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Acute Care Nurse Practitioner- Clinical Decision Unit & Attending Directive Services- Plainsboro, NJ
  • Job ID: 85553
  • Job Category: Nurse Practitioner/ Physician Assistant
  • Specialty Area: Nurse Pract/ Phys Asst -Inpatient
  • Primary Shift: Day
  • Work Schedule: 12 Hour Shifts- Day Time Hours
  • Penn Medicine Entity: Penn Medicine Princeton Health
  • Location: Plainsboro, NJ
  • Address: 1 Plainsboro Road
  • Education Required: Masters Degree
  • Experience Required: Per Position Description
  • Employment Type: Full-Time Regular


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Position Description:
Penn Medicine Princeton Health is looking for an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner for the Clinical Decision Unit/ Attending Directive Services Dept.

The Nurse Practitioner provides direct and indirect patient care, admission support, and consult services in collaboration with the physicians in the acute inpatient setting and the Observation unit at PennMedicine – Princeton Medical Center.

Additional Responsibilities include:
- Independently evaluate patients requiring admission to either the inpatient or observation unit. - Promotes objective and timely evaluation based
on set criteria and clinical acumen.
Performs physical examination and documents findings.
- Independently assesses and follows patient and documents admission note, progress note, discharge note. Orders appropriate medications,
laboratory assessments and imaging in collaboration with the Attending physician.
- Communicates findings and care plan with patient, family and others in the care team.
- Reviews patient history with the patient and family and PC P and /or specialists, as detailed in unit protocol and best practice. Obtains and
reviews prior records from recent hospitalizations and/or outpatient visits, and coordinates discharge planning and ensures proper transition of
care. Communicates discharge/transfer information to appropriate providers. Perform patient and family education as needed.

Minimum Requirements:
Advanced Nurse Practice Degree from an accredited nursing school and all of the education required to have achieved such a degree.  Active NP licensure in the State of NJ.  
Acute care track preferred. Board certification as appropriate.

At least 2 years’ experience in acute inpatient care is required. Experience in emergency medicine, cardiac, cardiothoracic or medical intensive care unit required.

Active New Jersey State Advanced Nurse Practitioner license required
American Nurses Credentialing Center Certification / License required
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and NJ Controlled Dangerous Substances licenses required
Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certification required
Acute care certification preferred

Additional Information:

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.


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