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 300,000 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.
Primary Function of Advanced Practice RN
Interviews patients, obtains and records health histories, completes physical and developmental assessments, diagnoses health problems, manages the health care of those patients for which he/she has been educated, provides health care teaching and counseling, initiates referrals and maintains health records.
Provides medical and advanced nursing care to pediatric patients in a specialty clinic and/or inpatient setting, as guided by education, clinical expertise and Collaborative Practice Agreement.
Elicits comprehensive or focused/interval health history(ies).
Performs complete or interim physical examinations as indicated by the nature of the encounter
Orders, performs, and/or interprets diagnostic or screening tests, including laboratory, radiological or other tests.
Plans interventions including medications, treatments and procedures, and modifies plans based on evaluation of patient response.
Performs procedures as set forth in specialty-specific privileging forms and/or Collaborative Practice Agreement
Initiates, monitors, alters or orders medications related to conditions or illnesses being treated within applicable divisions.
Refers clients to other health care professionals and agencies as appropriate for specialized services, including but not limited to: other medical subspecialists, physical and occupational therapy, nutritional counseling and management, special education, growth and development/behavioral counseling.
Develops or approves in-school management plans for patients as appropriate.
Makes dietary, activity/exercise, counseling, education and health promotion recommendations within the APRN scope of practice.
Identifies patient and family learning needs and directs educational activities or provides educational materials to meet these needs.
Provides consultative and education resources to direct care nurses in order to improve patient outcomes by enhancing nursing knowledge.
Initiates any other measure for which the APRN has been trained depending on patient’s condition and judgment of the physician and the APRN.
Documents the above activities in the Electronic Medical Record.
Complies with the HIPAA Regulations. Complies with OSHA/Safety Regulations, complies with AHCA Regulations and adheres to Nemours Customer Service Standards of Performance.
All other duties as assigned.
Must have current APRN license in good standing
Acute or Primary Care Certification acceptable
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner preferred (PNP-PC or PNP-AC)
Current AHA BLS certificate upon hire
Minimum of two years Pediatric Nursing experience required
Pediatric Advanced Practice experience preferred
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.
Nemours is committed to improving the health of children. As a non-profit children’s health organization, we consider the health of every child to be a sacred trust. Through family-centered care in our children’s hospitals and clinics in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida, as well as world-changing research, education and advocacy, Nemours fulfills the promise of a healthier tomorrow for all children — even those who may never enter our doors. Nemours began more than 70 years ago with the vision of Alfred I. duPont to improve the lives of children and to do whatever it takes to prevent and treat even the most disabling childhood conditions. Today, through our children’s hospitals and health system, we directly care for 250,000 children annually in Delaware Valley and Florida, including families who travel from across the country and world to see our specialists — treating every child as we would our own. We also reach beyond the walls of our hospitals and clinics to be a voice for children on a national and international level, and to lead the way in prevention, intervention, education, and research. Nemours is growing to better serve the children and families in our ca...re. We have 1.1 million square feet of space currently devoted to providing children’s healthcare or under construction, all designed with significant input and advice from our patients and families.