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.
Act under the supervision of a physician to provide direct and indirect patient care services for the department of Neurology, including assisting with the in-patient Neurology service during overnight and weekend shifts.
Practices under the supervision of a physician and practices collaboratively with 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. Uses prescriptive authority as soon as appropriately credentialed to do so. Collaborates interprofessionally as needed. Identifies patient/family need for further resources and initiates appropriate referrals. Documents patient care and progress on patient's chart.
Assists the Staff Nurse in formulating the Nursing Care Plan and setting priorities based on the patient and family.
a. Coordinates Nursing Plan for Discharge in collaboration with the Staff Nurse and other members of the health care team.
b . Provides patient/family teaching based on identification of learning needs.
c. Acts as a patient’s advocate.
Demonstrates proficiency in the care of all age groups; neonates, infants, toddlers, school aged, adolescents, and adults.
Serves as a consultant within specialty area for colleagues both intra and extra departmentally and in the community.
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.
Maintains current knowledge base of specialty area and promotes standards of care.
Education, Training and Experience
Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies
At least one year of related clinical experience
Demonstrable experience with clinical procedures
1-3 years of job related experience
License and Certification
Current Certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
Active Delaware Physician Assistant license
Delaware Controlled Substance Registration (CSR)
Federal Drug Enforcement Agency Registration (DEA) with Delaware address
Current AHA Healthcare Provider (HCP) Certification 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.
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.