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Job ID: 333331

Trauma Nurse Practitioner

Location: Detroit, MI, United States
Date Posted: Aug 15, 2019

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Job Description

We Are Hiring

Trauma Nurse Practitioner- Full-Time, Night Shift - Ascension St. John Hospital

Why Join Ascension?

In Michigan, Ascension operates 15 hospitals and hundreds of related healthcare facilities that together employ over 200,000 associates. Across the state, Ascension Michigan is working together to help bring patients more resources and better care. Ascension Michigan is also committed to its community; it provided over $272 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in FY2018. Ascension Michigan is dedicated to spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of individuals and communities.

Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, especially to those most in need. In FY2018, Ascension provided nearly $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs.


What You Will Do

Ascension St. John Hospital is seeking a Trauma Nurse Practitioner due to a growth in trauma volume.  This is a full-time position consisting of both inpatient and outpatient duties.  The nurse practitioner will be working with board certified surgeons (Trauma, General, Pediatric) to provide optimal care for the trauma patient at our Level I Adult and Level II Pediatric Trauma Centers.  The nurse practitioner will also be working with various residents at different levels in their particular residency program. 


  • Monday-Friday: 10:00pm-6:30am
  • No weekends, no holidays

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Respond to Trauma Activations (Level I, II, III) immediately upon receiving page
  • Respond to Trauma Consults within 1 hour of notification and staffed with Trauma Attending within 2 hours of notification
  • Complete a Trauma History and Physical for all new Trauma patients evaluated
  • Daily Trauma Rounds
  • Complete daily progress notes for all admitted Trauma patients
  • Update Trauma Service List accordingly
  • Proper face to face sign out at shift change
  • Discharge summaries for all Trauma patients with admissions greater than 48 hours
  • Mentor residents and medical students
  • Act as a liaison between the Trauma Team and various department staff
  • Provide monthly Trauma Team orientation
  • May be responsible for minor procedures (IVs, NGTs/OGTs/Foleys, traction, splinting, sutures, etc…) 
    • APP’s will support surgeons 24/hours a day 7 days/week including holidays and weekends within the hospital setting

What You Will Need


  • Required Credential(s):
    • Nurse Practitioner credentialed from the Michigan Board of Nursing obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date. Verified by local Credentialing Office.
    • Registered Nurse credentialed from the Michigan Board of Nursing obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date. Verified by local Credentialing Office.
    • BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date. American Red Cross (ARC) CPR for Professional Rescuers card will be accepted upon hire but renewal must be a BLS Provider card from AHA. Verified by local Credentialing Office.


  • Diploma 
    • Master's degree of Nursing required

Work Experience:

  • Prefer Critical Care/ICU experience
  • Prefer Emergency Department experience

Equal Employment Opportunity

Ascension Michigan is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all associates and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, height, weight, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, veteran status or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The information requested on this application will not be used for any purpose prohibited by law. If you require assistance or an accommodation to complete this application, please let us know.
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Reasonable Accommodation
Ascension Michigan provides reasonable accommodation so that qualified applicants with a disability may participate in the selection process. Please advise us of any accommodations you request in order to express interest in a position by e-mailing: Please state your request for assistance in your message. Only reasonable accommodation requests related to applying for a specific position within Ascension Michigan will be reviewed at the e-mail address supplied.
Thank you for considering a career with Ascension Michigan.
Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

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