Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Nurse Clinician (Clinic), for the Nursing Department at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.
The Nurse Clinician (Clinic) provides clinical coordination and ensures continuity of care to a specified group of patients in the ambulatory setting. In collaboration with other members of the Unit, is responsible for ensuring that high quality, comprehensive services are delivered to patients. The scope of the position is defined by the Nurse Practice Act of the State of New Jersey, and the Standard Operating Procedures set forth by the Cancer Institute of New Jersey.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Works with the physician and /or designated Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) to coordinate the delivery of nursing care to the patient population. In collaboration with the physician, plans, coordinates, delivers and evaluates care to meet individualized patient needs.
Maintains database of clinical information on all patients who receive care in the Unit.
Supports the research mission by collaborating with the Research Nurse Clinician (RNC) in protocol implementation and patient monitoring. Works collaboratively with the RNC to proactively identify patients who are potentially eligible to participate in clinical trials.
Assists with the coordination of patient care services from ambulatory to inpatient setting by communicating with hospital nursing staff as needed. This includes proactively managing patients who utilize clinical services provided by the Same Day Chemotherapy Unit. Ensures continuity by providing interface to treatment nurses, APNs, physicians, and appropriate hospital staff.
Provides information on self-care strategies to individuals and family members. Identifies patient readiness to learn, ability to effectively manage clinical issues in the home environment, formulates and implements individualized teaching plans and documents outcome. If referrals are required for effective management, coordinates appropriate home care or follow-up arrangements.
Works with the Medical Health Technician to ensure that all relevant clinical information is obtained, reviewed and in proper order on the chart prior to each clinic visit. Assumes accountability to ensure that this process is effective.
Maintains continuity by following-up with patients via telephone on any issues that are pending from the visit. Coordinates all information required to effectively manage triage calls from their patient population by collaborating with designated APNs to provide urgent care through telephone triage and onsite assessment.
Provides patient and family counseling and reassurance in regard to psychological and/or psychosocial issues.
Provides training, orientation and preceptorship to other faculty and staff as needed. Implements goals/recommendations made for improving performance of behavior.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing with a license to practice in the State of New Jersey.
Individuals currently enrolled in a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing Program will be considered and must complete educational requirements within one (1) year of employment.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
A minimum of two (2) years of oncology specific nursing practice experience.
New Jersey State Registered Nurse license.
Oncology Nursing Certification (OCN) required within one (1) year of employment.
American Heart Association: Basic Cardiac Life Support.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN).
Experience in the inpatient or ambulatory setting.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
PHYSICALDEMANDS: Standing, sitting, walking, talking and hearing. No special vision requirements. Psychomotor skills required for procedures identified. Lifting up to 25 lbs.
Posting Number: 19ST2655
Location: Downtown New Brunswick
Internal Number: 92437
About Rutgers University
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