Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a School Nurse for Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center. This position provides general nursing services, including triage of patients, and treatment of minor injuries at the Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center. The School Nurse provides general nursing services, including triage of patients, and treatment of minor injuries at the Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center.
Assesses/addresses medical needs of DDDC students/clients and staff.
Demonstrates fundamental knowledge of general medical procedures and relevant federal, state, and University policy and law.
Appropriately implements procedures to assess and address both routine health concerns and those involving medical crises.
Appropriately maintains and distributes prescribed medication.
Monitors students with chronic health conditions (e.g., asthma, diabetes).
Supports classrooms of students with severe behavior challenges, including implementing crisis management techniques (e.g., defensive techniques, physical restraint).
Assembles, compiles and maintains necessary documentation.
Provides for staff and nursing student training.
Collaborates with families on medical issues related to students with autism spectrum disorder.
Collaborates with other professionals (e.g., physicians, behavior analysts)
Collaborates with school staff on the skill acquisition of health care-related skills.
Maintains a professional manner that enhances the DDDC's efforts to provide appropriate health care to students/clients and staff.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with a license to practice in the State of New Jersey.
City: New Brunswick
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Individual must be able to work with children and adults who may engage in aggressive behaviors that require physical intervention.
Following training must be physically capable of safely providing crisis management techniques including restraining, lifting, and blocking individuals with challenging behavior.
In accordance with New Jersey State law, applicants must agree to undergo and authorize the University to conduct fingerprint, criminal history and/or child abuse record checks with various law enforcement agencies, including, but not limited to: The FBI Identification Division and/or the NJ Division of State Police, Bureau of Identification. Applicants must also assume costs incurred by the University associated with the background investigations, whether required by statute or not.
In accordance with state mandated requirements, a Mantoux test will be administered to the successful applicant to verify the absence of tuberculosis. In addition, the successful applicant, at the cost of the University, will be required to be inoculated against Hepatitis B, unless the successful applicant waives this vaccination in writing.
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.