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Registered Nurse

Job ID 6212135 Date posted 11/06/2017

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 *Per Diem, Weekends*

Are you an RN that wants a different environment than the typical acute care medical/surgical floor? Would you like to make a difference in the lives of special needs children and adults? Then Matheny Medical and Educational Center is the place to work. Our RN to patient ratios are good, and we have experienced PCA/CNAs to work with you. Matheny is building a high reliability organization; as a specialty hospital serving children and adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities with complex medical needs. We provide numerous educational sessions for our nurses including IV Certification and ACLS certification classes. Matheny nurses are members of DDNA (Developmental Disabilities Nurses Association) and the Pediatric Complex Care Association, thus we sustain evidence based practices in our specialty field.

To qualify, an Associate’s Degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university required. Bachelors in Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited college or university preferred.

Licensure/Certifications Licensed Registered Professional Nurse by the State of New Jersey Board of Nursing required Current CPR Certification required. ACLS and/or PALS certification preferred. IV certification preferred.

To apply, please send your resume to


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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