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 Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) is a licensed and certified advanced practice nurse with masters or doctoral level education and specialized clinical knowledge, experience, and skills.
The APRN provides family centered care “in an expanded role that incorporates comprehensive assessment skills, diagnostic ability, critical thinking, independent decision making, collaborative management of health and illness problems, leadership within complex systems, and the ability to critically analyze and translate research findings into practice” (ANA, 2008, p. 18). The APRN assumes accountability for professional actions, and incorporates risk management strategies into clinical practice. The APRN works collaboratively to empower children and their families to make informed decisions regarding their health care, including health promotion, prevention of disease or complications, and attainment of a peaceful death, when applicable.
American Nurses Association. (2008). Pediatric nursing: Scope and Standards of practice. Silver Springs, MD: Author.
Provides specialty health care services to children by assessment, diagnosis, management and evaluation of care. Consults with other members of the healthcare team, coordinates care, and makes referrals to other health care providers.
Functions as a consultant, educator, and resource to colleagues and other disciplines.
Delivers family centered, evidence based care in a nonjudgmental and nondiscriminatory manner.
Documents all aspects of health care delivery appropriately, communicating with other providers in the community to promote continuity of care.
Participates in research and practice evaluation, and utilizes findings to support and advance evidence based practice.
Protects the human and legal rights of the pediatric patient and family. Adheres to the ANA Code of Ethics for nurses. Maintains confidentiality within legal and regulatory parameters.
Advocates for the child, and works with families, social service agencies and the courts when there is concern about child abuse, neglect, or other forms of family violence.
Assumes accountability for professional practice development and supports/contributes to Nursing Shared Governance within the Professional Practice Model.
Clinical Research Nurse: Acts as a research clinician in all areas of protocol management
Provide leadership, staff education, and support to division nurses/staff with phone triage, medication refills, patient calls, and clinic operations.
Performs all other related tasks as necessary
Respect for Diversity
Other competencies/skills as per Department of Nursing and Divisional Requirements (reflected in Performance Evaluation Tool)
Performance Skills are based upon Pediatric Nursing Standards of Care and the Synergy Model of Nursing Practice. Practice evaluation includes Performance Management and /APRN Nursing Performance Evaluation - see supplementary tool for measurable evaluation criteria for yearly evaluation.
Minimum of Masters degree required; Ph.D or DNP optional
Certification and Licensure as ARNP or other licensed Advanced Practice Nurse in the state of Florida.
BLS card from the American Heart Association
2 years pediatric clinical experience (educational experience can be included).
2 years as APRN 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.