Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Christiana Care is seeking an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to join our Neurocritical Care team! This is an excellent opportunity for a candidate with previous critical care experience. The selected candidate will work 72 hrs every 2 weeks, a combination of 12- hour shifts days and nights, to include weekends.
Our state of the art, eighteen bed Neurocritical Care Intensive Care unit and six bed stepdown unit including 2 rooms with epilepsy monitoring capability are located on our Newark campus. The ideal Advanced Practice Clinician candidate will be comfortable working independently in collaboration with the neurocritical intensivist performing direct medical management utilizing approved protocols, procedures and expert consultation for our adult neurocritical care patients. APCs on this team are involved in quality, safety and experience improvement initiatives.
Post-surgical management of patients with CNS tumors and cerebrovascular interventions
Duties and Responsibilities include :
Assess health status of the neurocritical care patient through complete physical examination and medical history
Design individualized management plans in collaboration with physicians, staff nurses, and other health care
Manage care of the critically ill patient collaboratively with other caregivers within established protocols, guidelines, and scope of practice
Utilizes teaching/learning principles coupled with an expert clinical knowledge to promote and provide education to patients and their families
Act as liaison for patients, families, and health professionals
Perform procedures including lumbar puncture, arterial catheterization and central venous catheterization
Education and Experience requirements:
- Advance Practice Registered Nurse Practitioner with certification in Acute Care required - Physician Assistant must be a graduate of ARC-PA accredited program and be certified or eligible for certification by the NCCPA - Licensed or license eligible for the state of DE - Must have or be eligible to obtain prescriptive authority - Previous critical care experience preferred - BLS and ACLS certifications required
Internal Number: JR53859
About Christiana Care Health System
Christiana Care Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are... positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.