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UCHC Staff Nurse - Central Region

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Part Time .3 This posting will be used to create a qualified pool of candidates for vacant Part Time .3 positions within University Correctional Healthcare. The posting will be refreshed every quarter (3 months) to ensure timely response to your application. Please be advised that, once submitted, your application will remain active until November 6, 2017.

Position Details

Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title UCHC Staff Nurse - Central Region
Job Category Staff & Executive - Healthcare - Nursing
Department University Correctional HealthCare
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 Part Time Staff Nurses for the Central Region. The Staff Nurse utilizes the nursing process to meet a variety of health care needs with ambulatory care as a primary focus for inmates in the New Jersey Department of Corrections.

  • Provides direct and indirect nursing care to meet physiological, psychosocial and emotional needs of the resident-patient including adolescents (13-17 years), adults (18 to 64 years) and their family within the framework established by the correctional system.
  • Performs assessments of resident-patient in a variety of settings such as initial intake area, health care unit for sick call, emergency situations in housing, chronic care clinics and infirmary.
  • Works with a variety of health care professionals and security officers in a correctional environment.
  • Identifies inmate-centered goals and nursing objectives and implements prescribed interventions and solutions for the identified problems.
  • Plans nursing care by identification of resident-patient needs based on assessments. Makes appropriate, timely referrals and initiates appropriate nursing care based on institutional policies and procedures.
  • Evaluates and documents resident-patient responses to aspects of health care and makes appropriate referrals to members of the health care team.
  • As team leader or charge nurse, delegates duties to other health care team members based on their skill, knowledge and experience and guide the provision of care by others.
Position Status Part Time
Hours Per Week 12
Daily Work Shift
FLSA Nonexempt
Grade 01C
Position Salary Min: $26.60-Mid: $33.52-Max: $37.24
Annual Minimum Salary 26.60
Annual Mid Range Salary 34.59
Annual Maximum Salary 37.24
Standard Hours 80
Union Description HPAE, Local 5135
Payroll Designation Banner
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
  • Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing with a license to practice in the State of New Jersey.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • CPR Certification required.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Valid Driver’s License is required.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Nursing (BSN) or its equivalent
  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience in a correctional setting
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Computer literacy, 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 is required, ability to move from unit to unit within correctional facilities, frequently walks, bends, stretches, pushes and pulls, intermittent physical exertion when performing job activities, manual dexterity and mobility for charting, lifting of up to 50 pounds, hearing and sight are essential, ability to speak clearly is required, may be required to travel within the state, ability to implement Universal Precautions and Safety Precautions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
A generally crisis oriented, secure environment working with adults, some who exhibit aggressive, threatening and assaultive behaviors. 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. 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 17ST2910
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants

Part Time .3

This posting will be used to create a qualified pool of candidates for vacant Part Time .3 positions within University Correctional Healthcare. The posting will be refreshed every quarter (3 months) to ensure timely response to your application. Please be advised that, once submitted, your application will remain active until November 6, 2017.

Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Off Campus
Location Details Multiple openings for the Central Region including: Albert C. Wagner Youth Correctional Facility-Bordentown, NJ; Central Reception Assignment Facility-Trenton; Garden State Youth Correctional Facility-Yardville; Midstate Correctional Facility-Wrightstown

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 licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of New Jersey?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Are you currently CPR Certified?
    • yes
    • no
  4. * Please identify the location you are interested in employment within Central New Jersey
    • Albert C. Wagner Youth Correctional Facility-located in Bordentown
    • Central Reception Assignment Facility-located in Trenton
    • Garden State Youth Correctional Facility-located in Yardville
    • Midstate Correctional Facility-located in Wrightstown
    • New Jersey State Prison-located in Trenton

Applicant Documents

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