NP/PA, Rehoboth Beach/Milford Memory Care Team

Job Requisition #: JR60888

End Date: 3/14/2023

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 NP or a PA to work with our Memory Care team at our new Rehoboth Beach/Milford practices. We are seeking a suitable candidate with experience and enthusiasm for treating adults with dementia and providing resources to their primary care clinicians and  home caregivers. The selected candidate in turn is supported by supervision from the Swank Center for Memory Care and Geriatrics and is also able to access peer support and guidance from the DCS community of the ADC's multiple sites.

The ADC (Alzheimer's and Dementia Care) program embeds a specially trained NP/PA in large primary care practice settings for the purpose of supporting the detection, diagnosis, treatment and primary care management of adults with clinically meaningful cognitive impairment. The success and value of this program in improving care of our patients and support of their caregivers has been so notable that we are expanding the ADC to Lewes and Milford.

Core Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assesses health status of patients through complete physical examination and medical history.
  • Analyze patient data and formulate an individualized care plan based on patient assessment and needs.
  • Initiate or adjust patient medications in collaboration with the PCP.
  • Make referrals for additional community resources as needed, matching the patient and their caregivers based on need, cost, and geography, while reducing the burden on the PCP, such as social work, physical and occupational therapy, home nursing services, hospice, and other specialists as needed including Swank Center.
  • Help coordinate transitions of care to maximize quality of life and functional status for the patient and family. 
  • Contribute to program development and utilization of best practice guidelines, quality and performance improvement protocols, and research.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Graduate from an accredited APRN program and certified as either FNP or AGNP
  • Physician Assistant must be a graduate of an ARC-PA accredited physician assistant program and have NCCPA Certification
  • Prescriptive Authority
  • 2-3 years of experience with adults, preferably geriatric patients
  • Experience with Memory loss patients preferred

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.

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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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