Staff Assistant VIII- Nursing Professional Excellence Coordinator

Job Requisition #: JR58725

End Date: 9/21/2021

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Clerical/Administrative/Billing

Shift: Day Shift, No Rotation

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PRIMARY FUNCTION: A member of the health care team and Nursing Professional Excellence who provides support of system activities, Magnet® program work, and supports ChristianaCare's Department of Nursing and department strategic goals.


  • Manages Magnet written standards completion dashboard for redesignation in partnership with internal and external content experts.
  • Maintains accurate, detailed repository of all Magnet content examples, evidence, and reference materials.
  • Facilitates and monitors the onboarding and orientation of Magnet Ambassadors in acute, ambulatory and community care to ensure integration to the role on both unit/area and systemwide levels.
  • Coordinates and tracks all department Accounts Payable functions, including, but not limited to: check requests, travel expenses, coordinates related arrangements, purchase orders and when appropriate contract vendor renewals.
  • Coordinates ongoing interprofessional workshops with content experts as part of the organizational framework of Relationship-based Care.
  • Collaborates with interprofessional teams, leaders, stakeholders, and others to facilitate excellence and positive outcomes through assistance on special projects.
  • Partners with Nursing Professional Governance Councils at the system wide level to meet needs in effecting change and generating positive outcomes.
  • Utilizes Resource scheduler to schedule meetings and make room reservations for department, Nursing Value Council, Nursing Assembly, Magnet Masters, Magnet Ambassador Retreats, Magnet Writing Workshops, and Magnet Steer.
  • 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
  • Performs other related duties as required


  • Regular contact with staff, physicians, patients, families
  • Frequent contact with unit, departmental and senior level leadership
  • Frequent contact with vendors and general public
  • Occasional contact with community agencies


DIRECTION/SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Director, Nursing Professional Excellence/ Magnet® Recognition


High School Diploma required. Associate's degree office administration or education related field preferred. Six year's progressive responsible administrative support and office administration experience.


  • Ability to work well under pressure to manage stressful situations
  • Ability to meet scheduling needs and handle often unpredictable changes
  • Ability to demonstrate interpersonal, organizational, and time-management skills
  • Ability to provide a high level of customer service and a positive approach
  • Ability to display sound judgment and confidence, is detail oriented
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Ability to adapt and learn new computer programs as necessary
  • Ability to work as effective team member
  • Strong computer skills including Word, Excel, Access, and others as applicable
  • Skilled in communication using a variety of methods
  • Ability to utilize emotional intelligence in communication with others
  • Knowledge of change management theory
  • Skilled in and practices effective communication techniques
  • Ability to exercise judgement, tact, and diplomacy 
  • Knowledge of Magnet®, Joint Commission, OSHA and other legal standards
  • Knowledge of the interprofessional practice and learning environments
  • Knowledge and application of adult learning principles


Proficient in full Microsoft Office 365 suite and survey assessment tools

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Walking, sitting, standing


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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For the Love of Health.

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.

Our Values

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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