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.
Nemours is seeking a Staff Interior Designer to join our team in Wilmington, Delaware. This position is full-time, 40 hours per week.
The Staff Interior Design position will have involvement in Delaware Valley design projects: clinic, administrative, retail and hospital. This position will assist the Construction Project Manager as well as supporting the Corporate Facilities Department with space planning, furniture planning/specifying, furniture installation and coordination with Project Managers. This position includes management and coordination of furniture installation with end users, electrical, data and facilities.
The Staff Interior Designer will have a 4 year degree in Interior Design from an accredited college or university. Prior work experience in interior design and/or healthcare interiors is a plus. If the designer has not already taken and passed the NCIDQ exam, he/she will prepare to take the NCIDQ exam, when eligible.
Uphold established furniture, finish and space standards
Space planning and preliminary test fit for feasibility studies and basic AutoCAD design/construction documents; experience with casework details and construction
Knowledge of finish materials and installation methods to insure proper installation; review furnture and construction installations for adherence to documentation; meet with Manufacturers Representatives and Furniture Dealers; keep the Design and Construction library current, clean and neat
Meet with end users to determine requirements, research products and material then write furniture specifications and document finishes; while maintaining standards.
Keep the Interior Design Manager informed of status of all assignments - ability to work on multiple tasks and projects.
Assist other member of the Corporate Facilities Department as requirred.
Knowledge of and ability to research building code and infection control issues and keep current on healthcare design issues/codes and evidence based design research
Measure and document (AutoCAD) interior spaces, prepare existing conditions drawings and maintain backgrounds as needed.
Excellent communication and organizational skills.
Non Essential Functions:
Willingness to do 'whatever it takes' to complete a successful project or assist others in the department. Desire to grow into a higher position by learning, reading and doing more than necessary.
Be a good listener and understand tasks as assigned, asking questions to clarify if needed.
Problem-solving with other team members - creative and out of the box thinking.
Minimal overnight travel as required
Professional in all aspects of the job, courteous to all clients, both inside and outside the Hospital
Ability to work with AutoCAD, Excel and Powerpoint software - Knowledge of Revit is a plus
Work productively with minimal direction
Meeting established milestones and calendar due dates
Participate in collaborative design efforts
Maintain design library, so that all materials are current and up to date
Must possess good communication and organizational skills; comfortable with executing multiple tasks
Baccalaureate Degree (up to 3-4 years of formal training/education beyond high school; e.g. Bachelor’s Degree) in Design
3-5 years of job related designer experience
Prior healthcare experience
Ability to travel within tristate area
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.