NP/PA, Cardiology Critical Care Team

Job Requisition #: JR58444

End Date: 9/9/2022

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Advanced Practice RN, Physician Assistant

Shift: Day Shift, Rotation Day/Evening/Morning

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Christiana Care Cardiology is looking for a full-time Nurse Practitioner or a Physician Assistant to join their expanding Cardiovascular Critical Care team! You will be collaborating with a dynamic team including Cardiac Intensivists, Fellows, Residents, APC's, and nurses to manage critically ill cardiac patients within the 16-bed Cardiovascular Critical Care Complex located at Christiana Hospital. This is an acute care position working both 10 and 12 hours shifts, with day, night, weekend and holiday requirements. 
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Assists intensivists with triage, admissions and consultation of patients directed to the intensive care unit.
Actively co-manages critically ill patients including ventilator management, initiation of vasoactive medications, management of shock syndromes, acute myocardial infarction, arrhythmias, bleeding disorders, sepsis, postoperative patients and other cardiac disorders.
Appropriate and timely documentation in electronic medical record, including orders.
Able to work in a dynamic and challenging environment as a member of the multidisciplinary care team. Demonstrates decisive judgment. Ability to also work independently encouraged.
Participates in daily multidisciplinary rounds; includes review and modification of care plans.
Performs life-saving procedures as appropriate. May also include performing advanced procedures outside of the critical care unit as required for patient safety.
Participates in Code Team, serves as the initial primary provider when attending to emergent patient needs on medical/surgical patients during off hours on the unit and in the absence of the critical care attending.
Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, and quality and safety standards.
Participates in multidisciplinary quality and service improvement teams.
Completion of a master's degree program in nursing or as physician assistant.  Board certification as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner or Physician's Assistant.
Licensure as a Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner as set forth by the Delaware Board of Nursing OR Licensure as a Physician's Assistant by the Delaware Medical Board
Prefer at least 2-3 years of experience working in an acute care setting; previous experience in cardiology highly desired.
Experience in airway management, central and arterial line cannulation, and ultrasound skills strongly desired.
Strong written and interpersonal communication skills.

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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