Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Internal Number: 8450
The pre-anesthesia Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner team is looking for a full-time Advanced Practice Nurse to work in collaboration with the Anesthesia and Surgical teams at Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware and our Nemours Ambulatory Surgery Center in Deptford, New Jersey. The primary function of this role includes performing pre-surgical history and physical examinations, ordering laboratory testing, consults, and ordering pre-operative medications. The APRN must work collaboratively with the other APRN team members, anesthesia providers, surgeons, and the peri-operative nursing team. Care is provided in a variety of settings including the pre-surgical care area, medical imaging/ interventional radiology, inpatient units, PICU, NICU and ambulatory surgery centers. Additional responsibilities include telephone screening of patients who will be undergoing anesthesia.
Interested candidates must demonstrate proficiency in self-directed care prioritization, independent and collaborative clinical decision making. The Pre-anesthesia APRN is a critical liaison between surgical teams, anesthesia, nursing teams and families. Excellent communication skills across the care continuum are required. Preferred candidates should have a minimum of 1 year of Pediatric Nurse Practitioner experience.
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.