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 position is responsible for providing appropriate support for the Division of General Surgery within his/her scope of practice and credentials as set forth by Nemours Children’s Hospital and the state of Florida. This includes but is not limited to: Interviewing patients, obtaining and recording health histories, completing physical and developmental assessments, diagnosing health problems, managing the health care of those patients for which he/she has been educated, providing health care teaching and counseling, initiating referrals, maintaining health records and providing consultative services as needed, first assist in operating room, writing admission, pre and post-operative and discharge orders, accepting after-hours phone calls from patients and from hospital nursing personnel, treatment of pediatric patients presenting to the Emergency Department and
dispensing medical advice in accordance with existing patient treatment polices.
Provides care to pediatric patients with acute or chronic illnesses, with a patient/family centered care focus.
Elicits comprehensive or focused/interval health history(ies).
Performs complete or focused physical examinations.
Orders, performs, and/or interprets diagnostic or screening tests.
Orders and interprets radiographs and ultrasounds within the PA scope of practice.
Develops and revises treatment plans.
Initiates, monitors, alters, or orders medications related to conditions or illnesses being treated within applicable divisions.
Refers clients to other health care professionals and agencies as appropriate for specialized services, including but not limited to: other medical subspecialists, physical and occupational therapy, nutritional counseling and management, special education, growth and development/behavioral counseling.
Develops or approves in-school management plans for patients as appropriate.
Makes dietary, activity/exercise, counseling, education and health promotion recommendations within the PA scope of practice.
Initiates any other measure/procedure for which the Physician Assistant has been trained, depending on patient’s condition and judgment of the physician and the Physician Assistant.
Documents the above activities in the Electronic Medical Record. Complies with the HIPAA Regulations.
Complies with OSHA/Safety Regulations.
Adheres to Nemours Customer Service Standards and Standards of Behavior.
All other duties as assigned.
Successful completion of Accredited PA program,
National Certification, current Florida Licensure as a Physician Assistant,
BLS required upon hire; PALS required within 60 days of hire
General surgery and/or Pediatric experience strongly preferred
Ability to work rotating shifts
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.