Registered Nurse, RN, Specialty Practice, Capital Institute of Neuroscience, FT, Days
Capital Health is the region's leader in advanced medicine with significant investments in advanced technologies and the best physicians. Comprising its two hospitals (Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton and the Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell) and the Capital Health - Hamilton outpatient facility, Capital Health is a growing healthcare organization that is accredited by The Joint Commission. Capital Health has also received Magnet® status for the fourth consecutive time in recognition of its quality patient care, innovations in professional nursing practice, and nursing excellence. Only 29 organizations in the country have received Magnet status four times and five of those organizations are in New Jersey. In addition, our nursing team received special recognition for excellence in stroke and outpatient emergency care.
Responsible for providing comfort measures according to LIP prescriptions, ANA Code for Nurses, and Capital Health System Standards of Practice. Fosters an environment to include the core mission. Provides emotional and informational support to patients and families according to established protocols. Teaches patients and families following standardized instructional plans and documenting outcomes. Identifies and documents in the ambulatory setting the patient's initial condition and need for care based on established protocols.
- Performs nursing care/treatment modalities appropriate for individual patients. Assists LIP with procedures, removes sutures, cleans wounds and applies dressings. References policies and procedures to ensure Capital Health best practices are followed.
- Supports principles from Capital Health core mission (quality care, compassion, dignity and comprehensive continuum of care). Seeks interpretation or understanding of the illness, pain, fear, anxiety or other stressful emotion.
- Acknowledges and includes patient's family during communication with the patient, as appropriate and as designated by ambulatory patient.
- Assesses need for patient education. Plans, implements and documents patient education and evaluates and documents patient comprehension and compliance. Calls patients to explain laboratory and test results under the direction of the LIP. Explains preparations and procedures to patient.
- Obtains and records patient history. Reviews laboratory and other test results daily and prioritizes them for LIPs according to established protocol. Prepares patients, exam rooms and medical records for scheduled and non-scheduled patients.
- Obtains specimens and cultures, identifying patients and specimens according to CH policy. Recognizes important changes in patient's condition and reacts appropriately in the ambulatory setting.
- Administers medications accurately and safely. Documents patient's records according to established protocol. Performs and demonstrates technical skills specific to assigned ambulatory setting. Administers immunizations and other injections as ordered by LIP according to established protocol and documents.
- Calls in prescriptions to pharmacies under the direction of the LIP.
- Completes competency checklist with their preceptors.
- Documents quality control for waived testing and sterilization of instruments as required, according to established policies and procedures. Performs quality assurance activities as defined by ambulatory setting.
- Maintains logs of laboratory work, x-rays and other tests and monitors receipt of results to ensure continuity of care. Documents refrigerator temperatures for proper storage of medications and specimens, and takes appropriate action if outside acceptable range.
- Coordinates all research-related care for patients participating in the CH clinical research program. Partakes in obtaining informed consent and HIPAA authorization with potential research patients, ensuring that patients demonstrate an understanding of the research. Randomizes/enrolls patients into trials through the process defined by the research sponsor.
- Acts as a data manager: Collects and tracks all necessary source documentation; records and submits case report forms to the research sponsor and other entities as specified; and maintains the patient chart. Assesses patients for changes in their health status, protocol-related side effects and compliance with treatment guidelines.
- Educates patients on the clinical trial process, including randomization, types of trials and phases, voluntary aspects of trials, and consent process. Assists principal investigators (PI) in determining patient protocol eligibility.
- Triages patient medical phone calls, assesses the patient's status, and schedules according to established protocol. Performs and documents part of the physical assessment including, but not limited to, chief complaint and vital signs.
- Performs other duties as assigned. Demonstrates willingness to assist co-workers during periods of heightened patient care activity.
- 1 year of nursing experience.
- Associate's degree or graduate from an accredited school of nursing.
- BSN preferred.
- Valid NJ RN license.
- BLS certification.
- Competitive salaries
- Tuition reimbursement
- Low employee expense for medical and dental insurance
- 403(b) Savings and Retirement Program
Easy commute from PA and major NJ routes.
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