- Responsible for the coordination of health care services for all trauma patients during acute and continued care periods. Assists the organized multi-disciplinary trauma team to develop a philosophy of care consistent with providing quality service, including the development of educational activities related to the care of critically injured patients.
- Works closely with the Trauma Services Medical Director and other hospital medical staff, leadership, and pre-hospital care providers to coordinate all aspects of the trauma program and ongoing staff/public education. Communicates routinely with other department managers, directors, hospitalists and medical directors.
- Performs in the following roles: coordinator (clinical role model and consultant), educator, and evaluator.
- Works in tandem with the Clinical Nurse Manager to provide leadership to the team. This role is a member of the management team so the individual will be required to attend MarinHealth Medical Center Leadership Meetings.
ESSENTIAL (not modifiable)
- Collaborates with the Trauma Program Medical Director for the overall development and coordination of a trauma program as defined by the County of Marin Trauma Plan .
- Organizes and develops multidisciplinary policies, procedures and protocols related to the management of the trauma patient
- Develops, manages and monitors the multidisciplinary Performance Improvement Plan, which evaluates the management and treatment of trauma patients.
- Reports regularly to the Trauma committee(s) regarding the management of trauma patients and the overall status of the program.
- Coordinates the education component of the trauma program for both MD’s and clinical staff, including orientation.
- Participates in the development and the continuing evaluation of the County destination guidelines, with particular attention to the capabilities of each facility in Marin County .
- Represents the MarinHealth Medical Center Trauma Service to other hospitals involved with trauma care, both within and outside Marin County.
- Works collaboratively with pre-hospital providers to monitor implementation of the Trauma Triage Guidelines and pre-hospital patient care.
- Works collaboratively with the Trauma Services Director to develop and monitor the budget for the trauma program.
- Participates in the development, implementation and monitoring of the Marin County trauma system.
- Responsible for knowledge regarding the Trauma Registry, including chart abstraction, data entry and reporting.
- Serves as a resource for clinical practice.
- Directs community trauma education and prevention programs by developing, implementing and evaluating programs for targeted populations and areas related to injury prevention, as well as other topics identified through a needs assessment of the community.
- Participates in case review.
- Participates in mandatory educational activities and in educational activities appropriate to professional goals.
- Acts as an extended liaison for Emergency Medical Service agencies and the community.
- Provides leadership and management necessary to meet and/or contribute to hospital goals.
- Supervise patient care center staff and assists team in evaluating their performance on basis of job description and attainment of established annual goals.
- Participates with the team in the interviews and hires applicants for staff positions. Assists team in assessing staff turnover, absenteeism and morale. Responsible for counseling and disciplinary action with appropriate team input.
- Serve on appropriate medical staff, hospital and clinical committees and community organizations.
- Attend management and leadership meetings as scheduled.
- Other duties as assigned.
1. MSN required
2. RN license requirements
- Has a minimum of 2 years’ experience as a trauma coordinator or trauma manager or has worked directly with Trauma ED/ICU patients in a designated trauma center. (ACS verified center preferred).
- Has a minimum of 5 years recent nursing experience in trauma system/care, or emergency departments, critical care or flight medicine.
- Basic computer skills
- Knowledge of graphics, software and spreadsheets
- Knowledge and experience with the use of a Trauma Registry Program.
- Knowledge of ISS Scoring/TRISS methodology
- Knowledge of regulatory, state, county and ACS requirements related to a trauma program
- Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with a wide variety of people
- Excellent communication, written and verbal, presentation skills, public relations, community education and problem solving skills.
- Evidence of at least 16 hours of trauma continuing education in the last 4 years.
- An understanding of the Emergency and Trauma systems.
- An ability to work under conditions that are sometimes stressful with frequent interruptions and changing deadlines.
- An ability to establish priorities and complete activities independently or with limited supervision.
- A familiarity with quality improvement principles and techniques.
Current TNCC required (TNCC instructor /Course Director status preferred)
ENPC within 6 months of hire
TOPIC within 6 months of hire
Trauma Program Manager Course within 5 months of hire