Acts as a resource person and consultant to all patient care areas regarding patient care, problem solving, identification, and correction of problems as related to the trauma patient.
Responsible for directing the Trauma Performance Improvement program. Assesses needs, evaluates alternatives and recommends physical facilities, equipment and supplies for trauma care delivery. Responsible for maintaining effective lines of communication with the Texas Department of State Health Services and/or the American College of Surgeons, area EMS systems, State-wide organizations, and the Golden Crescent Regional Advisory Council. Coordinates and/or facilitates educational, outreach, and injury prevention efforts. Actively participates in the coordination of hospital preparedness efforts throughout the organization and communicates/coordinates with local, statewide, and national preparedness entities. Also performs other duties as assigned.
Education: Graduate of a School of Professional Nursing as evidenced by licensure by the Texas Board of Nurse Examiners and is licensed as a Registered Nurse.
Experience: Must have at least 5 years of Emergency Department or Critical Care nursing experience dealing with the care of trauma patients. Previous experience with managing and/or directing a Texas Department of State Health designated trauma program preferred. Detailed specific knowledge of nursing practice in relation to all patient types. Continuing effort to stay abreast of continually changing techniques and procedures.
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written are required. Ability to implement the teaching/learning process utilizing adult learning theories. In addition to clinical nursing skills, problem solving abilities and positive interpersonal skills are essential.