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.
We are currently seeking a Nursing Assistant for 4 East, our pediatric med/surg unit. This position is casual part time, 24 hours every two weeks rotating shifts with every third weekend and holiday rotation.
4 East is a 24-bed general, specialty and subspecialty medical unit with a high population of patients requiring respiratory or gastrointestinal management. Each single patient room is equipped with oxygen, compressed air and suction, along with state-of-the-art cardio respiratory bedside monitors and computers that enable the healthcare team to access a patient’s electronic medical record. These computers are also used in the barcoding administration of medications which ensures patient safety by verifying that the correct medication is given to the appropriate child. This unit’s goals are to provide high-quality, cost-effective, family-centered care. Family-centered care rounds are performed daily to assure an interprofessional approach and partnership with the patient and family.
This position is responsible for assisting with general activities of the patient care unit and assist the health care 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 the established par levels
Ensures a clean and safe patient care unit
Assists patients with a activities of daily life and provides other patient care as directed
Ability to float to a clerk and sitter role as needed
Assures all supplies are accurately charged
Contacts pharmacy, dietary and other departments as designated by the Registered Nurse
Collects patient specimens (blood, urine, stool, other 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, greetings 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
Current American Heart Association BLS Certification
Minimum 1 year patient care experience
Ability to read and write accurately
Ability to understand laboratory orders, computer information, and some medical terminology
Ability to obtain specimens, including blood specimens, from a patient population that is primarily pediatric and often ill, handicapped or restricted in some way
Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
Demonstrates proficiency in the care of patients of all ages; neonates, infants, toddlers, school aged, adolescents and adults
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.