Trauma Program Manager

Children's Hospital & Medical Center - Omaha
July 16, 2020
Omaha, NE
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Children's is looking to hire a  Trauma Program Manager,Trauma who serves as the practice leader/advocate for the Trauma Program in order to accomplish organizational and departmental strategic goals and objectives.  Coordinates services and provides leadership hospital-wide as it relates to trauma care. Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Trauma Program.

Job Responsibilities

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Monitors defined operational standards and ensure activities achieve optimum service delivery/systems/care/processes and established high performance objectives for the Trauma Program.  Holds self and others accountable to meet stated objectives, outcomes, goals, timetables and commitments, adhering to standards even in the face of unforeseen circumstances.


  • Ensures smooth operational flow of the Trauma Program. Uses logic and sound decision making in solving problems.
  • Follows through, communicates, and monitors individual/ programmatic issues.
  • Evaluates the clinical knowledge and skills of Trauma Program staff in a timely, positive fair manner.
  • Manages time effectively, sets priorities, and delegates duties appropriately.
  • Contributes to the changes and improvement of patient care practices as they relate to support of the Trauma Program.
  • Utilizes disciplinary process effectively.
  • Maintains systems to provide adequate supplies and equipment to area.
  • Supports decisions of management team with staff.


Works in cooperation with the Trauma Medical Director and Emergency Services Director in directing and overseeing the overall development, implementation, and evaluation of the Trauma Program by organizing the services and systems necessary for a multidisciplinary approach to providing care for the injured patient.

  • Gives input to the Director of Emergency Services in the development of the annual departmental budget.
  • Monitors the effectiveness/efficiency of all hospital systems to support the delivery of quality patient care, implementing changes as necessary.
  • Promotes growth and development of staff, serving as a mentor and coach.
  • Functions as a communication bridge between staff and administration.
  • Oversees and directs the input of data to the Trauma Registry. Promotes the delivery of quality trauma care through clinical practice, consultation, education, collaboration, leadership and research.
  • Acts as an advocate for both patient/family and health care providers by influencing change to promote optimal trauma care.


Personnel Management

  • Selects/hires employees and trains and/or oversees the training on job related tasks.
  • Conducts employee performance management duties including completion and delivery of performance evaluations, setting goals, dissemination of information, coaching, addressing performance issues/routine correction actions, and including termination of employment.
  • Promotes an environment that fosters professional and personal growth of staff through regularly meeting with staff to discuss professional growth and development.
  • Submits notifications for personnel actions to the Director (e.g., status changes, terminations).
  • Makes recommendations to the Director for human resource needs.
  • Promotes a healthy work environment that promotes staff engagement and retention.


Operational/Financial Management

  • May assist in the development of business plans for the department.
  • Analyzes processes and procedures and makes recommendations and/or decisions on guidelines for daily processes/activities within department.  May recommend policy changes related to the department.  Implements new or revised policies, processes, and procedures within the work area.
  • Contributes in the preparation of the annual budget.
  • Assists the Director in the monitoring of variances in labor/expense/revenue budget reports.
  • Ensures compliance with quality assurance, safety practices, policies, regulatory, and legal requirements.


  1. Serves as a clinical role model for area staff.
  • Role models and is a resource for age specific patient care delivery.
  • Readily responds to program needs and is accessible, and willingly accepts changes in responsibilities.
  • Keeps abreast of area activities and provides resources as necessary.
  • Deals effectively with patient and family concerns, facilitating a multi-disciplinary team approach
  • Completes  patient care rounds to ensure a positive patient and family experience.


  1. Accepts accountability for personal and professional growth and contributes to the advancement of Trauma nursing care.
  • Participates in professional and continued learning activities and shares knowledge with colleagues.
  • Shows evidence of meeting annual professional goals which are established in collaboration with the Director.
  • Utilizes feedback from colleagues regarding interpersonal and administrative skills.
  1. Actively supports colleagues in their efforts to improve interpersonal and administrative skills.

Regular attendance at work is an essential function of the job.

Perform physical requirements as described in the Physical Requirements section SECONDARY FUNCTIONS/COMPETENCIES


  1. Performs other duties as assigned



Job Requirements

  • Must possess leadership skills including communication/organizational skills, time management, coping skills, motivation, problem-solving, autonomy and supporting the team.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in nursing required.
  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in nursing preferred
  • Minimum 5 years experience in a progressive leadership role in nursing required, preferably in a pediatric environment.


  • Current and valid license as a Registered Nurse in state of NE/Compact state required
  • Current and valid certification in relevant specialty area preferred.
  • Certification within specialty area required.  Certification as a Nurse manager/Leader (CNML) or Nurse Executive (CNE) preferred.
  • Current and valid Basic Life Support (BLS) through the American Heart Association is required.
  • Current and valid Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) required, within 6 months of hire.
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