Cape Regional is one of the few independent community medical centers in the state. Some of the benefits of working with a community medical center is the closeness and camaraderie of our team members. A lot of our employees live in Cape May County which brings a personal commitment to being a nurse in a hometown setting. Caring for local residents brings a special sense of pride to caring for the patients in their community earning respect as caregivers of Cape May County.
Cape Regional is continually advancing our services through a comprehensive healthcare system throughout Cape May County. In 2021, the 19,000 sf Claire C. Brodesser Surgery Center was opened to provide additional outpatient surgeries and procedures. Currently the Medical Center is undergoing expansion of the Emergency Department and Radiology Department to bring state-of-the-art equipment to meet the growing healthcare needs of our residents and visitors. Cape Regional is always looking to the future to remain competitive and offer comprehensive healthcare services to our patients.
Building a Reputation of Excellence
Cape Regional is proud to be affiliated with some of the best healthcare providers in the region through affiliations with Penn Medicine and Cooper University Healthcare. Intensivists and specialists from these healthcare systems are on staff at Cape Regional. This affiliation is growing each year to cultivate the integrity of our mission to “provide the highest quality healthcare to our patients.”
Engage to be the Best!
Cape Regional supports the philosophy to be the best version of you by nurturing our team members to bring balance and wellness to the workplace. Build a schedule that meets the needs of your personal well-being. Our culture emphasizes good health by providing discounts on health insurance premiums through a Wellness Initiative.
Begin Your Journey at Cape Regional Health System
As a new member of Cape Regional Health System, the orientation process is specialized to fit the needs of each care provider. The Nurse Orientation begins with a week-long classroom and hands-on introduction to clinical and technological competencies specific to Cape Regional. Instructors are experienced Registered Nurse Learning Specialists of the Learning and Development Department. Our Learning Specialists provide personal commitment to our newest members and serve as liaison with department leaders during new nurses’ orientation on the floor. Nurse orientees are supported with regular meetings which includes the manager, learning specialist, and the nurse preceptor.
Nurse Preceptor Program
Cape Regional offers a Preceptor Program that requires Nurse Preceptors to adhere to continuing education in order to be selected by their managers as a Preceptor in good standing. Those eligible to be Preceptors must meet criteria that requires length of service, attendance to annual educational sessions, and documented exceptional performance behaviors.
Nurse preceptors are assigned to a new nurse and are designated to be the educator and coach during the orientation period. Together they partner to care for patients while learning the competencies, policies and procedures of Cape Regional.
Nurse Residency Program
New graduates and RNs who have been licensed less than one year who join Cape Regional will participate in the New Nurse Residency Program (NRP). This program will require new hires to participate in ongoing learning activities to enrich their clinical competencies as they enter an acute care setting. This program will serve as a bridge between classroom and on-the-job training. Learning Specialists are Master’s prepared Registered Nurses who provide guidance, didactic sessions using simulations, case scenarios, role play and weekly classrooms settings to strengthen knowledge and skills for direct patient care.
Nurse Clinical Advancement
The Nurse Clinical Advancement is designed to recognize and reward Cape Regional Medical Center registered nurses who perform additional professional activities over and above his/her required job duties. Nurses can achieve any of the four levels by participating in continuing education, college course work, achieving specialty certifications, providing presentations, participating in the preceptor program, committee and organizational involvement, professional commitment and participating in performance improvement projects.
High Reliability Organization
Cape Regional Health System participates in a collaborative effort of New Jersey Hospitals on how to follow the principles of a High Reliability Organization. A program called New Jersey STRONG was created as a training session for all new employees on how to embrace the strategies of safe practices and use safe behaviors and tools to provide high quality and safe care to our patients. NJ STRONG empowers employees to question all levels of the hierarchy in an effort to minimize the risk of significant events that may cause harm.
Cape Regional offers tuition reimbursement for extended learning in the fields of healthcare and leadership. It is our goal to grow our team members with financial support in expanding their knowledge and leadership skills through a fund available to our team members.