Christiana Care Health System is hiring for an APRN (pediatric or family) Nurse Practitioner or PA to work in our School Based Health Centers splitting time between William Penn, McKean, and A.I. duPont High School. The nurse practitioner provides physical examinations, health screenings, treatment for minor illnesses and injuries, immunizations and health education to adolescent students and works closely with the school nurse to treat students and keep them in school. The nurse practitioner works with a multidisciplinary staff at the center to address critical issues that teens face guiding them towards productive and healthy lives and in doing so improving the health of our communities.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides preventive and acute health care to the adolescent population. Maintains a collaborative agreement with the Medical Director and consults and refers as necessary. Demonstrates skills and knowledge necessary to assess, diagnose and treat an adolescent patient. Prescribes medications and treatments independently as credentialed by the Joint Practice Committee of Delaware Board of Medicine. Provides clinical screening for risk taking behavior and mental health issues and directs services as appropriate. Collaborates plan of care with the primary care provider as necessary. Provides care management for individual student as necessary. Sees 10 students per day when school is in session. Required visits will be adjusted annually based on experience. Maintains medical records according to HIPPA guidelines and third-party billing guidelines. Maintains medical equipment and supplies including ordering supplies, monitoring refrigerator temperature, performing equipment checks, monitoring medication expiration dates, maintaining logs. Responsible for transport of lab specimens to State Lab, track labs and treat and manage patients accordingly. Follows CCHS Chaperone Policy- Outpatient.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Master's degree in Nursing with Pediatric Nurse Practitioner or Family Nurse Practitioner Board Certification Experience with adolescents and reproductive health preferred Licensed or eligible for license in the state of Delaware Prescriptive authority Valid driver's license required
Internal Number: 48035BR
About Christiana Care Health System
Christiana Care Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are... positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. 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.