Clinical Nurse Specialist : Surgical - Trauma Inpatient Units: Christianacare : Full time

Job Requisition #: JR67073

End Date: 4/1/2024

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Nursing

Shift: Day Shift, Rotation Day/Evening/Morning

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ChristianaCare has an opening for a Surgical Trauma Clinical Nurse Specialist ( CNS - APN) that defines excellence within their practice.  Candidate must meet completion of a graduate program; be clinically focused; hold specialty certification and state-defined requirements for board licensure. Prescriptive authority is preferred.  This position reports directly to the Vice President of Patient Care Services, Acute Care /Neurosciences/Surgery/Trauma Program.

In this role as a CNS, you will demonstrate advanced clinical knowledge based on in-depth understanding of the pathophysiology of trauma with extensive practical experience in trauma/surgery, critical care, evidence-based practice, collaboration, consultation, education, and mentoring. The CNS's ability to minimize variances in care and prevent adverse outcomes directly support performance improvement.

As the CNS , you are the clinical expert & clinical leader for inpatient surgical areas of nursing practice. In partnership with nursing leadership, this role serves as a change agent for bedside nursing practice; utilizes evidence to develop, teach, guide, and implement practice standards and policies. The Clinical Nurse Specialist collaborates with all members of the health care team to design, implement, and measure safe, cost-effective, evidence-based care strategies and contributes to the advancement of the practice of nursing at the unit, health system, local, state, and/or national and international level.  ChristianaCare remains committed to the utilization of Clinical Nurse Specialists within acute care as we hold our values of Love & Excellence for all those that we serve.

Requirements :

  • MSN or DNP preferred
  • Graduate from a Clinical Nursing Specialist Program
  • APN Certification/Licensure in state of DE  
  • 3 years' experience in adult acute medicine. 

About ChristianaCare

Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, ChristianaCare is one of the country's most dynamic health care organizations, 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, urgent care centers, three hospitals (1,299 beds), a free-standing emergency department, 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. It also includes the pioneering Gene Editing Institute and was rated by IDG Computerworld as one of the nation's Best Places to Work in IT. ChristianaCare is a nonprofit teaching health system , Magnet Designated and  continually ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a Best Hospital. With the unique CareVio data-powered care coordination service and a focus on population health and value-based care, ChristianaCare is shaping the future of health care.

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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.

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For the Love of Health.

Inclusion & Diversity

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.

Our Values

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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