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Location: Newark, Delaware
Internal Number: JR59574
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 covering cardiac surgery ICU, primarily 12 hour weekday nights and rotating weekend day/evening shift (one per month). May rotate to day shift for orientation, training, or other service needs.
Duties and Responsibilities: 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 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. Plans appropriate discharge plans. Rotates in equal share of overnight coverage of the cardiovascular intensive care unit. 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 Advance Practice Nurse.
Acute Care NP certification required.
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.
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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