Nemours is seeking aNursing Assistant – Surgical/Intermediate Care Unit
to join our team in Wilmington, DE. This is a rotating shift position, 32 hours every two weeks with weekend and holiday rotation.
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 assisting with general activities of the patient care unit and for assisting the healthcare team with performance of patient care activities, under the direction and guidance of a Registered Nurse.
Ensures an adequate stock of all necessary equipment and supplies in designated areas at established par levels.
Ensures a clean and safe patient care unit.
Assists patients with activities of daily life (bath, feed, play, etc.) and provides other patient care as directed.
Ensures all supplies are accurately charged.
Contacts pharmacy, dietary and other departments as designated by the Registered Nurse.
Collects patient specimens (blood, urine, stool, others per policy), paying close attention to patient safety, comfort and accuracy of information.
Uses Hospital Information Systems as required for patient care (e.g., documenting vital signs and patient care activities).
Accurately relays information from physicians, nurses, laboratory personnel and others.
Transports patients and delivers reports, supplies, etc., to other patient units or Institute locations as needed.
Courteously and professionally covers patient care unit front desk as needed. This includes promptly answering telephones; greeting patients; sending reports; distributing, sorting or processing mail; entering orders; managing medical record, etc.
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.
Participates in unit, departmental and hospital education programs.
Attends unit/departmental meetings regularly.
Demonstrates proficiency in the care of patients of all ages: neonates, infants, toddlers, school-aged, adolescents and adults.
* Nursing student currently enrolled in BSN Nursing program preferred.
* Minimum 1 year patient care experience preferred.
* Able to read and write accurately.
* Able to understand laboratory orders, computer information and some medical terminology.
* Able to obtain specimens, including blood specimens, from a patient population that is primarily pediatric and often ill, handicapped or restricted in some way.
* Current AHA Healthcare Provider (HCP) Certification.
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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