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POST DATE 9/17/2016
END DATE 11/9/2016

Valley Health System Ridgewood, NJ

Ridgewood, NJ
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Masters Degree


Job Description:

* This position is based at The Valley Hospital

* POSITION SUBTITLE: Advanced Practice Nurse, Critical Care


In a collaborative and multidisciplinary environment, contributes professional and clinical nursing expertise to assigned unit(s) and/or patient populations to ensure the delivery of high quality nursing care


* The Critical Care Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) diagnoses medical conditions, plans and implements interventions, and evaluates critically ill patients in collaboration with intensive care physicians. He/she may perform invasive therapeutic procedures (namely central venous lines, arterial lines, thoracotomy tubes, intubation) based on the needs of the specific patient population as determined collaboratively with the intensivist and as approved the board of trustees. He/she will also lead codes and manage arrhythmias per ACLS guidelines. He/she will perform ventilator management, invasive line removal, medication de-escalation, and facilitate transfer of patients into and out of the critical care units in collaboration with intensivists. The critical care advanced practice registered nurse will facilitate communication between patients and family members and members of the healthcare team. He/ she will collaborate with nurses and managers to implement and evaluate holistic patient care delivery and serve as a resource to members of the healthcare team to facilitate delivery by using an in-depth pathophysiologic and psychosocial knowledge base. The critical care APRN will also work in conjunction with the critical care service to perform daily rounds on intensive care and intermediate care patients, facilitating execution of the prescribed treatment plan. He/She will ensure that acute stroke patients are seen in a timely fashion and receive comprehensive care. The APRN will request consultations as needed from other services and will maintain awareness of all consulting actions and his patients.

* REPORTS TO: Physician Director of Intensive Care and Assistant Vice President of Medical Surgical Services


* Current Registered Professional Nurse and Certification as an Advanced Practice Nurse in New Jersey.

* Master s Degree in Nursing required, Doctorate (DNP, PhD) preferred

* Minimum of 3-5 years of clinical nursing practice experience, primarily in the area of specialty.


* Please check off requirements that apply to the specific position subtitled above:

* Credentialed as an Advanced Practice Nurse in the State of New Jersey with primary focus of education and training as (check all that apply):

* ___ Clinical Nurse Specialist

* ___ Adult

* ___ Pediatric

* ___ Psych

* ___ Women s Health

* ___ Critical Care

* _x_ Nurse Practitioner

* _x_ Acute Care

* _x_ Adult, Adult/Gerontology, or Family

* ___ Pediatric

* ___ Psych

* ___ Women s Health

** This position requires a collaborative agreement with a physician. The position is contingent upon appointment to the Medical Staff by the Board of Trustees:

* _x_ Prescriptive privileges for medications, treatments and/or DME

* _x_ History and Physical Examination or episodic care of patients

* Please provide any additional certification or other requirements for this position e.g. ACLS, CCRN, etc:

* BLS, ACLS, CCRN preferred

Valley is an equal opportunity employer. Valley does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability, liability for military service, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other basis made unlawful by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation.