The Director of Nursing (DON) is responsible for planning, organizing, and evaluating clinical operations at the Ambulatory Facility. The DON reports directly to the Facility Administrator and collaborates with the Medical Director to ensure operational compliance with state regulations, standards of practice, and clinical guidelines. The DON facilitates recruitment, orientation, education, credentialing, and continuing professional development of nursing services associates.
The DON facilitates, coordinates, and directs patient care services. He/she is responsible for the planning, development and utilization of human and material resources to meet the needs of patients, families, and associates. The DON is responsible for leading Quality Assurance and Improvement, Infection Prevention, and Patient Safety identifying opportunities to improve services, making recommendations, and implementing actions as appropriate.
The DON reports to the Administrator. In the absence of the Administrator, he/she reports to the Medical Director and organizational leadership. In the absence of the Administrator, the DON will assume the role of the Administrator and designate in writing an RN to assume charge responsibilities.
This primary position at Nemours Children's Hospital, Surgery Center, Malvern, will include collaboration with Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware and Nemours Children's Hospital, Surgery Center, Deptford to optimize available resources in achieving optimal patient outcomes. This position may require periodic travel to the previously referenced facilities. Travel is compensated based on organizational policy.
This position requires active registered nurse (RN) licensure in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey, and current Pennsylvania Clearances to include FBI Fingerprint Report, PA Criminal Background Record, & Child Abuse Clearance.
This position requires working hours aligned with the needs of the facility. This position also includes 24 hour accountability.
Maintains knowledge of, adherence to, and enforcement of all policies of the ambulatory facility
2. Participates in all surveys and inspections by the Department of Acute and Ambulatory Care, Life Safety, Centers for Medicare/Medicaid, and AAAHC.
Accepts accountability for delivery of nursing services provided to patients and families within the ambulatory facility.
Evaluates the quality and appropriateness of care.
Creates a climate of effective collaboration and communication.
Responsible for coordination and scheduling of the facility nursing services in conjunction with services of other health care disciplines ensuring appropriate utilization of human resources.
Participates in recruitment, selection, and retention of facility associates.
Ensures appropriate orientation, education, competency, and continuing professional development for facility associates.
Provides direct patient care in clinical areas as needed.
Acts as the Infection Control Officer
Mater's Degree required
PA RN License upon hire; Application for DE and NJ RN License within 6 months from the date of hire - or compact license
American Heart Association BLS and PALS upon hire; Schedule ACLS within 6 months from the date of hire
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.