Specialty Nurse, RN, BSN, Plasmapheresis, Rotating Shifts (Pediatrics, BSN, ASN)

Wilmington, DE, 19803
Dec 26, 2017
Jan 25, 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Nemours is seeking a Plasmapheresis Specialty Nurse 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 systems.

This position is responsible for an area of specialized nursing practice and for providing direct and indirect care to patients and their families in the inpatient, ambulatory and outpatient settings.

Nemours is searching for a flexible and energetic specialty nurse who is a strong team-player and who can work Monday-Friday, evenings and weekend clinics, based on department need.

The Plasmapheresis Specialty Nurse will coordinate and provide care for children requiring therapeutic plasmapheresis (TPE) and will function as a clinical expert in TPE supporting children and families. Additionally, the plasmapheresis nurse will assist in the care of hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis patients and support inpatient staff nurses by providing PD education and training on inpatient units.
  1. Performs appropriate assessment of patient/family upon arrival /admission.
  2. Performs ongoing assessment and evaluation of patient progress and revision of interdisciplinary plan of care related to patient needs.
  3. Identifies patient/family need for further resources and initiates appropriate teaching and/or referrals.
  4. Participates in responding to patient phone calls. Explains treatment regimens to patient/family after having discussed with the physician.
  5. Demonstrates ability to share clinical knowledge with other members of the health care team; works collaboratively with Nursing Education Department to share subspecialty knowledge with nursing staff.
  6. Acts as a liaison between families and members of the health care team.
  7. Utilizes specialized body of knowledge and technical skills in nursing practice related to subspecialty in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act, hospital policy and protocol.
  8. Participates in the development of standards of care for the specialty patient population.
  9. Demonstrates proficiency in the care of all ages: neonates, pediatrics, adolescents and adults.
  10. Recognizes and identifies own learning needs and responsibility for continual development; strives to increase knowledge and identifies goals for professional growth.
  11. Responsible for participation in departmental and hospital programs for quality/process assessment and improvement, identifying opportunities to improve services, making recommendations and implementing actions as appropriate and consistent with the goals of the Nemours Foundation.

  • Bachelor's degree is preferred, as well as at least 3 years of experience.
  • Active Delaware (or compact state) Registered Nurse Licensure required.

This is a full-time position.

  1. Accepts and provides feedback.
  2. Recognizes the importance of process.
  3. Builds and fosters professional relationships.
  4. Answers customers questions and provides accurate information.
  5. Thinks proactively, takes direction and makes decisions.
  6. Schedules time efficiently, sets priorities and delegates.
  7. Works both independently or with a team and shares resources.

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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