Rutgers University Correctional Health Care is seeking a Staff Nurse for the Bayside State Prison, located in Leesburg, New Jersey.
Utilizes the nursing process to meet a variety of health care needs with ambulatory care as a primary focus. Works with a variety of health care professionals and security officers in a correctional environment. Frequently functions guided by nursing protocols. Functions as a team leader as assigned. Demonstrates competency in assessment and identification of the physical health of adults (18 to 64 years), and geriatrics (65+) all population groups and their personal strengths. 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:
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.
Participates in problem-solving activities of the health care team by attending unit meetings, utilizing positive interpersonal skills and appropriate channels to initiate change.
Functions as a role model for other health care unit personnel and maintains harmonious relationships with security, inmate-patients and members of the health care team.
Participates in in-service meetings and educational programs either as attendee or as a teacher, as arranged and approved by supervisor.
Provides education, orientation, support and guidance to staff and correctional office as assigned, as indicated by feedback from team members and supervisory review.