Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Staff Nurse for the department of Pediatrics at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
The Staff Nurse skillfully administers total patient care based on the individualized needs of assigned patients and families. The Staff Nurse attends Rheumatology clinics working in a collegial environment with physicians and staff. This position follows up on test results, calls patients/parents, and documents labs and medication flow sheet. This candidate will be involved in data collection, entry and research. The Staff Nurse is responsible for the development of health services outreach in the community and area hospitals to improve health care access.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Develops and implements a plan of care in collaboration with physicians.
Teaching of common medications used in pediatric rheumatology including immunosuppressive and chemotherapeutic agents in collaboration with physicians.
Writes letters for schools, accommodation letters for college, completing forms for disability and family leave.
Triages patients appropriately and notifies MDs in case of emergency.
Orders diagnostic procedures in collaboration with physicians.
Serves as a communication liaison to referring physicians and agencies for patients.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with a license to practice in the State of New Jersey.
At least six (6) months experience in a subspecialty involving care of children with chronic diseases.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge and experience in care of immunosuppressed patients and chemotherapeutic medications.
Certified as a Registered Nurse with a specialization in pediatric health nursing, rheumatology.
1-2 years of nursing experience in Pediatrics.
Bilingual skills (English/Spanish).
Computer skills, particularly in Microsoft Office.
Posting Number: 19ST4357
Location: Downtown New Brunswick
Internal Number: 102899
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.