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Staff Nurse-Pediatric Rheumatology and Pediatric Endocrinology

Rutgers University

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Recruitment/Posting Title Staff Nurse-Pediatric Rheumatology and Pediatric Endocrinology
Job Category Staff & Executive - Healthcare - Nursing
Department RWJ-Pediatrics-Rheumatology Div
New Jersey’s academic health center, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) takes an integrated approach to educating students, providing clinical care, and conducting research, all with the goal of improving human health. Aligned with Rutgers University–New Brunswick and collaborating university wide, RBHS includes eight schools, a behavioral health network, and five centers and institutes that focus on cancer treatment and research, neuroscience, advanced biotechnology and medicine, environmental and occupational health, and health care policy and aging research.
Our faculty are teachers, clinicians, and scientists with unparalleled experience who advance medical innovation and provide patient care informed by the latest research findings. We offer an outstanding education in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, public health, nursing, biomedical research, and the full spectrum of allied health careers.
Our clinical and academic facilities are located throughout the state—at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, including Piscataway; and at locations in Newark, Scotch Plains, Somerset, Stratford, and other locations. Clinical partners include Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, Newark’s University Hospital in Newark, and other affiliates.
Through this community of healers, scientists, and scholars, Rutgers is equipped as never before to transform lives.
Posting Summary
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Staff Nurse for the department of Pediatrics at the 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. Functions in the role of full-time registered nurse at RWJMS. Attend Rheumatology clinics working in a collegial environment with physicians and staff. Follows up on test results, calls patients/parents and documents labs and medication flow sheet. Involved in data collection, entry and research. Responsible for the development of health services outreach in the community and area hospitals to improve health care access.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
  • Refers patients appropriately.
  • Develops and implements a plan of care in collaboration with physicians.
  • Teaching of common medications used in pediatric rheumatology including immunosuppressive and chemotherapeutic agents in collaboration with physicians.
  • Review of plan and instruction handout in clinic /and if patient calls.
  • Review of teaching handout. Discuss with parents in collaboration with physicians and set up steroid injections, infusions and admissions.
  • Writing out letters for school, accommodation letters for college, completing forms for disability and family leave.
  • Call lab for specific missing blood tests.
  • Collect relevant information from chart to be given to Preauthorization nurse for procedures.
  • Triage patients appropriately and notify MDs in case of emergency.
  • Orders diagnostic procedures in collaboration with physicians.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift Day
Work Arrangement
FLSA Nonexempt
Grade 01D
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 34.140
Annual Mid Range Salary 42.690
Annual Maximum Salary 49.570
Standard Hours 40.00
Union Description HPAE, Local 5089
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft
Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overview .
Rutgers also offers a benefit program to eligible full-time postdoctoral fellow students. For details, please go to https://finance.rutgers.edu/healthcare-risk/insurance/postdoctoral-health-insurance.
COVID-19 Immunization Requirement
Under Policy 60.1.35 , Rutgers University requires all prospective employees to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and have received a booster (where eligible) against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Prospective employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment must provide proof they have received a booster within two weeks (14 calendar days) of eligibility . Based on current guidance, individuals are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of any COVID-19 vaccine authorized or approved for use in the United States by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Eligibility for a booster against COVID-19 varies and is explained on the University’s web site located at https://coronavirus.rutgers.edu/covid-19-vaccine . Failure to provide proof of primary vaccination and booster will result in rescission of a prospective employee’s offer of employment and/or disciplinary action up to and including termination.
Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility ABP


Minimum Education and Experience
  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with a license to practice in the State of New Jersey.
  • At least six (6) months experience in a subspecialty involving care of children with chronic diseases.
  • Certified as a Registered Nurse with a specialization in pediatric health nursing,
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • The RN should have knowledge and experience of care of immunosuppressed patients and chemotherapeutic medications.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bilingual skills (English/Spanish).
  • Computer skills, particularly in Microsoft Office.
  • Certified as a Registered Nurse with a specialization in pediatric health nursing, rheumatology.
  • 1-2 years of nursing experience in Pediatrics.
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
  • PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Standing, sitting, walking, talking or hearing. Typing on computer. No special vision requirements.

  • WORK ENVIRONMENT: Office environment. Moderate Noise.
Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 22ST3564
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Downtown New Brunswick
City New Brunswick
State NJ
Location Details

Pre-employment Screenings

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.

Infection Control and Safety

This position is subject to all Rutgers University policies, including TB surveillance and other infection control and safety policies. Please review the Tuberculosis Surveillance Policy for additional information.

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement

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