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Registered Nurse (Per Diem)

Job ID 1753395 Date posted 11/21/2016

Matheny Medical and Educational Center 65 Highland Avenue Peapack, NJ 07977

Matheny Medical and Educational Center, a unique special hospital and school for children and adults with medically complex developmental disabilities, is seeking a:

Registered Nurse (12 Hour Overnight and Weekend Shifts)

*Per Diem*

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating care for patients
  • Providing medical monitoring and supervision for patients
  • Overseeing care and treatment administered by direct care personnel in the facility
  • Scheduling and attending appointments for patients, and coordinating follow-up care
  • Handling other related duties as assigned
  • Providing on-call availability as needed

    To qualify, you must be a NJ Licensed RN, preferably with experience working with a developmentally disabled population. Associate's degree required, BSN preferred. Flexible working hours required. Excellent oral/written communication, organizational, and PC skills are a plus.

    Licensure/Certifications:

  • Current CPR Certification required.
  • ACLS, PALS and IV Certification preferred.

    Matheny offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package that includes medical/dental, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, tax deferred retirement plan, and generous paid time off.

    EOE M/F/D/V

  • Nursing at Matheny is a challenging and rewarding experience. Our focus is on maintaining patient wellness so they can benefit fully from participation in our therapy, education, recreation and community programs. The nurse’s role involves a close partnership with the medical staff to provide the best possible care for each patient. Nurses at all levels are active members of the interdisciplinary team, various committees and in the complete strategic planning process.

    It takes special people to care for those with special needs.

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    While the great majority of Matheny patients have cerebral palsy as their primary diagnoses, Matheny also has patients with spina bifida, Lesch-Nyhan Disease (LND) and a wide range of uncommon conditions including Rett syndrome, Angelman syndrome, Cornelia De Lange syndrome, Wolf-Hirshorn syndrome and 4Q Deletion syndrome. Lesch-Nyhan Disease is a rare x-linked recessive disorder associated with cognitive impairment, high levels of uric acid in the blood, kidney involvement and the hallmark symptom -- severe and involuntary self-injurious behaviors. Matheny is recognized as the leading source of information on care issues regarding LND.

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