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:
Performs assessments of resident-patient in a variety of settings such as initial intake area, health care unit for sick call, emergency situations in housing, chronic care clinics and infirmary.
Communicates information in an accurate, concise and timely manner.
Adheres to institution and medical unit infection control policies.
Attends appropriate in-services and continuing education offerings to obtain and maintain necessary skills.
Participates in in-services, meetings and educational programs either as attendee or as a teacher, as arranged and approved by supervisor.