Trauma Educator (RN) – Trauma Sevices

Houston Northwest Medical Center
June 5, 2019
Houston, TX
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HCA Houston Healthcare Northwest is currently accepting applications for Trauma Educator - (RN) FT Days – Trauma Services

Provide trauma education and outreach under the supervision of the Trauma Program Director and ensure effective and efficient implementation of the trauma educational plan according to key educational processes across the trauma continuum of care.  These educational processes include: orientation, annual competence assessment, preceptor orientation and development, required training, ongoing development, and performance improvement.

Job Responsibilities

  • Ensures compliance with American College of Surgeons and Department of State Health Services trauma educational standards.  Maintains required documentation to support compliance in conformance with Houston Northwest Medical Center requirements.
  • Leads trauma Injury Prevention, Outreach, and community educational activities.
  • Plans activities based on Performance Improvement indicators and evaluates effectiveness of plans.
  • Plans and implements intramural and extramural educational activities.  Examples (but not limited to): Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) and Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC). Gain status of an Instructor for Trauma related courses, such as TNCC.
  • Ensures unit specific orientation meets needs for trauma patient care and is a resource to unit based educators when developing trauma orientation guidelines.
  • Assists in coordinating the annual assessment and validation of priority high-risk trauma related skills
  • Utilizes PI data do direct intramural and extramural injury prevention educational programs when necessary and evaluates effectiveness of programs
  • Attends Trauma Multidisciplinary Committee meetings to present information related to education plan, no more than 3 unexcused absences per calendar year.  Evidenced by review of meeting minutes.
  • Serves as a member of Multidisciplinary Trauma Committee meetings.
  • Performs other duties and special projects as assigned. Performance will be evaluated in terms of: a) level of participation; b) completion by due date; c) adherence to instructions; d) accuracy.
  • Collaborates with Trauma Program Director, Trauma Coordinators and other departments to establish trauma educational needs.  Assist Trauma Program Manager in providing Injury Prevention education to community, patients, family, and staff.
  • Works with the marketing department in injury prevention planning outreach.
  • Works in collaboration with the Trauma Manager, Trauma Coordinator, Trauma Performance Improvement Coordinator, Trauma Registrar, surgeons, nursing and ancillary departments in the education of trauma care. Works with professional and non-professional employees of the hospital and with physicians, patients and their families. Works closely with paramedics, EMTs, in addition to nursing and paramedic students and instructors.

Job Requirements

  • BLS, ACLS, Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) required.
  • Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC) or PALS upon employment or within 6 months of hire.
  • Complete Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM): Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) course within 12 months of employment.
  • Complete Trauma Outcomes Performance Improvement Course (TOPIC) within 12 months of employement.
  • Two courses within 12 months of being hired: (1) the American Trauma Society’s Trauma Registrar Course or equivalent provided by a state trauma program and (2) the Association of the Advancement of Automotive Medicine’s Injury Scaling Course.
  • Trauma Outcomes Performance Improvement Course (TOPIC) within 18 months of employment.  Continuing Education: Registrars need a minimum of 8 hours of registry-specific continuing education per year. {Required for Trauma Centers: ACS-COT}"
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