Rutgers University UCHC Staff Nurse JJC 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.

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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 a Staff Nurse for the Juvenile Justice Commission, located in Jamesburg, 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.

  • Functions are 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 25 years), all population groups and their personal strengths.

  • Identifies inmate-centered goals and nursing objectives and implements prescribed interventions and solutions for the identified problems.


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


Minimum Education and Experience
  • Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing, with a license to practice in the State of New Jersey.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • CPR Certification.

  • Computer literacy.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing (BSN).

  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience in a correctional setting.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Typing, ability to work at varying computer workstations provided by the Juvenile Justice Commission in shared office environments, ability to speak clearly and write proficiently is essential, extensive reading required, extended sitting is required, ability to move from unit to unit within correctional facilities. Frequently walks, bends, stretches, pushes and pulls, intermittent physical exertion when performing job activities, manual dexterity and mobility for charting, lifting of up to 50 pounds, hearing and sight are essential, may be required to travel within the state and the ability to implement Universal Precautions and Safety Precautions

Special Conditions
  • Must be approved by the Juvenile Justice Commission (JJC) and adhere to all JJC requirements

Recruitment/Posting Title: UCHC Staff Nurse JJC

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

Department: UCHC-JJC - Secure Care Bordentown

Position Status: Full Time

Hours Per Week: 40

FLSA: Nonexempt

Grade: 01C

Annual Minimum Salary: 26.930

Annual Mid Range Salary: 32.320

Annual Maximum Salary: 37.710

Standard Hours: 40.00

Union Description: HPAE, Local 5135

Payroll Designation: PeopleSoft

Terms of Appointment: Staff - 12 month

Position Pension Eligibility: ABP

Posting Number: 18ST1214

Regional Campus: Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)

Home Location Campus: Off Campus

Location Details: Juvenile Justice Commission, located in Jamesburg, NJ