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.
This position 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. 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.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Performs comprehensive evaluations/neurological examinations and develops and implements a plan of care in collaboration with physician(s).
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.
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.
Serves as first point of professional urgent contact for referring physicians/specialists, ERs, and other outside agencies.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing, with a minimum of a Masters' Degree.
Licensed as an Advanced Practice Nurse in the State of New Jersey.
Certified as a Nurse Practitioner with a specialization in pediatric health nursing.
At least two (2) years of related nursing experience preferably as an Advanced Practice Nurse.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
In-depth knowledge of child development from infants to adulthood (birth – 21 years).
Excellent interpersonal skills, among both colleagues and clients, basic computer skills, and a passion for helping children with neurodevelopmental disabilities.
Neuroscience Board Certification (CNRN).
Experience with pediatric asthma, cystic fibrosis, and other pediatric pulmonary diseases and experience with educating patients, families and staff on the diagnosis and care of children with cystic fibrosis and asthma.
Bilingual skills (English/Spanish).
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Standing, sitting, walking, typing, talking, seeing, reading, and hearing. Daily computer usage. Must be able to readily travel between clinic, campus buildings, hospital, off-site clinics, etc. Visual – computer, as well as many portions of the neurological exam require excellent vision (funduscopic exam for one).
Posting Number: 18ST3731
Location: Downtown New Brunswick
Internal Number: 79789
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.