Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking an Advanced Practice Nurse for the Pediatric Surgery Department at the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
The components of the APN role include clinical practice, consultation, professional development, program building, education and research. The Pediatric Surgical APN provides care and management for patients on the pediatric surgical service in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team with an increased level of accountability. Coordinates care for complex, medically fragile patients. A wide degree of patient care autonomy/latitude is expected. Outpatient/Clinic responsibilities will also be included within the scope, including complex wound care, post-op follow up, history and physical exam, and surgical consultation. Independence with some invasive procedures required-training will be provided. The Pediatric Surgical APN also serves as clinical leader and educator for both medical and nursing staff, providing mentorship for both in-house resident physicians and RNs.
Among the key duties of this position include the following:
Manages the delivery of all clinical activities in the Clinic Area on a daily basis.
Assists in the development and monitoring of systems/processes in the Clinic Area that will ensure patients receive competent care delivered in an efficient manner.
Performs effectively in life-threatening situations by anticipating emergent problems and initiating appropriate interventions.
Provides direct patient care within scope of practice to ensure implementation of the plan of care.
Documents all aspects of patient care.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Current licensure as an Advanced Practice Nurse in the State of New Jersey.
APN Board Certification as Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.
Minimum of two (2) years of related nursing experience.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Two (2) years of nursing experience as an APN.
Bilingual skills (English/Spanish).
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Standing, sitting, walking, talking, seeing, and hearing. Ability to lift or exert force up to 25 lbs.
Schedule will be majority daytime hours and will include weekend and evening call. Primary location will be the West Orange location with some travel to New Brunswick.
Posting Number: 19ST3700
Location: Off Campus
Internal Number: 98552
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.