• Maintains supplies and equipment.
• Administers medications and parenteral therapy,in accordance with established UBHC guidelines.
• Participates in staff development and educational activities.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.

Position Status Per Diem
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift Rotating
FLSA Nonexempt
Grade 99H
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 0.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 0.000
Annual Maximum Salary 0.000
Standard Hours 1.00
Union Description
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft

Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at:

Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility None


Minimum Education and Experience

• Must be currently licensed as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of New Jersey.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Must have strong clinical nursing specialty skills.
• Must have excellent communication and computer skills (proficient in Microsoft Office).

Preferred Qualifications

• At least six to twelve months of recent experience as an LPN, in an acute care setting, is preferred.
• Recent clinical experience in the relevant clinical specialty, is preferred.

Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 17ST2531
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Downtown New Brunswick
Location Details

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:

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you currently licensed as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of New Jersey?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How many years of recent experience as a Licensed Practical Nurse in an acute care setting do you have?
    • 0-1
    • 2-4
    • 5-8
    • 8+

Applicant Documents

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