Medial or Surgical Nurse Residency Program-Fall 2022

Job Requisition #: JR64384

End Date: 12/12/2022

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Nurse Residency, Nursing

Shift: Day Shift, Rotation Day/Evening/Morning

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Senior Nursing Students, Nurse Graduates and new RN's, it is time to apply for our Medical or Surgical Nurse Residency Program starting Fall 2022! First round interviews will be conducted on August 24th and 25th.

The ChristianaCare Nurse Residency Program is accredited with distinction as a Practice Transition Program by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation in Practice Transition Programs. ChristianaCare Nurse Residency Program is recognized by the ANCC Practice Transition Accreditation Program® (PTAP) as an Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAP).

Research demonstrates that new to practice nurses completing a structured and accredited residency program leads to:

  • Increase in competency
  • Reduction of error
  • Reduced self-reported stress
  • Increase in job satisfaction

Therefore, we are committed to supporting all registered nurses with under one year of experience through a nurse residency specialty track.

This exciting curriculum integrates:

  • Lecture and simulation education
  • Peer support
  • Preceptor-led clinical experiences structured to foster critical thinking, evidence-based practice, interdisciplinary collaboration, effective communication, quality and safety, and professional development.  

Our medical and surgical nursing units at Newark and Wilmington campuses serve an adolescent/adult/geriatric population with a wide variety of complex diagnoses and surgical procedures. Nurses having completed the residency will have built a strong foundation for nursing practice in a fast-paced, challenging environment. The preceptor led program followed by continued residency meetings during months 8, 10, and 12 to further develop as professional nurses and integral members of our caregiver team.

Nurse residents are required to pass State Boards and be licensed as a RN in the State of Delaware (or compact state) prior to starting position. Upon hire, a commitment agreement to work at the ChristianaCare will be signed. The agreement requires completion of two years within ChristianaCare and 15 months of those two years on the unit of hire. Individuals unable to fill this commitment will be charged $10,000.

Currently, the following Medical units are available ( units are subject to change any time based on the needs of the hospital):

4N/5W: Medical Telemetry

5N: Medical Telemetry

8S: Medical Telemetry for adults over 65

Hemodialysis- Wilmington/Newark

3B: Medical Unit

4C: Medical Intermediate Care Unit

5A: Medial Unit

5B: Medical Unit

5C: Medical Unit

6B: Medical Unit

5D: Medical Stroke

Currently, the following Surgical units are available ( units are subject to change any time based on the needs of the hospital):

4W: Surgical Unit

Joint Replacement Center

Requirements:

  • Graduating from accredited nursing school before December 2022 (BSN Preferred)
  • BLS required
  • Less than 12 months of nursing experience by the start of the program
  • Eligible for Delaware license as a Graduate Nurse/Registered Nurse or multi-state RN from a compact state

How to apply

  • In the section "My Experience," on the application, be sure to upload your cover letter and transcripts in the section "Resume/CV/Other Documents." PDF format works best.
  • Submit a cover letter for the Medical or Surgical Nurse Residency expressing your interest in this specific program/specialty.
  • Please address your cover letters to either Cheryl Muffley (Medical) or Debbie Lykens (Surgical)
  • Resume
  • Transcript (unofficial)
  • Two clinical recommendations will be required, but not at the time of the application. If it is determined the minimum qualifications are met, a separate email will be sent from an outside vendor for you to provide us with your clinical instructors' information.

What to Expect After Application:

  • Communication from Talent Acquisition Team about specific next steps, including: video interview and clinical references
  • Applications to be sent for review by residency coordinators
  • Digital real-time interviews
  • Offers to be made in stages following

If you have any issues with your application or any inquiries, please contact Cathleen Mengel, the Nurse Residency recruiter at cathleen.s.mengel@christianacare.org.

It is important to note that the DE license process may take 6-8 weeks to complete and the failure to do so will directly impact employees' ability to start a position if an offer is made. We strongly encourage applicants to visit the DE Board of Nursing website and begin the fingerprinting and background check process immediately after you submit your application.

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 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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