Nurse Practitioner - Trauma Services

  • Location: Coon Rapids, MN
  • Posted: Dec 30, 2019

Job Description

Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 12 hospitals, 16 pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services that provide home care, senior transitions, hospice care, home oxygen and medical equipment, and emergency medical transportation services. Allina Health is a vibrant, growing organization with opportunities to suit your professional skills and a diverse work environment to match your specific interests. We believe employees are our greatest asset and are dedicated to helping you develop and maximize your professional skills.

Mercy Hospital is the premier hospital in the northern metropolitan communities of the Twin Cities. It is located on two campuses: one in Coon Rapids, and one in Fridley. Together, these facilities offer nationally recognized clinical excellence and compassionate health care services, including cancer care, heart and vascular services, emergency and trauma care, surgical services and da Vinci System, The Mother Baby Center at Mercy with Childrens Minnesota, Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, the Joint Replacement Center and womens and childrens services. In 2016, Mercy Hospital was named one of the nations 100 Top Hospitals and 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in the U.S. by Truven Health Analytics. With 3,500+ employees, 830+ affiliated physicians and 420 staffed beds, Mercy Hospital provides inpatient and outpatient services to more than 270,000 patients each year.


Req ID: 60485
The Trauma Advanced Practice Provider (Trauma APP) is part of the Trauma Team at Mercy Hospital, providing care for injured patients throughout their hospitalization. This includes assessment, evaluation, treatment, and appropriate referrals. The Trauma APP will work collaboratively with the rest of the Trauma Team to ensure consistent, high-quality care and enable admission and management of the majority of injured patients to the Trauma Service.

Demonstrates principle centered leadership by consistent, ethical decision making and practice.
Demonstrates assertiveness and courage to encourage necessary change.
Acts in a manner consistent with the Allina mission, vision and values.
Create communication mechanisms that support excellence in practice, open dialogue, shared meaning and continuous learning.
Motivates others through modeling clinical and professional practice behaviors that support patient centered care, as well as department, hospital, and system-wide goals.
Demonstrates a positive attitude and professional demeanor.
Demonstrates involvement and/or support of unit/department, hospital or system initiatives.
Participates in ongoing educational activities to expand clinical knowledge and professional practice as evidenced by continuing education, competency completion, and individual goals relating to development.
Optimizes the collaboration and coordination of the interdisciplinary team to enhance the environment of patient care.
Collaborates with other disciplines in teaching, consultation, and research activities to improve outcomes in nursing practice and to enhance the healthcare environment.
Collaborates with the physician at the time of admission or consultation request & on a regular basis thereafter, as needed.
Facilitates peer support by acting as a resource to others, and providing constructive, ongoing feedback.
Encourages teamwork and foster mutual respectful cooperative working relationships.
Performs and documents a complete health history, based on age and history, and systematically records findings.
Performs a complete physical exam, when appropriate, and develops a differential diagnosis list; records in a systematic manner.
Assesses patient/family psychosocial/mental health needs, in consideration of physician and age-specific needs.
Requests and interprets necessary laboratory and radiographic data for patient treatment management and progress evaluation.
Analyzes information gathered, identifies problems and sets priorities.
Identifies the effect of health status on family members.
Utilizes appropriate communication/interpersonal skills in dealing with families and health team members, presenting positive professional representation of family centered care.
Proficient in a variety of EMR applications.
Formulates the appropriate differential diagnoses based on the history, physical exam and clinical findings.
Conduct hospital rounds on identified patients.
Assesses patients/family expectations about treatment outcomes, explains their role in planning care.
Write orders and progress notes.
Order appropriate laboratory and radiographic test.
Evaluate patients clinical condition, formulate and implement therapeutic plans of care.
Facilitates communication between physician, patient, family, and all health team members to ensure a unified approach to the plan of care.
Coordinate discharge of patients with appropriate disposition, follow-up, adjunctive therapy management and education.
Complete discharge summaries.
Identifies learning needs, in collaboration with the leadership team. They are validated and prioritized based on evidence and standard of care changes, competency needs, assessment of quality activities, safety and risk management data, and patient population goals.
Develops, coordinates, and/or presents educational programs related to area of expertise to meet learners needs.
Integrates current practice, new research findings and technological advances into educational programming.
Mentors staff resulting in employee development along a continuum of novice to expert.
Mentors students and/or residents in specialty area to advance a culture and commitment to learning.
Helps to create a learning environment that fosters self-learning, reflective practice, critical thinking, as well as technical and interpersonal skill development.
Provides direct education and/or educational resources to patients/families as needed.
Ensures evidence and standards based patient education is available for specific patient populations.
Implements strategies to improve care that are appropriate to the complexity, patient, hospital, and community needs, and resources of the system.
Develops and implements, as appropriate, programs within clinical areas in collaboration with other health care professionals and community liaisons.
Supports and champions program goals
Assists in the development of clinical indicators to evaluate program effectiveness.
Collaboration with other health care professionals to improve systems and processes for high quality service is demonstrated.
Participation in identifying outcome measures and development of databases and process for tracking data and reporting outcomes is demonstrated.
Flexibility and creativity is demonstrated in response to meeting patient/family needs.
Effective time utilization and organizational skills are applied to achieve productivity and promote efficient utilization of resources.
Cost-effective use of supplies and equipment in providing services is demonstrated.
Influences resource utilization to promote safety, effectiveness, and fiscal accountability in the planning and delivery of patient care.


Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant

For NPs: Current Minnesota licensure as a Nurse Practitioner.

For PAs: Graduation from an Accreditation Review Committee on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) approved program.



3+ years clinical experience in surgery/trauma
Consideration will be given to lesser experienced applicants and new grads if prior knowledge of trauma care is demonstrated.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Advanced physical and psychosocial health assessment skills. Sound knowledge of trauma. Ability to assess data reflective of the patients status, interpret appropriate information needed to identify patients needs; and initiate and modify patients plan of care. Strong communication skills and ability to problem-solve. Ability to coach, mentor, and work effectively with nursing, medical and other hospital staff. Ability to educate patients and families as to the nature of the disease and to provide instruction on proper care and treatment. Evaluate, screen, and counsel patients on health maintenance and promote utilization of system and community resources.
Education and Certification Expectations
Successful completion of Allinas credentialing process
Completion of ATLS within 6 months of hire and maintain certification
Maintenance of 12 CME/CEU of trauma-related education annually

Formal education as an NP or PA in an area consistent with the patient population served
Current License for the State of Minnesota
Certification by appropriate professional organization

Allina Health does not hire new grads from all academic institutions. Many proprietary on-line schools do not meet Allina Healths standards due to the minimal oversight of the students clinical experience, the high faculty/student ratio, and the lack of focus on national certification standards in the curriculum.
Minnesota prescriptive authority and DEA licensure

Work Schedule

Casual position to assist in providing coverage for our trauma team.

As a team of NP's, we provide coverage from 7am to 11 pm, 7 days a week which includes some call-time from home in the evenings.

Occasional weekend and holiday coverage may be necessary.

Location/Community Information

The city of Coon Rapids is a fast growing community on the Mississippi River just 20 minutes north of Minneapolis-St. Paul, and the metropolitan area gateway to the northern part of the state. Coon Rapids offers excellent access to highways, dynamic community shopping centers with major retail anchors, and a wide variety of recreational activities including neighborhood and regional parks, a municipal golf course, indoor ice arenas, hiking and biking trails and swimming pools.

Coon Rapids:
Located 14 miles North of Minneapolis and 20 miles Northwest of St. Paul
Population = 63,000
Service area = 413,500

Community Resource Links:

Community Information School Digger

Explore MinnesotaMN Dept of Education

Minneapolis St. Paul MagazineSt. Paul Pioneer Press

Twin Cities Living MagazineStar Tribune


If you are interested in becoming part of our award winning team of professionals, please apply online today. Allina Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants. EO M/F/Disability/Vet Employer.

Employment Type

  • Casual

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