CentraState Healthcare System




CentraState Healthcare System is a world-class, patient focused medical center comprised of a renowned team of healthcare professionals working together to transform the lives of those in the community.

CentraState is Magnet Recognized and was voted as one of the Top 20 Best Places to Work in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare magazine. We are a teaching hospital that works in conjunction with the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Family Medicine Residency Program. Our ambulatory campus also houses a range of outpatient health and wellness services to three senior living communities and a family medicine center.

CentraState Medical Center at a Glance

  • Third largest employer in Monmouth County with more than 2,600 employees.
  • Serves a population of 360,000 in four counties in central New Jersey.
  • Acute-care medical center established in 1971.
  • A 284-bed medical facility with 450 board-certified physicians.
  • Awarded Magnet status in 2005 by The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) of the American Nurses Association. Redesignated in 2015 by The Magnet Recognition Program.
  • A teaching hospital since July 1, 2005 - with a specialty in family medicine - in conjunction with the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

CentraState Healthcare System is a private, not-for-profit health organization located in Freehold, New Jersey (Monmouth County) and established in 1971. The system includes an acute care hospital, an ambulatory campus, three senior living communities, and a charitable foundation. We also offer a residency training program for family practice physicians and geriatric fellows in affiliation with the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

In working to make health care services more convenient for people throughout our region we have added four health pavilions located in Jackson, Monroe, East Windsor, and Marlboro. These locations offer patients a range of services – from primary and urgent care to rehabilitation and laboratory services – right in their own communities.


Awards

  • Awarded Magnet status in 2005 by The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) of the American Nurses Association. Redesignated in 2015 by The Magnet Recognition Program.
  • Ultrasound, Intersocietal Accrediting Commission Vascular Testing (ICAVL)
  • Women’s Center, Pink Ribbon Designation by Hologic National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers
  • CEO Cancer Gold Seal Approval, The CEO Roundtable on Cancer
  • Commission in Cancer of the American College of Surgeons, Three-year Reaccreditation with Commendation
  • American Heart Association, Worksite Innovation Award Platinum-level Fit-Friendly Worksite
  • Chest Pain, Society of Chest Pain Centers now known as Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care
  • International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners; US National Commission for Certifying Agencies
  • ADA Certification for Diabetes, American Diabetes Association
  • Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, AACVPR – American Association for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Society
  • Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer, American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (ACoSCoC)
  • Sleep Center Certification, American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • Hospital Accreditation, The Joint Commission
  • Radiation Oncology, American College Radiology (ACR)
  • Center of Excellence, Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation
  • WELCOA, Platinum Well Workplace Award
  • American Hospital Association, 8th Consecutive Most Wired Organization
  • The Manor,
    • The Joint Commission
    • U.S. News and World Report – Best Nursing Home in the Country
    • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) 5 Stars, 2017
  • Applewood,
    • CARF/CCAC
    • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) 5 Stars, 2017
    • Department of Health & Senior Services – Advanced Standing with Distinction
  • Monmouth Crossing, Department of Health & Senior Services – Advanced Standing with Distinction
  • American Heart Association/American, Stroke Association, Get with the Guidelines Target Stroke Honor Roll Elite Gold Plus Award
CentraState Healthcare System Freehold, NJ
Mar 28, 2020
Transports patients to and from ancillary departments and nursing units as directed. [ Responsibilities ] Consistently carries and answers walkie-talkie on first page. Makes deliveries promptly and returns to work area. Utilizes proper body mechanics when moving patients to and from stretchers and wheelchairs and during transport in order to avoid injury to self or others. Runs errands as requested when not performing patient transports. Delivers lab specimens, cleans stretchers and wheelchairs, or other requested items to correct departments. Ensures stretchers and wheelchairs are in proper working order and notifies transport dispatcher when repairs are needed. Cleans equipment and supplies. Stores stretchers, wheelchairs and O2 regulators in proper locations. Makes rounds at the end of shift (8 pm and 10 pm) to obtain stretchers and wheelchairs. Brings them to storage area for a.m. runs to begin. Accurately enters all required data on worksheets. Enters data on a timely basis.
CentraState Healthcare System Freehold, NJ
Mar 28, 2020
Provides assistance and support to the Activities Department in running daily activities for the residents. Helps plan and implement a diverse calendar of activity events. If an employee holds a Valid N.J. Driver’s License or a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), he/she may be required to assist in driving facility bus or facility car. [ Responsibilities ] Provides considerate respectful care focused upon the residents’ individual needs. Affirms the resident’s right to make decisions regarding his/her medical care, including the decision to discontinue treatment, to the extent permitted by law. Demonstrates the ability to obtain information and interpret information in terms of the needs of the age of the residents cared for. Demonstrates an understanding of the range of care needed based on the age of the residents cared for. Demonstrates knowledge of growth, development and/or adult health throughout the life span as appropriate to the job performed. Successfully completes life-span education as appropriate. Responsible for the care of facility pets. Assures accuracy of daily Reality Orientation calendars/monthly calendars in a timely manner. Follows monthly calendars in providing scheduled programs. Sets up/cleans up activity rooms / supply closets to promote safety and optimal activity participation. Decorates designated areas to promote awareness of seasons, holiday, and special events. Shares responsibility for attending IDCP meetings and required documentation and communicates ideas and observations at departmental staff meetings. Maintains attendance records for activity functions when applicable. Provides instructions to volunteers who are assigned to them as well as assists in recruiting departmental volunteers.
CentraState Healthcare System Freehold, NJ
Mar 28, 2020
Assists the Nursing System and Staffing Coordinator with scheduling and payroll duties and provides general clerical assistance. [ Responsibilities ] Reviews staffing sheets, deciding if floors need additional staff, or are able to have staff cancelled or floated. Contacts additional staff as appropriate. Deals appropriately with the floors concerning sitters and 1:1s; obtaining coverage as needed. Files 1:1 paperwork in the appropriate binder, including discharges. Contacts floors for missing 1:1 orders. Assigns float pool appropriately based on unit needs. Enters assigned units for float pool and safety companions in the API scheduling system. Receives call-outs, makes a notation in the call-out log, and notifies the appropriate unit. Enters the call-out into the API system, accurately using UPTO or Unpaid Absence as appropriate. Crosses the employee off the staffing sheet and adjusts staffing number. Deals with special situations regarding inclement weather procedures, including travel advisory situations, and non-payment of weather-related call-outs. Appropriately handles telephone calls from staff seeking sleeping accommodations and/or travel assistance. Accurately enters all data into API scheduling system, including extra shifts, call-outs, switches, education, etc. Enters notes on the schedule as appropriate. Makes staffing rounds on the floors, communicating with nurse managers/clinical leaders/charge RNs regarding current staff and further staffing needs for the day. Keeps the API time & attendance system current, checking for missing swipes and special codes. Ensures that employees are coded for the proper type of shift and position and to the appropriate unit. Contacts employees and managers for missing information/swipes. Assists Nurse Managers in approving payroll by ensuring all critical and warning errors in API are handled appropriately and corrected as needed. Completes Monday morning payroll in a timely manner. Completes problem logs accurately and appropriately. Runs appropriate reports out of the API system, including staffing rosters and unit staffing sheets. After running the staffing sheets, accurately produces counts on staff. Covers phones in the nursing office as needed, ensuring that calls do not go unanswered. Retrieves messages from the staffing office voice mail and deals with them appropriately. Keeps accurate record of incentive shifts used and codes them appropriately in the API staffing system, enters them into the incentive log, and color-codes them on the staffing sheets. Accurately utilizes the Swift 911 system to contact staff via text/voice message/email. Remembers to make notation in “Calls Made” book and enters any positive responses in red. Deals with funeral homes that come to pick up remains, ensuring that all paperwork is completed as appropriate. Enters preliminary cause of death into Soarian. Accesses Soarian appropriately and run a House Census as needed. Coordinates with the NJHA Registry program to obtain agency staffing as needed. Reviews information obtained for agency staff, checking for accuracy and completeness and contacts agencies for missing information. Coordinates training/orientation for all new agency personnel. Enters information for Leaves of Absence into the API system, ensuring that employees are appropriately given EIB or PTO as directed by Employee Health. Gathers information of intermittent leaves and communicates this to Employee Health. Coordinates with Professional Development to ensure new staff is educated regarding proper API swiping procedures. Assists supervisor in training new personnel, ensuring that they are properly versed in all staffing office tasks and procedures. Conducts daily operations in the absence of the Supervisor.
CentraState Healthcare System Freehold, NJ
Mar 26, 2020
Under the direction of the Inpatient Pressure Injury Nurse Practitioner, administers culturally sensitive nursing care to assigned patients that is in accordance with ANA standards, the NJ Practice Act, Joint Commission professional standards and established hospital and Nursing Department policy and procedures in accordance with evidence based nursing practice. Utilizes the Nursing Process in providing patient centered care. Evaluates the effectiveness of nursing care through the analysis of nurse sensitive indicators and patient outcomes. Attends system-wide orientation and nursing orientation. A preceptor/mentor will be provided. The length of orientation is unique for each employee dependent on experience level and specialty area. [ Responsibilities ] Provides considerate respectful care focused upon the patient’s individual needs to ensure patient satisfaction. Affirms the patient’s right to make decisions regarding his/her medical care, including the decision to discontinue treatment, to the extent permitted by law. Successfully completes life-span education as appropriate. Obtains a complete nursing history and baseline pressure assessment on admission and observation that is systematic, consistent and continuous throughout the hospital stay. This assessment is communicated effectively utilizing Hand-off policy between peers and APN on all admissions and observation patients. Documents results of patient pressure injury assessment, nursing diagnosis, care plan, pressure injury interventions, evaluation and patient progress in medical record according to hospital/nursing policy and the Nursing Standards of Care/Practice for patients with a pressure injury. Appropriately analyzes patient information /assessment to determine nursing diagnosis and needs for appropriate pressure injury nursing care, medical intervention or services of other clinical professionals. Consistently includes patient and family in the development of an individualized plan of care surrounding prevention of pressure injuries and the treatment plan for a pressure injury. Administers medications surrounding pressure ulcer treatment as needed following CSHS policies and manufacturer’s instructions. Takes immediate and appropriate actions in the event of a medication variance occurrence. Recognizes adverse reaction to medications and takes immediate and appropriate action. Recognizes changes in patient condition and/or emergencies situations and takes immediate and appropriate actions. Participates in unit and/or departmental conferences to discuss quality issues and quality improvement strategies as needed. Delegates components of care to non-professional caregivers as appropriate. Follows up on any delegated components of care and assignments given. Make decisions that demonstrate knowledge of nursing practice; utilizes sound nursing judgment in clinical and patient care management situations. Demonstrates critical thinking skills in the care of pressure injury patients and in the coordination of care to assure the best patient outcomes. Follow CSHS Pain Assessment policy. Takes picture of pressure injury upon admission, initial finding and weekly. Supports cost containment through efficient use of equipment, supplies and other pertinent resources. Evaluates the patient’s pressure injury needs for discharge and accesses appropriate resources for the patient and/or family. Consistently provides written and verbal pressure injury education to patients and/or families. Communicates findings with Pressure Injury APN, collaborates and works together to complete tasks and data collection. Consistently promotes teamwork throughout the nursing Inpatient/Observation departments.
CentraState Healthcare System Freehold, NJ
Mar 26, 2020
Provides health education and/or screening programs for community members, professionals and employees in the CentraState Healthcare System service area. Assists Coordinator in developing, evaluating and marketing programs. [ Responsibilities ] Utilizes effective teaching strategies and materials to present materials in a clear, concise, appropriate way. Prepares materials for class as appropriate. Works with the other instructors to develop course content based on the needs of participants and community members. Reviews participant evaluations with Director and colleagues and makes improvements where indicated. Demonstrates flexibility in teaching groups of various age levels and learning abilities. Provides feedback to the Director and recommends methods to improve services. Incorporates new applicable information in the field into class materials. Provides opportunity for participants to evaluate program content. Maintains accurate attendance records. Ensures that all participants have completed necessary paperwork, including release forms where appropriate.
CentraState Healthcare System Freehold, NJ
Mar 26, 2020
Administers culturally sensitive nursing care to assigned patients that is in accordance with ANA standards, the NJ Practice Act, Joint Commission, professional standards and established hospital and Nursing Department policy and procedures in accordance with evidence based nursing practice. Utilizes the Nursing Process in providing patient centered care. Evaluates the effectiveness of nursing care through the analysis of nurse sensitive indicators and patient outcomes. Orientation will include satisfactory completion of IV Course and CPR Certification. A patient focused care model utilizing a multidisciplinary approach is used as the method to deliver patient care. [ Responsibilities ] Provides considerate respectful care focused upon the patient’s individual needs to ensure patient satisfaction. Affirms the patient’s right to make decisions regarding his/her medical care, including the decision to discontinue treatment, to the extent permitted by law. Successfully completes life-span education as appropriate. Obtains a complete nursing history and baseline assessment that is systematic, consistent and continuous. This assessment is communicated effectively utilizing Hand-off policy and documented. Documents results of patient assessment, nursing diagnosis, care plan nursing interventions and evaluation and patient progress in medical record according to hospital/nursing policy and the Nursing Standards of Care/Practice for the specific patient type. Appropriately analyzes patient information /assessment to determine nursing diagnosis and needs for appropriate nursing care, medical intervention or services of other clinical professionals. Identifies patient problems and formulates nursing diagnosis according to physical, psychological, spiritual/cultural and educational needs in conjunction with a multi-disciplinary approach. Consistently includes patient and family in the development of an individualized plan of care. Administers medication as needed following CSHS policies and manufacturer’s instructions. Takes immediate and appropriate actions in the event of a medication variance occurrence. Recognizes changes in patient condition and/or emergencies situations and takes immediate and appropriate actions. Participates in unit conferences to discuss quality issues and quality improvement strategies. Delegates components of care to non-professional caregivers as appropriate. Follows up on any delegated components of care and assignments given. Make decisions that demonstrate knowledge of nursing practice; utilizes sound nursing judgment in clinical and patient care management situations. Demonstrates critical thinking skills in the care of patients and in the coordination of care to assure the best patient outcomes. Follow CSHS Pain Assessment policy. Successfully functions as a Resource Nurse, making decisions in the absence of the Clinical Leader and/or the Nurse Manager. Supports cost containment through efficient use of equipment, supplies and other pertinent resources. Recognizes adverse reaction to medications and takes immediate and appropriate action. Evaluates the patient’s needs for discharge and accesses appropriate resources for the patient and/or family. Consistently provides written and verbal education to patients and/or families. Successfully functions as a preceptor/mentor to students and new staff members. Consistently promotes teamwork within the unit and between departments. Consistently adheres to hospital policy regarding the insertion, maintenance and removal of foley catheters.
CentraState Healthcare System Freehold, NJ
Mar 26, 2020
Provides daily assistance of ADLs for residents and supportive nursing assistance to licensed professionals by performing assigned duties and services required to deliver quality patient care. Follows established standards, NJ Department of Health and Senior Services laws, JCAHO, and CentraState Medical Center policy and procedures. [ Responsibilities ] Provides considerate respectful care focused upon the Residents’ individual needs. Affirms the Resident’s right to make decisions regarding his/her medical care, including the decision to discontinue treatment, to the extent permitted by law. Demonstrates the ability to obtain information and interpret information in terms of the needs of the age of the Residents cared for. Demonstrates an understanding of the range of care needed based on the age of the Residents cared for. Demonstrates knowledge of growth, development and/or adult health throughout the life span as appropriate to the job performed. Successfully completes life-span education as appropriate. Accurately reports concerns or a change in Resident status to the RN/LPN. Provides partial and complete personal care to the residents. Assists in performing tasks to maintain resident mobility. Assists with Resident meal services and participates in the maintenance of the nutritional and hydration needs of the Resident. Verbalizes understanding that pain management is a priority to Resident and nurse. Notifies nurse immediately of Residents having pain/discomfort. Collects resident data utilizing learned technical skills. Assures Resident is safe prior to leaving them:- Has all items within reach- Call bell within reach- Alarms attached and working Restraints are applied according to care plan- Bed/ Chair proper level and location- Foot rests attached to wheelchair- Assures residents room is tidy prior to leaving Informs resident and escorts to activity as necessary. Assists residents with toileting and has proper incontinent product as per care plan. Attends IDCP meetings regarding your resident (depending on shift). Assures C.N.A care plan is accurate and updates when indicated. Communicates ideas and observations. Promotes a positive attitude with residents and families. Continually improves quality of services provided.
CentraState Healthcare System Freehold, NJ
Mar 26, 2020
Per Diem
Provides psychiatric crisis intervention, therapy, referral and discharge planning to patients/clients of CentraState Healthcare System. [ Responsibilities ] Provides considerate respectful care focused upon the patients’ individual needs. Affirms the patient’s right to make decisions regarding his/her medical care, including the decision to discontinue treatment, to the extent permitted by law. Demonstrates the ability to obtain information and interpret information in terms of the needs of the age of the patients cared for. Demonstrates an understanding of the range of care needed based on the age of the patients cared for. Demonstrates knowledge of growth, development and/or adult health throughout the life span as appropriate to the job performed. Successfully completes life-span education as appropriate. Interviews patients and/or family members as appropriate. Obtains a psycho-social history and assessment. Identifies situations indicating possible abuse, dependencies, growth and development problems, and sexual orientation issues. Appropriately analyzes all available data in formulating diagnostic impression. Considers physical, psychosocial and educational needs in conjunction with a multi-disciplinary approach. Consults psychiatrist as appropriate. Develops appropriate treatment plan and priorities based on patient assessment and diagnosis and history of substance abuse. Coordinates treatment plan with other healthcare providers and outside agencies as appropriate. Provides clinical assessment and triage, makes appropriate referrals. Provides crisis intervention counseling. Recommends appropriate method or methods of therapy including individual, couple, family or group. Acurately assesses the needs of the patients and appropriately triages crisis line calls. Collaborates with other health care providers in planning and carrying out plans for providing services. Assesses the patient and family educational needs and abilities and provides appropriate education. Maintains knowledge of and professional relationship with agencies providing community and mental health services. Recognizes need for services and refers patients and/or family members to appropriate agencies. Collaborates with hospital staff and external agencies to arrange transportation and/or transfer. Maintains required certifications and licenses.
CentraState Healthcare System Freehold, NJ
Mar 26, 2020
Per Diem
CentraState Healthcare System, a leading healthcare provider located in Monmouth County currently has an employment opportunity available for Patient Care Technician’s. The PCT provides skilled technical assistance to licensed professionals by performing assigned duties and services required to deliver quality patient care. Provides basic nursing care and assists patient with activities of daily living. [ Responsibilities ] Provides considerate respectful care focused upon the patient’s individual need. Accurately checks exterior of code cart each shift. Affirms the patient’s right to make decisions regarding his/her medical care, including the decision to discontinue treatment, to the extent permitted by law. Collects and labels specimens without error. Accurately performs bedside glucose monitoring, and calibration of Accucheck and enters data. Correctly performs all scheduled and assigned tasks while continually observing patient needs. Retrieves blood from the Blood Bank. Verbalizes/performs understanding of 1:1 precautions and documents appropriately. Performs post mortem care. Follows CentraState policy regarding restraint application, documentation and observation. Always answers patient call lights in a timely manner. Provides basic nursing care, including partial and/or complete direct personal hygienic care to patients (i.e.: bathing, feeding, diversional activity) and assists patients with activities of daily living. Properly performs electrocardiograms. Provides partial and/or complete direct personal hygienic care to patients. Accurately performs simple wound care and ostomy care. Accurately collects and documents patient data (TPR, I&O, specimen collection, height and weight) utilizing learned technical skills under the direction of the RN. Accurately documents patient data and comfort rounds in Wellsoft system. Correctly makes occupied and unoccupied beds. Notifies nurse immediately for patient’s complaints of pain/discomfort and any observed change in condition. Provides appropriate interventions for pain as directed by nurse and reports outcomes. Assists with the elimination needs of the patient while providing privacy and dignity. Performs rounding as per guidelines. Correctly feeds patients. Performs tasks to maintain patient mobility. Accurately maintains feeding tubes. Accurately performs incentive spirometry and pulse oximetry. Accurately obtains and documents temperatures, pulses, respirations and blood pressure. Accurately measures and documents intake and output. Reports patient intake and output to nurse. Supports cost containment through efficient use of equipment, supplies and other pertinent resources.
CentraState Healthcare System Freehold, NJ
Mar 26, 2020
Administers nursing care to assigned Residents that is in accordance with ANA standards, the NJ Practice Act, Joint Commission and established hospital and Nursing Department policy and procedures. [ Responsibilities ] Provides considerate respectful care focused upon the Residents’ individual needs. Affirms the Resident’s right to make decisions regarding his/her medical care, including the decision to discontinue treatment, to the extent permitted by law. Demonstrates the ability to obtain information and interpret information in terms of the needs of the age of the Residents cared for. Demonstrates an understanding of the range of care needed based on the age of the Residents cared for. Demonstrates knowledge of growth, development and/or adult health throughout the life span as appropriate to the job performed. Successfully completes life-span education as appropriate. Obtains a complete nursing history and baseline assessment that is systematic, consistent, and continuous. This assessment is communicated effectively and documented. Appropriately analyzes health status data to determine nursing diagnosis and needs for appropriate nursing care, medical intervention or services of other clinical professionals. Identifies Resident problems and formulates nursing diagnosis according to physical, psychological, spiritual/cultural and educational needs in conjunction with a multi disciplinary approach. Consistently includes Resident and Family in the development of an individualized plan of care. Administers medications following CSHS policies and manufacture’s instructions. Takes immediate and appropriate actions in the event of a medication variance occurrence. Recognizes changes in Resident condition and/or emergency situations and takes immediate and ap0propriate action. Participates in unit conferences to discuss quality issues and quality improvement strategies. Delegates and monitors components of care to professional and non-professional caregivers as appropriate. Makes decision and demonstrates knowledge of nursing practice, utilizes sound nursing judgment in critical and Resident care management situations. Demonstrates critical thinking skills in the care of Residents and in the coordination of are to assure the achievement of maximum outcomes. Documents pain assessment, intervention and follow-up. In conjunction with the Nurse Manager, participates in the evaluation of the nursing staff and identifies performance goals. Provides Resident/family with education regarding pain.
CentraState Healthcare System Freehold, NJ
Mar 26, 2020
Assists licensed nursing personnel in providing resident services by assisting residents with daily living activities, assisting with resident meals and maintaining the sanitation of residents’ living areas. [ Responsibilities ] Provides considerate respectful care focused upon the Residents’ individual needs. Affirms the Resident’s right to make decisions regarding his/her medical care, including the decision to discontinue treatment, to the extent permitted by law. Demonstrates the ability to obtain information and interpret information in terms of the needs of the age of the Residents cared for. Demonstrates an understanding of the range of care needed based on the age of the Residents cared for. Demonstrates knowledge of growth, development and/or adult health throughout the life span as appropriate to the job performed. Successfully completes life-span education as appropriate. Provides Resident supervision and/or assistance during self-administration of medications and documents accurately. Assists in personal Resident care and transfers as necessary. Performs light housekeeping duties efficiently. Accurately reports concerns or a change in Resident status to the RN/LPN. Assists with Resident meal services and participates in the maintenance of the nutritional and hydration needs of the Resident. Notifies nurse immediately of Residents having pain/discomfort. Verbalizes understanding that pain management is a priority to Resident and nurse. Accurately performs and records blood sugar levels and administers insulin to diabetics as prescribed. Administers eye drops, inhalers, nebulizer treatments under direction of the delegated RN. Applies patches as prescribed by physicians. Demonstrates the capability to understand the medication actions of each drug being administered including potentially significant drug interactions, side effects, and potential interactions. Notifies RN immediately for clarification when necessary as mandated by the DOH and Senior Services. Does vital signs as ordered by primary care physician. Orders and restocks resident prescribed medications as per physician orders. Performs daily reconciliation of narcotics with nurses per shift. Provides partial and complete care and transfers residents as necessary. Under Direction of RN, administers prescribed medications to residents and documents in the medical administration record.
CentraState Healthcare System Freehold, NJ
Mar 26, 2020
Transports patients to and from ancillary departments and nursing units as directed. [ Responsibilities ] Consistently carries and answers walkie-talkie on first page. Makes deliveries promptly and returns to work area. Utilizes proper body mechanics when moving patients to and from stretchers and wheelchairs and during transport in order to avoid injury to self or others. Runs errands as requested when not performing patient transports. Delivers lab specimens, cleans stretchers and wheelchairs, or other requested items to correct departments. Ensures stretchers and wheelchairs are in proper working order and notifies transport dispatcher when repairs are needed. Cleans equipment and supplies. Stores stretchers, wheelchairs and O2 regulators in proper locations. Makes rounds at the end of shift (8 pm and 10 pm) to obtain stretchers and wheelchairs. Brings them to storage area for a.m. runs to begin. Accurately enters all required data on worksheets. Enters data on a timely basis.
CentraState Healthcare System Freehold, NJ
Mar 26, 2020
Administers culturally sensitive nursing care to assigned patients that is in accordance with ANA standards, the NJ Practice Act, Joint Commission, professional standards and established hospital and Nursing Department policy and procedures in accordance with evidence based nursing practice. Utilizes the Nursing Process in providing patient centered care. Evaluates the effectiveness of nursing care through the analysis of nurse sensitive indicators and patient outcomes. Orientation will include satisfactory completion of Cardiac and Respiratory Courses, ACLS, CentraState Medical Center IV Course, and CPR Certification. A patient focused care model utilizing a multidisciplinary approach is used as the method to deliver patient care. If applicable (Transport RN), facilitates throughput by transporting patients from the Emergency Room or other areas of the hospital on admission and to and from testing. [ Responsibilities ] Provides considerate respectful care focused upon the patient’s individual needs to ensure patient satisfaction. Affirms the patient’s right to make decisions regarding his/her medical care, including the decision to discontinue treatment, to the extent permitted by law. Successfully completes life-span education as appropriate. Obtains a complete nursing history and baseline assessment that is systematic, consistent and continuous. This assessment is communicated effectively utilizing Hand-off policy and documented. Documents results of patient assessment, nursing diagnosis, care plan nursing interventions and evaluation and patient progress in medical record according to hospital/nursing policy and the Nursing Standards of Care/Practice for the specific patient type. Appropriately analyzes patient information /assessment to determine nursing diagnosis and needs for appropriate nursing care, medical intervention or services of other clinical professionals. Identifies patient problems and formulates nursing diagnosis according to physical, psychological, spiritual/cultural and educational needs in conjunction with a multi-disciplinary approach. Consistently includes patient and family in the development of an individualized plan of care. Administers medication as needed following CSHS policies and manufacturer’s instructions. Takes immediate and appropriate actions in the event of a medication variance occurrence. Recognizes changes in patient condition and/or emergencies situations and takes immediate and appropriate actions. Participates in unit conferences to discuss quality issues and quality improvement strategies. Delegates components of care to non-professional caregivers as appropriate. Follows up on any delegated components of care and assignments given. Make decisions that demonstrate knowledge of nursing practice; utilizes sound nursing judgment in clinical and patient care management situations. Demonstrates critical thinking skills in the care of patients and in the coordination of care to assure the best patient outcomes. Follow CSHS Pain Assessment policy. Successfully functions as a Resource Nurse, making decisions in the absence of the Clinical Leader and/or the Nurse Manager. Supports cost containment through efficient use of equipment, supplies and other pertinent resources. Recognizes adverse reaction to medications and takes immediate and appropriate action. Evaluates the patient’s needs for discharge and accesses appropriate resources for the patient and/or family. Consistently provides written and verbal education to patients and/or families. Successfully functions as a preceptor/mentor to students and new staff members. Consistently promotes teamwork within the unit and between departments. Answers call lights in a timely manner. Completes and documents admission assessment as needed. Correctly double-checks blood transfusions with an RN/Primary Caregiver accurately and per CSMC policy. Correctly performs all scheduled and assigned tasks while continually observing patients’ needs. Encourages patient to use incentive spirometer whenever possible. Covers patient assignments for RN breaks and meetings as needed. Educates patients about medications and disease processes. Facilitates throughput by transporting patients from the Emergency Room or other areas of the hospital on admission. Follows CSHS policy regarding restraint application, documentation and observation. Gives discharge instructions and education and documents discharge assessments as needed. Identifies changes in patient’s cardiac rhythm and reports findings to the primary RN. Implements basic nursing care and assists patients with activities of daily living. Inserts intravenous lines as needed. Makes discharge follow up phone calls daily and notifies Nurse Manager if patient has any complaints. Notifies primary RN immediately for patient complaints of pain. Performs simple wound care and ostomy care. Performs tasks to maintain mobility. Provides rounding as per guidelines. Provides partial and/or complete direct personal hygienic care to patients. Relieves monitor techs when needed. Consistently adheres to hospital policy regarding the insertion, maintenance and removal of foley catheters. Able to verbalize and demonstrate proper rationale and techniques surrounding all aspects of indwelling urinary catheter care as per policy #4668. Fulfills the requirements for competencies and completion of annual mandatories surrounding indwelling urinary catheters.
CentraState Healthcare System Freehold, NJ
Mar 26, 2020
Provides logistical and departmental support to Rehab. Assists therapists in delivery of patient care. Primarily inpatient [ Responsibilities ] Demonstrates ability to perform billing duties within parameters. Does patient scheduling in correct and efficient manner. Assists the therapist in a timely manner. Maintains the department in ready manner and checks department for clutter before shift ends. Orders supplies in a timely manner and follows through. Transports patients as necessary to and from department. Provides therapists with consistent feedback of patient flow.
CentraState Healthcare System Freehold, NJ
Mar 26, 2020
Performs general cleaning duties and related services in-Resident and non-Resident areas. [ Responsibilities ] Effectively performs a variety of housekeeping functions including mopping, dusting, sanitizing, wiping, scrubbing, buffing, and other manual jobs on floors, walls, beds, furniture, fixtures etc. Performs Resident room cleaning and discharge cleaning. Operates floor-cleaning machinery to maintain hard flooring and carpets. Collects and disposes of regular and medical wastes at loading dock. Replenishes soap, paper towels, toilet paper and other supplies as needed. Maintains housekeeping cart and equipment. Hangs drapes and curtains and moves furniture as necessary. Assembles set ups as requested by departments. Distributes clean linen and collects and stores dirty linen for pick up. Performs other duties as assigned.
CentraState Healthcare System Freehold, NJ
Mar 26, 2020
Inpatient Phlebotomist The Inpatient phlebotomist draws patients on hospital inpatient nursing units, One-Day Surgery Dept., Pre-Admission Testing and Short-Stay unit. When the hospital is experiencing a patient surge, a phlebotomist(s) may also be assigned to the Emergency Room. The Inpatient phlebotomist draws blood on admitted patients. There are three shifts: 5a-1p, 1p-9p and 9-7am. The 5a-1p inpatient phlebotomist is expected to draw 25-30 patients on early morning rounds. This includes routine, STAT and ALERT draws. Inpatient is a fast-paced, customer-focused environment with high patient volume. The ability to work well within a team of phlebotomists is required. Communicating often and effectively with your team is essential. 1 year experience; ASCP-certified phlebotomy technician is preferred. Outpatient Phlebotomist The Outpatient phlebotomist draws walk-in patients at the main hospital campus. Appointments are not required and volume/traffic flow changes hourly. Outpatient phlebotomists are responsible for interpreting prescriptions, or seeking assistance with complex orders, and then ordering the labs in the computer. Patient flow is monitored very closely to assure the majority of outpatients do not wait longer than 15 minutes for service. High levels of customer service are expected and essential to good patient relations. Outpatient is a fast-paced, customer-focused environment with high patient volume and high customer service standards. The ability to work well within a team of phlebotomists is required. Communicating often and effectively with your team is essential. 1 year experience; ASCP-certified phlebotomy technician is preferred. Outreach Phlebotomist The Outreach phlebotomist is responsible for collecting blood specimens on all age groups and preparing specimens for transport to testing lab (s). This is a fast-paced, customer-focused environment with high patient volume. The ability to work independently and efficiently is essential. Self-motivated with excellent customer service skills are a must. An eye for detail and a high degree of accuracy in interpreting physician orders is crucial. Other duties include answering the phone and responding to patient/MD requests for lab results, fasting requirements and hours of operation. Must have reliable transportation and be willing to travel around the service area – Monmouth and Ocean counties. Must be comfortable working alone. Must be willing to drive in bad weather – Outreach operations do not stop during inclement weather [ Responsibilities ] Inpatient Phlebotomist Collects blood specimens on newborns to senior citizens through venipuncture, capillary fingerstick, or heelstick Obtains blood according to lab policy and procedure with minimal bruising to patient Labels tubes at the patient bedside and initials Draws routine, STAT and ALERT (stroke, medical response) specimens Maintains 100% compliance with positive patient identification Responds to various ALERTS throughout the hospital campus Assists in the specimen processing area when not on the floor or responding to alerts by receiving specimens collected on the floor by nurses, answering phones, stocking collection supplies, etc. Uses various computer applications Practices universal precautions at all times Respects patient confidentiality Outpatient Phlebotomist Maintains 100% compliance with positive patient identification Collects blood specimens on newborns to senior citizens through venipuncture, capillary fingerstick, or heelstick Obtains blood according to lab policy and procedure with minimal bruising to patient Labels tubes in front of patients and initials tubes Uses various computer applications Practices universal precautions at all times Respects patient confidentiality Outreach Phlebotomist Collect blood specimens on young children to senior citizens through venipuncture, capillary fingerstick, or heelstick Obtain blood according to lab policy and procedure with minimal bruising to patient Label tubes appropriately with initials, date and time Prepare specimens for shipment to testing lab (s) Interpret physician orders and perform computer order entry accurately Properly instruct patients in specimen collection, e.g., clean catch urines Maintain work area in a clean and orderly manner Register patients and perform order entry accurately Scan documents into the medical record Secure patient signatures on ABN’s Secure patient signature on consents Open facility/Close facility Nursing Homes Travel to nursing home accounts in Monmouth and Ocean counties using own vehicle or hospital vehicle. Collect blood specimens residents of Nursing Homes through venipuncture Obtain blood according to lab policy and procedure with minimal bruising to patient Label tubes at the bedside with initials, date and time Interpret physician orders and perform computer order entry accurately
CentraState Healthcare System Freehold, NJ
Mar 26, 2020
Performs general cleaning duties and related services in-Resident and non-Resident areas. [ Responsibilities ] Effectively performs a variety of housekeeping functions including mopping, dusting, sanitizing, wiping, scrubbing, buffing, and other manual jobs on floors, walls, beds, furniture , fixtures etc. Performs Resident room cleaning and discharge cleaning. Operates floor-cleaning machinery to maintain hard flooring and carpets. Collects and disposes of regular and medical wastes at loading dock. Replenishes soap, paper towels, toilet paper and other supplies as needed. Maintains housekeeping cart and equipment. Hangs drapes and curtains and moves furniture as necessary.
CentraState Healthcare System Freehold, NJ
Mar 26, 2020
The medical assistant will have various job duties under the direct supervision of the Physician and Registered Nurse. [ Responsibilities ] Clinical: Preparing patients for examinations and take a history and vital signs. Explain all procedures to residents Collect specimens and send to lab Clean exam rooms in between and after patients Assist in scheduling any testing if resident needs assistance Take EKGs Venipuncture Change dressings Order supplies Administrative: Greet residents Answer phones Assist in scheduling follow-up appointments Updating, filing and preparing next day charts Performs selected clerical and administrative duties, and assists physicians as part of the care team Checks patients in and out, verifies insurance/benefit coverage and collects copays and/or payment toward account balances at the time of service. Ensures that a new patient information sheet is filled out on all patients annually and that necessary information changes are made at each visit Maintains the computerized appointment schedule; schedules appointments and ensures patients receive appointment reminders, hospital procedures and/or surgeries following office protocol; advises medical staff and patients of scheduling changes; and maintains a record of physician schedules and days off to avoid scheduling conflicts. Assists in managing the patient referral process Records information on logs, ledgers and deposits accurately and neatly and copies logs and records as needed Files patient charts and records Delivers incoming mail and/or packages to the proper person upon receipt, processes outgoing mail and distributes faxes Participates in educational activities and programs Prepares for and reports at meetings as required Maintains office supplies, and notifies management of problems Maintains strict confidentiality; and treats staff, physicians, patients and visitors with respect Performs other related work as required Maintain daily scanning and patient recalls Performs selected nursing and administrative duties, and assists physicians as part of the clinical care team Conducts pre-visit planning by reviewing and updating patient charts prior to appointment with recent test results and correspondence and determines needed services per practice protocol Confers with physician regarding any incomplete patient tests/consults or other incomplete orders prior to patient visit Prepares patients for examination and treatment by escorting them from the waiting area to the exam room and taking histories and vital signs Prepares, cleans and maintains exam and treatment rooms Gives injections, venipuncture, procedures such as assisting with EKG’s, X-rays, OB/GYN exams and treadmills as needed; and provides other patient care services under direction of the supervising physician. Maintains sample medication records, administers medication upon physician order and responds to medications requests per practice protocol Prepares and maintains clinical supplies and equipment Triages and responds to patient communications with practice policy Assists with scheduling tests and treatments, pre-certifying patients for hospital care and/or procedures, and processing referrals to other providers Coordinates care with disease management or case management programs Contributes to the development of policies and procedures Participates in professional development activities and maintains professional affiliations Creates, maintains, copies, and files patient files, records, and other information as needed Complies and condenses technical and statistical data for reports and records Maintains strict confidentiality Treats staff, physicians, visitors and patients with dignity and respect Performs other related work as required
CentraState Healthcare System Freehold, NJ
Mar 26, 2020
Facilitates patient care from pre-admission to discharge by managing, coordinating, and monitoring resources to achieve optimal financial outcomes, resource utilization and quality service. [ Responsibilities ] Provides education to the patient/family regarding the disease processes and planned treatment/intervention as it relates to discharge plans. Reviews hospital records to determine medical necessity for admission and continued stay according to specific criteria and regulations. Utilizes effective communication strategy with patients, family, physicians, nurses, staff members and other professionals to achieve desirable or acceptable patient outcomes and a perception of satisfaction from the individuals involved. Plans, organizes and prioritizes work to obtain the greatest impact on clinical, financial and service outcomes. Facilitates post-hospitalization discharge needs of the high risk patient. Coordinates services in conjunction with social worker. Demonstrates ability to accomplish quality of care and length of stay goals. Maintains communications with all relevant services to ensure quality care and timely discharge planning. Flags and refers quality issues, suggests solutions and facilitates implementation of selected solutions. Actively seeks innovative methods for improving service in the area of case management. Participates in RAC audit steering committees and post-acute tracking. Provides guidance and direction in discharge planning to social workers. Collects and documents accurate data within established time frame. Billing certifications needed for one day stay admissions, level of care changes and denied day are faxed to the billing department within 3 days of patient’s discharge. Assesses and identifies patients requiring Case Management intervention in the Emergency Department. Collaborates with other team members to assure appropriate bed assignment and admission through application of Interqual criteria. Develops an initial discharge plan for selected patients in both Emergency Department admitted patients and observation patients. Offers alternative care settings when criteria indicates a need or additional clinical documentation is required. Participates in performance improvement activities in Emergency Department in an effort to provide optimal outcomes and patient and staff satisfaction. Serves as a resource to the Emergency Department and hospital as it relates to System/community resources and nursing care facilities for OBS, ED, and admitted patients. Works with Emergency Department and attending physician to facilitate use of admission order sets.
CentraState Healthcare System Freehold, NJ
Mar 26, 2020
Administers nursing care to assigned Residents that is in accordance with ANA standards, the NJ Practice Act, Joint Commission and established hospital and Nursing Department policy and procedures. [ Responsibilities ] Provides considerate respectful care focused upon the Residents’ individual needs. Affirms the Resident’s right to make decisions regarding his/her medical care, including the decision to discontinue treatment, to the extent permitted by law. Demonstrates the ability to obtain information and interpret information in terms of the needs of the age of the Residents cared for. Demonstrates an understanding of the range of care needed based on the age of the Residents cared for. Demonstrates knowledge of growth, development and/or adult health throughout the life span as appropriate to the job performed. Successfully completes life-span education as appropriate. Obtains a complete nursing history and baseline assessment that is systematic, consistent, and continuous. This assessment is communicated effectively and documented. Appropriately analyzes health status data to determine nursing diagnosis and needs for appropriate nursing care, medical intervention or services of other clinical professionals. Identifies Resident problems and formulates nursing diagnosis according to physical, psychological, spiritual/cultural and educational needs in conjunction with a multi-disciplinary approach. Consistently includes Resident and Family in the development of an individualized plan of care. Administers medications following CSHS policies and manufacturer’s instructions. Takes immediate and appropriate actions in the event of a medication variance occurrence. Recognizes changes in Resident condition and/or emergency situations and takes immediate and ap0propriate action. Participates in unit conferences to discuss quality issues and quality improvement strategies. Delegates and monitors components of care to professional and non-professional caregivers as appropriate. Makes decision and demonstrates knowledge of nursing practice, utilizes sound nursing judgment in critical and Resident care management situations. Demonstrates critical thinking skills in the care of Residents and in the coordination of are to assure the achievement of maximum outcomes. Documents pain assessment, intervention and follow-up. In conjunction with the Nurse Manager, participates in the evaluation of the nursing staff and identifies performance goals. Provides Resident/family with education regarding pain.