Cardiac Operating Room Nurse/First Assist

Wilmington, DE, 19803
Dec 26, 2017
Jan 25, 2018
Cath Lab, OR / PACU
Contract Type
Full Time
Nemours is seeking a Cardiac Operating Room Nurse/First Assist to join our team in Delaware. This is a full-time, Monday-Friday position; must be able to take call and be within 30 minutes of the hospital when on call.

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.

A registered nurse who is responsible and accountable for assessing, planning and providing care to the operating room patient. Responsible for participation in departmental and hospital programs for quality assessment and improvement, identifying opportunities to improve services, making recommendations and implementing actions as appropriate and consistent with the goals of the Nemours Foundation.

Essential Responsibilities
  1. Assesses and documents initial and ongoing patient needs and problems.
  2. Formulates nursing plan based on patient needs and surgical intervention planned.
  3. Responds promptly and positively to patients and associates; respects confidentiality of patients and co-workers.
  4. Provides a clean, quiet and secure operating room.
  5. Follows cost control practices. Monitors usage of supplies and equipment to eliminate waste.
  6. Demonstrates sterile technique and has excellent working knowledge of instrumentation and operating room equipment.
  7. Understands congenital heart disease malformations and cardiac surgical interventions.
  8. Demonstrates proficiency in the surgical care of all age groups: neonates, infants, toddlers, school-aged, adolescents and adults.

Education, Training and Experience
  1. Cardiac Operating Room experience required. Pediatrics preferred.
  2. Must be a strong scrubbing and circulating OR nurse.

Licenses, Registrations or Certifications
  1. Current Registered Nurse License in the state of Delaware.

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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