Bancroft NeuroHealth

  • Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurse APN

    Job Locations US-NJ-Cherry Hill
    Requisition ID
    2019-5290
    Category
    Health Care
    Status
    Full Time
  • Overview

    Bancroft is a leading service-provider for children and adults with autism, other intellectual or developmental disabilities or those in need of neurological rehabilitation.

     

    We provide a full continuum of highly effective services for people of all ages and every level of abilities based on best practices and scientifically proven techniques. Our services include special education, vocational training, supported employment, structured day programs, group home and apartment programs both on-campus and in the community, short-term behavioral stabilization services for children, and in-home and outpatient rehabilitation services.

     

    As a nonprofit organization, we are solely committed to supporting people with special needs and their families, to help make it One World. For Everyone. Bancroft is currently seeking a certified Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurse to join our team at Marcroft Medical Associates in Voorhees, NJ.

    Responsibilities

    Essential Responsibilities:

    • Operating within personal license constraints in strict accordance with regulations and guidelines defined by the Nurse Practices Act, Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD), N.J. Department of Health, N.J. Department of Education Administrative Code and Amendments, Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Organization (JCAHO) and Division of Youth Services (DYFS) where applicable, Individual Program Plan (IPP), Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA), and established Bancroft policies and procedures, provides various nurse practitioner services to identify, assess, and improve the quality of life and healthcare to persons served:Serves as a Advanced Practice Nurse and a resource of information regarding both routine and special healthcare needs to support a comprehensive care plan for each person:
    • Facilitates a team approach to the continued provision of quality care to persons served through interaction, communication, and collaboration with family members, discipline-specific clinical staff, primary physicians, healthcare providers, pharmacists, Nursing Department management/staff, Chief Medical Officer, program management/staff, School staff members, external case workers, state and federal regulatory agencies, insurance companies, etc., to attain and maintain the provision of quality care for persons served and assist in the removal or modification of reported health-related barriers;
    • Identifies and assesses the routine, special, and changing healthcare needs of persons served and works jointly with the healthcare and program team to implement a comprehensive healthcare plan and service delivery system that is responsive to the needs of persons served, emphasizes the value of integrated healthcare disciplines and services by linking individuals with appropriate providers, and reduces gaps in or  overlap of services;
    • Assesses, diagnoses, prescribes and evaluates the overall health status for the identified persons served.  Monitor the continued progress of identified persons served and facilitate best outcomes. Facilitates the referral of persons served to specialty healthcare providers to best meet individual healthcare needs.  Provides direction and feedback to team members regarding the implementation of current and changing medical and related treatments for individual persons served. Manages wellness and illnesses using protocols and guidelines established with the collaborating physician.  Persons served will be seen by the collaborating physician as necessary. Ongoing regular collaborating physician contact is maintained;
    • Reviews, evaluates and acts upon specialty provider recommendations, laboratory and diagnostic assessments;
    • Dependent upon program needs, may attend or provide input to the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) or Trans-Disciplinary Team (TDT) process and/or other team/departmental meetings, etc., to present significant findings of persons’ served health history, physical assessment, reports of medical consultants, etc.  When requested, provides information pertinent to the case of each person served and participates in discussions regarding the needs and progress of individuals and the maintenance or modification of services;
    • May participate, as appropriate, in the screening and potential admission of new individuals and the transition of existing persons served across programs by reviewing medical records, assisting in the coordination of necessary services, etc., to contribute to a smooth and efficient process;
    • May administer daily and emergency medications as ordered by physician or as needed;
    • May perform on-site visits of program sites to promote the health, safety, security, and overall quality of care for persons served.  Identifies existing and potential issues of concern and takes appropriate action to address with program and/or nursing staff;
    • As needed, provides consultation to program management/staff in the event of acute episodes of illness and/or the injury of persons served and refers to appropriate healthcare provider for further care, consultation, etc.  In the event that a person served is admitted to a hospital, may act as the medical liaison between hospital staff and nursing staff within the limits of HIPPA confidentiality regulations.
    • Develops and presents in-service training to nursing and/or program management/staff, as needed and upon request on various healthcare topics; provide consultation to nursing staff as needed;
    • Provides support, assistance, and information to nursing and program management/staff in monitoring the usefulness, effectiveness, and adverse effects of medication;
    • May participate in infection control education.  Educates staff and persons served on issues related to contagious diseases and provides instruction on the implementation of appropriate precautions, as needed;
    • Utilizes a system of documentation that is professional, efficient, accountable, and conforms to federal/state regulations and established Bancroft policies and procedures.  Develops progress reports, incident reports, medical summaries, etc. for individual persons served.
    • Participates in on call responsibilities with physician as arranged;
    • Reports suspected abuse to the appropriate authority in accordance with established reporting policies and procedures.
    • Maintains ongoing awareness of current and changing nursing statutes and regulations and maintains individual requirements for continuing education. Enhances own professional growth and incorporate findings into practice with the objective of strengthening and facilitating the provision of quality health care for all persons served.
    • Actively participates in the development and implementation of performance improvement systems.
    • Builds and maintains effective relationships with persons served and their family members/guardians to promote a sense of trust and confidence with the role of the Nurse Practitioner.
    • Assists in crisis management, as needed, through de-escalation techniques, staff support, and assistance. Follows state-approved emergency procedures and utilizes Bancroft-approved crisis intervention techniques at all times.

    Qualifications

    Education & Experience:

    Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) required with a current and valid NJ license.  Masters of Science Degree in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certification. Minimum of one year of Advanced Practice Nurse experience required with three years of prior nursing experience preferred.  Prior experience with individuals having intellectual and developmental disabilities desirable.

    EEO Statement

    Bancroft is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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