Rutgers University Correctional Health Care is seeking a Part Time Staff Nurse for the South Woods State Prison located in Bridgeton, New Jersey.
The Staff Nurse 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.
Utilizes effective communication skills by demonstrating respect, concern and courtesy in all interpersonal relationships.
Uses current knowledge to promote a safe environment for providing health care to inmate-patients.
Maintains current professional skills and continues professional growth to enhance the practice of correctional nursing and the image of the organization.
Adhere to personnel policies to enhance the operation of the health care unit.