Rutgers University Correctional Health Care is seeking Licensed Practical Nurses for Northern State Prison, located in Newark, NJ. The Licensed Practical Nurse skillfully administers total patient care based on the individualized needs of assigned patients and families according to professional nursing standards. Under the direction and supervision of a Registered Nurse, the Licensed Practical Nurse provides technical nursing care to assigned patients, performs treatments and procedures within established guidelines, and provides a safe and therapeutic environment.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Participates in data collection related to the patient's status and needs, provides input to Registered Nurse for incorporation into the plan of care by communicating information pertinent to the patient's status.
Provides direct patient care within scope of practice to ensure implementation of the plan of care.
Documents all aspects of patient care. Administers medications and parenteral therapy in accordance with established policies.
Maintains current professional skills and continues professional growth to enhance the practice of correctional nursing and the image of the organization.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Possession of a valid registration as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of New Jersey.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
At least six (6) months of experience in an acute hospital setting.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
As a first responder must have the physical capacity to perform CPR for at least 10 minutes. Physically able to assist in lifting and rotating patients who are unable to ambulate (up to 50 pounds). Typing, ability to work at varying computer workstations provided by the Department of Corrections in shared office environments. Required to travel within the state, ability to implement Universal Precautions and Safety Precautions and on call responsibilities
Must be approved by the Department of Corrections (DOC) and adhere to all DOC requirements.
Posting Number: 20ST0835
Location: Off Campus
Internal Number: 114281
About Rutgers University
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