Bilingual Nurse Practitioner, Internal Medicine

Bilingual Nurse Practitioner, Internal Medicine
FHC-Internal Medicine

Saint Peter's is the 5th hospital worldwide to earn Magnet status SIX times in a row. Our team of award-winning nurses is growing, and we are looking for talented, compassionate RNs to join our team.

In accordance with professional Advance Practice Nurse standards and physician collaboration, coordinates care of the adult medical patient, develops treatment plans, provides treatment as indicated, and monitors clinical activities. Uses evidence-based guidelines for care. Utilizes effective communication methods to ensure interdisciplinary collaboration and patient support/advocacy. Maintains a culturally sensitive and customer focused manner to promote patient satisfaction.

The Bilingual Nurse Practitioner, Internal Medicine will:

The Advanced Practice Nurse will be an integral part of the health care team, working with physicians, nurses and nursing or medical assistants to provide comprehensive high-quality ambulatory care, as appropriate to the ages of the patient's growth and development through the life cycle factors (Neonates, Pediatrics, Adolescents, Adults, Geriatrics).

Provide direct patient care, within the limits prescribed by training, and in consultation with a supervising physician.
• Assist with evaluating and managing follow up patients
• Maintain a panel of continuity care patients
• Assist with patient flow by seeing patients as requested by the attending physician.

Assist with procedures if triage nurses are unavailable.
• Perform urinary catheterization, venipuncture, and other nursing tasks as requested attending physician - i.e. NBS
• Assist physicians with other specialized procedures - i.e. skin biopsy
• Coordinate on-call telephone coverage with physician

Assist with patient follow-up.
• Review routine laboratory reports for abnormalities, notify responsible clinician according to degree of urgency.
• When appropriate, contact families to return for further evaluation or treatment of conditions detected by screening.

Document all aspects of patient care promptly.
• Complete in accordance with practice guidelines, within 24 hours of patient care.

Assist in developing APN role in Genetics, to teach other department personnel.
• Teach medical students the elements of well child care, one formal session a week, and informally at other pertinent times.
• Provide in-service education for nurses and nursing and medical assistants about common problems and their management.
• Share the nurse practitioner perspective of health care with residents and other physician staff.
• Assist with coordination of emergency policy and procedure including organizing mock training exercises for staff

Assist with planning, developing and implementing of patient education activities, as appropriate to the ages of the patient's growth and development through the life cycle factors (Neonates, Adolescents, Pediatrics, Adults, Geriatrics).
• Evaluate educational level and understanding of caregivers.
• Explain the nature of the child's illness, the reason for all tests and procedures, and the care necessary in the home, including administration of medicines, ensure understanding, using printed information to supplement oral teaching.
• Develop new, innovative methods of patient education, including group waiting room teaching, geared to the educational level of the clientele.
• Locate available simple pictorial education materials or develop new ones as necessary, to assist with the teaching of young parents and those with limited education.

Demonstrate competency in knowledge and skill necessary to provide care to provide care to specific age-related populations (i.e. Neonates, Pediatrics, Adolescents, Adults, Geriatrics).
• Maintain CPR review certification on an annual basis as evidenced by a valid card. Submit to Chair and Practice Coordinator.
• Attend all mandatory in-service updates as required.
• Attend at least the minimum required continuing education programs per year, needed for maintenance of certification and licensure.

Assist with setting and revising practice policies.
• Review current policies and make suggestions for revision.
• Be alert for the need of new policies to improve the efficiency and patient friendliness of the clinic, and, after discussion with the Practice Coordinator and Chair, assist with writing these.

Assist with routine paperwork.
• Call in routine medication and vitamin refills, consulting with physician as necessary.
• Assist with sharing patient information, either in writing or by telephone, with other health care providers. Complete school and daycare Supplemental Social Security Income forms.

• Current Registered Nurse licensure in the State of New Jersey
• Current Advance Practice Nursing licensure in the State of New Jersey
• Current CDS and DEA required
• Master's degree in nursing required
• Two (2) years' experience in specialty strongly preferred
• Certified as a nurse practitioner in the State of New Jersey within area of specialty
• BLS certification, as approved by the American Heart Association

Schedule: Full Time, 5 8HR Shifts, 1 half Saturday a month

Grade 132