Location: Wilmington, Delaware
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
The pre-anesthesia Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner team is looking for a full-time Advanced Practice Nurse to work in collaboration with the Anesthesia and Surgical teams at Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware and our Nemours Ambulatory Surgery Center in Deptford, New Jersey. The primary function of this role includes performing pre-surgical history and physical examinations, ordering laboratory testing, consults, and ordering pre-operative medications. The APRN must work collaboratively with the other APRN team members, anesthesia providers, surgeons, and the peri-operative nursing team. Care is provided in a variety of settings including the pre-surgical care area, medical imaging/ interventional radiology, inpatient units, PICU, NICU and ambulatory surgery centers. Additional responsibilities include telephone screening of patients who will be undergoing anesthesia.
Interested candidates must demonstrate proficiency in self-directed care prioritization, independent and collaborative clinical decision making. The Pre-anesthesia APRN is a critical liaison between surgical teams, anesthesia, nursing teams and families. Excellent communication skills across the care continuum are required. Preferred candidates should have a minimum of 1 year of Pediatric Nurse Practitioner experience.