NP/PA, Surgical Services Team, Cecil Campus

Job Requisition #: JR64181

End Date: 7/28/2023

Location: Elkton, Maryland

Position Type: Advanced Practice RN, Physician Assistant

Shift: Day Shift, Rotation Day/Morning

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Are you a NP or PA that is ready to take on a challenge and join a new and innovative team?  ChristianaCare is looking for an energetic Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to join our Surgical Services Team on our Cecil Campus in Elkton, MD.  This position offers an opportunity to work at the top of your license in a team based approach. The selected candidate will provide services in non operative and operative patient care which includes a 12 week training program with exposure to high volume surgical cases within various surgical service lines.

  • Flexible work environment which includes opportunity for shift differential pay
  • Potential for leadership opportunities within the team


  • Performs daily rounds and assesses health status of assigned patients through complete physical examination and medical history.
  • Analyzes patient data and formulates an individualize plan of care based on patient assessment and needs in collaboration with the physician, nursing, and other members of the disciplinary team.
  • Provides nonoperative, preoperative & postoperative management to assigned patients.
  • Participates in the operative care of surgical patients as assigned, including positioning, draping, first or second assisting, and writing of postoperative notes and orders.
  • Performs consultations in the Emergency Department or on the floors. Performs an assessment and formulates a plan and collaborates with attending physician.
  • Evaluate and monitor the effectiveness of prescribed surgical management plan.
  • Establish priorities based on patient needs and act on these accordingly.
  • Order, interpret, or perform therapeutic modalities or procedures, within scope of practice and privileges.
  • Complete appropriate and timely documentation in the electronic health record (EHR), which includes history and physical (H&P), consults, progress notes, procedure/operative notes, discharge summaries, orders, and message center.
  • Submit billing in a timely fashion according policy.
  • Utilize teaching/learning principles coupled with an expert clinical knowledge to promote and provide education and counseling to the patient and/or family including teach back.
  • Act as a liaison for patients, families, and other health professionals.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of best practice guidelines, quality and performance improvement protocols, algorithms, and research.
  • Provide excellent customer service and assist in efforts to improve patient satisfaction scores.
  • Strive for the highest quality in all aspects of work performance and assume responsibility for improving care/services.
  • Learns and uses new information, skills, and knowledge.
  • Maintains privileges, mandatory education, and regulatory requirements as needed for area of specialization.


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

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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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