Many duties typically performed by a Trauma Nurse include the following:
Provide careful Nursing interventions in emergency situations
Triage patients and evaluate the severity of the patient’s injuries
Provide IV insertion, intubation, medicine administration, blood drawing, and many other medical procedures
Prepare patients for surgery or diagnostic testing
Trauma Nurses often receive additional education beyond a bachelor’s degree in Nursing to solidify eligibility for the position. Trauma Nursing is extremely strenuous, since the nature of the job entails many unexpected circumstances since accidents can happen at any time, but calm Nurses who work well under pressure will find the profession extremely rewarding.
Ability to adapt and function very well under pressure.
Excellent critical thinking skills.
Proven ability to multitask efficiently in sensitive ICU environment.
Examine patients for illness or injury, plan and provide treatment in the form of medicines and therapies and refer them to specialist providers if necessary
Conduct routine adult physicals as well as youth sports physicals
Practice active listening and excellent communication skills with patients, their families and all staff, addressing patient concerns as the highest priority
Document treatments on digital charting software, adhering to Community Clinic’s medical charting standards, including ongoing progress notes and test results
Work with other physicians and support staff as a team in order to collaborate on diagnoses and perform procedures such as splinting broken bones, stabilizing a patient for hospital transport and wound suturing
Provide education to patients and families regarding medical conditions and their treatment options as well as preventative care strategies of nutrition, exercise and hygiene
Order laboratory tests such as white blood cell count, blood sugar and x rays and interpret test results
Current MD licensure
Excellent communication and problem-solving skills, patience and empathy