Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Staff Nurse for the department of Neurology POD of the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
The Staff Nurse, in collaboration with physicians, nursing staff, and other members of the healthcare team, oversees, coordinates, and provides focused, episodic care to Rutgers Health patients. This care encompasses health promotion, health maintenance, or management of health-related problems that is delivered in face-to-face or telephone encounters. Additional responsibilities include: delegation, direction, and supervision of the activities of Rutgers Health LPNs and non-nursing clinical staff to meet the needs of Rutgers Health patients.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Explains procedures and treatments to patient to gain cooperation, understanding and allay apprehension.
Responsible for assisting with patients who are medically complex and/or have sensitive medical or social issues.
Reviews plan of care, meds/tests with physicians as needed.
Contacts pharmacy for prescription renewals for patients.
Documents all patient correspondence and correspondence with other pertinent health care providers
Minimum Education and Experience:
Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing.
Must have at least two (2) years of experience.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
The ability to function in a team environment.
Basic word processing and computer skills.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Physical Demands: 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 the 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.
Work Environment: Moderate noise environment with some exposure (less than 1/3 of the time) to blood borne pathogens requiring the use of personal protective equipment; some potential exposure (less than 1/3 of the time) to hazardous waste.
Posting Number: 21ST1972
Location: Downtown New Brunswick
Internal Number: 137265
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.