NP/PA, Integrated Behavioral Health Team

Job Requisition #: JR60178

End Date: 3/8/2023

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Advanced Practice RN, Physician Assistant

Shift: Day Shift, Rotation Day/Evening/Morning

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ChristianaCare is currently looking for a Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner or Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner to function as a member of a clinical team through collaboration with and a conduit to Behavioral Health, providing consultation, assessment, treatment, and behavioral health education within an integrated model of care. This role will be collaborating with primary and specialty providers in an outpatient setting as a psych prescriber. The selected candidate will perform a hybrid model of care with seeing patients in the practice as well as seeing patients virtually.  This is a M-F position with no weekends and no holidays.  


  • Demonstrates skills and knowledge necessary to provide care appropriate to patient population. Including the ability to obtain and interpret information, to identify diagnoses, to identify age and culturally specific needs, and to provide the appropriate treatment.
  • Demonstrates the ability to provide highly skilled psychopharmacology prescribing consultation to the clinical team.
  • Performs thorough and accurate psychiatric assessments on patients requiring psychiatric consultation.
  • Provide direct patient care as directed by the Chair of Psychiatry, Director of Integrated Care, and supervising psychiatrist at the assigned primary care practice offices.
  • Collaborates with interdisciplinary team, outpatient practices, and community partners as appropriate.
  • Performs coordination with patient, medical staff, nursing staff, clinical team, and other embedded/integrated specialties
  • Coordinates transition of care to community setting and/or internally as necessary; maintains knowledge of resources including community providers and support organizations appropriate for the patient population served.
  • Documents in a timely, accurate and concise manner, using proper terminology, on department and CCHS forms, adheres to established guidelines.
  • Utilizes teaching/learning principles coupled with an expert clinical knowledge base to provide education to patients and their families. 
  • Contributes to the development of staff by providing consultation, psychoeducation and suggesting best practice alternatives as appropriate.
  • Works collaboratively with third party payors, Managed Care companies or other contracted concerns to ensure that quality patient care is maintained and managed with effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Participates in Performance Improvement activities for the department, actively seeking to promote optimum patient care through participation in designated activities for improved performance, outcome measures and patient satisfaction.
  • Demonstrates responsibility in maintaining established productivity levels.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of patient's rights and maintains confidentiality of departmental and patient information.
  • Demonstrates compliance with Christiana Care Health Service organizational and departmental policies and procedures and mandatory education requirements including but not limited to PEAT, safety, infection control, attendance, and dress code.
  • Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices; reports to supervisor, in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


  • Master's Degree in Nursing
  • Licensure or license eligible for State of Delaware  
  • Preferred multi-state licensure upon start or expected multi-state licensure acquisition within first year
  • Board Certified as a Family Psychiatric NP/Psychiatric Mental Health NP
  • Minimum of 1-3 years' experience working in a behavioral health setting.
  • Prescriptive Authority
  • DEA registration
  • BLS certification

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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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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