Christiana Hospital is recruiting for a Neurocritical Care Advanced Practice Nurse or Physician Assistant to join an established team working in a newly constructed, state of the art, eighteen bed Neurocritical Care Intensive Care Unit. This is an excellent opportunity for a new graduate with previous critical care experience. The selected candidate will work 72 hrs every 2 weeks as an independent Advanced Practice Nurse or Physician Assistant in collaboration with the neurocritical care team to perform direct medical management through utilization of approved protocols and procedures as well as appropriate medical consultation for neurocritical care patients
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIE
Assess health status of the neurocritical care patient through complete physical examination and medical history
Design individualized management plans in collaboration with physicians, staff nurses, and other health care professionals for various patho-physiologic status common to the neurocritical care patient
Manage care of the critically ill patient collaboratively with other departments and services within established protocols, guidelines, and scope of practice
Utilizes teaching/learning principles coupled with an expert clinical knowledge to promote and provide education to patients and their families
Act as liaison for patients, families, and health professionals
Perform other related duties as required
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Advance Practice Registered Nurse as a Nurse Practitioner with certification in Acute Care preferred
Physician Assistant must be a graduate of ARC-PA accredited program and be certified or eligible for certification by the NCCPA
Licensed or license eligible for the state of DE
Must have or be eligible to obtain prescriptive authority
Previous critical care experience preferred
BLS and ACLS certifications required
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