Christiana Care Cardiology is looking for a full-time Nurse
Practitioner or a Physician Assistant to join their expanding
Cardiovascular Critical Care team! You will be collaborating with a
dynamic team including Cardiac Intensivists, Fellows, Residents,
APC's, and nurses to manage critically ill cardiac patients within
the 16-bed Cardiovascular Critical Care Complex located at
Christiana Hospital. This is an acute care position working both 10
and 12 hours shifts, with day, night, weekend and holiday
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Assists intensivists with triage, admissions and consultation of
patients directed to the intensive care unit.
Actively co-manages critically ill patients including ventilator
management, initiation of vasoactive medications, management of
shock syndromes, acute myocardial infarction, arrhythmias, bleeding
disorders, sepsis, postoperative patients and other cardiac
Appropriate and timely documentation in electronic medical
record, including orders.
Able to work in a dynamic and challenging environment as a
member of the multidisciplinary care team. Demonstrates decisive
judgment. Ability to also work independently encouraged.
Participates in daily multidisciplinary rounds; includes review
and modification of care plans.
Performs life-saving procedures as appropriate. May also include
performing advanced procedures outside of the critical care unit as
required for patient safety.
Participates in Code Team, serves as the initial primary
provider when attending to emergent patient needs on
medical/surgical patients during off hours on the unit and in the
absence of the critical care attending.
Contributes to the achievement of established department goals
and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, and
quality and safety standards.
Participates in multidisciplinary quality and service
Completion of a master's degree program in nursing or as
physician assistant. Board certification as an Acute Care Nurse
Practitioner or Physician's Assistant.
Licensure as a Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner as set
forth by the Delaware Board of Nursing OR Licensure as a
Physician's Assistant by the Delaware Medical Board
Prefer at least 2-3 years of experience working in an acute care
setting; previous experience in cardiology highly desired.
Experience in airway management, central and arterial line
cannulation, and ultrasound skills strongly desired.
Strong written and interpersonal communication skills.
Post End Date
Apr 29, 2022
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