Intermountain Medical Center

Affiliated with Intermountain Health — Murray, UT

  • Trauma only
  • Critical Care only
  • Trauma & Critical Care
  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Advanced Practitioner
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Positions available: 2
  • Salary: $79,000
  • Program Director: Christina Pelo, PA-C

Last updated: February 06, 2024

This 12-month Fellowship in Trauma and Surgical Critical Care provides an educational environment that develops and promotes advanced practice providers (APPs) who will excel at the highest level of clinical proficiency, critical-thinking, research methods, and who will move forwards as leaders in the Trauma and Surgical Critical Care space. The APP Fellow operates with a high level of autonomy supported by our APP-led Trauma Team, placed in the forefront of direct resuscitation and management of all trauma patients including the Trauma ICU. Our team teaches efficiency, compassion and precision, and operates in a collegial atmosphere that cultivates learning and rewards initiative. Fellows spend 6 months with the Trauma Service including the shock trauma ICU, and 6 months off service including pulmonary/medicine ICU, thoracic ICU, pediatric acute care surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, radiology/ultrasound and elective time. For the 2 positions, start dates are staggered with estimated Sept 1 and Jan 1 start dates.

- Proficiency in the evaluation and management of injured and critically-ill patients through rigorous didactic and clinical experience and education
- Proficiency in critical care technical and procedural skills through didactic, clinical and simulation-based education
- Develop and retain leaders within the trauma and critical care space who will promote the role of APPs as providers, researchers and pioneers
- Promote a comprehensive understanding of quality improvement and experience in conducting clinical research

Program started 2010

How to apply  - (801) 747-9340 (phone)

Qualifications: Applicants must be either a licensed nurse practitioner or physician assistant. If currently in graduate school must be able to complete and pass board certification exams in a timely manner related to start date. While not required for the online application, the applicant must have proof of board certification, an active DEA license and licensure in the State of Utah prior to the October 1 start date.
The following items are needed in order to be considered for the position:
- Application (filled out online, position to be posted APRIL 1)
- Letter of intent describing interest in career in Trauma/Critical Care
- Copy of curriculum vitae
- Two professional letters of recommendation
- Official or unofficial transcript from an accredited PA or NP program
- Copy of current BLS/ACLS cards

The most competitive candidates have an honest and genuine interest in Trauma and Surgical Critical Care medicine, as well as an interest in clinical research. They possess the passion and leadership skills necessary to grow and promote the role of advanced practice providers in the field of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care. They also understand the rigor and focus that is required to successfully complete this year of hard work, long hours and sacrifice.

Please email the Fellowship Program Director (Christina Pelo, PA-C) at for more information and to be placed on our mass mailing list for program and application updates.

Typically the job is posted on April 1 each year and is open for applications for approximately 2 weeks. We anticipate hiring for both positions, despite the difference in anticipated start dates (Sept 1/Jan 1). The application will be located on the Intermountain Healthcare website job openings portal.

Research opportunities

The Fellow will lead a clinical research project. The aim of this project is to teach competence in how research and quality improvement is performed, evaluated and applied to patient care. The Fellow will conduct a clinical research project that can feasibly be completed in one year. The Fellow will work with the Fellowship Research Director and Trauma Research Committee to select the clinical research project at the start of the year. The project will culminate in a podium presentation at our annual Excellence in Trauma Care Conference (ETCC) held locally. Additionally, the Fellow will prepare an abstract for submission to a scientific session and a manuscript for publication in an appropriate journal.

About the hospital

  • Beds: 504
  • Annual trauma admissions: 4000
  • Trauma faculty: 6

Fellowship procedures


5121 Cottonwood Street Cottonwood Street
Murray, UT 84157


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