Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking an Advanced Practice Nurse for the Department of Surgery at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
This position is needed to provide continuity in the care and management of patients from pre-op to post-op on the cardiothoracic surgical service and to maintain high levels of patient care and efficiency to the service. The APN performs history and physicals, reviews and reports CT Scans, ECHO, diagnostic lab values and other testing to the physicians and obtains preoperative consents. This position will consist of heavy involvement with surgeons, advanced practice providers, nurses, referring physicians and other healthcare providers.
Among the key duties of this position include the following:
Performs history and physical examination in preparation for Cardiac surgery. Documents findings in the patient’s record.
Orders preoperative medication and appropriate laboratory, radiologic and special diagnostic tests required for a complete preoperative evaluation. Interprets and reports findings to attending physician and resident staff.
Orders appropriate medications per the pre-operative protocol
Communicates with office staff regarding the appropriate scheduling needs and arrangements for surgery.
Obtains appropriate preoperative consents for surgery and procedures. Ensures completion of all needed preoperative tests, forms, and documents.
Communicates with other members of the health care team (i.e., referring physicians, nurses, etc.) to establish and maintain appropriate plan of care, request appropriate consultations.
Enters appropriate orders based on patient’s condition and progress. Reports acute changes in patient status to cardiac attending/residents.
Liaison between rehab facilities and/or referring physicians and surgeons.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing with a minimum of a Master’s Degree.
Certified as a Registered Nurse and Advanced Practice Nurse by the Board of Nursing with prescriptive authority in the State of New Jersey.
At least two (2) years of nursing experience.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
Two (2) years of nursing experience as an Advanced Practice Nurse.
Experience as a surgical or cardiac surgery APN/PA within a critical care setting.
Experience in hepatology/gastroenterology.
EMR & SCM experience.
At least one (1) year of experience with electronic medical records.
Experience with Microsoft Office.
Experience in treating diverse patient population.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Physical Demands: Must be able to walk to different areas of the school and hospital. Must be able to carry binders. Requires standing on feet for long periods of time while examining patients and performing duties. Excellent verbal and auditory skills for communicating effectively and clearly with patients, families, nursing staff, physicians and other hospital departments. Near visual acuity required for reading long reports.
Posting Number: 19ST3722
Location: Downtown New Brunswick
Internal Number: 98676
About Rutgers University
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