NP/PA, Ortho/Trauma Service Team

Job Requisition #: JR57128

End Date: 6/30/2022

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 Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to join our Orthopaedic Trauma Service Team (OTS) as a Clinical Physician Extender.  The selected candidate will provide initial assessment, stabilization, and subsequent evaluations as part of ongoing care in the acute inpatient hospital setting for patients requiring admission to, as well as those already admitted to the OTS. 

Other responsibilities include:

  • Respond to emergent/urgent care needs for hospitalized patients within scope of practice
    • Provide first response coverage while on duty
    • Respond to trauma alerts and codes to assist in orthopaedic related patient needs
  • Perform initial assessment of orthopaedic consults, report findings and implement a treatment plan with the appropriate orthopaedic attending physician, as necessary
    • Elicit a detailed health history and a perform physical examination
    • Admit patients to the service of the OTS on call physician and post patient to the appropriate level of care
    • Order and expedite any necessary diagnostic studies, initiate necessary consultations, provide preoperative risk assessment, and post patients for surgery and other procedures
  • Perform orthopaedic bedside procedures as requested on admitted and emergency department/observation patients within scope of practice
    • Irrigation and debridement of open wounds
    • Application of simple and complex wound dressings and coverages
    • Reduction of fractures and dislocations
    • Application of short and long extremity splints and casts
    • Cast and splint removal
    • Application of extremity traction techniques including skin and skeletal traction
  • Facilitate patient transport to the operating rooms and assist in surgery, as needed
  • Perform daily assessments of all patients on the OTS
  • Assist in appropriate discharge disposition of OTS patients
  • Document patient encounters, both initial and subsequent visits
  • Communicate effectively with the attending physician and other caregivers on the OTS team
  • Participate in morning report and sign out sessions of the Trauma/Critical Care Service
  • Actively participate in special projects as deemed necessary by the Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Medical Director, Trauma Program
  • Review and assist with the development and implementation of policies, protocols, guidelines, and procedures related to orthopaedic trauma care and systemwide initiatives as directed
  • Demonstrate compliance with systemwide and departmental policies, procedures, and mandatory education requirements
  • Perform assigned work safely, adhering to established department safety rules and practices; report to appropriate persons any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients or visitors
  • Consistently behave as a lifelong learner, applying and integrating new knowledge and skills


  • Completion of a master's degree program as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner or completion of a Physician Assistant program.
  • Surgical or inpatient experience preferred.
  • License or license eligible in the state of Delaware
  • Orthopaedic trauma training or experience preferred
  • ACLS required

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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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