- Implements the PI Plan of the Department of Trauma and Injury Prevention.
- Ensures PI projects are completed using the established guidelines as outlined by regulatory agencies and consistent with Capital Health Plan for improving organizational performance.
- Guides, directs and assists interdisciplinary teams with the development of PI projects, data collection methodologies, analysis and interpretation of data. The visual and written presentation of projects. In addition to reporting for results and progress to the Trauma Department, presents to Nursing Quality Council.
- Assists trauma Leadership to analyze existing systems, processes and/or products to identify actual and/or potential system/process/product issues which may affect efficiency, quality and/or cost effectiveness. Maintains PI Program documentation.
- Assists with development of Clincal Care guidelines with routine surveilance and reporting of compliance. Assists with orientation of all appropriate staff to the care of the trauma patient. Is an expert level provider for the care of the Trauma patient.
- Recommends to Trauma Leadership possible alternatives to ehance and improve the efficiency, quality and/or cost effectiveness of professional and non-professional roles for evidence based recommendations.
- Identifies the PI Educational needs of staff and makes program recommendations to meet educational needs, including but not limited to: overseeing clinical review of documentation for accuracy and completeness, providing re-education as needed in conjunction with the ED or T-MICU leadership teams and Department of Clinical Education designee.
- Assists in the development of educational programs to comply with objectives of the Department of Trauma and Injury Prevention and accrediting agencies. This may include but is not limited to: Hospital or other Orientation, Introduction of new policies/procedures, and Basic Trauma Nursing Education.
- Maintains active participation on all committees within the department and outside (minimum of two) the Department of Trauma and Injury Prevention. Disseminates all information as appropriate.
- Participates in other duties/special projects as requested by Leadership of the Department of Trauma and Injury Prevention. Projects will be completed according to established guideliens and timeframes of the requesting party.
- Maintains clinical expertise by actively delivering care in the Trauma Bay on a routine basis. Provides direct clinical support as needed in the Emergency Department of both trauma and non-trauma service patients. Provides clinical support to non-trauma service injured patients and nursing staff.
- Assists in planning trauma related education to multi-disciplinary groups.
- Assists with planning, organizing and attending community events to promote Injury Prevention.
- Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN); Master's Degree a plus
Three years experience in trauma resuscitation (level II or higher) emergnecy or trauma inpatient acute care experience.
Trauma Registry and education experience a plus.
- Excellent interpersonal relationship skills with exceptional professional work ethic.
- TNCC, TCAR, TCRN within one year of hire, CEN/CCRN preferred. ATS trauma registry and AAAM/AIS course within six months of hire.
- Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word.
- Familiarity with Microsoft PowerPoint and database programs a plus.
- Frequent physical demands include: Sitting , Standing , Walking , Climbing (e.g., stairs or ladders) , Carry objects , Push/Pull , Twisting , Bending , Reaching forward , Reaching overhead , Squat/kneel/crawl , Wrist position deviation , Pinching/fine motor activities , Keyboard use/repetitive motion , Taste or Smell , Talk or Hear
Occasional physical demands include:
Continuous physical demands include:
Lifting Floor to Waist 0 lbs. Lifting Waist Level and Above 0 lbs.