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 Lead Registered Nurse (RN) - Ambulatory is a clinically competent practitioner of pediatric, family-centered care. The Lead Registered Nurse serves as a resource to the clinical staff in the ambulatory setting. The Lead RN assists the Nurse Manager / Office Manager by providing clinical oversight and direction that ensures the safety and quality of the care provided to patients and families.
The Lead RN is responsible for promoting and advancing the professional development of all clinical associates in the ambulatory setting through role modeling, mentoring, and providing feedback. In consultation with the Nurse Manger/Office Manager, the Lead RN monitors the ongoing clinical performance of clinical associates which includes registered professional nurses, licensed practical nurses, medical assistants and other unlicensed assistive personnel. Provides necessary coaching, and collaborates with the Nurse Manager/Office Manager and Physician in Charge to facilitate the day to day clinical operations of the office.
Performs the essential job functions of the Registered Nurse job description.
Participates in the interviewing and hiring of clinical staff.
Coordinates and monitors orientation of new clinical associates to ensure they meet 90 day performance goals.
Provides oversight of clinical staff to ensure that appropriate policies and procedures are followed in the provision of patient care
Monitors and ensures completion of annual competencies for clinical staff
Serves as flow facilitator for clinical staff in the accurate and timely completion of patient care.
Utilizes resources including but not limited to telephone call monitoring, immunization accuracy audits, and EMR chart reviews to provide quantitative and qualitative feedback to clinical staff.
Collaborates with nurse/office manager to ensure professional behavior of clinical team members through monitoring of adherence to Nemours Standards of Behavior.
Manages medication and vaccine processes to ensure compliance with pharmacy standards and applicable regulations.
Participates in lead nurse meetings and shares pertinent information with clinical associates.
In addition to working with various specialties, the RN is very involved in the collaborative care of our allergy clinic when allergy providers are on site
Focuses on the care of patients with chronic allergic conditions. These conditions include asthma, allergic rhinitis, food allergies, urticaria, and atopic dermatitis.
Duties include providing direct patient care and health education.
Promote health maintenance, encourage compliance with recommended treatment plans.
Administer, interpret, and record skin testing.
Instruct patients on allergen avoidance, proper allergy and asthma medication administration.
Recognize and handle emergency anaphylactic protocol.
Conduct progressive graded food, drug, and venom challenges as directed by the physician.
Administers vaccines, immunotherapy, Xolair, and medications as directed by the physician.
Must have or be eligible for DE nursing license
Phone Triage experience preferred
CPR Certification with the American Heart Association
1-3 years of work related experience.
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.