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Trauma Program Coordinator

Company: UnityPoint Health
Location: Sioux City
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

UnityPoint-St. Luke's Full-Time Days -$10,000 Sign-On Bonus to Qualified Applicants!! The Trauma Nurse Coordinator (TNC) 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 TNC works both independently and in collaboration with the trauma program medical director and other members of the health care team. The TNC is self-directed and self-motivating, plans and conducts work with minimal direction, and reports the progress of work to the Manager Emergency/trauma program manager. Why UnityPoint Health?

  • Culture - At UnityPoint Health, you matter. Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve.
  • Benefits - Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options like 401K match, paid time off and education assistance that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you're in.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment - We're committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.
  • Development - We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.
  • Community Involvement - Be an essential part of our core purpose-to improve the health of the people and communities we serve. - - - Hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work at Duties and Responsibilities
    • Interpret and implement policies and procedures; make recommendations for revisions; assist with updating policies and procedures.
    • Coordinate with the medical director, hospital administration and clinicians to assess the need for policies, procedures and protocols relating to the care of trauma patients.
    • Develop policies and procedures based on current literature, input from clinicians and other sources such as information from patient care evaluations.
    • Represent the Trauma Program on various hospital and community committees to enhance and foster optimal trauma care management.
    • Supervise adherence to hospital policies and procedures and standards through observation, medical record review, staff feedbacks and other appropriate sources.
    • Implements program initiatives related to Trauma.
    • Monitor and maintain compliance with statewide trauma system regulatory requirements as defined by the American College of Surgeons Level III criteria.
    • Coordinate preparation for statewide trauma system designation site visit.
    • Develop and foster collaborative relationships with all hospital departments to facilitate and support quality trauma care.
    • Participate in state and regional trauma care activities.
    • Plan and implement strategies for ongoing trauma program development and improvement.
    • Function as a clinical resource in the care of the trauma patient in an emergent setting.
    • Using data from the trauma registry analyze current injury patterns, develop and implement effective injury prevention tactics in coordination with community members.
    • Participate in the development and delivery of community and EMS education concerning trauma care.
    • Collaborate with trauma program medical director, physicians and other health care professionals to provide clinical and system oversight for the care of trauma patients ensuring the provision of efficient, quality, cost-effective care. Performance Improvement
      • Maintains quality control programs and participates in the organization's overall quality control program.
      • Participate in the development and planning of goals and objectives related to trauma care.
      • Monitor performance of hospital staff involved with the care of trauma patients.
      • Monitor trauma patient outcomes; evaluate for trends.
      • Coordinate with physicians, nurses, other in-hospital staff and outside providers to evaluate and address specific patient care issues.
      • Coordinate and participate in quarterly trauma committee meeting including case and peer review. Data Collection/ Abstraction and Interpretation
        • Assists in data collection related to the trauma patient.
        • Analyze registry data on the trauma patient population; identify trends for strategic planning and performance improvement.
        • Manage registry data: collection, analyzing and trending.
        • Supervise the collecting, coding, scoring and developing of processes for validation of data entered into the registry.
        • Validate the accuracy data entry into the trauma registry.
        • Ensures the maintenance of the trauma registry in collaboration with the trauma registrar. Education: Associates Degree in Nursing Bachelor's Degree in Nursing Experience: 3-5 years' clinical experience in the acute care of trauma patients Previous experience in the role as a Trauma Nurse Coordinator or Trauma Program Manager License(s)/Certification(s): Currently licensed in the State of Iowa as a registered nurse Current in Basic Life Support Current in Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum or obtain within 6 months. Valid driver's license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons. Advanced Cardiac Life Support within 90 days Pediatric Advanced Life Support within 6 months NIHSS prior to end of orientation and maintained bi-annually CPI within 90 days Current in Advanced Life Support, Pediatric Life Support, Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum Instructor or Course Director, Advanced Trauma Course Nursing Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Ability to establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships. Ability to accept and implement change. Ability to problem solving make decisions. Possession of critical thinking, analytical, teaching/coaching and research skills Previous supervisory or management experience. Other: Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.

Keywords: UnityPoint Health, Sioux City , Trauma Program Coordinator, Other , Sioux City, Iowa

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