End Date: 2/13/2024
Location: Newark, Delaware
Position Type: Physician
Shift: Day Shift, No Rotation
ChristianaCare is seeking a BC/BE Cardiac Surgeon to join our dynamic Cardiac Surgery practice located at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware just 40 miles south of center city Philadelphia.
The successful candidate will join our employed team of 5 Cardiac Surgeons and have exposure to high volume and complex cases. Call is shared at 1:4.
This position offers access to a wide range of cardiac surgery procedures and technologies with state-of-the-art facilities and experienced support staff.
ChristianaCare's experienced Cardiac Surgery team performs close to 1,000 procedures annually. This position is newly created to meet the growing demand due to organizational, procedural and community growth. ChristianaCare is a regional referral center for patients throughout Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and southeastern Pennsylvania for cardiac surgery procedures including coronary artery bypass, aortic and mitral valve repair and replacement, TAVR, TEVAR, Lead Extraction, Mitraclip, ECMO, VAD, complex aortic procedures, and robotic coronary procedures. Our practice is located on our expansive Christiana Hospital campus, a level-1 trauma center with 913 beds.
ChristianaCare is equipped with a dedicated 18 bed combined cardiology/cardiac surgery ICU staffed with ICU nurses as well as a 10-bed cardiac step-down unit all located on the same floor. 24/7 ICU coverage is provided by a large and experienced surgical advanced practice team consisting of an assistant surgeon, 8PAs and 3 NPs. We opened a new structural heart room in June 2019 with dedicated cardiac surgery block time for these procedures in multidisciplinary partnerships with cardiology and vascular surgery.
ChristianaCare is one of the country's most dynamic health systems, centered on improving health outcomes, making high-quality care more accessible and lowering health care costs. ChristianaCare includes an extensive network of outpatient services, home health care, medical aid units, two hospitals (1,300 beds), a Level I trauma center and a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, a comprehensive stroke center and regional centers of excellence in heart and vascular care, cancer care and women's health. We rank 21st in the nation for hospital admissions and 6th for admission of stroke patients.
ChristianaCare is a not-for-profit teaching health system with more than 280 residents and fellows. We are continually ranked by US News & World Report as a Best Hospital. With our unique, data-powered care coordination service and a focus on population health and value-based care, ChristianaCare is shaping the future of health care.
Working for ChristianaCare offers the best of urban and suburban living with multiple housing options, excellent restaurants and entertainment venues, quality public and private schools and a short driving distance to popular Delaware and New Jersey beaches. The location provides easy access to Washington, DC, Philadelphia and New York City - all within a short drive or train ride from Newark, DE.
EEO Statement: 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.
UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.
“The best part of being in the department of surgery is the collective teamwork environment.”
Justin Guerin, PA-C
Physician Assistant, General Surgery
“I appreciate the great teamwork and collaboration across departments, and leadership support in providing the best care.”
Vishesh Agarwal, M.D.
Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry
“ChristianaCare provides the resources and fosters open communication and teamwork so that we may serve our patients in Love and Excellence.”
Max J. Oran, M.D.
Primary Care and Hospital Medicine
“Having a nationally recognized reputation for providing high-quality care, ChristianaCare lives up to its commitment to serve its neighbors with Love and Excellence.”
Marshala Lee, M.D.
Harrington Trust Physician Scholar
“At heart, we are a community health care system which serves a large and diverse community.”
Doug Lienesch, M.D.
“When we work together as a team, we realize greater health outcomes for our patients.”
Sara Schenck, M.D.
Internal Medicine Physician
“I am so proud to be a part of the team at Christiana Care—amazing people who are dedicated to excellence in the practice of medicine, who genuinely care about one another, and who are passionate about educating all levels of providers.”
Beenish Ahmed, M.D.
Primary Care Faculty Physician
“I joined ChristianaCare because a vibrant spirit of teamwork and collegiality was apparent to me from day one.”
Adam Skrzynski, M.D.
Infectious Diseases Physician
“At ChristianaCare, our reputation roots from the community.”
Daniel Burke, M.D.
Primary Care Physician
“One of the best parts of my job is being part of a team that not only shares love for the patient but also for each other.”
Barbara J. Albani, M.D.
Chief of Neurointerventional Surgery
Why do WE offer careers full of possibilities?
At ChristianaCare, we’re committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect. We believe in a safe, inclusive work environment that fosters collaboration between caregivers from all walks of life. We know that each unique viewpoint is vital in delivering high-quality, safe patient care to everyone who walks through our doors. Our policies, benefits, hiring practices, employee resource groups, and corporate citizenship demonstrate our commitment to inclusion and diversity throughout our system.
Why do we embrace inclusion and diversity? For the Love of Health.
Join Delaware’s largest health system and a premier leader in the Mid-Atlantic region—a not-for-profit, physician-led, financially sound entity that is driven by its core values of Love and Excellence. Join ChristianaCare and discover a diverse patient base, challenging and complex cases and cutting-edge technologies, as well as opportunities for resident and medical student teaching and clinical research—all in a desirable location close to Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. that offers a lower cost of living, including low property taxes and no state sales tax.
ChristianaCare’s comprehensive total rewards package is one of the most competitive in the region. We are proud to offer excellent benefits that reflect the organization’s commitment to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow.
At ChristianaCare, we provide access to high-quality and affordable benefits designed to meet our caregivers where they are. You can tailor your benefits to meet your needs now and adjust them as your priorities change.
Take advantage of ChristianaCare’s wide-ranging benefit offerings from supporting optimal health through medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage to valuable wellness and work/life programs, which include paid parental leave, coverage for infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, an employer-funded short-term disability program, and more.
Our region offers a diversity of cultures, lifestyles, sports and entertainment events, housing options and educational opportunities. Located between Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., our locations provide easy access to two international airports, employment opportunities in a tri-state area, and proximity to some of the nation's top universities and colleges, as well as beaches in MD, DE and NJ!Why Delaware? Why Maryland?