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Registered Nurse - School

Job ID 1973652 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 - School

*Full Time and Part Time*

Responsibilities include:

  • Provides care to students in accordance with physician’s orders and school policy.
  • Maintains accurate and comprehensive student health records.
  • Participates in the IEP development as it relates to student health matters.
  • Evaluates student for communicable diseases.
  • Communicates effectively with parents, students, supervisors and staff.
  • Maintains current knowledge of school policies and procedures as well as all applicable laws.
  • Gathers appropriate information and writes monthly notes for students.
  • May be required to take on additional duties such as trips as assigned

    To qualify, an Associate’s Degrees from an accredited college or university required.

    Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university preferred.

    Minimum of one (1) year experience in nursing preferred.

    Prior experience working with the developmentally disabled preferred.

    Prior experience in public health nursing, community health nursing or pediatric nursing.

    Prior experience working with respiratory/tracheostomy care preferred/gastrostomy tube feedings.

    Credentials:

  • Current Registered Professional Nursing license issued by NJ State Board of Nursing.
  • Current Healthcare provider CPR/AED certification.

    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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