Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
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ChristianaCare is currently recruiting for a Nurse Practitioner to work in the Cardiac Surgery Professional Services. This is a full-time position that promotes a work/life balance. Position consists of 4 10hr shifts per week covering stepdown, rotating weekend stepdown coverage (every 3rd weekend), and ICU coverage overnight once every other week.
As Cardiac Surgery Nurse Practitioner your duties and responsibilities include:
Facilitates a strong consistent nursing presence in all phases of patient illnesses. Reviews and retrieves data pertinent to patient's medical history. Performs and records physical assessment in response to consult and collaborates with physicians and other members of the medical staff. Screens patient to determine need for urgent medical attention. Prepares patients preoperatively for surgery. Evaluates need to changes in patient therapy. Writes orders and modifies treatment plans. Assesses surgical sites including dressing changes, staple removal or suture removal. Removes drains, pacemaker wires and chest tubes. Initiates daily post-operative patient care management, writing daily critical care progress notes. Prescribes medication with credentials provided by the Joint Practice Committee of the Delaware Board of Medical Practice. Provides education and instruction to patients regarding care and disease. 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.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Master's degree as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
One year of cardiac surgery experience preferred. Licensure or license eligible in the state of Delaware Prescriptive authority required. Apply for and receive DEA number to prescribe controlled substances. BLS & ACLS required.
Internal Number: JR54116
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.