The primary purpose of the Staff Nurse position is to be accountable for the care activities, safety
and goal achievements of assigned patients through assessing, diagnosing, planning and intervening in actual or potential health problems
and evaluating patient’s response to the care. These responsibilities also include patient education and discharge planning. The
Registered Professional Nurse places emphasis on mobilizing patients and preventing skin break down, falls and implements the
appropriate measures to achieve this. The Registered Professional Nurse is a member of a designated care team and collaborates,
coordinates and guides team members in planning patient care in a safe environment and achieving patient care goals according to the
patient/family developmental stage and cultural expectations.
The competent practice of the Professional Registered Nurse is evidenced by patient/family goal achievement, patient/family satisfaction,
care and services demonstrated and thoroughly documented in accordance with American Nurses Association Standards of Clinical
Practice, Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Organization Standards Sentinel Event Alert Recommendation, Patient/Family
Centered Principles, Department of Health Standards and University Hospital Policies and Procedures. As a professional licensed staff and
member of an interdisciplinary team, the Registered Professional Nurse exemplifies the behavioral expectations articulated for this role
and the Nursing Department Philosophy.
Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of New Jersey required. BSN preferred. Adult Medical/Surgical experience preferred. ACLS
and BLS required. Must maintain valid certification by the American Heart Association in basic life support (BLS). Ability to employ
problem solving techniques and critical thinking. Effective interpersonal skills. Ability to lift and move patients with/without reasonable
accommodations. Ability to organize care/activities of multiple patients. Successful completion of a Progressive Care Course or
Progressive Care Certification, preferred but must be achieved within first six (6) months of hire. Phlebotomy Certification or IV
Certification is preferred but must be achieved within first six (6) months of hire. Proficiency in the English language is required. FIT
Testing required. Successful completion of a Critical Care Course or CCRN Certification preferred.
University Hospital offers a competitive salary & comprehensive benefits package. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. For more information, visit www.uhnj.org/hrweb.