Rutgers University Correctional Health Care is seeking a Per Diem Advanced Practice Nurse for the Southwoods State Prison, located in Bridgeton, 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+).
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
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.
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 in the state of employment.
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 in the State of New Jersey.
Masters Degree in Nursing or related health field.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
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 correctional 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, 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: 21ST1456
Location: Off Campus
Internal Number: 133865
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