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UCHC Advanced Practice Nurse FT NJSP

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Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title UCHC Advanced Practice Nurse FT NJSP
Job Category Staff & Executive - Medical (Clinical) - Nurse Practitioner
Department UCHC-Ph-New Jersey 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 an Advanced Practice Nurse (Part Time) for the New Jersey State Prison, located in Trenton, New Jersey.

The Advanced Practice Nurse ensures that the total health needs of inmates, within New Jersey Department of Corrections, are met, including adolescents (16 to 18 years) and adults (18-64 years).

-Utilizes the medical model to meet a variety of healthcare needs, with ambulatory care as a primary focus.
-Responds to and initiates care for medical emergencies, throughout the assigned sites.
-Works with a variety of healthcare professionals and correction officers in a correctional environment providing health services to inmates.
-Administrator of Nursing Services, with clinical supervision,provided by the Medical Director.
-Provides basic medical services, under a collaborating licensed physician.
-Provides direct and indirect basic medical care to meet physiological, psychosocial and emotional needs of the inmate, within the framework established by New Jersey Department of Corrections.

Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
FLSA Exempt
Grade 05S
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 94785.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 105936.000
Annual Maximum Salary 117087.000
Standard Hours 40.00
Union Description HPAE, Local 5135
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’s of Science in Nursing is required. Graduate of an accredited college/university nurse practitioner program.

Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse, in the State of New Jersey. Current Certificate as an Advanced Practice Nurse in the State of New Jersey. Must maintain required annual licensure and credentialing requirements for nurse practitioners, in the healthcare unit. Maintains an active CPR certification.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Computer literacy and valid driver’s license. Must possess own vehicle.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in nursing or related health field preferred

Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Standing, sitting, walking, talking or hearing. No special vision requirements.

Typing, ability to work at varying computer workstations provided by the Juvenile Justice Commission 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 the secure care and community residential home 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. Must be able to travel within the state.Must have ability to implement Universal Precautions and Safety Precautions. Must accept on call responsibilities.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Office environment. Moderate Noise.

A crisis oriented, secure environment working with juvenile residents, some who exhibit aggressive, threatening and
assaultive behaviors. Subject to varying and unpredictable situations. Handle emergency and crisis situations. Nurse must exhibit flexibility to work in a variety of settings. May be exposed to infections and contagious diseases. Possibility of cuts, burns, bruises, strains. May be exposed to varying or extreme temperatures. Generally pleasant working conditions in a clean, well-lighted, and quiet to moderately loud setting. 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 17ST2534
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Off Campus
Location Details New Jersey State Prison, located in Trenton, 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. Are you currently CPR Certified?
    • yes
    • no
  2. 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.
  3. Do you have a current New Jersey State license as an Advanced Practice Nurse?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

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