Nurse Clinician RN, Trauma Center

Job Description

Nurse Clinician (RN), Trauma Center

UC Health is hiring a full-time Registered Nurse (RN) for the trauma center for the first shift at University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

The Nurse Clinician will use advanced clinical nursing skills to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate patient care for trauma patients. While not providing direct patient care, they will spend most of their time coordinating and educating patients and families on care and discharge. Facilitates patient flow and patient education. They serve as a constant for the patient that drives their care forward.

About University of Cincinnati Medical Center

As the pioneering hospital of UC Health, Greater Cincinnati's academic health system, UC Medical Center has served greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky for nearly 200 years. Each year, hundreds of thousands of patients receive care from our world-renowned clinicians and care teams utilizing the most advanced medical knowledge and technology available. UC Medical Center has 724 licensed beds and more than 5,800 employees.

Unit Details:
  • UC Medical Center is the only American College of Surgeons (ACS) verified adult Level I trauma center in the region.
  • UC Medical Center has been continuously verified as a Level I trauma center for over 25 years (since 1997).
  • UC Medical Center is also the only American Burn Association verified adult burn center in a 100-mile radius.

Position Details:
  • 10-hour shifts, 4 days/week
  • Minimal weekends and holidays required
  • Work closely with UC Health Trauma Surgeons, Advanced Practice Practitioners, and residents on the Trauma service


The Nurse Clinician is a professional registered nurse who is responsible for the coordination of patient care in a specific area. Utilization of the nursing process helps in identification of patient needs, evaluation of patient outcomes, as well as prevention and early recognition of potential problems. This individual functions as an expert practitioner, educator, and nurse consultant to both patient and physician support staff.
  • Assesses patients and families' understanding of injuries and plan of care. Involves family/guardian in the assessment, initial treatment, and continuing care of the patient. Gives clear instructions to patients/family regarding treatment.
  • Recognizes and responds appropriately to patients/families with behavioral health issues.
  • Interprets population related data and plans care appropriately.
  • Acts as an expert clinician and role model in providing quality patient care to patients and their families within his/her specialty area.
  • Utilizes the nursing process for direct patient care and assists the staff with assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of patient care needs.
  • Demonstrates the Nurse Clinician's role as a member of the healthcare team and promotes accountability, responsibility, and commitment regarding patient care standards.
  • Identifies educational needs of patients/families concerning health promotion and/or maintenance, alterations in health status, disease processes, and interdisciplinary plan of care during and post-hospitalization within specialty area.
  • Collaborates with unit Managers and department nurse educators to identify the educational needs of all levels of nursing staff, and to plan and provide appropriate learning opportunities to meet those needs.
  • Develops and delivers educational programs to nursing staff as appropriate.
  • Promotes continuity of care between inpatient and outpatient setting through consultations with patients, families, and healthcare providers.
  • Works closely with Medical Director and Program Manager to coordinate and enhance the care of a specific patient population.
  • Participates in the development and evaluation of standards of patient care.
  • Assists staff nurses in identifying quality assurance and other research questions. Interprets and applies current research to area of specialty.
  • Monitors literature for research pertaining to clinical and system changes and develops and implements changes in response to these findings.
  • Collaborates in research endeavors with other healthcare professionals.
  • Uses supplies and equipment in a responsible, cost-effective manner, reducing expenses where and when possible.
  • Promotes cost effective use of human and material resources including secondary appropriate equipment and supplies.


  • Graduate from an accredited school of nursing
  • Bachelor's degree in nursing, minimum required
  • Current OH RN License
  • Current BLS required
  • ACLS preferred
  • 1-2 years equivalent experience required
  • 3-5 years equivalent experience preferred

Join our team as a Nurse Clinician (RN) in our Trauma Center and work alongside the best and brightest clinical teams collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.

Join our team to BE UC Health. Be Extraordinary. Be Supported. Be Hope. Apply Today!

About UC Health

UC Health is an integrated academic health system serving Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. In partnership with the University of Cincinnati, UC Health combines clinical expertise and compassion with research and teaching-a combination that provides patients with options for even the most complex situations. Members of UC Health include: UC Medical Center, West Chester Hospital, Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care, Bridgeway Pointe Assisted Living, University of Cincinnati Physicians and UC Health Ambulatory Services (with more than 900 board-certified clinicians and surgeons), Lindner Center of HOPE and several specialized institutes including: UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute and the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center. Many UC Health locations have received national recognition for outstanding quality and patient satisfaction. Learn more at