Rutgers University Correctional Health Care is seeking a Part Time Mental Health Staff Nurse for the Northern State Prison, located in Newark, New Jersey.
The Part Time Mental Health Staff Nurse demonstrates competency in assessment and identification of the psychological and physical health of adults (18 to 64 years), and geriatrics (65+) all population groups and their personal strengths and also identifies inmate-centered goals and nursing objectives and implements prescribed interventions and solutions for the identified problems.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Collects and assesses continuous clinical data that is comprehensive, accurate and systematic as a basis for decisions regarding nursing practices.
Actively participates in the inmate's multi-disciplinary planning sessions as measured by nursing statement, signature on the team treatment plan form, and supervisory review.
Uses knowledge of behavioral concepts such as anxiety, loss, grief and anger to assist the inmate in coping, adapting and dealing constructively with feelings.
Participates in in-service meetings and educational programs either as attendee or as a teacher, as arranged and approved by supervisor.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing with a license to practice in the State of New Jersey.
Minimum of one (1) year of psychiatric nursing experience.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Bachelor of Nursing (BSN) or its equivalent.
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). 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 is required, intermittent physical exertion when performing job activities , ability to move from unit to unit within correctional facilities, frequently walks, bends, stretches, pushes and pulls, manual dexterity and mobility for charting, hearing and sight are essential, ability to speak clearly is required, may be required to travel within the state, ability to implement Universal Precautions and Safety Precautions.
Must be approved by the Department of Corrections (DOC) and adhere to all DOC requirements.
Posting Number: 21ST1582
Location: Off Campus
Internal Number: 134715
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