Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Department Nurse Manager for Garden State Youth Correctional Facility, located in Yardville, New Jersey.
The Department Nurse Manager performs supervisory responsibilities for nurses across shifts on an assigned unit(s) at a facility on a consistent basis. Collaborates with physicians, other health care personnel and interdepartmental personnel to ensure that the mission and objectives of the facility's health program are realized. Maintains the standards of nursing practice/care and actualizes the philosophy, goals and objectives of the Nursing Service to staff, inmates and families.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Assists in interpreting and translating the theoretical concepts of nursing into the delivery of nursing services for adults (18 to 64 years) and geriatrics (65+) inmates within the Department of Corrections.
Assists in the participation of the structuring of organized nursing services.
Implements nursing functions within the context of UCHC.
Participates in the development or revision of policies and procedures as assigned.
Uses information systems to retrieve, implement and retain essential records and services.
Assists with orientations and development of self, staff and nursing students
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN).
Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing with a license as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the State of New Jersey.
A minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible nursing experience, one (1) year of which shall been in specialty area of services.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Bachelor's degree in a nursing related field is highly desirable for Department Nurse Managers assigned to physical health services.
Master's degree in a nursing related field is highly desirable for Department Nurse Managers assigned to mental health units.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
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 and/or standing is required. Ability to move from unit to unit within correctional facilities requiring walks, bends, stretches, pushes, and pulls. Lifting/carrying up to 50 pounds, and intermittent physical exertion when performing job activities. Hearing is essential, ability to speak clearly is required, required to travel within the state, ability to implement Universal Precautions and Safety Precautions and take on call responsibilities
Must be approved by the Department of Corrections (DOC) and adhere to all DOC requirements.
Posting Number: 21ST0859
Location: Off Campus
Internal Number: 130162
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.