This position is a resource for all facilities and Emergency Medical Services within their specific Trauma Advisory Committee region, and all organizational facilities in the area. Works to promote and provide optimal care of the trauma patient through coordination and liaison activities for their facility and others as needed. Provides for community education and injury prevention activities. Works to promote and provide optimal care operations for injured patients through coordination and liaison activities to the community agencies and outer lying facilities for which their facility is a referral center. Ensures compliance with injury prevention and outreach requirements as outlined by the state and the American College of Surgeons (ACS) regulation criteria for maintaining the Trauma Level for their facility.
Responsible for attendance and participation in quality improvement meetings and operations for outreach facilities, as invited. Works closely with the facility Trauma Services Medical Director to provide quality improvement review and feedback to these facilities as outlined in the outreach criteria delineated by the state to maintain Trauma Level for their facility.
Responsible for community education and injury prevention involvement by participating in community and state wide programs and organization designed for such. Attends and participates in meetings, activities, and presentations sponsored by these organizations to provide education and injury prevention for the local community. In addition, attendance to any regulatory meetings regarding injury prevention is required. Prevention activities will coordinate with injury occurrences presenting to the facility trauma services registry, in accordance with standards outlined in the Trauma Center verification requirements.
Serves as a liaison between the facility and other facilities or agencies included in their Trauma Advisory Council region. This role is responsible for information dissemination to and from all such facilities and agencies involved in trauma care in the defined region. Represents the facility by required attendance to local agency committees designed to coordinate and collaborate with participating trauma organizations. Ensures appropriate service interaction and communication with committee members, customers, and agencies involved and encountered.
Assists as needed with ACS site survey preparation as directed. Also assists with trauma education by participating in monthly trauma CME education acquisition of speakers. Participates in facility and organization trauma conference planning and preparation as directed. Assists with coordination and teaching of trauma courses such as ABLS, TNCC, ENPC as needed, and participates with trauma education / orientation improvement as directed.
Serves as a resource for trauma data registry collection including Clinical Data Management (CDM) registry, evaluation of data, preparation of periodic reports reflecting trauma systems operations and all statistical information relevant to patient outcomes. Similarly, serves as a resource to other organizational facilities who utilize CDM as their trauma registry program.
Responsible for patient care following and case review, abstraction and ICD-9 / AIS coding of patient data of all trauma patients transferred into facility from other facilities. Provides follow up information and education to transferring facilities in accordance with confidentiality regulations. Attends weekly and monthly meetings of the Trauma Services Program as necessary to provide outreach education to facilities included with patient follow up of care.
Knowledge and experience equivalent to a Bachelors Degree in Nursing.
RN licensure in state of practice required. BLS certification required.
Minimum of 5 years clinical experience in a high patient acuity area including emergency, ICU, trauma, and/or EMS and aeromedical.
PC and computer skills including: word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software and publishing software. Demonstrate proficient interpersonal and customer service communication skills; professional interaction with all individuals and public organizations associated with the trauma program.
Three to five years prior experience working as a Trauma Nurse Coordinator or in trauma outreach and experience working in a hospital based trauma program. Certification as Trauma Nurse Core Course Provider OR Instructor preferred. Certification in Pediatric trauma course (PALS or ENPC) and Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS) preferred.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
Internal Number: 250590
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