Christiana Care Health System (CCHS) is looking for APC Applicants (Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants) who have been licensed less than 18 months to join our innovative and customized 9 month APC Fellowship in Primary Care. This is an intensive program for new graduate NPs/PAs which provides mentoring by experienced NPs/PAs, specialty rotations, and additional didactic education in patient care in the primary care setting. This fellowship program is both supportive and challenging as APCs are seeing patients to engage in the clinical experience, while continuing to learn and grow through a structured didactic curriculum. This program is perfect for an APC who is looking to develop into the role of a primary care provider in a structured environment, with a Fellowship Coordinator providing guidance throughout the program. The APC Fellowship is based in a primary care practice with Fellows being given the opportunity to gain deeper exposure to education in specialty areas uniquely selected for each individual based on their experience clinical.
Each selected Fellow will receive an annual salary of $73,000. Fellows are considered full-time employees of Christiana Care with benefits. The expectation is that Fellows who meet performance objectives and demonstrate CCHS values will apply for permanent employment in a CCHS practice after completing the program at a rate commensurate with 1 year of experience clinical.
This is a program that allows for a supported transition into the role of a Primary Care APC and we hope you consider joining Christiana Care on this journey!
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Assess and document patient and family response to interventions.
Demonstrate ability to carry out critical skills as outlined in procedures and specific standards.
Identify each patient prior to administering medications and providing care and treatment.
Perform technical skills and administer medications in a safe and efficient manner.
Establish priorities based on patient needs and emergent care.
Provide supervision and direction to other team members. Delegate tasks according to capabilities and scope of responsibilities.
Ability to independently review patient problems including, but not limited to, medication refills, need of follow up care, and referring appropriately to the physician according to policy.
Perform all prescribed laboratory tests, send to appropriate laboratory, receive and interpret laboratory values, and notify physician of results.
Provide patient education and counseling to patients and their families.
Participate in chronic disease management of patients.
Provide diabetic disease management to patients.
Perform assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices. Report to the appropriate personnel, in a timely fashion, any unsafe activities, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients, and visitors.
Demonstrate skills and knowledge necessary to provide care appropriate to neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients, including knowledge of growth and development, and ability to obtain and interpret information to identify patient needs, and provide the care needed.
Perform other responsibilities as assigned.
Education and Experience Requirements:
Master's degree as an Advance Practice Registered Nurse -NP Licensure or license eligible as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse - FNP as set forth by the state of Delaware
Prescriptive authority required in Delaware
Certification in BLS
Graduation from an ARC-PA accredited Physician Assistant Program
DE State License and Prescriptive authority
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