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Clinical Nurse III

Company: RWJ Barnabas
Location: New Brunswick
Posted on: July 28, 2022

Job Description:

Job Summary Functions as the primary nurse for pediatric patients and their families with rehabilitative nursing care needs. Acts as a role model and teacher to colleagues. Essential Job Functions * Serves as a role model and expert in pediatric rehabilitation. Incorporates LPNs and nursing assistants into attainment of short-term goals and delegates appropriately.
* Demonstrates proficiency in use of the nursing process within time frames defined by the hospital and departmental policy. Recognizes and accurately identifies potential and rapidly changing patient and family health care needs.
* Recognizes and accurately identifies infrequently occurring and complex phenomenon specifically related to pediatric rehabilitation population.
* Distinguishes his/her role as a primary nurse functioning in a team structure. Promotes continuity of nursing care and interdisciplinary interventions. Arranges for appropriate coverage prior to scheduled absences.
* Plans, implements and evaluates pediatric rehab plans for patients with a variety of problems. Recognizes and respects patient/family rights in a culturally and religiously sensitive environment of care.
* Plans and implements appropriate and individualized patient and family education for complex patients within time frames defined by hospital and departmental policy.
* Requests guidance from CNIV, Educators, and other resources when appropriate. Supports hospital policies and procedures.
* Consistently appraises clinical performance and learning needs through self-evaluation. Exhibits consistent professional behavior and is accountable for actions with regard to professional issues.
* Effectively functions as relief charge nurse, assistant nurse manager/nurse manager and nursing supervisor. Keeps supervisor informed of patient needs and problems. Demonstrates effective problem solving skills.
* Guides, assists and serves as a role model for CNI, CNII, LPNs, nurse externs, nursing assistants and nursing students. Acts as preceptor of new staff and externs. Assists Clinical Education Specialists with orientation and extern program. Formal Education and Job-Related Experience * Graduate of National League of Nursing Accredited School of Nursing.
* Minimum of 3 years of pediatric rehabilitative nursing experience.
* Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from an accredited school of nursing preferred.
* Evidence of interpersonal skill and ability to collaborate with others. Certification * American Heart Association (AHA) BLS Provider Certification required.
* Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification or eligible. If not certified at hire, expectation to receive certification within one year of hire. License Current New Jersey RN license. Education and Experience - Additional Comments N/A Job Specific Contacts Continual contact with patients, families, visitors and all hospital departments and staff. Physical Demands Pediatric inpatient care areas. Working Environment - Additional Comments Contact with medications, chemicals and equipment. Physical stamina and ability to safely lift and move objects and people. Job Provides Direction To N/A Additional Comments N/A RWJBarnabas Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: RWJ Barnabas, New Brunswick , Clinical Nurse III, Healthcare , New Brunswick, New Jersey

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