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Advanced Practice Nurse /Neurology Service Line

  • RWJUH Rahway Hospital
  • Nursing Administration
  • Day
  • Posted: May 3, 2021
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The Advance Practice Nurse functions as an independent care provider in collaboration with the medical/surgical staff.  Their advance practice is characterized by comprehensive health assessments and management of patients with acute and or chronic health problems.  Obtain patient histories and perform physical examination.  Write admitting orders, routine orders and daily progress notes as indicated. The Advance Practice Nurse rounds with attending physicians on inpatients.   Discharge patients following completion of medication reconciliation.  Prescribe pharmacological agents and non-pharmacological treatments for appropriate medical conditions.  Educate patients and or families regarding disease process, medical intervention and health promotion.  Document patient teaching.  Refers and communicates pertinent abnormalities to collaborating physician/medical services.  Performs clinical procedures (based upon credential approval) in addition to RN functions  Serves as a resource for nursing and ancillary staff in regards to patient and disease management.  The APN dedicates 50% of his/her time to these job functions.


 Serves as Stroke Coordinator to meet and maintain Primary Stroke Designation requirements.  Includes attending Code Strokes and clinical follow-up on stroke patients (includes medical documentation and follow up assessment).  Requires critical assessment of stroke patient data to determine appropriate education and training for staff and delivering tailored education and training.  Responsible for reporting all requisite stroke patient data to meet Primary Stroke Designation requirements.  The APN dedicates 50% of his/her time to these job functions.


Performs other functions as requested.  Facilitate practices that are in compliance with DOH, CMS and TJC.



5 years’ experience as an RN.  APN experience preferred.


Current APN license in the State of New Jersey with a license number to practice in New Jersey. (An actual certificate and license from the Board of Nursing is a must to practice as an APN.) Current Nurse Practitioner Certification from a nationally accredited nursing organization, such as ANCC or AANP. Current NRN license in the State of NJ. The NP must have a DEA number from the USDEA to prescribe Schedule II-V controlled substances. In case the APN does not have DEA number, all controlled substance must be signed by collaborating physician. Current certification in Basic Cardiac Life support. EKG certification or current ACLS if NP interprets EKG. Wound suturing certification for wound care.


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