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.
This is a full time, 60 hours every two weeks, position for a Registered Nurse in Pre Op hours may vary from 6am-7pm, (12 and 10 hour shifts) with working and call requirements for weekend and holiday rotation. You will be cross trained to PACU and will need to support both areas based on unit need.
The Preoperative Holding RN completes pre-op assessments of same day outpatient and inpatient surgical patients; prepares patients for surgical and/or invasive procedures; communicates patient needs with the appropriate health care providers; and provides follow-up with the Perioperative Nurse Manager, Patient Flow Supervisors, advanced practice nurses, surgeons, and anesthesia providers. The Preoperative Holding RN follows anesthesia guidelines, hospital policies, and implements preoperative orders. The Preoperative holding nurse also follows Universal Protocol, institutes normothermia and effective pain management measures, follows VTE and SCIP protocols and collaborates effectively with other disciplines as appropriate.
A. Education, Training and Experience
1. Graduate of accredited school of nursing, BSN required, or currently enrolled in a BSN Program.
2. Must have critical care experience (NICU, PICU, CICU)
3. Previous experience in pediatric nursing required.
4. PALS Certification Required
B. Licenses, Registrations, or Certification
1. Current registration with Delaware State Board of Nursing.
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.