The Regional Nurse Administrator (RNA) is the key nursing administrator representing the Child Health Program (CHP) within the assigned New Jersey Department of Children and Families (DCF)/Child Protection and Permanency (CP&P) area. The RNA provides administrative and clinical oversight and supervision of CHP personnel, as well as the direction of nursing clinical systems and activities for an assigned DCF/CP&P area. As a member of the CHP leadership team, the RNA participates in program strategic planning, development and implementation of program initiatives, and program evaluation. The RNA is the key liaison to the DCF/CP&P Area Director for the assigned DCF/CP&P area and provides nursing expertise at an area and systems level to ensure a smooth interface between CHP and DCF/CP&P systems and personnel, as well as health care planning consistent with the best interests of the child and family, within the scope of Rutgers and DCF/CP&P policies, and within the scope of nursing practice as defined by the New Jersey Board of Nursing. In all activities, the RNA maintains the standards of nursing practice for Rutgers School of Nursing and supports the philosophy, goals, and objectives of the Child Health Program.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of New Jersey required.
A Bachelor's Degree in Nursing or BA / BS degree in a health related field required.
A minimum of four (4) years pediatric nursing experience required.
Supervisory experience required.
Current certification in American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers required.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Vehicle and valid New Jersey license required for regional/statewide travel.
This position requires computer literacy/computer skills.
Master's Degree in Nursing or a health related field preferred.
Two (2) years of community health nursing, nursing case management, or nursing care of vulnerable families preferred.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
This position requires standing, bending, and walking (up and down) stairs and the ability to lift 50 pounds (infants/children, medical records) to waist level.
Posting Number: 18ST3892
Location: Newark (RBHS)
Internal Number: 80788
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