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Specialty Nurse, Urology
at Nemours Children's Health System
Wilmington, DE

Specialty Nurse, Urology
at Nemours Children's Health System
Wilmington, DE

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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 Urology Specialty Nurse is responsible for an area of specialized nursing practice, and provides direct and indirect care to patients and their families in the ambulatory, and outpatient settings.  Utilizes the nursing process as a basis for providing and evaluating nursing care.  Applies knowledge of growth and development, pathophysiology and family dynamics in delivery of care.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Perform ongoing assessment and evaluation of patient progress and revision of interdisciplinary plan of care related to patient needs.
  • Identify patient/family need for further resources and initiates appropriate teaching and/or referrals.
  • Participate in responding to patient phone calls. 
  • Explain treatment regimens to patient/family after having discussed with the physician.
  • Demonstrate ability to share clinical knowledge with other members of the health care team; works collaboratively with Nursing Education Department to share subspecialty knowledge with nursing staff.
  • Act as a liaison between families and members of the health care team.
  • Utilize specialized body of knowledge and technical skills in nursing practice related to subspecialty in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act, hospital policy and protocol.
  • Participate in the development of standards of care for the specialty patient population.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the care of all ages; neonates, pediatrics, adolescents and adults.
  • Recognize and identifies own learning needs and responsibility for continual development; strives to increase knowledge and identifies goals for professional growth.
  • Responsible for participation in departmental and hospital programs for Quality/Process Assessment and Improvement, identifying opportunities to improve services, making recommendations and implementing actions as appropriate and consistent with the goals of the Nemours Foundation.
  • Assist with minor surgical procedures including circumcision, meatotomy, lysis of penile adhesions/skin bridge.
  • Participation in at least one satellite urology clinic to be determined.
  • Actively participated in bi-monthly urology nursing didactic meetings.
  • Perform urologic studies including, urodynamic procedures, uroflows, biofeedback, and catheterization.

Additional Job Functions:

  • Facilitates open communication with Nurse Managers, Clinical Educators, staff nurses, and medical staff.
  • Maintains a current knowledge base through participation in appropriate professional activities and organizations.
  • Actively pursues professional development opportunities both within Nemours and at a National Level.
  • PUNS and Urology specialty nurse certification is encouraged and required.
  • Participates on intra- or interdepartmental committee(s) as appointed by Nursing Leadership.
  • Stays current on technological aspects of the position.
  • Ensures written communications are focused to the reader’s understanding         

    

Knowledge, Education, and Training

  • BSN Necessary
  • Active Delaware (or compact state) Registered Nurse Licensure Required
  • Additional Registered Nurse Licensure in PA and NJ to be obtained within 90 days of hire
  • Active BLS Certification from the American Heart Association
  • Urology experience preferred but not necessary.
  • Prior pediatric nursing experience necessary.
  • Travel 2 days a month to each site: Nemours duPont Pediatrics at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Deptford NJ

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.

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