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General Pediatric APRN at Nemours in Wilmington, Delaware

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own. 

This Nurse Practitioner will work with the General Pediatric patients and patient care teams during the evening shift on our inpatient care units. Strong communication skills and a commitment to collaborative patient care required. This APRN will receive sign out on patients in the acute care setting with the intent to assist Resident Teams in care management . Strong, self-directed interpersonal skill required. Ability to respond to respond to RRT and code calls expected.

This position is responsible for: General Pediatric practice and provides direct and indirect care to patients and their families in the inpatient General Pediatrics division. Strong communication and inter-professional skills needed as the General Pediatric APRN is a critical liaison between medical teams, nursing teams and families. Ability to remain a self-directed team play in essential.

Essential Functions:

  • Practices collaboratively with physicians and other health care providers to provide high quality health care to children.

  • Performs appropriate assessment of patient/family upon referral/admission.

  • Performs ongoing assessment and evaluation of patient progress and revision of interdisciplinary plan of care.

  • May use prescriptive authority if appropriately credentialed to do so.  Collaborates interprofessionally as needed.

  • Identifies patient/family need for further resources and initiates appropriate referrals.

  • Assists the Staff Nurse in formulating the Nursing Care Plan and setting priorities based on the needs of patient and family.

  • Documents patient care and progress on patient's chart.

  • Coordinates Nursing Plan for Discharge in collaboration with the Staff Nurse and other members of the health care team.

  • Provides patient/family teaching based on identification of learning needs.

  • Evaluates compliance with the prescribed treatment regimen through telephone calls, family/patient assessments and outpatient visits as needed.

  • Acts as a patient's advocate.

  • Acts as a role model to other members of the Nursing Department to foster professional development.

  • Acts as a liaison between families and members of the health care team.

  • Utilizes advanced knowledge and specialized skill in nursing practice in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act, hospital policy and protocol.

  • Promotes standards of care for the specialty area.

  • Identifies educational needs of nursing staff regarding the care of patients in the specialty area. Serves as an educational resource for unit and the Organization.

  • Collaborates with nursing management in the monitoring and evaluation of the quality and appropriateness of patient care within the specialty area.

  • Fosters a spirit of inquiry, identifies nursing problems, and participates in research endeavors.

  • Disseminates nursing research findings and incorporates these findings into nursing practices for patient care within the specialty area.

  • Serves as a consultant within specialty area for colleagues both intra and extra departmentally and in the community.

  • Maintains a current knowledge base through participation in appropriate professional activities and organizations.

  • Assesses own strengths and weaknesses, identifies resources for professional growth and utilizes these resources to promote professional growth.

  • Demonstrates effective communication skills with health care team and patient, family, and members of the health care team.

  • Responsible for participation in departmental and hospital programs for Quality Assessment and Improvement, identifying opportunities to improve services, making recommendations and implementing actions as appropriate and consistent with the goals of the Nemours Foundation.

  • Demonstrates proficiency in the care of all age groups; neonates, infants, toddlers, school aged, adolescents and adults.


Education, Training and Experience

  • Master of Science in Nursing

  • Three years of related clinical experience

  • Active Delaware (or compact state) Registered Nurse Licensure required

  • Active Delaware Advanced Practice Nurse Licensure, with or without prescriptive authority required

  • Delaware Controlled Substance Registration (CSR)

  • Federal DEA registration with Delaware Address

  • Current National Pediatric Acute Care Certification Required

  • Current AHA Healthcare Provider (HCP) Certification required

Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.