Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Supervising Advanced Practice Nurse for the department of Medicine- Infectious Diseases within the New Jersey Medical School. The Supervising Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) is a licensed independent practitioner who is responsible for providing primary care, managing health problems and coordinating health care for persons living with or at risk of HIV at the Infectious Disease Practice in accordance with State and Federal rules and regulations, nursing standards of care, clinic and DHHS guidelines. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, taking medical histories, performing physical examinations, ordering and interpreting lab tests, medications management, referrals to specialty care as medically appropriate and coordination of patient care with a diverse team of individuals. Consults with physician as needed. Additionally, the APN will be responsible for supervising clinical staff in the infectious diseases practice such as nurses and ambulatory care technicians.
Among the key duties of the position are the following:
Formulates appropriate differential diagnosis, develops treatment plan and implements interventions to support the patient to regain or maintain physiologic stability. The plan is based on mutually established priorities to maximize the health potential of the patient.
Arranges for appropriate plan of care and follow-up based on outcome of diagnostic, lab, and physical assessment findings.
Sets priorities for appropriate and efficient management of patient care that reflects evidence-based practice and cost effective management of time, available human resources, supplies and equipment.
Maintains an interdisciplinary approach to planning and communicating patient care information.
Participates in continuous quality management committee. Implements quality improvement initiatives and population health management strategies in conjunction with Medical Director and Director. Participates in ongoing evaluation of effectiveness.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Successful completion of a master's level Nurse Practitioner Program.
Licensed as a Registered Nurse, Advanced Practice Nurse in the state of New Jersey.
Must maintain BLS (CPR.)
At least five years of experience as a nurse including at least two years as an Advanced Practice Nurse.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Demonstrated knowledge of LGBT health-related concerns and experience in providing medical care in LGBT communities.
Excellent phlebotomy and physical assessment skills are essential.
Must have exhibited cultural sensitivity to work with diverse populations.
Excellent organizational and communication skills required.
Demonstrated computer skills with Microsoft Office components.
Prior experience working with adult populations with HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases is highly preferred.
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.