NP/PA, Behavioral Health Fellowship

Job Requisition #: JR67101

End Date: 3/23/2024

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Advanced Practice RN, Physician Assistant

Shift: Day Shift, Rotation Day/Evening/Morning

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ChristianaCare is looking for a Physician Assistant or a Psychiatric Mental Health Practitioner to join our innovative year-long post-graduate training program in Behavioral Health. The Behavioral Health APC Fellowship Program is a twelve-month intensive training program for new Advanced Practice Clinicians that provides mentoring, diverse clinical experience in subspecialties, and a customized didactic education in psychiatry through case study, small-group discussion, simulation, and participation in department-wide lectures. This fellowship program is both supportive and challenging as the Behavioral Health APC Fellow will manage patients with a variety of complex diagnoses under the direct guidance and supervision of a psychiatrist and experienced advanced practice provider. The program is perfect for an APC who is looking to develop into the role of a Behavioral Health Advanced Practice Provider in a structured environment with a Fellowship Coordinator providing guidance throughout the program.


The Behavioral Health APC Fellow will receive an annual salary of $78,000.  Fellows are considered full-time employees of ChristianaCare with benefits. The expectation is that fellows who meet performance objectives and demonstrate CCHS values will apply for permanent employment as a Behavioral Health APC with ChristianaCare after completing the program at a rate commensurate with +1 year of clinical experience.


This program allows for a supported transition into the role of a Behavioral Health APC and we hope you consider joining ChristianaCare on this journey!


Roles and Responsibilities:

Actively participate in the Behavioral Health Fellowship Program education curriculum

Complete self-learning modules and review supplemental material on the didactic program

Complete mid-rotation and post-rotation evaluations to assess competency and provide feedback for the trainee and program

Participate in professional development by identifying learning needs, keeping accurate log of all necessary procedures and maintaining competencies, and attending educational offerings

Will utilize assessment skills learned to support the management of assigned patients

Perform and document daily assessments

Collect and analyze data and formulate a plan of care

Evaluate and monitor the effectiveness of a prescribed management plan

Work collaboratively to communicate the plan of care and potential changes to the supervising Psychiatrist and Advanced Practice Provider

Demonstrate commitment to patient safety by being aware of safe practices and changing practices to enhance safety

Demonstrate shared accountability for a safe practice


Educational and Experience Requirements:

Licensure or license eligible for Delaware Registered Nurse and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse as set forth by the Delaware Board of Nursing

License or license eligible as a Physician Assistant in the state of Delaware

Graduate of an ARC-PA accredited physician assistant program or of a Mental Health NP program within 18 months and have  NCCPA/ PMHNP Certification

Certified in BLS is required upon start date

DEA upon start date


To apply for this program, you will need to complete the online application, submit a resume, and cover letter.

If you meet the minimum requirements, please have 2 reference letters on hand to be ready to be sent.

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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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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