Advanced Practice Nurse (Multiple Vacancies) – New Brunswick, NJ

Overview

New Jersey’s academic health center, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) takes an integrated approach to educating students, providing clinical care, and conducting research, all with the goal of improving human health. Aligned with Rutgers University–New Brunswick and collaborating university wide, RBHS includes eight schools, a behavioral health network, and five centers and institutes that focus on cancer treatment and research, neuroscience, advanced biotechnology and medicine, environmental and occupational health, and health care policy and aging research.
Our faculty are teachers, clinicians, and scientists with unparalleled experience who advance medical innovation and provide patient care informed by the latest research findings. We offer an outstanding education in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, public health, nursing, biomedical research, and the full spectrum of allied health careers.
Our clinical and academic facilities are located throughout the state—at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, including Piscataway; and at locations in Newark, Scotch Plains, Somerset, Stratford, and other locations. Clinical partners include Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, Newark’s University Hospital in Newark, and other affiliates.
Through this community of healers, scientists, and scholars, Rutgers is equipped as never before to transform lives.

Posting Summary

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking Advanced Practice Nurses for the Otolaryngology Department at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

The Advanced Practice Nurse participates in a collegial relationship with the physicians, nurses and other health care professionals. This position performs in an expanded nursing role by providing primary care to patients, which includes taking histories, making assessments, ordering lab tests, reviewing and reporting diagnostic lab vales to the physicians.

    Among the key duties of this position include the following:

  • Performs in an expanded nursing role and has responsibility for meeting the needs of a determined number of patients using a primary care model.
  • Provides patient education to meet the needs of the patient/family.
  • Interfaces with physicians and other specialists concerning patient care.
  • Interfaces with families to obtain and provide information concerning patient’s medical care and progress.
  • Oversees patient pre-and post-op teaching for discharge planning.
  • Collects relevant data and prepares patient’s discharge packet including needed prescriptions.
  • Performs daily rounds, independently and with physicians and performs needed clinical tasks including progress notes orders, dressing changes, and other care, as needed.
  • Coordinates appropriate referrals to specialties for patient care consultation with surgeon.
  • Performs history documentation and physicals, as needed.
  • Dictates discharge summaries, dictates comprehensive discharge and/or interim update letter to referring physicians.

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