The Trauma Program Coordinator is responsible for the organization, development, planning, management and evaluation of Trauma Services at UT Health East Texas Jacksonville. The Trauma Program Coordinator assumes responsibility for the coordination of nursing care of trauma patients in the Emergency Department to facilitate excellence in care. The Trauma Program Coordinator is accountable to the Chief Nursing Officer and works closely with the Trauma Medical Director and Department of Emergency Services Director to ensure safe, appropriate, and quality care of all trauma patients.
- Upholds and enforces all UT Health East Texas Jacksonville policies and procedures which apply to the Trauma Program.
- Functions as an expert practitioner who provides for the clinical needs of trauma patients, both directly and indirectly.
- Acts as a consultant in trauma care to nurses and other health care providers.
- Assists in the development of nursing standards of care for trauma patients in collaboration with appropriate disciplines.
- Participates in the development, implementation and ongoing assessment of trauma protocols based on current, accepted practice guidelines.
- Participates in Multidisciplinary Trauma Committee projects to ensure highest possible quality of care to patients and or families from admission to discharge.
- Assists in the development, implementation and assessment of quality assurance programs related to the Trauma Service.
- Responsible for all aspects of the Trauma Performance Improvement Program
- Participates in monthly Regional Advisory Committee meetings
- Coordinates and collaborates on educational activities necessary to meet the objectives of the Trauma ServiceParticipates in community education programs.
- Develops a budget for the Trauma Service and collaborates with staff involved in trauma care to optimize fiscal efficiency.
- Works with the Trauma Medical Director and Nursing Administration in the investigation and resolution of problems and concerns in the area of trauma care.
- Acts as the Trauma Registrar and is responsible for concurrent entry of necessary data to the Trauma Registry and reviews data statistics. Ensures that appropriate data is forwarded to the state registry as required.
- Promotes effective relationships with patients, their families and groups in the community.
- Sponsors at least two community trauma prevention projects a year.
- Promotes effective working relationships with administration, medical staff, ancillary departments, volunteers, nursing staff and agencies affiliated with the facility.
- Responsible for trauma patient care oversight throughout the continuum of care.
- Participates in emergency management, disaster education and mass casualty drills.
- BSN required
- Internal candidates; must complete BSN program within two years of hire date.
- 3 years of relevant clinical experience
- Previous Trauma Program management experience is preferred
- Licenses, Registrations, or Certifications:
- Registered Nurse (RN) with Texas Board of Nursing – OR – current home state license is required for multi-state Compact license
- BLS and ACLS through American Heart Association (AHA) required upon hire
- PALS and/or ENPC required upon hire
- TNCC required upon hire
- Trauma Outcomes Performance Improvement Course (TOPIC) or Trauma Coordinators Core Course (TCCC) Completed within 1 year of hire.
- Patient Centered Customer Service: Genuinely care about people.
- Cultivate a compassionate environment: Changing lives for the better together
- Clinical and Operational Excellence: A relentless drive to be the best.
- Holistic Approach: Think and act for the benefit of the whole.
- Promote a collaborative environment: Build effective working relationships with others.
- Identify and Develop Talent: Prepare others to deliver excellence.
- Business Acumen: Know, own and drive our business.
- Continually Simplify and Improve: Work to make everything as efficient as possible.
- Foster Innovation: Seek and apply leading edge solutions.
- Set Clear Direction: Tell others where you are going, how to get there and why.
- Ability to sit for long periods of time while completing work on a computer
- Ability to lift 10 or more pounds
- Ability to move throughout the workplace