Rutgers University UCHC Licensed Practical Nurse EJSP in New Brunswick, New Jersey

Position Information


University Correctional Health Care (UCHC), operating within Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is dedicated to excellence in providing physical, mental health, dental and sex offender treatment services to those involved in the criminal and juvenile justice systems in New Jersey. UCHC operates with a total budget of $150 million and approximately 1,100 staff serving roughly 20,500 inmates in twelve adult correctional facilities, 400 residents in fourteen JJC locations, and 1,000 individuals in ten state parole board offices. We are committed to being a leader in the delivery of effective, compassionate and accessible care informed by research within correctional environments.

We Care. We Teach. We Heal. We Improve.

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 and celebrating a milestone 250th anniversary in 2016, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. More than 67,000 students and 22,000 faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world.

Posting Summary

Rutgers University Correctional Health Care is seeking Part Time Licensed Practical Nurses for East Jersey State Prison, located in Rahway, NJ. The Licensed Practical Nurse skillfully administers total patient care based on the individualized needs of assigned patients and families according to professional nursing standards. Under the direction and supervision of a Registered Nurse, the Licensed Practical Nurse provides technical nursing care to assigned patients, performs treatments and procedures within established guidelines, and provides a safe and therapeutic environment.

  • Participates in data collection related to the patient’s status and needs, provides input to Registered Nurse for incorporation into the plan of care by communicating information pertinent to the patient’s status.
  • Provides direct patient care within scope of practice to ensure implementation of the plan of care.
  • Documents all aspects of patient care.
  • Administers medications and parenteral therapy in accordance with established policies.
  • Maintains current professional skills and continues professional growth to enhance the practice of correctional nursing and the image of the organization.

Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at:


Minimum Education and Experience
  • Graduate from a Licensed Practical Nursing Program
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Possession of a valid registration as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of New Jersey.
Preferred Qualifications
  • At least six (6) months of experience in an acute hospital setting.
  • Computer Literacy.
  • CPR Certification
Physical Demands and Work Environment

As a first responder must have the physical capacity to perform CPR for at least 10 minutes. Physically able to assist in lifting and rotating patients who are unable to ambulate (up to 50 pounds). Typing, ability to work at varying computer workstations provided by the Department of Corrections in shared office environments. Required to travel within the state, ability to implement Universal Precautions and Safety Precautions and on call responsibilities

Special Conditions

Must be approved by the Department of Corrections (DOC) and adhere to all DOC requirements.

Recruitment/Posting Title: UCHC Licensed Practical Nurse EJSP

Job Category: Staff & Executive - Medical (Clinical) - Nursing

Department: UCHC-Ph-East Jersey State Prison

Position Status: Part Time

Hours Per Week: 20

FLSA: Nonexempt

Grade: 2150

Annual Minimum Salary: 25.000

Annual Mid Range Salary: 25.500

Annual Maximum Salary: 26.270

Standard Hours: 40.00

Union Description: Teamsters, Local 97

Payroll Designation: PeopleSoft

Terms of Appointment: Staff - 12 month

Position Pension Eligibility: PERS

Posting Number: 18ST0873

Regional Campus: Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)

Home Location Campus: Off Campus

Location Details: East Jersey State Prison, located in Rahway, NJ