Company:      Rutgers University
Location :      Newark, NJ 07102 (Central Business District area)
Post Date:      Jun 08,2021

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Job Description

Position Details

Recruitment/Posting Title
Licensed Practical Nurse

Job Category
Staff & Executive - Healthcare - Nursing

NJMS-Medicine-Tuberculosis Center


New Jersey’s academic health center, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) takes an integrated approach to educating students, providing clinical care, and conducting research, all with the goal of improving human health. Aligned with Rutgers University–New Brunswick and collaborating university wide, RBHS includes eight schools, a behavioral health network, and five centers and institutes that focus on cancer treatment and research, neuroscience, advanced biotechnology and medicine, environmental and occupational health, and health care policy and aging research.

Our faculty are teachers, clinicians, and scientists with unparalleled experience who advance medical innovation and provide patient care informed by the latest research findings. We offer an outstanding education in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, public health, nursing, biomedical research, and the full spectrum of allied health careers.

Our clinical and academic facilities are located throughout the state—at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, including Piscataway and at locations in Newark, Scotch Plains, Somerset, Stratford, and other locations. Clinical partners include Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, Newark’s University Hospital in Newark, and other affiliates.
Through this community of healers, scientists, and scholars, Rutgers is equipped as never before to transform lives.

Rutgers RBHS is an anchor institution that boasts locations in Newark, New Jersey, a city of promise.

Posting Summary

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Licensed Practical Nurse for the department of Medicine – Tuberculosis Center within the New Jersey Medical School. Under the direction of the Medical Director and in accordance with professional nursing standards, the Licensed Practical Nurse skillfully administers total patient care based on the individual needs of persons with tuberculosis and their families. Interacts in a collaborative fashion, with the Lattimore Clinic Medical Director, the Nurse Manager, other nursing staff, and field staff to participate in TB training programs and research with the Global Tuberculosis Institute and with the NJ Department of Health.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:

  • Assesses the health status of assigned patients as outlined in the nursing standards.
  • Provides and documents direct patient care within scope of practice to ensure implementation of the plan of care.
  • Conducts field work to initiate patient medical assessments including the collecting and documenting of vital signs and or administering a TB test in the form of a TST or IGRA.
  • Conducts TB interviews and contact investigations while properly documenting all field work to ensure appropriate follow-up with cases, contacts, and interjurisdictional and immigration referrals for the prevention, treatment and control of TB transmission.
  • Informs and instructs patients/significant others about patient’s health/illness state and plan of care in collaboration with members of interdisciplinary team.

Position Status
Full Time

Hours Per Week

Daily Work Shift



Position Salary

Annual Minimum Salary

Annual Mid Range Salary

Annual Maximum Salary

Standard Hours

Union Description
Teamsters, Local 97

Payroll Designation


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

Seniority Unit

Terms of Appointment
Staff - 12 month

Position Pension Eligibility

Minimum Education and Experience
  • At least two (2) years of outpatient experience.
  • At least one (1) year of clinical nursing experience with familiarity in the use of electronic medical records (EMR).

  • Licensure Practical Nurse credentialing the State of New Jersey is required.
  • Must maintain a license in good standing.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Demonstrated ability to provide culturally competent health education to patients and families.
  • Demonstrated ability to assess patients over the phone, accurately triage non-urgent and urgent patient calls, and provide accurate and safe telephone advice.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to function in a team environment. Basic word processing and computer skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Equipment Utilized
  • Desktop computer.
  • Copy machine/printer.
  • Phlebotomy and vital signs equipment.
  • N-95 respirator.

Physical Demands and Work Environment
  • Ability to lift and move patients with/without reasonable accommodations.

Special Conditions

Posting Number

Posting Open Date

Special Instructions to Applicants

Regional Campus
Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)

Home Location Campus
Newark (RBHS)

Location Details

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • * Are you currently licensed as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of New Jersey?
    • Yes
    • No
  • * Do you have at least two (2) years of outpatient experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  • * Do you have at least one (1) year of clinical nursing experience with familiarity in the use of electronic medical records (EMR)?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  • Resume/CV
  • Certifications/Licenses
Optional Documents
  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application

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