NP/PA, Neuro Critical Care

Job Requisition #: JR57031

End Date: 6/21/2022

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Advanced Practice RN, Physician Assistant

Shift: Day Shift, Rotation Day/Evening

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Christiana Care is seeking an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant 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 hrs 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. 

Neurocritical Care patients include:

  • 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

Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • 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 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

Education and Experience requirements:

          - Advance Practice Registered Nurse Practitioner with certification in Acute Care required
          - 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

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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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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