Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
195 Little Albany Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08903-2681
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey has a robust Advanced Practice Nursing (APN) model. APNs practice as clinical leaders within multidisciplinary units that specialize in particular diseases. This context provides them with the opportunity to specialize within specific areas of clinical practice. APNs manage complex patient issues across the trajectory of care.
Oncology Education Specialists are academically prepared to meet the continuing education needs of nurses both at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey and within its Network of hospitals. The work of the Oncology Education Specialist is centered on guiding and enhancing practice through professional growth and development initiatives. These activities include a comprehensive orientation and training program, evidence-based educational offerings, and individualized development strategies.
Research Nurse Clinicians (RNC) at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey bring specialized expertise and in-depth knowledge of the research process to patients participating in clinical trials. The RNC has a skill set that includes competencies that allow them to provide safe, accurate and efficient care that is in compliance with the highest research standards. RNCs are integral to the process by which cutting-edge treatments move from the bench to the forefront of oncology patient care. The integration of patient care with the research process contributes to the excitement and reward of being a Research Nurse Clinician at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey.
The Nurse Clinicians of the Infusion Area at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey are experts in the delivery of cancer treatments including novel therapeutics that are being tested in clinical trials. They practice in the adult or pediatric setting as part of the multidisciplinary healthcare team. Their work is focused on providing comprehensive assessments and anticipatory care to manage side effects related to therapy. Patient and family education are integral to this practice.
The Nurse Clinicians of the Office Practice at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey provide direct care and clinical coordination in an ambulatory setting. They perform thorough assessments on patients in the adult or pediatric setting as part of the multidisciplinary health-care team. In collaboration with the physician, they plan, coordinate, deliver and evaluate care to meet individualized patient needs.
Oncology Nurse Navigators at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey guide patients and families through the maze of early cancer care and target the gaps that the patient and their families may experience. They have the clinical background that enables them to identify and address the psychosocial needs of patients in addition to answering clinical questions about diagnosis and treatment. Oncology Nurse Navigators educate and support each patient and family member to empower them to make informed decisions. The Oncology Nurse Navigators encompass a broad range of roles, all aimed at expanding access to care and improving the patient experience.
Individuals interested in learning more about available nursing opportunities at the Cancer Institute should contact 732-235-5696.