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Denver Health Trauma Surgery APP in Denver, Colorado

Trauma Surgery APP (Job ID: 4117)SummaryUnder general supervision, works with physician, clinical, andleadership staff to provide specialty care to patients. Examines and diagnosespatients and develops treatment plans. As appropriate for clinical settingprovides treatment for trauma related injuries, emergencies, followup,screening and testing. Performs diagnostic testing, referral as needed,writes prescriptions, and performs procedures within the scope ofexpertise, protocols and available equipment. They also ensure anenvironment of safe quality care and continual quality improvement.Demonstrates sound clinical judgment, professional communication skills,timely and compliant documentation, and is responsible for professionalgrowth through participation in continuing education, staffdevelopment,and comEssential Duties and Responsibilities1.Monitors and evaluates the medical condition of patients in collaborationwith the physician and with other disciplines to meet standards of care or byapplying appropriate protocols, and makes decisions regarding treatment.Refers patient to other services as appropriate.2.Determines and assesses the health status of patients by reviewingrecords, taking comprehensive medical histories, and performing physicalexaminations.3.Orders and administers appropriate medications within the limits of theappropriate statutory restrictions.4.Initiates, performs or directs other healthcare professionals to performscreenings and diagnostic tests.5.Completes required documentation legibly, thoroughly, and in a timelymanner. Prepares and maintains complete and accurate charts, case files andrecords6.Precepts APP students by following Denver Health guidelines for trainees.7.Maintains and enhances professional growth and development. Maintains aworking knowledge of applicable current medical literature.8.Attends and participates in staff meetings.9.Participates in clinical education of healthcare students as seen fit by thesupervising medical staff.10.Involvement in clinical coordination, quality, and process improvementefforts which may encompass protocol development, strategic planning, andother administrative tasks as necessary to support practice environment.11.Attends organizational meetings as necessary and communicates relevanttopics to department staff.12.Other duties as assigned.Minimum QualificationsEducation and Experience1.Master's Degree from an accredited school of nursing and successfulcompletion of an approved nurse practitioner program or graduation from anaccredited educational programfor Physician Assistants and successfulcompletion of certification from the National Commission on Certification ofPhysicianAssistant.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities1.Knowledge of medical and nursing principals, procedures, and communityresources.2.Skill in eliciting history from patients, performing physical exams andformulating assessments of and treatment plans for patients.3.Demonstrates strong surgical assist skills within scope of practice.4.Ordering appropriate diagnostic studies to aid in diagnosis.5.Knowledge of appropriate administration and prescription of medications.6.Ability to exercise initiative and judgment in selecting proper treatment.7.Ability to respond appropriately in emergency situations.8.Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintaineffective working relationships with co-workers, other departments and thepublic.9.Strong organizational skills.10.Ability to demonstrate excellent work with minimal supervision.Computers and Technology1.Strong knowledge of Electronic Medical Record (EMR) documentation. Epicpreferred.2.Microsoft Office products.Certificates, Licenses and Registration1.Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers certification/CPR.Certification by a national certifying body approved by the Colorado Board ofNursing, Current registration with the Colorado Board of Nursing'sAdvanced Practice Registry. Full Prescriptive Authority. Or licensed by theState

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