NP/PA, Vascular/Interventional Radiology Team

Job Requisition #: JR57034

End Date: 6/8/2022

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Advanced Practice RN, Physician Assistant

Shift: Day Shift, Rotation Day/Evening/Morning

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ChristianaCare is currently recruiting for a NP or PA to join our Vascular/Interventional Radiology Team. The selected candidate will function in a collaborative environment with physicians in the direct care of patients within the Department of Interventional Radiology. This position is primarily at our Christiana Campus with rotation at our Wilmington Campus. This a M-F position with rotating Saturday coverage every 6 weeks.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:   

Elicit admission and/or initial consultation for outpatients, inpatients and referrals.

Performs and records focused history and physical examination in response to consult and collaborates with physicians and other members of the medical staff.

Initiate routine admission and procedural orders and modify treatments and medications within established guidelines and scope of practice.

Screens patient to determine need for urgent medical attention.

Retrieve relevant patient information and communicate to physician.

Initiate and interpret appropriate diagnostic and laboratory studies.

Evaluate and consult with radiologists related to diagnostic and laboratory testing.

Prescribes medications and modifies pharmacologic therapy with credentials provided by the Joint Practice Committee of the Delaware Board of Medical Practice.

Perform procedures under the direction of the Interventional Radiologist that are within the scope of license and departmental/hospital credentialing, including but not limited to :

  • Suturing of catheters,
  • T-fastener removal in feeding tubes,
  • Percutaneous abdominal drain and chest tube removal,
  • PICC/tunneled CVC line removal,
  • Declogging of feeding catheters.

Provide pre and post procedural education and obtain consent.

Facilitate physician and patient scheduling within the Department of Interventional Radiology.

Provide follow-up care for inpatients.

Initiate referrals in collaboration with physicians, identifying appropriate resources and services.

Initiate discharge planning.

Make decisions and act independently within established guidelines with minimal supervision.

Provide effective oral and written communications while protecting confidentiality of both patients and staff.

Utilize teaching/learning principles coupled with an expert clinical knowledge to promote and provide education to the staff, patient, and patient's family.

Have knowledge of and adherence to all CCHS safety policies.

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.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

Successful completion of an Advanced Practice Nurse master's degree (MSN) or Physician Assistance Program.

Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certification Required.

License or license eligible in the State of Delaware

Prescriptive authority required.

Certified in BCLS and ACLS.

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Inclusion & Diversity

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.

Why do we embrace inclusion and diversity? For the Love of Health.

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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.

Benefits

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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