Catholic Health Initiatives Advanced Practice Clinician - Trauma - Texas in Bryan, Texas

Job Summary: The APC: Trauma will be based in St Joseph Regional Health’s Level 2 Trauma Unit. This APC will partner with the Trauma Director and inter disciplinary team to provide best practice clinical management to trauma patients in the acute care setting. The Trauma APC will function autonomously but within the scope of practice consistent with their education, training, and experience delegated by the collaborative/supervising physician in an executed Prescriptive Authority Agreement in accordance with the scope of practice defined by the Texas Medical Board, Board of Nurse Examiners, and the Texas Board of Physician Assistants.

The APC will be a highly motivated and independent clinician who can function with autonomy in managing a caseload of critically ill patients with multi-organ trauma in accordance with evidence based protocols under the supervision of the Trauma Medical Director. Duties will include identification of educational and psycho-social needs of patients and families and initiating action to meet these needs. They will work independently and in collaboration with the Trauma Medical Director, and the Trauma Team. They will report to the Trauma Medical Director, and be responsible to the Director of Advance Practice, and the Trauma Program Manager.

To be eligible for clinical privileges as an APC (Advance Practice Clinician) the individual must meet the following:

  • Current clinical competence and adequate volume of current experience documenting the ability to provide services at an acceptable level of quality and efficiency

  • 2 years’ experience in acute care ( trauma, critical care, or emergency medicine) preferred, but new grads will be considered,

  • Hold national certification as an ACNP or PA from the AANP, ANCC, or NCCPA ;

  • Current licensure from the Texas Physician Assistant Board or the Board of Nurse Examiners

  • Current ATLS, ACLS, BLS certification

  • Additional skills include ability to work independently with minimal supervision, effective communication and leadership skills, able to facilitate change.Orients to physician practice/ patient population including attending and participating in multi-disciplinary trauma rounds; Participates in trauma orientation and education of staff and/or students to include CME, specialty and sub-specialty meetings Participate in and support accreditation, compliance, and regulatory activities of the organization; Participates in trauma performance improvement activities and assist with follow up of incidental findings for trauma patients

Schedule: Shared coverage with 3 other Trauma APC. Rotating 7 days on/ 7 days off.

Centrally located between Houston, Austin, and Dallas, CHI St. Joseph Health is located in the heart of the Brazos Valley. The twin cities of Bryan-College Station comprise a vibrant, fast-growing community with plenty of small-town charm. Home to Texas A&M University, the George Bush Presidential Library, Lake Bryan, and Downtown Bryan, Bryan-College Station is ideal for families, offering the convenience of large city amenities on a backdrop of the Brazos Valley countryside.

CHI St. Joseph Health provides health care to a 9-county service region. The main service area is Brazos County, while Austin, Burleson, Grimes, Lee, Leon, Madison, Robertson, and Washington counties comprise the secondary market. The total population for the System’s service area is approximately 360,000.

Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), a nonprofit, faith-based health system formed in 1996 through the consolidation of four Catholic health systems, expresses its mission each day by creating and nurturing healthy communities in the hundreds of sites across the nation where it provides care. One of the nation’s largest health systems, Englewood, Colo.-based CHI operates in 19 states and comprises 105 hospitals, including four academic health centers and major teaching hospitals and 30 critical-access facilities; community health-services organizations; accredited nursing colleges; home-health agencies; and other facilities that span the inpatient and outpatient continuum of care. In fiscal year 2014, CHI provided $910 million in charity care and community benefit -- a nearly 20% increase over the previous year -- for programs and services for the poor, free clinics, education and research. Charity care and community benefit totaled more than $1.7 billion with the inclusion of the unpaid costs of Medicare. The health system, which generated revenues of almost $13.9 billion in fiscal year 2014, has total assets of $21.8 billion.Our Core Values – Reverence, Integrity, Compassion and Excellence