Registered Nurse, RN, Primary Care

Location
Media, PA, 19063
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Nov 26, 2017
Closes
Dec 26, 2017
Specialty
ICU / CCU
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Nemours is seeking a Registered Nurse - Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Primary Care - Media to join our team in Media, PA.

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.

Primary Responsibilities
The Registered Nurse position is a multifunctional role that includes telephone triage duties and direct patient care duties.

Telephone Triage
The Telephone Triage role serves as the point of contact for incoming calls, which includes screening, documenting and prioritizing calls; transferring messages appropriately to and from patients/providers; and providing pertinent information to patients. These duties include, but are not limited to:
  1. Answering calls “live” coming into the telephone triage nurse unit from Nemours patients and families.
  2. Ascertaining reason for call and quickly escalating to the physician when appropriate.
  3. Scheduling appointments according to the patient’s needs.
  4. Monitoring Audix voice mailbox, retrieving information and entering data into electronic medical record.
  5. Ensuring documentation of incoming calls is complete and accurate to ensure timely call-back by nurses.
  6. Performing routine filing and faxing of documents; updating and distributing information on physician on-call schedules.

Direct Patient Care Duties
The Registered Nurse provides nursing care to patients in the primary care pediatrics practices as directed by providers. The position is responsible for patient flow and assisting providers as necessary with examination, procedures and administration of immunizations that are adapted to the patient's development stage. These duties include, but are not limited to:
  1. Performing patient assessments.
  2. Performing and documenting patient intake (height, weight, head circumference, blood pressure, vision and hearing screening, reason for visit, chief complaint).
  3. Assisting providers with procedures including, but not limited to, suturing, suture removal, sterile procedures, minor surgical procedures, gynecological exams and catheterizations.
  4. Performing phlebotomy, via venipuncture or capillary techniques, to obtain blood specimens. Transcribing, collecting, labeling and arranging transport for lab specimens. Performing back office laboratory tests.
  5. Administering immunizations, oral and/or injectable medications. Administering PPD and interpreting results.
  6. Ordering and stocking appropriate inventory of medical/surgical supplies for lab and exam rooms.
  7. Providing age- and developmentally appropriate care to infants, children, adolescents and adults.
  8. Monitoring patient flow, including preparing patients and rooms for physicals and sick visits.

Requirements
  • BSN preferred.
  • Must have or be eligible for PA nursing license.
  • Pediatric Office Nurse experience required.
  • Phone triage experience preferred.
  • CPR certification with the American Heart Association.

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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