Christiana Care Health System (CCHS) has position openings for a full-time Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to provide clinical support to both the Hematology/Oncology groups as well as Christiana Care Hospitalist Partners (CCHP) in the inpatient setting. This individual will work closely with the attending's in the Hematology/Oncology group to provide direct patient care for all Hematology/Oncology patients on the 6B Unit. Adheres to all regulatory and organizational nursing policies and procedures to deliver excellent patient care. Works collaboratively with the clinical team, social workers, pharmacists, family members and others to ensure safe and seamless transitions of care. Required to work a rotation of days/evenings/nights.
Christiana Care Health System is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 22nd in the nation for hospital admissions and 11th among hospitals on the East Coast. Christiana Care is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is a major academic health system with two hospital campuses (1,100 beds) and more than 250 Medical-Dental residents and fellows. Christiana is home to Delaware's only Level 1 trauma center and is recognized as a regional center of excellence in cardiology, cancer and women's health services.
Due to its location working for Christiana Care offers opportunities to live in Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey or Maryland. Philadelphia International Airport and Amtrak's main East Coast line provide national and international accessibility. Delaware and surrounding areas offer wonderful restaurants and regional cultural activities; close proximity to major sporting events; excellent schools and urban and suburban housing options. Within a two hour drive or train ride you can be in a popular beach resort in Delaware, New Jersey or Maryland, on the slopes in the Pocono mountains or spending a day or weekend in New York City or Washington, D.C.
Administers medical care in a safe and efficient manner consistent with regulatory and organizational policies and procedures. .
Adheres to regulatory and organization guidelines, policies and standards related to quality, safety, customer service, medical documentation in providing excellent patient care.
Visits newly admitted patients in a timely fashion per department policy.
Upon request of a CCHP/Hematology/Oncology physician, performs consultations on inpatients.
Upon request of a CCHP/Hematology/Oncology physician, collaborates with that physician, subspecialists, RNs and other members of the health care team to provide direct patient care.
Performs outpatient office visits as scheduled in CCHP Discharge Clinic in the HCCC/WAM.
Establishes priorities based on patient needs and acts on these accordingly.
Individualizes medical care plan and transition of care to outpatient setting based on patient assessment.
Identifies and resolves post-discharge issues effectively and appropriately.
Involves hospitalist or primary care physician when appropriate.
Provides appropriate patient education and counseling to patients and their families in ways understandable to them.
Provides excellent customer service and assists in efforts to improve Christiana Care Hospitalist Partners' patient satisfaction scores.
Strives for the highest quality in all aspects of work performance. Learns and uses new information, skills and knowledge. Assumes responsibility for improving care/services.
Clinical focus includes but is not limited to: admitting/discharging patients, caring for all patients on the Hematology/Oncology service, etc.
Education and Experience Requirements
Licensed or eligible for Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant license in the state of Delaware
Certification in specialty area
Prescriptive Authority or eligibility for the state of Delaware
DEA registration required
BLS, ACLS required
Internal Number: 43088BR
About Christiana Care Health System
Christiana Care Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are... positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. 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.