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.
The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) or Clinical Nurse Educator (CNE) is responsible for ensuring scientifically based nursing care for the NICU patient population. This team member achieves this by providing direct and indirect care to patients and their families, promoting professional development, disseminating research and collaborating with interprofessional teams. The role of the CNS or Clinical Nurse Educator is directly aligned with the pursuit of national recognition for nursing excellence through their work to advance nursing practice and improve the patient care environment. Delivery Room Experience preferred. To learn more about being a nurse in our NICU please click on this link: https://youtu.be/U9rVjA-V4gQ
Facilitator of Learning: Demonstrates clinical expertise while supporting clinical nurses to integrate new evidence into practice. Provides education to clinical team, patients and family.
Collaboration: Focuses on (and role models) interprofessional team building and effective team functioning.
Response to Diversity: Reviews alternative approaches and implementing planned change to meet needs considering racial, ethnic, socioeconomic and other types of diversity.
Clinical Inquiry: Interprets and uses research to evaluate practice, and collaborates in research projects.
Systems Thinking: Responsible for innovation and change in the patient care system. Recognizes how changes in one part of the system might impact other components of the system.
Caring Practices – Responds to subtle patient and family changes: engages with the patient and family as partner in the pursuit of mutually established goals.
Advocacy/Moral Agency: Influences the negotiation of moral dilemmas, allocating resources, directing patient care and access to care.
A. Education, Training and Experience
Graduate of accredited school of nursing, MSN required or BSN and currently enrolled CNS or Master’s Degree in Nursing Education program
Minimum five years related clinical experience, NICU level 3 or higher experience required.
B. Licenses, Registrations, Certifications, Credentialing
Current Registered Nurse license in the State of Delaware
Advanced Practice Nurse license and board certification in the State of Delaware as a CNS (For CNS position)
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.