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Staff Nurse-Pediatric Neurology

Company: Rutgers University
Location: New Brunswick
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Recruitment/Posting Title
Staff Nurse-Pediatric Neurology

Job Category
Staff & Executive - Healthcare - Nursing



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 six centers and institutes that focus on cancer treatment and research, neuroscience, clinical and translational research, 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 including New Brunswick, Piscataway, Newark, Scotch Plains, Somerset, Blackwood, and other locations. Clinical partners include Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, 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 a Staff Nurse-Pediatric Neurology in Pediatrics Child Neurology and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities at Child Health Institute of New Jersey.

In accordance with professional nursing standards, skillfully administers total patient care based on the individualized needs of assigned patients and families. In depth knowledge of child development through adulthood required (birth-21 years). Pediatric experience required. Recent experience preferred, within the past three years, in the direct care of pediatric patients with neurological diseases, including but not limited to epilepsy, migraines, and head injury. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong clinical nursing background and excellent interpersonal skills with experience working both collaboratively and independently within scope of practice as part of the pediatric subspecialty team. Highly organized, and able to work simultaneously on multiple projects with constantly shifting priorities, and the ability to multitask in a constantly changing environment.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:

  • Provides ongoing overall and targeted problem-focused assessments both in person and by telephone of the neurological and developmental status of pediatric patients within scope of practice. These are including but not limited to: Gestational and perinatal history, past medical and developmental history, and chief complaint.
  • During any patient encounter, recognizes when immediate intervention is needed, referring caregiver to most appropriate resource(s), providing in-person, or telephone guidance as appropriate.
  • Notifies supervisor and/or appropriate physicians/support personnel of changes in a patient's condition/needs in a timely manner.
  • Plans, implements, and evaluates the patient's care utilizing short term and long-term outcomes.
  • Assists the patients and families in managing the acute and long-term aspects of the patient's neurological and neuro developmental condition.
  • Provides appropriate care based on the age and developmental level of the patient and/or caregiver within scope of practice.
  • Educates patients, caregivers, and other entities regarding neurological/ neuro developmental conditions, procedures, therapies,
    medications, results, and/or treatments.
  • Coordinates inpatient and community-based care including home care services, testing, procedures, infusions, etc.
  • Documents all care and patient encounters in the -EMR, both in-person and telephone encounters.
  • Demonstrates the ability to review records and determine missing elements to ensure completeness of the medical record.
  • Demonstrates self-direction, with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision, staying organized, keeping accurate records, and meeting deadlines.
  • Assists in the preparation of forms and letters such as: seizure action plans, bus protocols, -DYFS -inquiries, -IEP -letters, accommodation letters for colleges, schools, employment, military; surgical/dental clearance, -FMLA, etc.
  • Performs ongoing case management and monitoring of patients on specific therapies.
  • Reviews and fulfills requests for prescription refills and ensures compliance with state and federal statutes for scheduled drugs.

    Position Status
    Full Time

    Hours Per Week

    Daily Work Shift



    Position Salary

    Annual Minimum Salary

    Annual Mid Range Salary

    Annual Maximum Salary

    Standard Hours

    Union Description
    HPAE, Local 5089

    Payroll Designation


    Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to -.
    Rutgers also offers a benefit program to eligible full-time postdoctoral fellow students. For details, please go to -


    COVID-19 Immunization Requirement

    Rutgers University requires all new employees to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and have received a booster (where eligible) against -COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the employee a medical or religious exemption. Employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment provide proof they have received a booster upon eligibility and upload proof of same. Based on current guidance, individuals are considered fully vaccinated against -COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of a vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use in the United States or a vaccine that has been listed for emergency use by the World Health Organization. Eligibility for a booster against -COVID-19 varies and is explained on the University's web site located at -. Failure to provide proof of primary vaccination and booster will result in rescission of a candidate's offer of employment or disciplinary action up to and including termination.

    Seniority Unit

    Terms of Appointment
    Staff - 12 month

    Position Pension Eligibility



    Minimum Education and Experience

    • Registered Nurse (RN).
    • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with a license to practice in the State of New Jersey.
    • Two years pediatric experience.


      Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

      • Telephone triage skills.
      • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat, and Electronic Medical Record.
      • Ability to type and talk at the same time while navigating a Windows environment.
      • Excellent oral and written business English proficiency communication skills.

        Preferred Qualifications

        • Acute inpatient experience of one year or more.
        • A minimum of five years' experience as staff nurse.

          Equipment Utilized

          Physical Demands and Work Environment

          PHYSICAL -DEMANDS: Standing, sitting, walking, typing, reading, talking, and hearing. Regular computer usage.

          WORK -ENVIRONMENT:Office environment. Moderate Noise.

          Special Conditions

Keywords: Rutgers University, New Brunswick , Staff Nurse-Pediatric Neurology, Healthcare , New Brunswick, New Jersey

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