Pediatric Surgery And Pediatric Trauma Nurse Practitioner/Pediatric Trauma Program Coordinator

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital Boston , MA 02298

Posted 6 months ago

Under the supervision and direction of the Chief of Pediatric Surgical Services, the Chief of the Pediatric Trauma Program, and the Nurse Manager of the Pediatric Trauma Program, the Nurse Practitioner (NP) is responsible for the care of patients assigned to the Pediatric Surgical Service and the Pediatric Trauma Service under the direction of the attending physicians and in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts governing Nurse Practitioner practice.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to assessment, diagnosis, management and coordination of care for patients on the Pediatric Surgery Service and the Pediatric Trauma Service. The NP will obtain patient histories, perform bedside diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, coordinate tests and consultations, implement treatment plans, communicate with Pediatric Attending Physicians and house staff, communicate with referring physicians, perform patient education, prepare patients for discharge.

The NP will also take an active role in the pain management of the pediatric medical and surgical patients in collaboration with Pediatric Anesthesia and the Pain Service. The NP will assist in the outpatient clinics (Pediatric Trauma and Pediatric Surgery) on an as needed basis.

The Pediatric Surgery and Pediatric Trauma Nurse Practitioner will join a team of practitioners and collaborating physicians on these services. The Nurse Practitioner, along with the team, assumes responsibility and accountability for the management of the pediatric surgical and pediatric trauma patients along their continuum of care across all settings in which the patient receives care. The NP must be able to create and maintain collaborative relationships with peers, staff and interdisciplinary health team.

Clinical Activities

Coordinate management across the continuum of trauma care, which includes the planning and implementation of clinical protocols and practice management guidelines, monitoring and providing care of in-hospital patients, and serving as a resource for clinical practice to team members and staff nurses. Provide care to patients in the Pediatric Trauma Clinic.

Pediatric Trauma Program Coordinator Role:

  • Works collaboratively with the Clinical Director, Pediatric Trauma Program to assure quality care of the pediatric trauma population. The Trauma NP will be an access point for identification of trauma program quality and safety issues, actively direct and participate in PIPs program with Clinical Director- Pediatric Trauma Program, making judgment of and determination of an action plan for loop closure for those issues.

Educational Responsibilities

Provide for intra-facility and regional professional staff development, participate in case review, implement practice guidelines, and direct community trauma education and prevention programs.

Performance Improvement

Monitor clinical processes and outcomes and system issues related to the quality of care provided; develop quality filters, audits, and case reviews; identify trends and sentinel events; and help outline remedial actions while maintaining confidentiality.


Serve as a liaison to administration, and represent the trauma program on various hospital and community committees to enhance and foster optimal trauma care.

Consultant and Liaison

Stabilize the complex network of the many disciplines that work in concert to provide high-quality care. Serve as an internal resource for staff in all departments.


Have an active involvement in research projects and the analysis and distribution of findings. Facilitate protocol design for accurate data collection, feedback, and analysis.

Community and National Involvement in Trauma Care Systems

Participate in the development of trauma systems at the community, state, or national levels.

Graduate of an accredited Nurse Practitioner program (ANA certified.) A graduate college degree is required. MA nursing license required.

  • 5 years of surgical and pediatric experience desirable. Pediatric experience in an acute care setting required. Staff Nurse experience with pediatric patients in a trauma, emergency, critical care, or surgical ICU required.

  • Must maintain certification by completing required hours of Continuing Medical Education credits.

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