Nurse, RN, BSN, Surgical / Trach / Vent Unit, Rotating (Pediatrics, Surgery)

Location
Wilmington, DE, 19803
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jul 18, 2017
Closes
Aug 17, 2017
Specialty
Med / Surg
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Nemours is seeking a Registered Nurse - Surgical/Trach/Vent Unit to join our team in Wilmington, DE. This position is full-time, 60 or 72 hours every two weeks, every third weekend with holiday rotation.

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 280,000 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.

As the birthplace of the Nemours health care system, the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware, honors our legacy of delivering exceptional care to the children of the Delaware Valley and beyond. Ranked among the nation’s best pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report and honored with the ANCC’s Magnet® Designation for excellence in nursing practice, we offer intensive and acute inpatient and outpatient services covering more than 30 pediatric specialties. We recently completed a multi-phase hospital expansion that includes new inpatient rooms, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Emergency Department. Additionally, Nemours duPont Pediatrics allows us to reach more children across the region through community-based physician services and collaborative partnerships with health and hospital systems.

2 West is a surgical intermediate unit with a high population of patients requiring postoperative care for urological issues, traumatic injuries and general surgery. 2 West also cares for patients with acute and end stage renal disease and patients requiring an intermediate level of nursing care due to their tracheostomy and/or ventilator needs. Each patient room is equipped with oxygen, compressed air and suction, along with state-of-the-art cardiorespiratory bedside monitors and computers that enable the health care team to access a patient’s electronic medical record. The patient care complexity directly relates to the wide range of patient care skills required for this diverse patient population. The goal of this unit is to provide high-quality, cost-effective patient care. The synergy model is used in making appropriate patient assignments based on patient and family needs and nursing skill set.

Special equipment used on this unit includes infusion pumps, syringe pumps, feeding pumps, BiPAP respirators, oxygen delivery methods, PCA and epidural pumps, wound vacutainers, ventilators and specialty beds. Nursing competencies include chest tube management, pain management, blood product administration, urinary catheterization, tracheostomy care, ventilator management and central line care and management.

Requirements
  • BSN nurses required.
  • 1 year acute care experience required.
  • Trach/Vent experience preferred.
  • Pediatric experience preferred.
  • Bilingual preferred.
  • Must be eligible for or have current DE nursing license.
  • Must have CPR certification through the American Heart Assocaition.

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.

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