Trauma Nurse Specialist

Roanoke, VA, US, 24014

Job Summary

Welcome to the next phase of your rewarding nursing career. Welcome to Carilion Clinic, a Joint Commission-accredited network of seven hospitals, two of which are Magnet®-designated; multi-specialty physician practices; and affiliations with prestigious academic medical institutions. When you join us, you can expect supportive leadership, inter-professional teamwork, state-of-the-art technology, extensive training and innovative, and advancement potential.

We are seeking a full-time Clinical Nurse Specialist to join our Trauma Services team!

The Clinical Nurse Specialist for Trauma Services provides clinical expertise that supports the advancement of nursing practice and continuous quality improvement for trauma patients. Emphasizing service excellence, patient and staff safety and evidence based practice, the Clinical Nurse Specialist provides leadership and resources that promote the following:

• Improved patient outcomes.
• Timely clinical consultation and communication of clinical issues at all levels.

• Effective interdisciplinary and interdepartmental collaboration and service coordination.
• Promotion of current care standards, policies, procedures, guidelines, protocols, etc. that enhance the care of patients.
• Application of clinical research, evidence based practice and best practice findings in education and coaching/mentoring of staff and students.
• Participates on assigned hospital, system, and medical committees.

Based in Roanoke, Virginia, we inspire optimal health through compassionate care, medical education and research, and neighborhood outreach. Discover the advantages of building your career with a regional leader and a designated Great Place the Work.

An online application must be completed in order to be considered for this position. In addition, please send a separate copy of your CV and cover letter to Whitney Shell at the following address: You may call Whitney at 540-983-4036 for questions.


Minimum Qualifications

Education: Graduate of School of Professional Nursing. MSN required.

Experience: Minimum of five years recent trauma critical care nursing experience with responsibilities reflecting direct patient care, teaching and research. Experience in championing healthcare performance improvement and research projects required. Experience in public speaking and teaching required.

Licensure/Certification: Current nursing licensure and specialty certification such as CEN, CCRN, TCRN or ACTN from the Commonwealth of Virginia required within 6 months of hire. Current BLS required.

Other: Excellent oral and written communication skills. Self-directed. Team player. Able to think globally. Must be current in BLS. Completion of either TNCC, TCAR or ACTN required within six months of hire. Prehospital experience helpful. Initiatives in quality and teaching as a champion or leader.

Our Values

Below are our core values that we strive to embody and expect of all our team members:

CommUNITY:  Working in unison to serve our community, our Carilion family and our loved ones.

Courage:  Doing what’s right for our patients without question.

Commitment:  Unwavering in our quest for exceptional quality and service.

Compassion:  Putting heart into everything we do.

Curiosity:  Fostering creativity and innovation in our pursuit of excellence.



Requisition Number: 281 
Employment Status: Full time 
Shift: Day/Evening 
Shift Details: Typically days, with occasional evenings and weekends


As a not-for-profit organization, we pride ourselves on investing in our employees and the communities we serve. 

Our employees strive to provide quality care in serving over 1 million residents in Virginia while living and growing their careers in the country's most livable cities and towns. 

Headquartered in Roanoke, Va., Carilion Clinic is a robust system of small and large award-winning hospitals, Level 1 and 3 trauma centers, Level 3 NICU, Institute of Orthopedics and Neurosciences, multi-specialty physician practices, and The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Carilion Clinic is a drug-free workplace.


Posting Notes:

Nearest Major Market: Roanoke

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