NP/PA - Neuro Critical Care - 72 Hours Biweekly

Job Requisition #: JR67982

End Date: 6/30/2024

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Advanced Practice RN, Physician Assistant

Shift: Day Shift, Rotation Day/Evening/Morning

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Christiana Care is seeking a Physician Assistant or Acute Care Nurse Practitioner to join our Neurocritical Care team! This is an excellent opportunity for a candidate with previous critical care experience. The selected candidate will work 72 hours every 2 weeks, a combination of 12- hour shifts days and nights, to include weekends. 

Our state of the art, eighteen bed Neurocritical Care Intensive Care unit and six bed stepdown unit including 2 rooms with epilepsy monitoring capability are located on our Newark campus.  The ideal Advanced Practice Clinician candidate will be comfortable working independently in collaboration with the neurocritical intensivist performing direct medical management utilizing approved protocols, procedures and expert consultation for our adult neurocritical care patients.  APCs on this team are involved in quality, safety and experience improvement initiatives. 

Why Choose Neurocritical Care at ChristianaCare

  • Manage care of the critically ill patient collaboratively with other caregivers within established protocols, guidelines, and scope of practice
  • Utilizes teaching/learning principles coupled with an expert clinical knowledge to promote and provide education to patients and their families
  • Act as liaison for patients, families, and health professionals
  • Perform procedures including lumbar puncture, arterial catheterization and central venous catheterization
  • Assess health status of the neurocritical care patient through complete physical examination and medical history
  • Design individualized management plans in collaboration with physicians, staff nurses, and other health care
  • Manage care plans and treat patients with acute ischemic stroke (s/p TPA, mechanical thrombectomy, malignant stroke), non-traumatic intracerebral hemorrhage, non-traumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage, Status epilepticus, Meningitis/encephalitis, post-surgical management of patients with CNS tumors and cerebrovascular interventions

Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive Base Salary plus Annual Quality Incentive Bonus
  • Generous CME Paid Time and Allowance
  • Six weeks + of Paid Time Off
  • 12 weeks paid protected parental leave
  • Opportunities for Career Growth
  • 403(b) and Defined Contribution Plan Retirement Options with Employer Match

Position Qualifications

  • Acute Care Nurse Practitioner must be a graduate of an accredited program and be certified of eligible for certification.
  • Physician Assistant must be a graduate of ARC-PA accredited program and be certified or eligible for certification by the NCCPA 
  • Licensed or license eligible for the state of DE
  • Must have or be eligible to obtain prescriptive authority
  • Previous critical care experience preferred
  • BLS and ACLS certifications required

Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, ChristianaCare is one of the country's most dynamic health care organizations! ChristianaCare includes an extensive network of primary care and outpatient services, home health care, urgent care centers, three hospitals (1,336 beds), a freestanding 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.

ChristianaCare is rated by Forbes as the 2nd best health system for diversity and inclusion, and the 29th best health system to work for in the United States, and by IDG Computerworld as one of the nation's Best Places to Work in IT. ChristianaCare is rated by Healthgrades as one of America's 50 Best Hospitals and continually ranked among the nation's best by U.S. News & World Report, Newsweek and other national quality ratings.

Living in and around Delaware offers varied and affordable housing options in DE, PA, MD or NJ. Connected by Amtrak and I 95 this region is a hub for excellent restaurants, entertainment and sporting venues, cultural events and some of the nation's best colleges and universities. Our location puts you within 1-3 hours of four international airports, major cities including Philadelphia, New York City and Washington, D.C., popular beach towns in MD, DE and NJ and popular ski resorts in PA and NY.

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.

Why do WE offer careers full of possibilities?

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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A Great Place To Live

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?

We Serve Together

For the Love of Health

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