RN: Nurse Clinician – Trauma Performance Improvement

MU Health Care
July 29, 2020
Columbia, MO
Job Type


To deliver selected aspects of health care to a specialized patient population who need consultation, research, and/or direct patient care requiring technical and focused advanced skills and knowledge.

Responsible for the performance improvement and patient safety program for trauma and acute care surgical services within University Hospital.

Job Responsibilities

Act as a resource person for patients, families, nursing staff and other health care professionals in area of expertise.  Develops patient /family education materials for assigned patient population.  Provides staff education as needed.

Assists manager in improving nurse sensitive indicators, rounds with nursing staff assessing knowledge and compliance of staff. Tracks programmatic quality indicators and participates in Quality/Performance improvement activities.

Clinical research support: recruit and screen potential research subjects; carry out research protocol as written; monitor patient’s compliance; and compile, retrieve and analyze research data.

Collaborates with other health professionals in the provision of patient care while maintaining standards of care utilizing the ANA Scope and Standards of Practice and the Code of Ethics for Nurses as the foundation for nursing practice and meeting the standards for regulatory requirements for state and federal agencies.

Participate in the planning, developing, facilitating/coordinating and evaluation of interdisciplinary patient care includes nursing and various clinical disciplines. Rounds with physician team as directed.  Includes patient/family education and discharge planning.

Participates in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care for the assigned patient population. Provides direct patient care as required.

Promote and achieve satisfaction of external and internal customers. Effectively intercede with families and patients and resolve concerns related to the delivery of health care services.

Job Requirements

A Bachelor's degree from an accredited School of Nursing or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be obtained is necessary.

Two to four years of nursing experience in area of specialization is necessary.

Possession of a license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Missouri is necessary.

Experience in health care setting is required with previous ER and/or ICU experience or a combination of clinical experience and PI experience.  Clinical experience at a trauma center preferred.

Understanding and experience in working with data base software systems.

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