Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking an Advanced Practice Nurse for the department of Family Medicine & Community Health at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
Working collaboratively with a physician and under the clinical supervision of the Medical Directors, the Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) provides medical evaluations and ongoing medication treatment to patients. The specific protocols of treatment are worked out by the APN and the collaborating physician through a practice agreement. The APN provides consultation to clinical staff regarding patient care issues, and may also provide formal in-service education and training to other employees. The APN participates in a collegial relationship with the physicians, nurses and other health care professionals. This position performs in an expanded nursing role and has responsibility for meeting the needs of a determined number of patients using a primary care model. The APN may work in multiple programs and different sites on different days. This position requires a high level of professional responsibility, medical judgment, and ability to take personal initiative while working as part of a team.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Participates in data collection related to the Hospitalist patients’ status and needs.
Provides direct patient care within scope of practice to ensure implementation of the plan of care.
Informs and instructs patients/significant others on patient’s health/illness state and plan of care.
Documents all aspects of patient care in EMR system.
Is knowledgeable of and initiates emergency procedures.
Administers medications and parenteral therapy in accordance with established policies.
Demonstrates competency in performing all procedures within scope of practice and requirements for position.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Certified as either a Clinical Nurse Specialist or a Nurse Practitioner in the State of New Jersey.
At least two (2) years of related nursing experience.
Must maintain current CPR for healthcare provider certification.
Demonstrated experience in treating a diverse patient population.
Experience as an APN.
Bilingual (Spanish & English).
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Position requires standing to 2/3 of the time, walking to 2/3 of the time, requires sitting to 2/3 of the time, use of hands to finger, handle or feel to 2/3 of the time, reach with hands and arms over 1/3 of the time, stoop, kneel crouch or crawl under 1/3 of the time, talk or hear over 2/3 of the time. Position requires lifting 1/3 of the time up to 10 pounds, and under 1/3 of the time up to 25 pounds.
Salary: $65 per hour
Posting Number: 19ST3366
Location: Downtown New Brunswick
Internal Number: 96626
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.