Psychologist - Care for the Caregiver Program Manager
ChristianaCare Health System
Location: Newark, Delaware
Mental Health/Social Services
Internal Number: JR58833
ChristianaCare is looking for a Psychologist to provide leadership for the Care for the Caregiver Peer Support Program. This program which provides individual and group support to physicians, nurses, and ancillary staff who experience distress at work following adverse patient events, workplace violence events, and other stress related to the workplace or patient care.
ChristianaCare's Center for WorkLife Wellbeing is a leader in individual and organizational initiatives to foster work life meaning, connection and joy. The Center offers education, programs, and partnerships. The Center collaborates with C suite executives and leaders across the system to create and maintain a culture of wellbeing, efficiency of work, and personal wellbeing.
Christiana Hospital is a three-time Magnet Status recognized hospital!
Named by Forbes as top 5 Best Large Employer in Healthcare for 2021.
We offer robust healthcare benefits, competitive compensation package, generous paid time off, retirement savings options and more.
Master's in psychology, social work, counseling or other behavioral health field required, PhD or PsyD preferred.
Experience working in an acute hospital setting preferred.
Licensed or eligible for licensure in Delaware
Lead strategic planning efforts for the program, working with organizational leaders to align resources, span organizational boundaries, and promote collaboration amongst key stakeholders.
Represent Christiana Care locally, regionally, and nationally at conferences-presenting program design and successes.
Work collaboratively with other institutions to share best practices and program strategies. Oversee data collection and maintain database. Submit publications to peer reviewed journals in collaboration with the Center for WorkLife Wellbeing senior research associate.
Raise awareness of the second victim phenomenon, secondary traumatic stress, and the availability of the Care for the Caregiver program by creating and presenting education to front line leadership and staff.
Serve as content expert, providing education to managers and senior leaders about appropriate and evidence-based responses to caregivers with secondary trauma specifically, and in regard to workplace trauma more generally.
Serve as a core member of the Wellbeing Psychologists Team, developing and presenting wellbeing education broadly across the institution, both on demand and as part of an ongoing curriculum.
Develop and maintain policies and procedures regarding the Care for the Caregiver program, overseeing program evaluation, survey design and management of data and program feedback.
Oversee attending physician, resident physician, nursing, and ancillary staff peer supporters, recruiting additional peer supporters to match program expansion. Select, orient, train, and document the process of onboarding new peer supporters.
Direction/supervision of others:
Approximately 70 volunteer peer supporters
ChristianaCare is a not-for-profit teaching health system. We are continually ranked by US News & World Report as a Best Hospital. With our unique, data-powered care coordination service and a focus on population health and value-based care, ChristianaCare is shaping the future of health care. Working for ChristianaCare offers the best of urban and suburban living with multiple housing options, excellent restaurants and entertainment venues, quality public and private schools and a short driving distance to popular Delaware and New Jersey beaches. The location provides easy access to Washington, DC, Philadelphia and New York City - all within a short drive or train ride from Newark, DE.
EEO Statement: 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.
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.
ChristianaCare 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.