Perioperative Practice Coordinator - PACU

Job Requisition #: JR57562

End Date: 8/27/2021

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Management/Executive, Nursing

Shift: Day Shift, No Rotation

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Christiana Care Health System, a Magnet® health care organization with over 1,100 beds between its two hospitals (Christiana Hospital & Wilmington Hospital) and the only Level I trauma service on the East Coast corridor between Philadelphia & Baltimore, has been honored repeatedly as "One of America's Best Hospitals" by U.S. News & World Report.

Seeking a highly motivated, upbeat Registered Nurse to join the Christiana PACU Leadership Team as the Perioperative Practice Coordinator.

Primary Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the Nurse Manager, the Perioperative Service Coordinator primarily functions as a front line Clinical Supervisor responsible for planning, coordinating and facilitating the specialty service(s) activities under their charge; coordinates patient care considering acuity and age specific needs of the patient population we serve; and communicates pertinent information to the entire surgical team to ensure efficient patient care and quality outcomes.

Assists the Nurse Manager in assuming responsibility and accountability with supervision of licensed and unlicensed personnel when assigned to their specialty service(s). Assures cost effective utilization of resources: staff, rooms, instrumentation, supplies, and equipment. Coordinates daily staffing assignments with other members of the PSC team; staffs the unit according to patient acuity on current and oncoming shift; re-assigns staff as needed. Facilitates timely first cases starts; and turnaround times. Assists in the development and monitoring of department quality improvement initiatives. Assists with the development of proficiency assessment tools; and performs Staff Proficiency Assessments to ensure that staff demonstrate the skills needed to meet the specialty patient population needs; and the needs of the specialty care providers. Identifies system issues to facilitate improvements in patient care and unit operations. Assists with development of performance improvement opportunities and conducts audits. Mentors and coaches staff to foster professional development; and improve clinical and technical skills. Demonstrates CCHS core values and behaviors. Performs other related duties as the need arises.


  • BSN preferred.

  • Commitment to obtaining within three years of date of hire can be considered with relevant experience.

  • At least Three years' experience in related nursing field. Perioperative experience required.

  • Recent experience in a leadership role is preferred.

  • Certification in area of expertise. (CAPA or CPAN preferred) - must get within 6 months of hire.

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For the Love of Health.

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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.

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.


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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