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Registered Nurse - Day/Midnight Shift - Acute Care for the Elderly

Company: Christiana Care
Location: Newark
Posted on: July 10, 2019

Job Description:

Christiana Care Health System, a Magnet -- health care organization with over 1,100 beds between its two hospitals (Christiana Hospital & Wilmington Hospital) and the only Level I trauma service on the East Coast corridor between Philadelphia & Baltimore, has been honored repeatedly as "One of America's Best Hospitals" by U.S. News & World Report.

Highlights



  • Twice Recognized as Magnet Status Hospital.
  • Growth Opportunities defined by our Clinical Ladder.
  • Generous PTO, Competitive pay with shift differentials & Robust Benefits Package.


    Christiana Care Health System is seeking a Registered Nurse to work 36 hours per week on the Day/Midnight Shift at our Christiana Hospital on the Acute Care for the Elderly Unit (ACE Unit). Weekend and Holidays - per the guidelines of the department.

    Responsibilities


    • In this role you will work closely with patients and families to deliver care that supports the older adult facing an acute illness. The patient population you will work with is older adults, typically age 70 and above. Our focus is maintaining function, providing education, and maintaining safety. As a member of the 6A team you will engage in a true relationship based care model, building relationships with patients and families as well as with your peers, guided by our values of love and excellence.
    • You will manage a team of 5 medical patients per shift and work with the interdisciplinary team that includes a unit based Nurse Practitioner, both an attending and consulted physicians, pharmacy, physical therapy, and other assistive personnel.
    • You will be asked to understand your patient, both for the acute illness that has brought them to our unit, but also holistically so that you can identify strengths and opportunities as your patients transition back into the community.
    • You will closely monitor your patients, assessing their physical condition and their safety risks. You will manage emergencies and provide ongoing supportive care. You will receive training in evidenced based care practices for the older adult.
    • You will work with a team that values teamwork and recognizes the importance of serving together.


      Requirements:



      • BSN Preferred
      • Commitment to obtaining BSN within three years of date of hire can be considered with relevant experience.
      • Prefer med/surg or step-down experience in an acute care setting to apply.
      • BLS required
      • Must demonstrate a passion for working with the older adults
      • Gerontology Certification preferred


        Qualities and Experience We Are Looking For


        • Excellent teamwork within and across disciplines
        • Strong critical thinking and problem solving
        • Anticipating the needs of others by helping with compassion and generosity


          Christiana Hospital, Newark, Delaware. This 1,007-bed, 1.3-million-square-foot modern facility provides a level of care only available in large-scale teaching hospitals. Christiana Hospital includes Delaware's only Level-I Trauma center (as verified by the American College of Surgeons), which is prepared to handle the most extreme medical emergencies. In fact, it is the only Level-I Trauma center on the East Coast corridor between Baltimore and Philadelphia. Christiana Hospital has also been nationally recognized in U.S. News and World Report's Best Regional Hospitals rankings as #1 in Delaware and #3 in the Philadelphia metro area, plus High Performing in 9 Adult Procedures/Conditions. Academic medical center, Baltimore area, Best regional hospital, Community-based medicine, Community health, Clinician, Delaware hospital, Delaware's largest health system, Electronic medical records, Epic EMRs, Everest Award-winner, In-patient, Level I Trauma Center, Magnet -- designation, Nationally recognized, Outpatient, Philadelphia area, Provider, Surgery center, Teaching hospital, Wellness, Wilmington, Newark, U.S. New & World Report ranking, Expert, Serve, Care, Healthcare, Respectful, Dover, Bear, Middletown, Rehoboth Beach, Bethany Beach, Delmarva Peninsula, New Castle, Elkton, Maryland, Glasgow, Hockessin, Brookside, Smyrna, Pike Creek Valley, Milford, Claymont, Pike Creek, Wilmington Manor, North Star, Seaford, Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, Vineland, Millville, West Chester, Kennett Square, Swedesboro, Carneys Point, Woodstown, Salem, Elmer, Deptford Township, Washington Township, Pitman, Glassboro, Franklin

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