Rutgers University Correctional Health Care is seeking a 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.
•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.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Established in 1766, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. More than 69,000 students and 22,500 full- and part-time faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world.