Coordinates the injury prevention and outreach activities of the trauma program. Communicates with emergency medical and pre-hospital providers, general public, contract instructors, physicians, external educational resources, school personnel, vendors, newspaper reporters and local, state and national Safe Kids and Safe Communities representatives.
- Collaborates with the Trauma Service and Hospital personnel to identify patients and patient populations with specific injury prevention needs. Provides education and materials to address identified safety concerns.
- Provides education and resources to all participants along they trauma continuum of care regarding issues of injury prevention.
- Utilizes trauma registry and other available epidemiologic data to identify and monitor injury trends, design specific intervention strategies, and determine the effectiveness of injury prevention efforts.
- Develops partnerships with pre-hospital providers, law enforcement agencies, schools, and other organizations to conduct community injury prevention efforts.
- Collaborates with CHS Marketing and Government Relations to serve as a reliable source of information for local print and broadcast media and help promote effective prevention legislation.
- Identifies and seeks appropriate internal and external grant funding for injury prevention initiatives.
- Participates in regional injury prevention activities in collaboration with the Metrolina Trauma Advisory Council (MTAC) Injury Prevention Committee.
- Serves as the Trauma Service liaison to the local Safe Kids coalition.
- Collaborates with the Violence Prevention Teams to develop an organized and consistent approach to youth violence prevention.
- Collaborates with hospital personnel to ensure that age-appropriate screening for alcohol and substance abuse is performed and that all high risk patients who screen positive receive appropriate intervention.
Spends majority of time sitting with some standing and walking. May bend, stoop, kneel or reach. Occasionally moves, lifts or carries objects weighing up to 15 pounds and occasionally up to 50 pounds. Must have close and intermediate visual acuity. Must be able to hear and verbally communicate with others. Frequently operates a computer terminal requiring manual dexterity.
Education, Experience and Certifications.
Registered Nurse in NC required. BSN preferred. BLS required. ACLS certification within 6 months of employment required. 3 years experience in Emergency Nursing required. CEN, PALS or ENPC, TNCC or BTLS provider preferred. TNCC Instructor preferred. Computer skills preferred.