Critical Care APP, Trauma Acute Care

Falls Church, Virginia
Apr 21, 2023
Jun 17, 2023
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Description

We are seeking a skilled nurse practitioner or physician assistant/associate to join our team in the trauma surgery department of our Level I Trauma Center. The Advanced Practice Provider (APP) will provide services to the acutely injured patient across the care continuum, from the trauma bay to the intensive care unit and floor. Our APPs perform initial assessments of the injured patient, admissions, procedures, education, and discharges, all while working collaboratively with a team of board-certified trauma and critical care surgeons.

The Inova Fairfax Medical Campus is North Virginia’s only Level I Trauma Center, providing tertiary and quaternary care to a diverse geographical area. As an academic medical center, the Trauma Service prides itself in educating physician residents, fellows, and its advanced practice providers to optimally care for acutely injured and critically ill patients. We offer a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefits package, and professional growth and development opportunities.

Clinicians care for critically ill patients with traumatic injury, respiratory failure, severe arrhythmias and cardiac arrest, sepsis and septic shock, intracranial hemorrhage, altered mental status, coma, and more. Trauma APPs treat patients in multiple settings and are always available to see acutely injured patients anywhere in the hospital.

We encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity if you are passionate about providing exceptional care in a challenging and dynamic environment.


  • Collaborate with trauma surgeons to assess and manage the care of acutely injured or critically ill surgical patients in the inpatient setting.
  • Management of patients in the emergency department, intensive care unit, intermediate care unit, and floor.
  • Administer medications and treatments.
  • Monitor patients’ vital signs, laboratory values, and response to treatment.
  • Assist or perform appropriately privileged procedures, such as central venous catheter placement, tube thoracostomy, arterial line placement, and bronchoscopy.
  • Obtain and maintain advanced trauma life support.
  • Provide education to patients and their families on the plan of care and post-operative management.
  • Communicate effectively with the surgical team regarding patient status and changes in condition.
  • Participate in quality improvement initiatives and clinical research projects.
  • Maintain accurate and complete patient records.
  • Rotating days, nights, and weekends


  • Master’s or Doctorate preparation from an accredited program as an adult (or adult-gero) acute care nurse practitioner or physician assistant/associate
  • Board certification as an adult (or adult-gero) acute care nurse practitioner or physician assistant/associate
  • Current state licensure in the Commonwealth of Virginia
  • DEA license required
  • BLS and ACLS for Healthcare Provider with an expiration date greater than 90 days from date of beginning practice
  • ATLS on hire, or within 3-6 months, depending on experience
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of the surgical team
  • Excellent problem-solving and critical-thinking skills
  • Experience preferred