Advanced Practice Nurse (FT) - Geriatric Ambassador Program Lead
Company: Barnabas Health
Posted on: October 3, 2019
Advanced Practice Nurse (FT) - Geriatric Ambassador Program
Req #: I36620
Category: Nurse Practitioner
Geriatrics Institute MSC, 600 RIVER AVE, LAKEWOOD, NJ 07470
RWJBarnabas Health is the most comprehensive health care delivery
system in New Jersey, with a service area covering five million
people. The system includes eleven acute care hospitals Clara Maass
Medical Center in Belleville, Community Medical Center in Toms
River, Jersey City Medical Center in Jersey City, Monmouth Medical
Center in Long Branch, Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus in
Lakewood, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, RWJUH- New
Brunswick, RWJUH- Somerset in Somerville, RWJUH- Hamilton, RWJUH-
Rahway and Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston; three acute
care children s hospitals and a leading pediatric rehabilitation
hospital (Children s Specialized Hospital), a freestanding 100-bed
behavioral health center, trauma centers, a satellite emergency
department, ambulatory care centers, geriatric centers, the state s
largest behavioral health network, comprehensive home care and
hospice programs, fitness and wellness centers, retail pharmacy
services, a medical group, multi-site imaging centers and an
accountable care organization.
Barnabas Health Medical Group is a multispecialty group practice
comprised of highly trained and experienced world class primary and
specialty care physicians. Barnabas Health Medical Group physicians
provide compassionate and innovative cutting-edge care for people
at every stage of life at easily accessible facilities conveniently
located throughout New Jersey. Backed by the vast continuum of
resources of RWJBarnabas Health, the largest not-for-profit
integrated health care delivery system in New Jersey and one of the
largest in the nation, our dedicated physicians and expertly
trained supporting staff continuously strive for clinical
James and Sharon Maida Geriatrics Institute Background:
The James and Sharon Maida Geriatrics Institute encompasses an 18-
bed ACE (Acute Care for Hospitalized Elders) unit and a
comprehensive outpatient geriatrics practice offering both primary
care and consultative geriatrics care as well as palliative care
consultation and follow up. The Maida Institute includes physical
therapy services with an onsite gym, occupational therapy
(including training in an ADL (Activities of Daily Life) model
kitchen, vestibular rehabilitation, and audiology services. The
Maida Institute offers patients and caregivers extensive social
work support programs ranging from support groups, counseling, and
community referrals, to bereavement services. The Better Health
Program at the Maida Institute offers free membership and a variety
of social and educational programs that combined with onside health
coaching serve to help the surrounding senior community approach
the health concerns in aging with camaraderie and knowledge.
Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus s Geriatrics programming
also includes a Geriatrics Emergency Medicine Program.
The James and Sharon Maida Institute serves as a community and
State-wide resource for geriatrics care, currently employing 2
physicians, a nurse practitioner, one nurse, 2 geriatrics
pharmacists, 1 social worker, 2 health coaches, and a program
director, as well as 4 physical therapists, 2 occupational
therapists, a full time audiologist, and a rehabilitation medicine
director. The Ambassador Program will serve to link these
comprehensive services and professionals to the older adult
communities as well as seniors living in assisted living and
nursing home settings.
The James and Sharon Maida Institute at Monmouth Medical Center
Southern Campus in Lakewood New Jersey is located in Ocean County.
There are approximately 92 senior communities, 20 assisted livings,
35 long term care/nursing homes, and 10 senior day programs in the
surrounding local area. The ambassador program was developed from
the need for onsite geriatrics expertise with links to Maida
Institute professionals at varying schedules and frequency in the
variety of care settings previously described. The ambassador
program will provide onsite medical care to these programs based on
individual need. The program will be managed and directed by a
Geriatrics certified Adult Nurse Practitioner. On site clinical
care will be provided on site to interested locations, as well as
at the institute for more complicated or involved needs.
Transportation to patients in the Ambassador Program will be
provided by MMCSC s van for needed appointments or follow up
testing. The program will utilize the same electronic medical
record used at the Maida Institute to allow for review, follow up
and after-hours coverage of particular patient issues. Facilities
can choose from a range of options for on-site patient care (for
example, weekly, bimonthly etc..)
The Maida Institute Ambassador Program will also arrange for
on-site health education programs as well as screenings and
preventative care (vaccination) events as requested by the facility
The Advanced Practice Nurse Geriatric Ambassador Program Lead is
responsible for performing duties independently following
established and standardized procedures and methods referring
questionable situations to physician. The APN provides primary
health care through assessment, diagnosis, clinical judgment and
management to restore, maintain and improve the health status of
- Administers injections, immunizations and oral medications,
- Assists physician by recording patient progress notes, issues
diagnostic orders, and transcribes orders.
- Assists with various counseling and education functions.
- Billing for patient services based on CMS and NJ State Board
- Demonstrates satisfactory knowledge and judgment to provide
appropriate care for patients.
- Develops plan of care for patients in coordination with
multidisciplinary team and completes appropriate reports to
physicians and family.
- Documents and maintains patient records of services provided
according to facility and nursing standards.
- Establishes a collaborative relationship with other medical
- Examines patients to determine presence of illness, utilizing
physical findings, laboratory results, medical history, ascertains
nature and extent of illness and prescribes treatments as
- Interviews, instructs and advises patients regarding health and
illness prevention. Instructs patient and family regarding
medications and treatment instructions.
- Issues prescriptions to patients based on Federal & State
- Orders and reviews appropriate laboratory and diagnostic
procedures. Reviews all lab data and documents.
- Participates in the development of protocols.
- Performs and obtains a completed medical history and physical
data on patients with appropriate documentation and findings.
- Performs independent evaluations and treatment procedures in
- Provides monitoring and continuity of care between physician
- Responsible for maintaining the quality and adequacy of nursing
- Reviews and audits charts routinely.
- Works in collaboration with a physician to diagnose conditions
- The Geriatric APN will also work with the on-site team at The
Maida Institute, to provide coverage when needed as well as patient
follow up phone calls, renewals of medication, and
education/screening assistance with Better Health community
- Master s degree in Nursing required.
- Registered Professional Nurse with current NJ state license;
CDS and DEA.
- CPR certification.
- NP Certification.
- Three to five years of work experience as a professional
nurse.We offer a great work environment, competitive rates and
excellent benefits, including:
- Medical/Dental/Vision plans
- 401 (k)
- Short & Long Term Disability
- Basic Life & Accidental Death Insurance
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Health Care/Dependent Care Flexible Spending AccountsOther
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or
contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or
responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.
Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with
or without notice.
Equal Opportunity Employer
RWJBarnabas Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Barnabas Health is New Jersey---s largest integrated health care
delivery system, providing treatment and services to more than two
million patients each year. Throughout Barnabas Health, our
dedicated physicians, nurses, and health professionals are
committed to providing the highest quality of patient care and
health education to the community and region.Barnabas Health offers
a broad depth and breadth of services and is one of the leading
health care systems in the nation, receiving widespread recognition
for clinical excellence and patient safety. Barnabas Health---s
network includes seven acute care hospitals, two children---s
hospitals, a behavioral health center, including a statewide
behavioral health network, ambulatory care facilities, geriatric
centers, specialized women---s health services, and comprehensive
home care and hospice services. Our 5,200 doctors and 21,000
employees deliver top quality care to 1.5 million outpatients,
220,000 inpatients, and 540,000 Emergency Department patients, and
deliver 20,000 babies each year.We want our patients and their
families to know that they can expect the highest level of care,
delivered cost-effectively, wherever they see the name Barnabas
Health. Each Barnabas employee contributes to a culture of
responsibility, improvement, and quality at every one of our
facilities, every day.
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