Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking an Advanced Practice Nurse for the Department of Surgery within the Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
The Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Section of General Thoracic Surgery is looking for an APN to work in a very busy surgical practice. This individual will provide continuity in the care and management of patients from pre-op to post-op on the thoracic surgical service. This includes preparing H&P's, rounding with the attending to determine the overall daily plan of care, ordering and review labs/testing and depending on training may also assist in the operating room. This person will also be the main contact for referring physicians and patients when the surgeons are not available.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Performs history and physical examination in preparation for thoracic surgery. Documents findings in the patient’s record.
Ensures all patient phone calls are returned within 24 hours.
Orders the appropriate preoperative medications per the preoperative protocol and appropriate laboratory, radiologic and special diagnostic tests required for a complete preoperative evaluation. Interprets and reports findings to attending physician and resident staff.
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.
Provides follow-up care for any wound complication.
Orders and interprets laboratory and radiographic testing.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing.
Experience as a surgical APN within an office and hospital setting.
Telemed, ARIA, EMR and SCM experience.
Must be willing to travel to multiple office locations.
Posting Number: 21ST0934
Location: Downtown New Brunswick
Internal Number: 130537
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