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UCHC Regional Nurse Manager SWSP

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Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title UCHC Regional Nurse Manager SWSP
Job Category Staff & Executive - Medical (Clinical) - Nursing
Department UCHC-South Woods-Outpatient

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 Regional Nurse Manager, for the Southwoods State Prison, located in Bridgeton, New Jersey. The Regional Nurse Manager will have the authority, accountability and responsibility for the effective and efficient delivery of nursing care, within the Department of Corrections’ (DOC) Facilities.

  • Coordinates, directs, organizes and evaluates inmates’ care, human resources, clinical management and budget control of assigned health care units. Identifies staff learning needs, prepares an appropriate educational plan and implication of same.
  • Administratively oversees the scheduling of physicians, other health care personnel and interdepartmental personnel, to ensure that the mission and objectives of the facilities 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.
  • Provides supervision for Departmental (facility) Nurse Managers.
  • Assures the delivery of quality nursing care to the inmates, adults (18 to 64 years), and geriatrics (65 +).
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week 40
Daily Work Shift
FLSA Exempt
Grade 05S
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 87628.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 110849.500
Annual Maximum Salary 134071.000
Standard Hours 40.00
Union Description Non-Union
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 ABP


Minimum Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, is required, as well as demonstrated strong nursing specialty experience. Graduate of an accredited state approved School of Nursing. Five (5) years of progressively more responsible nursing experience, with a minimum of two (2) years of supervisory/management nursing experience, within the nursing profession.

Registered Nurses without a Bachelor’s Degree, who have served in a similar role within a Secure Care or Community Residential Home setting, for at least three years and who also have the progressive supervisory experience, will also qualify.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Excellent communication and leadership abilities, are required. Computer literacy is required. Must have valid driver’s license. Must possess own vehicle or have alternative means of transportation, from one site to another. CPR Certification.

Licensed to practice Nursing in the State of New Jersey, with registration for current year.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s Degree in Nursing, is preferred.

Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment

Typing, ability to work at varying computer workstations, provided by the Departments of Corrections. in shared office environments. Ability to speak clearly is required and write proficiently, is essential, extensive reading required, extended sitting and/or standing, is required. Ability to move from unit to unit within secure care or 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, required to travel within the state, ability to implement Universal Precautions and Safety Precautions and on call responsibilities.

Able to function in a stressful environment and relates well to the patient, security staff and health care team members. A generally crisis oriented, secure environment working with adults, some who exhibit aggressive, threatening and assaultive behaviors. Handle emergency and crisis situations. 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 Departments of Corrections to work at a NJ Department of Corrections’ facility are grounds for a disciplinary action and potential termination.

Posting Details

Posting Number 17ST2540
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Off Campus
Location Details Southwoods State Prison, located in Bridgeton, 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:

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. * How many years of supervisory/managerial nursing experience do you have?
    • 0 to 1
    • 2 to 4
    • 5 to 8
    • 8+
  3. * Do you have a current New Jersey State license as a Registered Professional Nurse?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Are you CPR certified?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

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