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UCHC Mental Health Staff Nurse EMCFW

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Position Details

Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title UCHC Mental Health Staff Nurse EMCFW
Job Category Staff & Executive - Medical (Clinical) - Nursing
Department UCHC-Nursing Per Diem
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 Staff Nurse for the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women, located in Clinton, New Jersey. 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.

• Gives clinical care and manages all aspects of nursing care for inmates in the Department of Corrections’ (DOC) facilities including adults (18 to 64 years), and geriatrics (65+).
• Uses psychiatric standards of nursing practice and classification of mental disorders, to develop inmate treatment plans with specific goals and interventions delineating nursing actions unique to each inmate’s needs.
• 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.
• Implements nursing actions that promote, maintain or restore physical and mental health for all age groups

Position Status Part Time
Hours Per Week 20 hours per week
Daily Work Shift
FLSA Nonexempt
Grade 01C
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 26.930
Annual Mid Range Salary 32.320
Annual Maximum Salary 37.710
Standard Hours 40.00
Union Description
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 None

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
• Computer literacy

Preferred Qualifications

• Bachelor of Nursing (BSN).
• Minimum of one (1) year of psychiatric nursing experience

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 17ST3443
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Off Campus
Location Details Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women, located in Clinton, 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. * Do you have current licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse and Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) in the State of New Jersey?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have one (1) year of psychatric nursing experience?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

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