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Orthopedic Trauma APP - Carolinas Medical Center (Level 1 Trauma)

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Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 46466
Job Family: Advanced Practice Provider
Specialty: Orthopedic Trauma
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 29041040033091-Orthopedic Services


Atrium Health is seeking an experienced Nurse Practitioner (acute care certification required) or Physician Assistant for Orthopaedic Trauma at Atrium Health – Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

This position within Atrium Health Musculoskeletal Institute (MSKI) will work with six trauma physicians, residents, and three additional APPs at a Level 1 trauma center functioning in the hospital, Emergency Department, and outpatient clinic setting with emphasis on the management of orthopaedic trauma patients. The ideal candidate will assist with the disposition and management of trauma, fracture care, and acute orthopaedics.

Essential Functions

  • Evaluate Emergency Department and inpatient Orthopedic consults, including obtaining history, performing physical exams, reviewing and ordering appropriate diagnostic studies and imaging, and conferring with the on-call Orthopedic surgeon to arrange a proper treatment plan and/or follow-up schedule
  • Perform procedures to include:  local wound care, suturing, bedside I&Ds, traction pin placement, arthrocentesis, joint/trigger point injections, closed reductions, splint and/ cast application
  • Assist in scheduling and coordination of surgical treatments for trauma patients (i.e. coordination with Trauma team, consultants, OR charge nurse, obtaining consent, etc.)
  • Perform coding and billing for consultations and procedures performed
  • Facilitate discharge and disposition of trauma patients, working closely with Social Work, Clinical Case Managers, and consultant teams
  • Participate in quality control initiatives

Education, Experience and Certifications

Must have or be eligible for a DEA license. Approved to practice as a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant in the state one works. Eligible for prescriptive authority application through the Board of Nursing or Medical Board in NC required. BLS for Healthcare Provider from AHA required with expiration date greater than 90 days from date of beginning practice. Demonstrates appropriate critical thinking, interpersonal skills, and the ability to prioritize and make proactive decisions.  Three years of relative experience and/or surgical background preferred.