Lead NP/PA, Hospitalist Team

at Christiana Care Health System in Newark, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Are you a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant that is ready to take the next step in their career? ChristianaCare is recruiting for a highly motivative NP/PA to be the Lead of our Hospitalist team. The selected candidate will work in collaboration with our Christiana Care Hospitalist Partners (CCHP) at both the Christiana Campus located in Newark, DE and the Wilmington Campus located in Wilmington, DE and provides clinical support to Christiana Care Hospitalist Partners (CCHP) in the inpatient setting. The NP/PA will have 20% of their hours in administrative time and 80% of their hours in clinical time.

In addition to clinically managing patients, the Hospitalist Lead will provide oversight and clinical leadership to the hospitalist advanced practice clinicians (APC).

This is a full time position and the applicant will be required to work 16 shifts in a 4 week period, including 2 out of 4 weekends.


Clinical Duties:

Administers medical care in a safe and efficient manner consistent with regulatory and organizational policies and procedures.

Adheres to regulatory and organization guidelines, policies and standards related to quality, safety, customer service, medical documentation in providing excellent patient care.

Visits newly admitted patients in a timely fashion per department policy.

Upon request of a CCHP physician, performs consultations on inpatients.

Upon request of a CCHP physician, collaborates with that physician, subspecialists, RNs and other members of the health care team to provide direct patient care.

Establishes priorities based on patient needs and acts on these accordingly.

Individualizes medical care plan and transition of care to outpatient setting based on patient assessment.

Identifies and resolves post-discharge issues effectively and appropriately.

Involves hospitalist or primary care physician when appropriate.

Provides appropriate patient education and counseling to patients and their families in ways understandable to them.

Provides excellent customer service and assists in efforts to improve Christiana Care Hospitalist Partners' patient satisfaction scores.

Strives for the highest quality in all aspects of work performance. Learns and uses new information, skills and knowledge. Assumes responsibility for improving care/services.

Clinical focus includes but is not limited to: admitting/discharging patients, patients with chronic conditions, education of chronic disease patients, etc.


Administrative Duties:

Attends scheduled meetings as required and performs all tasks as assigned.

Attends monthly hospital medicine meetings.

Assists in orientation of new advanced practice hospitalists.

Actively participates in administrative/citizenship duties which may include but is not limited to: organizational and planning meetings, committee memberships and educational conferences.



- Licensed or eligible for Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant license in the state of Delaware

- Acute Care NP license required

- Prescriptive Authority or eligibility for the state of Delaware

- DEA registration required

- BLS & ACLS required



EEO Statement:

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.


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.

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Job Posting: 862050

Posted On: Oct 23, 2021

Updated On: Nov 22, 2021