Regional Campus: Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Posting Number: 17ST1753
Job Type: Full Time
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking an Advanced Practice Nurse for the Department of Pediatrics at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
Functions in the role of Pediatric Advanced Practice Nurse (Practitioner), providing direct specialty-specific care to children (birth to 21 years) at the Rutgers RWJMS and the RWJ University Hospital/Bristol Myers Squibb Children's Hospital. Among the key duties of this position are the following: Based on the ages and developmental levels of patients, and the history/chief complaint, the APN performs comprehensive evaluations/neurological examinations of patients ages birth to 21 years of age, and documents findings in the EMR.
Develops and implements a plan of care in collaboration with physician(s).
Manages and refers patients appropriately to other providers and to community resources.
Orders diagnostic testing as indicated, interprets results and communicates findings to family.
Prescribes medication in accordance with the regulations of the institution and the New Jersey Nurse Practice Act.
Maintains responsibility for patients seen during office visits on the APN's own schedule, and shares responsibility for those patients that are seen in conjunction with the patient's attending physician: Including but not limited to: follow up lab work, EEG results, imaging results, prescription refills, and patient/family educational needs.
Performs ongoing case management and monitoring of patients on specific therapies.
In addition to the RN staff, formulates letters for patient needs, including but not limited to: Letters of medical necessity, SSI/benefits, school needs/forms, Child Study Team, Legal Guardianship, seizure action plans, bus protocols, DYFS inquiries, IEP letters, accommodation letters, surgical/dental clearance, and/or FMLA.
Coordinates care with agencies as indicated for patients requiring unique therapies, recurring admissions, etc.
Serves as first point of professional urgent contact for referring physicians/specialists, ERs, and other outside agencies.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Home Location Campus: Downtown New Brunswick
Neuroscience Board Certification (CNRN) preferred. Pediatric specialty experience preferred. Experience with pediatric neurological conditions, and special needs children preferred. Bilingual skills (English/Spanish) preferred but not required.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
The ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong clinical nursing background, with experience working both collaboratively and independently within the APN scope of practice as part of the pediatric subspecialty team. Critical to this position are excellent interpersonal skills, among both colleagues and clients, and a passion for helping children with neurodevelopmental disabilities. In-depth knowledge of child development from infants to adulthood required (birth – 21 years). Pediatric experience required. Telephone triage skills required. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, etc.), Adobe Acrobat, and Electronic Medical Record (EMR) required, including the ability to type and talk at the same time while navigating a Windows environment. Excellent English oral and written communication skills required.