Chief APC, Acute Surgical Services

Job Requisition #: JR58349

End Date: 8/20/2022

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Advanced Practice RN, Physician Assistant

Shift: Day Shift, Rotation Day/Evening/Morning

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Are you a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant that is prepared to take the next step in their career and ready to lead an innovative and energetic team?

ChristianaCare is currently looking for a dynamic leader to be the Advanced Practice Provider Chief of Acute Surgical Services. The Chief Advanced Practice Clinician (APC) will work collaboratively with surgical leadership, clinical leaders, and colleagues to provide leadership and support to all APCs within Acute Surgical Services which comprises nine teams and 80 caregivers.

The selected candidate will ensure APC's are working at the top of their license to improve quality of care that we deliver. They would also work to improve the culture of surgical APC's by standardizing onboarding, competency assessments, and performance evaluations, along with providing consistent support for professional/career development.

This position will be 75% administrative duties and 25% clinical duties in the area of their expertise. 

Administrative Duties Include:

Has direct reports who are the APC leads and/or APCs without a lead.

Support growth and development of Lead APC through quarterly check-ins.

Collaborate with clinical and operational leaders along with the director of APC's as indicated.

Resource for all APCs within Acute Surgical Services

Collaborate with leadership to monitor and evaluate disease specific data, population health data, patient satisfaction reports, and caregiver engagement reports as relates to metrics and identify opportunities.

Collaborate with leadership and recruitment regarding APC hiring needs and interview process.

Ensure appropriate credentialing and privileging allowing top of license work.

Up to date on advance practice regulations regarding scope of practice including telemedicine.

Ensure regularly scheduled huddles and team meetings are occurring.

Participate in the Event Review Team (ERT) and APC follow -up as directed.

Coordinate and/or actively participate in performance improvement initiatives, research, and organizational projects/programs, as assigned.

Ensure APC understanding of systemwide AOP goals and metrics. 

Ensure APC expenses are within budget and fiscally responsible.

Serve as a resource, role model and mentor for all APCs.

Assist clinical and operational leaders with other duties, as indicated.


  • Cover letter must be submitted with application
  • Completion of a master's degree as an Acute Care NP or completion of a Physician Assistant program
  • License or license eligible in the State of Delaware
  • BLS required; ACLS depending on clinical role
  • 10 years of clinical experience in a surgical setting preferred
  • At least 3 years of prior leadership experience preferred.

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.

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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.

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We serve together in Love and Excellence. Our unique values, Love and Excellence are bold and powerful, and they are the reason why working for ChristianaCare is special. The behaviors associated with our values guide how caregivers interact with everyone they work with and make for an exceptional work experience. We believe that when you lead with Love, Excellence is inevitable.


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.

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