Rutgers University Correctional Health Care is seeking a UCHC Technician I for the Northern State Prison, located in Newark, New Jersey. The UCHC Technician I participates as a member of the clinical and administrative medical team at the Prison.
Takes vital signs, height and weight and documents in electronic medical records (EMR).
Assists the physician/associate practitioner with procedures, as needed, including preparing the inmate for the examination.
Obtains specimen collection and handling, including, but not limited to drawing blood.
Assists with the cleaning, sterilization and securing of equipment within the Health Service Unit.
Maintains or assists in maintaining the supply stock in the Health Service Unit by ordering in a timely and appropriate manner. Maintains the supply stock in the examination rooms.
Aggregates the orders of all medications and forwards to the pharmacy provider / local pharmacy.
Receives, logs, and unpacks all medications received for the Institution and Halfway Houses.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Graduate of an approved Medical Assistant Program (or related skills technician program) EMT certification, CNA certification or formal training and/or on the job experience in phlebotomy.
At least two (2) years of progressively more responsible related healthcare experience involving multiple areas of knowledge, skill and abilities and demonstrating competencies to perform the essential duties of the position.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Valid Driver's License.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
As a first responder must have the physical capacity to perform CPR for at least 10 minutes. Physically able to assist in lifting and rotating patients who are unable to ambulate (up to 50 pounds). Typing, ability to work at varying computer workstations provided by the Department of Corrections in shared office environments. Ability to speak clearly and write proficiently is essential, extensive reading required, extended sitting and/or standing is required. Intermittent physical exertion when performing job activities, ability to move from unit to unit within correctional facilities requiring walks, bends, stretches, pushes, and pulls. Hearing is essential, ability to speak clearly is required, required to travel within the state, ability to implement Universal Precautions and Safety Precautions and on call responsibilities.
Must be approved by the Department of Corrections (DOC) and adhere to all DOC requirements
Posting Number: 18ST2522
Location: Off Campus
Internal Number: 72225
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