Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Staff Nurse for the Clinical Research and Occupational Medicine Division of the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute. In accordance with professional nursing standards, skillfully administers total patient care based on the individualized needs of patients and employees seen at Employee Health and the EOHSI Clinical Center.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Utilizes nursing assessment skills to evaluate and triage the health status of patients and employees, makes referrals for occupational and non-occupational health/injury concerns of the employee population, as outlined in the Standards of Nursing Practice, Employee Health Policy and Third Party Administrator.
Responds to emergency situations for employees/ visitors based upon nursing standards, policies, procedures and protocol. This entails handling emergency circumstances on the Piscataway campus.
Documents history and physical assessment for assigned patients. Maintains patients' rights to privacy under HIPAA guidelines. Maintains medical records.
Maintains safe and healthy work environment through planning and implementation of various assurance programs: Tuberculosis screenings, Hearing Conservation, Immunizations, Respirator/Asbestos screenings, Pre-placement evaluations, Surveillance evaluations (external and internal patients/employees), Travel Consultations and CDL exams in full compliance with the University, State and Federal mandated health related regulations.
Performs physicals under the direction of the attending physician (i.e. blood pressure, temperature, blood draws, etc.) for screening research participants to partake in research studies.
Rotates among clinical office site locations to provide nursing services at Clinical Academic Building in New Brunswick and EOHSI Clinical Center in Piscataway, NJ.
Handles clinic operations to include; maintaining clinical supplies, equipment, and staffing needs as designated by the nurse manager, during her absence.
Acts as a liaison with Risk & Claims on work related injuries, chemical and Bloodborne Pathogen exposures and needle stick incidents.
Participates in department quality improvement activities.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing with a license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of New Jersey. (Active and in Good Standing).
Two (2) years of clinical experience as a Registered Nurse.
Three (3) years of Occupational Health experience.
Current CPR certification.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), Electronic Medical Records (EMR), operating of Spirometer, EKG and Audiogram.
Completion of NIOSH approved courses in Spirometry and Occupational Health Conservation.
Certification in Occupational Health Nursing (COHN), a plus.
ACLS certification desired.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
PHYSICALDEMANDS: Standing / sitting for length of time. No special vision requirements. Lifting of medical charts (maximum of 8-10 lbs).
WORKENVIRONMENT: Clinical office
Posting Number: 18ST2939
Location: Piscataway (RBHS)
Internal Number: 74766
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.