Lead Hospitalist APC

Job Requisition #: JR61947

End Date: 4/25/2023

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Advanced Practice RN, Physician Assistant

Shift: Day Shift, Rotation Day/Evening/Morning

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ChristianaCare is seeking a highly motived NP/PA for a Lead Hospitalist Advanced Practice Clinician (APC) position with ChristianaCare Hospitalist Partners.

The selected candidate will work in collaboration with our Christiana Care Hospitalist Partners (CCHP) at both the Christiana Campus located in Newark, DE and the Wilmington Campus located in Wilmington, DE and provides clinical support to Christiana Care Hospitalist Partners (CCHP) in the inpatient setting. The NP/PA will have 20% of their hours in administrative time and 80% of their hours in clinical time.

In addition to clinically managing patients, the Lead Hospitalist APC will provide oversight and clinical leadership to the employed hospitalist advanced practice clinicians.

This is a full time position and the applicant will be required to work 16 shifts in a 4 week period, including 2 out of 4 weekends.

Clinical Duties:

-   Administers medical care in a safe and efficient manner consistent with regulatory and organizational policies and procedures.

-   Adheres to regulatory and organization guidelines, policies and standards related to quality, safety, customer service, medical documentation in providing excellent patient care.

-   Visits newly admitted patients in a timely fashion per department policy.

-   Upon request of a CCHP physician, performs consultations on inpatients.

-   Upon request of a CCHP physician, collaborates with that physician, subspecialists, RNs and other members of the health care team to provide direct patient care.

-   Establishes priorities based on patient needs and acts on these accordingly.

-   Individualizes medical care plan and transition of care to outpatient setting based on patient assessment.

-   Identifies and resolves post-discharge issues effectively and appropriately. 

-   Involves hospitalist or primary care physician when appropriate.

-   Provides appropriate patient education and counseling to patients and their families in ways understandable to them.

-   Provides excellent customer service and assists in efforts to improve Christiana Care Hospitalist Partners' patient satisfaction scores.

-   Strives for the highest quality in all aspects of work performance.  Learns and uses new information, skills and knowledge.  Assumes responsibility for improving care/services.

-   Clinical focus includes but is not limited to: admitting/discharging patients, patients with chronic conditions, education of chronic disease patients, etc.

Administrative Duties:

  • Attends schedule meetings as required and performs all tasks as assigned.
  • Attends monthly hospital medicine meetings.
  • Assists in orientation of new advanced practice hospitalists.
  • Actively participates in administrative/citizenship duties which may include, but is not limited to; organization and planning meetings, committee memberships and educational conferences.


-   Licensed or eligible for Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant license in the state of Delaware

-   Acute Care NP license required

-   Prescriptive Authority or eligibility for the state of Delaware

-   DEA registration required

-   BLS & ACLS required

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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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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