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NHPS Developmental Screening Internship (unpaid) Casual / Part Time, Days Newark, DE Submit Resume Job Description & Requirements: Nemours is seeking a NHPS Developmental Screening Internship (unpaid) to join our team in Delaware. As one of the nation’s premier pediatric health care systems, Nemours provides world-class clinical care in four states: Delaware, Florida, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Located in Wilmington, Delaware, the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children offers intensive and acute inpatient and outpatient services covering more than 30 pediatric specialties. Ranked among the nation’s best in pediatric specialty care by U.S. News & World Report, this world-renowned teaching hospital has served children from 42 states and 14 nations. Extending the world-class care of the duPont Hospital for Children, the Nemours Children’s Clinic provides expert care for even more children across the Delaware Valley through community-based physician services and collaborative partnerships with health and hospital systems. To keep pace with the changing health care environment and build a healthier future for our children, Nemours has embarked on a multi-phase expansion to create a children’s hospital like no other in the region. Upon completion in June 2014, the hospital will include private, family-centered, technologically advanced patient rooms, a new Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and a new expanded Emergency Department. INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY/PROJECT DESCRIPTION Project: Developmental Screening Site: Nemours Health and Prevention Services (NHPS) 252 Chapman Road, Suite 200 Newark, DE 19702 Timeframe Needed: Fall 2012 Expected Duration of Project: 12-16 weeks Education: Junior-Senior Undergraduate or Graduate Student in health sciences, public health, health policy or emotional/behavior health. Other qualifications desired: Strong interpersonal, organizational and computer skills. Information about Nemours Health and Prevention Services: Nemours Health and Prevention Services (NHPS) headquartered in Newark, Delaware, works with families and communities to help children grow up healthy, both physically and emotionally. It is a division of Nemours, a non-profit organization dedicated to children's health and health care that offers treatment services, research and training programs in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida. Health and Prevention is Nemours' newest division, created to expand its reach beyond clinical care to consider the health of the whole child within his or her family and community. NHPS’ work currently focuses on promoting healthy lifestyles, responsive car giving, good nutrition, safe and healthy places, and building community connections. We work toward integrated policy, practice and program change across the ages and stages of children’s healthy growth and development. For more information, visit online at www.GrowUpHealthy.org. This position resides in the Healthcare Engagement department. Project Description: The Healthcare Engagement Deparment at Nemours Health and Prevention Services is working to train Nemours Pediatrics practices on routine developmental screening using a standardized, validated screening tool (Parent Evaluation of Developmental Status, PEDS). The American Academy of Pediatrics has released a policy statement recommending standardized developmental screening using a validated tool at the 9-, 18- and 30-month well-child visits. At present, Delaware ranks 49th out of 50 states in developmental screening. Until the inception of this project, Nemours was not using a validated screening tool at well-child visits. This was a missed opportunity for early identification of developmental and behavioral concerns, reimbursement for the practices, and better outcomes for patients. NHPS began training Nemours Pediatrics practices on the implementation of standardized developmental screening in March 2012, and will continue this work into 2013. Delaware Division of Public Health has undertaken a statewide initiative to improve developmental screening efforts across the state. This project will allow Nemours practices to meet the AAP guidelines and remain current with other efforts in the state. We are seeking an intern to aid in materials development and participation in training and TA activities. Intern Project Deliverables: Updating of electronic and paper resource guides created in summer 2012 specific to each practice to aid in referrals. On-site support to Shari Thomassen at pediatric practices for training and technical assistance visits. Participation in partnership with DE-AAP and DPH for the statewide screening portal. Assistance with data collection and management for PEDS project. Don’t miss out on important health care news and updates from Nemours – connect with us on…

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