Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Are you a Nurse Practitioner or a Physician Assistant that is ready to take the next step in their career? ChristianaCare is currently looking for an experienced NP/PA to be the Lead for our growing Surgical team. This position is at our Cecil Campus in Elkton, MD.
In this role, you will serve as the clinical leader for our team of APC's. You will actively participate in clinical management to surgical patients in the inpatient, emergency department, and operative settings, devoting your time to clinical responsibilities. There will also be dedicated time for administrative responsibilities.
Oversight and management of day to day clinical activities including but not limited to APC schedule and staffing, timecard management, expense and CME tracking, conflict resolution and clinical support.
Collaborate with APCs and clinical leaders regarding systemwide policies and practice initiatives.
Coordinate APC onboarding and orientation and ensure competency, including documentation.
Ensure adequate clinical learning opportunities for APC students, including coordination of student preceptorships.
Support growth and development of APCs through quarterly check-ins.
Facilitate regularly scheduled team huddles and communicate updates, changes, and concerns effectively.
Collaborate with clinical leadership to develop and monitor quality performance metrics.
Serve as a resource, role model, and mentor for all APCs.
Assist clinical leader with other duties, as indicated.
Performs daily rounds and assesses health status of assigned patients through complete physical examination and medical history.
Analyzes patient data and formulates an individualize plan of care based on patient assessment and needs in collaboration with the physician, nursing, and other members of the disciplinary team.
Provides nonoperative, preoperative & postoperative management to assigned patients.
Participates in the operative care of surgical patients as assigned, including positioning, draping, first or second assisting, and writing of postoperative notes and orders.
Performs consultations in the Emergency Department or on the floors. Performs an assessment and formulates a plan and collaborates with attending physician.
Evaluate and monitor the effectiveness of prescribed surgical management plan.
Establish priorities based on patient needs and act on these accordingly.
Order, interpret, or perform therapeutic modalities or procedures, within scope of practice and privileges.
Complete appropriate and timely documentation in the electronic health record (EHR), which includes history and physical (H&P), consults, progress notes, procedure/operative notes, discharge summaries, orders, and message center.
Submit billing in a timely fashion according policy.
Utilize teaching/learning principles coupled with an expert clinical knowledge to promote and provide education and counseling to the patient and/or family including teach back.
Act as a liaison for patients, families, and other health professionals.
Contribute to the development and maintenance of best practice guidelines, quality, and performance improvement protocols, algorithms, and research.
Provide excellent customer service and assist in efforts to improve patient satisfaction scores.
Strive for the highest quality in all aspects of work performance and assume responsibility for improving care/services.
Education and Experience Requirements:
Completion of a master's degree program and board certification as an acute care Nurse Practitioner
or completion of a Physician Assistant program and board certification as a Physician Assistant.
At least 2 years of experience as an advanced practice clinician; prior experience in General Surgery preferred
License or license eligible in the State of Maryland
Internal Number: JR55675
About Christiana Care
Christiana Care is growing and seeks physicians of all disciplines, from primary care through specialty and leadership positions. We also have tremendous opportunities for physician assistants and advanced practice registered nurses. We offer you: Inspiring, fast-paced, team-based practice environments; Epic EMRs and innovative medical technologies and treatments; Accessible leaders who listen to, value and appreciate you; Colleagues who’ve trained at other nationally respected medical centers; Support for your ideas, opinions and contributions. It’s the best of nationally recognized academic and community-based medicine, with you at the center. Bring us your passion for care and clinical excellence as well as your desire to make a difference. We’ll provide you with a highly competitive salary and excellent benefits, continuing education and recognition programs, and much more. Find your new job right now.