The Trauma Program Manager (TPM) is responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining a cost-effective system of care for trauma patients and their families throughout the continuum of care. The TPM works both independently and in collaboration with the trauma program medical director and other members of the health care team and the management staff. The TPM is self-directed and self-motivating, plans and conducts work with minimal direction, and reports the progress of work to the Chief Nursing Officer. The TPM is responsible for the integration of processes of care across the trauma continuum; from injury through rehabilitation to include injury prevention. The TPM interfaces with various departments throughout the facility to improve care and maintain sustainability for the program.
- Assist staff in problem-solving relating to the care of the trauma patient.
- Conduct/Chair multidisciplinary Trauma Committee meetings.
- Respond to the Emergency Department for trauma team activations when in house and available or requested by the Emergency Department.
- Coordinate community injury prevention projects and education.
- Assist with performance improvement activities relating to trauma care from pre-hospital through discharge and assists with providing necessary education.
- Assist in completing audits for trauma patients meeting state criteria for review.
- Be responsible for identification, documentation, and resolution of process improvement issues.
- Participate in clinical rounds and patient care follow-up.
- Develop collaborative relationships with staff in all departments to facilitate cooperation and support for the trauma program.
- Foster good public relations for the MRMC Trauma Program.
- Provide feedback to referring hospitals.
- Attend continuing education seminars and activities to keep abreast of the current trends and issues in trauma care, as approved by the CNO.
- Participate in local, state, and regional trauma related activities as indicated to maintain and develop appropriate political insight and relationships.
Required Minimum Skills: Interpersonal skills necessary to interact productively with both internal and external personnel at all levels of the organization, patients, families, physicians and staff, to promote the optimal care of patients and the optimal functioning of the trauma program.
-Currently licensed as registered nurse in Texas (compact).
-Currently certified in ACLS, TNCC, TCRN, ATCN.
-(3) Three years clinical experience in trauma/emergency care/critical care.
-Ability to establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships.
-Ability to accept and implement change.
-Ability to problem solve, make decisions.
-Possession of critical thinking, analytical, teaching/coaching and research skills.
-Previous experience in verified ACS Trauma Center or state designated trauma program preferred.
-Maintain 48 trauma related continuing education hours every 3 years (averaged 16 per year) per ACS standard