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Pediatric hematology advanced practice nurse

Children's Health

This is a Full-time position in Wilmington, NC posted May 24, 2019.

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 Pediatric Hematology Nurse Practitioner is responsible for providing family-centered care to patients with Hemophilia, von Willebrand’s disease, other bleeding/thrombotic disorders and benign hematological conditions in both the inpatient and ambulatory care settings.

The Pediatric Hematology Nurse Practitioner in this position will play a key role in the development, planning and implementation of a pediatric-based Mid-Atlantic Region III Hemophilia Treatment Center at the Nemours/AI duPont Children’s Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware.

Primary Responsibilities Practices collaboratively with physicians and other health care providers to provide high quality health care to children.

Performs appropriate assessment of patient/family upon referral/admission.

Performs ongoing assessment and evaluation of patient progress and revision of interdisciplinary plan of care.

May use prescriptive authority if appropriately credentialed to do so.

Collaborates interprofessionally as needed.

Identifies patient/family need for further resources and initiates appropriate referrals.

Assists the Staff Nurse in formulating the Nursing Care Plan and setting priorities based on the needs of patient and family.

Documents patient care and progress on patient’s chart.

Coordinates Nursing Plan for Discharge in collaboration with the Staff Nurse and other members of the health care team.

Provides patient/family teaching based on identification of learning needs.

Evaluates compliance with the prescribed treatment regimen through telephone calls, family/patient assessments and outpatient visits as needed.

Acts as a patient’s advocate.

Acts as a role model to other members of the Nursing Department to foster professional development.

Acts as a liaison between families and members of the health care team.

Utilizes advanced knowledge and specialized skill in nursing practice in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act, hospital policy and protocol.

Promotes standards of care for the specialty area.

Identifies educational needs of healthcare team regarding the care of patients in the specialty area.

Serves as an educational resource for the Nemours Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders (NCCBD), Organization and the Community at large.

Collaborates with nursing management in the monitoring and evaluation of the quality and appropriateness of patient care within the specialty area.

Fosters a spirit of inquiry, identifies nursing problems, and participates in research endeavors.

Disseminates nursing research findings and incorporates these findings into nursing practices for patient care within the specialty area.

Serves as a consultant within specialty area for colleagues both intra and extra departmentally and in the community.

Maintains a current knowledge base through participation in appropriate professional activities and organizations.

Assesses own strengths and weaknesses, identifies resources for professional growth and utilizes these resources to promote professional growth.

Demonstrates effective communication skills with health care team and patient, family, and members of the health care team.

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.

Demonstrates proficiency in the care of all age groups; neonates, infants, toddlers, school aged, adolescents and adults.

Additional Responsibilities Acts as a resource for nursing staff in developing articles for publication.

Participates on intra or interdepartmental committee(s).

Performance Skills Accepts feedback Asks questions Delegates Gives accurate information Makes suggestions Sets priorities Willingness to accept change Works with team Takes calculated risks Works independently Takes direction Thinks pro-actively Ensures written communications are focused to the reader’s understanding Stays current on technological aspects of position Answers customers’ questions Defines procedures Gives feedback Identifies customers Makes decisions Recognizes the importance of process Schedules time efficiently Shares resources Works independently Builds and fosters professional relationships Knowledgeable regarding institute services Requirements Active Delaware (or compact state) Registered Nurse Licensure required Active Delaware Pediatric Advanced Practice Nurse Licensure, with prescriptive authority required Delaware Controlled Substance Registration (CSR) Federal DEA registration with Delaware Address Pediatric Acute Care Certification Current AHA Healthcare Provider (HCP) Certification required More than 1 year of prior experience required 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.

As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to…