Advanced Practice Nurses 
                   of New Jersey


Job Op: Multiple Locations

August 27, 2020 10:32 AM | Suzanne Drake (Administrator)

Family/Adult Advanced Practice Nurses with Psychiatric Experience

University Correctional Healthcare (UCHC) is hiring!  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 have multiple vacancies for our UCHC Advanced Practice Nurses Psychiatric for Full Time, Part Time and Per Diem opportunities statewide.

Our Advanced Practice Nurses perform initial and follow-up assessments of inmates-patients in a variety of settings such as initial intake area, healthcare unit for sick call, emergency situations in housing, chronic care clinics and infirmary. Will perform or schedule laboratory and diagnostic procedures to determine health status as assigned by the Physician. Will obtain histories and perform physical examinations to determine normal and abnormal adult health status and communicate findings in a comprehensive and organized fashion verbally and in writing. 

Also will perform psychiatric evaluations, conducts psychiatric follow-up visits, and prescribes psychiatric medications to inmates within the New Jersey Department of Corrections; respond to and initiate care for psychiatric emergencies throughout the facility; identify inmate/patient psychiatric problems and prescribe treatment under direction of a physician; and implement psychiatric care utilizing therapeutic regimens approved by the physician. 

  • The successful applicant will have Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (BSN) with Master’s Degree in Nursing (MSN) preferred; Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner experience required and at least two (2) years of related nursing experience preferably as an advanced practice nurse required.

To apply visit our website at  In Posting Number search box, please list the corresponding job posting number for the position of interest to apply.

Facility Name


Hours Available & Posting Number

Southern State Correctional Facility & Bayside State Prison

Delmont, NJ & Leesburg, NJ

Full Time 20ST1313 

Part Time 20ST1325

Adult Diagnostic Treatment Facility & East Jersey State Prison

Avenel, NJ &

Rahway, NJ

Full Time 20ST1312

Part Time 20ST1317

Garden State Youth Correctional Facility & Midstate Correctional Facility

Yardville, NJ & Wrightstown, NJ

Full Time 20ST1309

Part Time 20ST1311

Northern State Prison (multiple openings)

Newark, NJ

Full Time 20ST1292

Part Time 20ST1304

Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women & Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility

Clinton, NJ & Annadale, NJ

Full Time 20ST1323

Part Time 20ST1324

New Jersey State Prison 

Trenton, NJ

Full Time 20ST1321

Part Time 20ST1320

Southwoods State Prison

Bridgeton NJ 

Full Time 20ST1318

Part Time 20ST1319

Central Reception Assignment Facility

Trenton, NJ

Part Time 20ST 1322


 Per Diem 20ST1297

UCHC operates within Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.   UCHC 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. As a staff member of Rutgers University, you will enjoy tuition remission for your dependent children and a comprehensive benefits package. 

Rutgers University is an AA/EEO employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.





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