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Cedars-Sinai Lead Nurse Practitioner - Acute Care Surgery & Trauma in Los Angeles, California

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As a Lead Nurse Practitioner for Trauma/ACS Service, you will be responsible and provide leadership, direction and supervision to Nurse Practitioners within Trauma/ACS Service line and provide specialty collaborative patient management under the direction of a board certified/eligible physician. In the leadership role, the Lead Nurse Practitioner functions as a leader and an expert professional practitioner, and assumes responsibility and accountability for the expert applicatios of the nursing process and the delivery of patient care.

The Lead Nurse Practitioner supervises and assumes responsibility for promoting maximum growth and development of staff supervised, supports research, participates in strategic planning, both long and short term and assures patient advocacy.

  • Responsible for evaluating patients on the Department of Surgery residency program's consult service and Acute Care Surgery service.

  • Assist the Trauma/Acute Care Surgery team with rounding on patients in the surgical intensive care unit and the inpatient wards.

  • Assist with writing notes, following up on daily tasks for inpatients and may assist with new consults.

  • Participate in outpatient clinic coverage when needed.

  • Report to the Executive Director and performs under the direction of the assigned supervising physician.

  • Serve as a patient advocate throughout the care process.

  • Incorporate both independent decision-making abilities and collaboration with the board certified/eligible physician to deliver expert care to the patients.

  • Demonstrate the ability to deliver care to special patient population and those with diverse cultural background.

  • Performs all job duties with sensitivity and attention to age and developmental achievements of the population(s) served which may include neonate, infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric.

  • Identify the ability of the age specific population served to follow direction/instructions and give consent.

  • Identify safety concerns and institute measures to deliver safe environment and provide appropriate assessment, intervention, and evaluation of patients with consideration of developmental achievements in the population served.

  • Participate annually in continuing trauma-related education.

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Educational Requirements:

  • Master of Nursing Degree required

  • Graduate of an accredited Nurse practitioner program approved by the California Board of Nursing required

License/Certification/Registration Requirements:

  • Current State of California Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner License required

  • Current DEA license and Furnishing Number required or eligibility to obtain

  • National Certification or eligibility for certification as a Nurse Practitioner required

  • ACLS from American Heart Association or American Red Cross required

  • Must have successfully completed the following courses (or must successfully complete these courses within 3 months of hire)

  1. Advanced Trauma Life Support

  2. Trauma Care After Resuscitation


  • Five (5) years or more of experience as an Advance Practice Nurse preferred

  • Previous experience in caring for trauma and acute care surgery patients preferred.

  • AGACNP or inpatient NP experience strongly preferred

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.