Physician Assistant/Advanced Practice Nurse Pediatric CICU - Nemours Delaware Valley Campus
Location: Wilmington, Delaware
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Internal Number: 3718
The Nemours Cardiac Center of the Children's Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware is looking for a qualified Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to join our Inpatient Cardiac Center!
The Nemours Cardiac Center (NCC) provides comprehensive care for infants, children, and adolescents with cardiac, thoracic, and vascular disease. The Cardiac Center provides patient care, performs research, educates and trains health care professionals in a variety of settings.
This individual will work collaboratively with physicians, nurses, and other health care providers, dedicating his/her specialized practice to cardiac patients located in either the cardiac intensive care unit, on our telemetry floor or in our post anesthesia cardiac unit (cardiac PACU). The APRN or PA will also be involved with cardiac babies delivered on site in our advanced delivery unit.
Our patient population ranges from newborns to young adults with congenital or acquired heart disease. Our surgeons perform all of the complex cardiac repairs, including definitive neonatal surgery, adult congenital surgery, and heart transplantation. They utilize all forms of mechanical support (VAD's, ECMO, ECLS) as an adjunct to our very active heart failure and pulmonary hypertension service.
This position will include working some night, weekend, and holiday shifts.
Obtain medical histories, perform physical exams, order and interpret laboratory data, and prescribe management and medications on patients admitted to our inpatient service.
Present patients on rounds, write daily progress notes, collate inpatient records, and complete discharge summaries using the electronic medical record.
Assist in the preoperative and postoperative care of surgical patients.
Provide continuity of care when coordinating care with other members of the health care team.
Attend and present departmental patient care conferences and participate in quality improvement initiatives.
Interact with families of our patients, embracing a family centered focus.
Requirements (APRN & PA listed below):
Graduate from an accredited Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program or from an accredited Physician Assistant Program
Delaware Advanced Practice Registered Nurse license required with prescriptive authority, Delaware, or compact state Registered Nurse Licensure
Delaware Physician Assistant Licensure with prescriptive authority
Current appropriate national certification
BLS, PALS and ACLS certification required
2 years or greater of clinical experience is preferred
Nemours is committed to improving the health of children. As a non-profit children’s health organization, we consider the health of every child to be a sacred trust. Through family-centered care in our children’s hospitals and clinics in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida, as well as world-changing research, education and advocacy, Nemours fulfills the promise of a healthier tomorrow for all children — even those who may never enter our doors. Nemours began more than 70 years ago with the vision of Alfred I. duPont to improve the lives of children and to do whatever it takes to prevent and treat even the most disabling childhood conditions. Today, through our children’s hospitals and health system, we directly care for 250,000 children annually in Delaware Valley and Florida, including families who travel from across the country and world to see our specialists — treating every child as we would our own. We also reach beyond the walls of our hospitals and clinics to be a voice for children on a national and international level, and to lead the way in prevention, intervention, education, and research. Nemours is growing to better serve the children and families in our ca...re. We have 1.1 million square feet of space currently devoted to providing children’s healthcare or under construction, all designed with significant input and advice from our patients and families.