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Trauma Nurse Practitioner

Job Title: Trauma Nurse Practitioner
Location: San Luis Obispo, CA.
Duration: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Job Description:
The Trauma Nurse Practitioner provides clinical expertise and continuity of care for trauma service patients and their families on an ongoing basis. The overall goal of providing quality and optimal patient recovery while maintaining costs is achieved through a case management approach. This approach is directed by the Nurse Practitioner who collaborates with physicians, trauma staff, social workers, care coordinators and other disciplines to organize care delivery and to facilitate the flow of the patient through the system. Provides input in the development of standardized procedures and protocols and to assist the Trauma Program Director to meet departmental goals and objectives. Provides continuity to all trauma patients with a focus on orthopedic care delivery.
Qualifications:
Required Training/Education/Experience/Certification:
(1) California licensed registered nurse
(2) Completion of an Accredited Program for Nurse Practitioners including preceptorship and certification as a Nurse Practitioner
(3) A minimum of 16 hours of trauma-related education per year
(4) ACLS certification
(5) TNCC provider/instructor preferred
(6) PALS or ENPC certification
Skills:
(1) Demonstrates strong communication skills: written, verbal, listening, interpersonal, and facilitation (2) Able to organize and prioritize work assignments
(3) Able to work independently; presentation, public relation, community education/outreach skills; and analytical and problem solving ability
Knowledge:
(1) Trauma patient assessment and triage; current theory, principles and procedures specific to trauma III
(2) Basic computer skills
(3) Knowledge of ACS
(4) County and State trauma center requirements

Candidate Details:
2+ to 5 years experience
Minimum Education - Bachelor's Degree


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