St. Joseph Health: A Member of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI)
Job Description: Trauma APC
Job Title Trauma Advanced Practice Clinician Date: 7/15/15
St Joseph is a member of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) whose mission is to nurture the healing ministry of the church, supported by education and research. CHI is the second largest Catholic healthcare system in the country with over 90,000 employees in 17 states.
St Joseph Health System, based in Bryan, Texas, joined CHI in November of 2014 and is a proud member of the Texas Region. This large system is supported by over 1,400 Advance Practice Clinicians which consist of APRNs (NPs, CNS, CRNA, and CNM) and PAs.
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:
Categories of patients the APC may treat:
May provide services to patients from age's newborn to end of life in collaboration with the collaborating / supervising physician who must be readily available via physical presence, on hospital premises, or readily available by electronic communication.
Periodic Competence Assessment:
APC must be able to demonstrate maintained competence based on unbiased, objective results of care according to St Joseph Regional Health's existing quality assurance mechanisms, and show evidence of meeting the continued competency requirements of state licensing authority, and specific to the functions for which they are providing care at this hospital. Continuing education is recommended / required as mandated by licensure and position.
Essential APC Core Competencies:
Core APC Hospital / Acute Privileges:
· Tube Thoracotomy /Removal,
· Drain Placement / Removal, Suturing,
· Performing De-cannulation of Tracheostomies,
· Arterial Catheter Insertion,
· Needle Thoracotomy,
· Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter,
· Central Line Placement,
· And other procedures as indicated.
Schedule: Shared coverage with 3 other Trauma APC. Rotating 7 day shifts with coverage of one day rotation and one night rotation.