Rutgers University Correctional Health Care is seeking an Infection Control Nurse for the Northern State Prison, located in Newark, New Jersey. The Infection Control Nurse implements and evaluates the Statewide Infection Control Program at the Prison with a primary focus on HIV/AIDS infected inmates within New Jersey Department of Corrections (NJDOC) to ensure that NJDOC provides a safe environment for inmates and staff.
Identifies and assesses inmates with a primary focus on HIV/AIDS diagnosed individuals, high-risk inmates, and inmates requesting HIV counseling/education.
Plans and coordinates inmate/patient access to primary medical care by ensuring scheduling of routine tests/procedures, maintaining current case management, and updating/ordering labs and medication under the supervision of the MD.
Assists as a source of information and communication regarding infectious disease and infection control issues for the site.
Provides HIV pre/post testing and counseling.
Provides discharge planning functions for HIV infected inmates.
Assists the Statewide Infection Control Practitioner in developing and continuously updating a Statewide Quality Improvement Program for Infection Control.
Implements surveillance program to establish and evaluate efficacy of staff practices, including monitoring infection control policies and procedures such as management of contaminated needles, syringes, razors, dressings, etc.
Develops and implements in-service program to instruct staff and participates in orientation of new employees to Infection Control.
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
Minimum Education and Experience:
Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing with a license to practice in the State of New Jersey.
Bachelor of Nursing (BSN) or its equivalent.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Computer literacy. .
Minimum of one (1) year of experience as an infection control nurse in a correctional setting.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Typing, 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, lifting of up to 40 pounds, hearing is essential, required to travel within the state, ability to implement Universal Precautions and Safety Precautions, on-call responsibilities
Must be approved by the Department of Corrections (DOC) and adhere to all DOC requirements.
Posting Number: 20ST2171
Location: Off Campus
Internal Number: 122961
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