Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking an Advanced Practice Nurse for the Department of Neurosurgery at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
Working collaboratively in the hospital with a physician and under the clinical supervision of the Medical Director, the Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) provides medical and palliative care evaluations and ongoing medication treatment to adult 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. Participates in a collegial relationship with the physicians, nurses and other health care professionals. Performs in an expanded nursing role and has responsibility for meeting the needs of a determined number of patients using a primary care model. 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 in collaboration with members of interdisciplinary team.
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.
Minimum Education and Experience:
MSN or DNP.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Demonstrated experience in treating a diverse patient population.
Minimum 5 years in Palliative care.
At least two (2) years of related nursing experience as an advanced practice nurse.
Bilingual skills (English/Spanish).
Experience in Hospitalist medicine and oncology strongly preferred.
Posting Number: 21ST0926
Location: Downtown New Brunswick
Internal Number: 130454
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.