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Advanced Practice Nurse

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Position Details

Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Advanced Practice Nurse
Job Category Staff & Executive - Medical (Clinical) - Nursing
Department CINJ-Apn's/Clinicians

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Vision, Mission, and Core Values:

Our vision is to be a statewide, national and world leader of scientific discovery, transdisciplinary engagement, translation, patient care and education that improves outcomes for cancer patients and populations. We will accomplish this by conducting innovative basic, clinical and population research and cutting-edge patient-centered care that expands our understanding of the etiology and biology of cancer; facilitates the rapid translation of laboratory-based discoveries into human studies; develops new approaches and interventions for cancer prevention that decrease cancer incidence and mortality; and develops new and better therapies to decrease suffering and mortality from cancer.

Core Values:

Curiosity and Discovery, Integrity, Collaboration, Respect and Caring, Perseverance.

Posting Summary

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking an Advanced Practice Nurse for the APN’s/Clinicians department at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Advanced nursing practice is the utilization of professional nursing knowledge. Advanced Practice Nurse (APNs) function as advanced practice professionals in expanded roles. This requires collaboration with the interdisciplinary team to provide for assessment and therapeutic management of patient/family needs. Care is provided to oncology patients in the ambulatory and hospital settings (pending privileging process). The Advanced Practice Nurse will work within a multidisciplinary unit that is designed to meet the needs of specialized cancer populations; i.e., disease-specific settings. The major responsibilities include expanded patient assessment, triage, coordination and documentation of care to a specified group of adult patients older than 18 years of age. This includes care of adults at various developmental stages including geriatrics. The Nurse Practice and the Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Nurse Specialist Acts of the State of New Jersey define the scope of the position and adherence to the policies and Standard Operating Procedures set forth by the Cancer Institute of New Jersey.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:
• Performs comprehensive initial and episodic health histories and physical exams; in order to identify existing or potential health problems.
• Initiates and implements an individualized nursing and medical plan of care in collaboration with members of interdisciplinary team.
• Initiates appropriate diagnostic, therapeutic, medical and nursing actions in conjunction with physician.
• Provides follow-up care including acute and routine examinations.
• Assesses progress, identifies problems, initiates preventive measures, recognizes emergent problems, initiates proper care in collaboration with physician.
• Monitors and adjusts patients’ medication according to protocol or medical plan of care including adequate pain control.
• Implements nutritional therapies, as appropriate.
• Triages patient problem calls in office, which require medical attention, Monday through Friday.
• Orders appropriate laboratory and diagnostic procedures.
• Recognizes normal and abnormal laboratory findings and the pathology involved.
• Documents information in patients’ charts following documentation standards established by the Cancer Institute of New Jersey.
• Demonstrates in depth oncology specific, as well as general medical-surgical knowledge base

Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
FLSA Exempt
Grade 07S
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 94671.00
Annual Mid Range Salary 115346.00
Annual Maximum Salary 140540.00
Standard Hours 40.00
Union Description HPAE, Local 5089
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft

Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at:

Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility ABP


Minimum Education and Experience

• Licensed as an Advanced Practice Nurse in the State of New Jersey. Certified as a Nurse Practitioner with specialization in Oncology.
• At least two (2) years of nursing experience in the Oncology specialty area in a hospital or clinic setting, preferably in an Advanced Practice role.
• American Heart Association: Basic Cardiac Life Support.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills.
• Must be computer literate with proficiency and working knowledge of database and reporting tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.
• Possesses own vehicle or alternative means of transportation from one site to another.

Preferred Qualifications
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment

Physical Demands:
Walking, sitting, standing, talking and hearing. No special vision requirements. Lifting up to 25 lbs.

Work Environment:
Clinical setting includes exposure to blood excrement, antineoplastic drugs, and exposure to infectious and communicable diseases.

Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 17ST2921
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Downtown New Brunswick
Location Details

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:

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you certified as an Advanced Practice Nurse by the New Jersey Board of Nursing?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have at least two (2) years of oncology specific nursing practice?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a personal vehicle?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application