Rutgers University Correctional Health Care is seeking a Per Diem Advanced Practice Nurse for the Northern State Prison, located in Newark, 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), adults (18-64 years), and geriatrics (65+).
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 corrections officers in a correctional environment providing health services to inmates.
Serves as 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
Minimum Education and Experience:
Graduate of an accredited college/university nurse practitioner program with current Certification/Licensure.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of New Jersey.
Current Certificate as an Advanced Practice Nurse.
Master's degree in nursing or related health field.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Standing, sitting, walking, talking or hearing. No special vision requirements. 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 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
Must be approved by the Department of Corrections (DOC) and adhere to all DOC requirements.
Salary: $65 per hour
Posting Number: 19ST3809
Location: Off Campus
Internal Number: 99238
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.