Rutgers University Correctional Health Care is seeking a motivated Staff Nurse for the Bayside State Prison, located in Leesburg, 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.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Provides direct and indirect nursing care to meet physiological, psychosocial and emotional needs of the inmate patient including adults (18 to 64 years), and geriatrics (65+) and their family within the framework established by the correctional system.
Works with a variety of health care professionals and security officers in a correctional environment.
Utilizes effective communication skills by demonstrating respect, concern and courtesy in all interpersonal relationships.
Participates in offering education to inmates, security officers and other members of the health care team.
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:
Bachelor of Nursing (BSN) or its equivalent.
Minimum of one (1) year of experience in a correctional 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 lift and carry upstairs an emergency treatment bag that can weigh up to 45 pounds and assist in lifting and rotating patients who are unable to ambulate (up to 50 pounds).
Must be approved by the Department of Corrections (DOC) and adhere to all DOC requirements.
Posting Number: 20ST1104
Location: Off Campus
Internal Number: 116177
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