Matheny is a special hospital for children and adults with medically complex developmental disabilities Matheny’s mission is to provide exceptional care and an optimal quality of life for children and adults with special needs and medically complex developmental disabilities. Each patient has a primary nurse who coordinates all his/her care needs. Our nurses and nurse managers work closely with our paraprofessional care staff for on-going communication and teaching about each individual patient. We maintain close contact with families and acknowledge their importance as a valued member of the healthcare team.
Candidate will have the ability to utilize the nursing process to assess, diagnose, plan, implement and evaluate the plan of care for patients served. Nursing at Matheny is a challenging and rewarding experience. Our focus is on maintaining patient wellness so they can benefit fully from participation in our therapy, education, recreation and community programs. We follow a unit based model of care, with a nurse manager overseeing the overall functioning of each residential unit.
Matheny currently has a career opportunity available for a Full Time Registered Nurse for the 7am-7pm shift. Duties of this position include:
Demonstrates effective assessment skills by collecting and analyzing data, interviewing, observing, and examining patients, and through review of the patient’s medical record.
Formulates a comprehensive and unique plan of care for each patient; monitors patient outcomes to treatments and revises the plan as needed.
Demonstrates critical thinking skills to determine appropriate nursing interventions and/or the need for collaboration with the physician or other clinicians.
Carries out all nursing/physician orders and documents nursing care and patient responses in accordance with hospital requirements.
Works with and supervises the PCA staff / unlicensed assistive personnel’s work, who do the direct patient care of ADL’s, bathing assisting with eating, etc.
Demonstrates proficiency in all fundamental nursing skills.
Understands and carries out the roles and responsibilities of charge nurse when assigned.
Applies CDC Infection Control Guidelines for Standard Precautions and Transmission-Based Precautions and monitors infection control practices within the work environment.
Participates as a member of the interdisciplinary team by giving and receiving pertinent information to colleagues.
Maintains on-going and timely communication with families/guardians on all patient-related issues.
Advocates effectively to ensure communication of patient information when transitioning patients between healthcare professionals, both internally with the MCMD and externally with outside providers.
Demonstrates appropriate communication with patients with consideration of their age and functional levels.
Communicates effectively with direct care providers regarding patient care needs.
As a Registered Nurse in a special hospital, performance of additional responsibilities that are not outlined in this job description may be required in an emergency situation. Additional assistance as a result of staff absences or shortages is also required, including additional weekend and/or holiday time.
For Full Time employees, Matheny offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package that includes medical/dental, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, tax deferred retirement plan, and generous paid time off.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.
Associates Degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university required. BSN: Preferred.
Licensed Registered Professional Nurse by the State of New Jersey Board of Nursing required.
Current CPR Certification required. Registered Nurse, Certified preferred.
Location Matheny Medical and Educational Center
This position is currently accepting applications.