Staff Nurse - Pediatric Gastroenterology

Rutgers University New Brunswick , NJ 08903

Posted 7 days ago

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Staff Nurse in Pediatric Gastroenterology at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

In accordance with professional nursing standards, the Staff Nurse skillfully administers total patient care based on the individualized needs of assigned patients and families.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:

  • Explains procedures and treatments to patient to gain cooperation, understanding and allay apprehension.

  • Administers prescribed medications, teaches patients how to administer injectable medication.

  • Assists in the treatment and examination of patient.

  • Maintains awareness of comfort and safety needs of patient.

  • Observes patient, records significant conditions and reactions, and notifies supervisor or Physician of patient's condition and reactions to drugs, treatment and significant incidents.

  • Responds to life savings situations based upon nursing standards, policies, procedures and protocol.

  • Documents all nursing history and assessment for patients in their charts.

  • Initiates a patient education plan according to the individualized needs of the patient, as prescribed by Physician and/or hospital policy, including patient and family instruction.

  • Assists in feeding tube replacement / nasogastric tube replacement.

  • Reviews laboratory results and brings abnormal/critical results to the attention of the physician.

  • Answers all clinical phone calls, triages, obtains history and with the physician develops/administers therapeutic plan.

  • Fills out school forms, DYFS forms, Social Security Forms, writes letters, reviews orders from home care/nursing agencies with physician.

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Staff Nurse - Pediatric Gastroenterology

Rutgers University