Advanced Practice Nurse / Physician Assistant, CICU

Wilmington, DE, 19803
Nov 26, 2017
Dec 26, 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Nemours is seeking an Advanced Practice Nurse/Physician Assistant - CICU to join our team in Wilmington, DE.

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 system.

Primary Function
This individual will work collaboratively with physicians, consultants, nurses and other health care practitioners, dedicating his/her specialized practice to patients in the CICU, inpatient floor and occasionally in the cardiac outpatient clinic. Our patient population ranges from newborns to young adults with congenital or acquired heart disease. We perform all of the complex cardiac repairs, including heart transplants, utilizing the full range of technical modalities, such as ECMO/ECLS and ventricular assist devices, including the Berlin Heart, Thoratec and implantable HeartWare models. We also provide nitric oxide and continuous renal replacement when indicated.

Essential Responsibilities
  1. Obtain medical history, perform physical exam and order and interpret laboratory data on all patients being admitted to the Nemours Cardiac Center.
  2. Assist the physician staff of the Nemours Cardiac Center in providing inpatient and outpatient care services.
  3. Assist the Cardiac staff in the preoperative preparation and postoperative care of surgical patients.
  4. Coordinate ongoing overall patient care with physician staff, other nurse practitioners and physician assistants, nursing staff and other ancillary care providers to ensure treatment plans are implemented.
  5. Interact with families of the patients on the cardiac service, embracing our family-centered focus.
  6. Write a daily progress note on inpatients, collate inpatient records and perform discharge summaries, utilizing the electronic medical record.
  7. Participate in departmental quality improvement initiatives.
  8. Attend departmental patient care conferences.

Position Qualifications

Education, Training and Experience
  1. Master's degree.
  2. 5 years of related clinical experience.

Licensure, Registrations or Certificates
  1. Must have or be eligible for registered nurse in the state of Delaware.
  2. Must have or be eligible for Advanced Practice Nurse License in the state of Delaware with prescriptive authority or Physician Assistant in the state of Delaware with prescriptive authority.

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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