Coordinates activities related to Trauma Program designation with the Minnesota Department of Health. Conducts trauma chart review and process improvement activities in collaboration with the Trauma Program Medical Director. Identifies trauma-related educational needs for the Emergency Department staff and communicates to Manager of Emergency Services. Attends regional and state Trauma Advisory Committees as required. Disseminates evidence-based practices surrounding trauma care to both staff and providers. Serves on the hospital Trauma Committee.
Typical schedule will consist of 12-hour clinical shifts and up to 8 hour non-patient care shifts. Clinical shifts are rotating Day/Night/11am-11pm and every third weekend. Non-patient care shifts may be Day/Evening.
- Assesses trauma care rendered through chart review, in accordance to established trauma program standars and policies.
- Demonstrates awareness of age-specific criteria in obtaining assessment data.
- Identifies patient needs through case review and uses data to further develop trauma program standards and policies.
- Analyzes trauma case reviews as the basis for process improvement planning.
- Identifies expected outcomes which are realistic, measurable and attainable.
- Attends and actively participates in regional and state trauma advisory committees, using information obtained for use in the hospital's trauma program planning/development.
- Ensures trauma program policies and standards reflect age specific care in collaboration with collaborating disciplines.
- Evaluates trauma cases and compares to the expected elements of performance outline by the Minnesota State trauma program.
- Acts as a role model utilizing personal strengths and weaknesses to direct the plan of care consistent with patient needs.
- Participates in ongoing informational and/or educational activities related to clinical knowledge and professional issues
- Facilitates the trauma program through collaboration with the trauma committee on developing policies, procedures, philosophy and mission.
- Interprets, implements, develops, recommends for revisions and assists with the updating of policies/procedures. Collaborates with the traumaprogram medical director and clinicians.
- Represent the Trauma Program both internally and externally.
- Participates in the budget process, including projection of educational programs.
- Monitors adherence to standards and policies; reports improvement opportunities to ED Manager.
- Bachelors of Science in Nursing.
- Critical Care and/or Emergency Nursing experience within the last 5 years.
- Minimum of one year experience in Medical/Surgical nursing required
- Current Minnesota RN licensure.
- Current BLS certification required and maintains certification.
- Current ACLS, TNCC, PALS certification or attains certification within three months of employement and maintains certification.
- Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN)
- Master's degree.
- Course in Advanced Trauma Nursing (CATN), Comprehensive Advanced Life Support (CALS), Advanced Trauma Course for NUrses (ATCN), Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC).