The Trauma Clinical Coordinator RN, under direction of the
Manager Trauma Programs, will assist with coordination of care for
trauma patients, implementation of teaching, and monitoring of
quality standards through use of the data registry. This role will
collaborate with physicians, consultants and multi-disciplinary
trauma team members to assure quality patient outcomes across the
continuum of care. The Trauma Clinical Coordinator will support the
goals of the trauma program.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE
Facilitates and assists with care of trauma patients in the
Emergency Department while maintaining trauma practice management
guidelines and adhering to hospital standards of care.
Participates in multidisciplinary trauma rounds and physician
rounding to support patient care and identify quality issues.
Provides family, patient and staff education as needed while
insuring understanding. Acts as a liaison to patients and their
Monitors trauma care during all phases to identify
complications, deviation in standards of care, mortalities, and
hospital-specific audit filters.
Identifies patients on the trauma service using the electronic
health record (EHR), transfer log and activation log to assist with
data extraction for the Trauma Registry.
Performs concurrent chart reviews and adheres to departmental
deadlines for completion.
Assists with the development, implementation and evaluation of
Performance Improvement (PI) initiatives. Participates in the
American College of Surgeons (ACS).
Assists with identification, creation and implementation of
hospital education needs, and participates in Trauma educational
courses (i.e., TNCC, ENPC, ATCN), preferably as an instructor.
Participates in state trauma committee programs such as the
Regional Advisory Council (RAC) and GETAC, as requested.
Assists Trauma Program Manager and Trauma Physicians with the
identification, development and presentation of research
KEY SUCCESS FACTORS
Advanced understanding of Trauma care terminology, and
Knowledge and understanding of nursing and patient care
standards and procedures.
Knowledge of laws, rules and regulations; standards and
guidelines of certifying and accrediting bodies; hospital and
department/unit standards, protocols, policies and procedures
governing the provision of nursing care applicable to the area of
Knowledge of medical terminology; principles and practices of
health promotion, risk reduction, illness and disease prevention
and management; medications and drugs, common dosages, their
physical and physiological effects, and possible adverse
Knowledge of medical and professional nursing ethics and patient
Must be able to communicate thoughts clearly, both verbally and
Ability to effectively use a variety of teaching methods.
Interpersonal skills to interact with a wide-range of
Must have critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Ability to understand, optimize and document complex
General computer skills, including but not limited to: Microsoft
Office, information security, scheduling and payroll systems,
electronic medical documentation, and email.
Our competitive benefits package includes the following
- Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits
- 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%
- Tuition Reimbursement
- PTO accrual beginning Day 1
Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or
- EDUCATION - Bachelor''s
- MAJOR - Nursing
- EXPERIENCE - 3 Years of Experience
- CERTIFICATION/LICENSE/REGISTRATION -
Registered Nurse (RN)
ACLS (ACLS): ACLS or ACLS within 30 days of hire or
Basic Life Support (BLS): BLS or BLS within 30 days of hire or
Emergency Nrs Pediatric (ENPC): Must have Emergency Nursing
Pediatric Course (ENCP) or Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
within 1 year of hire.
RN- Advanced Trauma Care (ATCN), Trauma Nurse Core Course
(TNCC): Must have Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses (ATCN) or Trauma
Nursing Core Course (TNCC) within 1 year of hire.