Uchc Staff Nurse Mental Health Njsp

Rutgers University New Brunswick , NJ 08903

Posted 1 week ago

Rutgers University Correctional Health Care is seeking a motivated Full Time Mental Health Staff Nurse for the New Jersey State Prison, located in Trenton, New Jersey.

The Mental Health 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 resident-patient including adolescents (13-17 years), adults (18 to 64 years) and their families, within the framework established by the correctional system.

  • Uses Psychiatric standards of nursing practice and classification of mental disorders.

  • Performs assessments of resident-patient in a variety of settings such as initial intake areas, health care units for sick call, emergency situations in housing, chronic care clinics and infirmary.

  • Works with a variety of health care professionals and security officers in a correctional environment.

  • Identifies inmate-centered goals and nursing objectives and implements prescribed interventions and solutions for the identified problems.

  • Plans nursing care by identification of resident-patient needs based on assessments. Makes appropriate, timely referrals and initiates appropriate nursing care based on institutional policies and procedures.

  • Evaluates and documents resident-patient responses to aspects of health care and makes appropriate referrals to members of the health care team.

  • As team leader or charge nurse, delegates duties to other health care team members based on their skill, knowledge and experience and guides the provision of care by others.

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