Job Description

Job Title: Trauma Nurse Coordinator
Job ID: 637597
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 36 hours, usually 3 10s and a 6
Facility: UPMC Presbyterian
Department: Trauma Service
Location: 200 Lothrop St, Pittsburgh PA 15213


When was the last time you felt like you made a difference to your employer and in the job that you do? Do you have strong communication skills with a passion for attention to detail? UPMC Presbyterian is hiring a full-time Trauma Nurse Coordinator to help support the UPMC Trauma Service Department for its UPMC Presbyterian location. This position will work flexible daylight hours, primarily Monday through Friday. UPMC strives to provide quality data to drive better outcomes and research in the field of trauma care. We are looking for detail-oriented and quality-focused people to join our team!

The Trauma Nurse Coordinator is responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with patients, staff and physicians, to achieve desired patient outcomes throughout the continuum of care.  This is a role that requires independent judgment, and a strong desire to achieve success

A Professional Nurse possessing a high degree of competence and expertise in trauma nursing care and is an integral member of the health care organization responsible for collaborating with the medical director of Trauma Services and the Trauma Program Administrator to coordinate all activities of the Trauma Program, act as a role model for trauma care through educational and clinical activities and provide follow up for referring physicians and agencies. The Trauma Nurse Coordinator will also support all aspects and standards in accordance with the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation (PTSF). The Trauma Nurse Coordinator demonstrates a commitment to the community and to the nursing profession.

  • Collaborates with the Trauma Medical Director and Trauma Program Administrator to develop and maintain a set of quality indicators for the trauma program. Integrates trauma quality improvement with the hospital quality program. Reviews PTSF quarterly reports and indicates trends for review. Maintains credentialing data on all trauma practitioners. Performs concurrent medical record monitoring and data collection. Ensures that all components of the trauma program meet the quality assurance standards as established by the hospital.
  • Coordinates activities with the Trauma Program Medical Director and Trauma Program Administrator to facilitate overall quality and consistency Develop and maintain a set of quality indicators for the trauma program to insure that staff in all departments dealing I the care of the trauma patient is knowledgeable about the hospital trauma program and standards of care. Ability to establish and maintain positive, caring relationships with executives, managers, physicians, nonphysician providers, ancillary and support staff, other departments, and patients/families. Ability to work productively and effectively within a complex environment, handle multiple/changing priorities and specialized equipment. Critical thinking skills necessary to exercise and to lead others in application of the nursing process. Facilitates multidisciplinary performance improvement activities in relation to trauma patient care and outcomes. Develops conceptual framework in collaboration with managers and other staff members to encourage staff development. Demonstrates accountability for professional development that improves the quality of professional practice and the quality of patient care. Aggregates information and data related to trauma care delivery system to insure accurate tracking and trending of trauma data.
  • Creates a caring and compassionate patient focused experience by building healthy relationships with patients, families, and colleagues. Maintains all performance improvement documentation including but not limited to patient performance files, mortality and morbidity, and practice guidelines. Manages the data flow process for concurrent quality issues and directs each to appropriate personnel. Assists with organizational preparation of the PTSF survey and application process. Monitors compliance with the PTSF standards related to quality of care. Management of the Pennsylvania Outcomes and Performance Improvement Measurement System (POPIMS). Participates in scholarly activities including writing for publication, abstracts, or poster presentations at conferences.
  • Develops and maintains productive working relationships internally and externally by demonstrating accountability for actions, enthusiasm, motivation and commitment to patients and colleagues. Demonstrates an understanding of cultural differences and holds peers accountable for healthy relationships. Maintains a conscious balance between work and personal life. Models safe work hours, time management and healthy lifestyle. Communicates with peers and management any safety hazards identified in the workplace.
  • Participates in the development of nursing policies related to the care of the trauma patient. Develops, recommends, and administers policies to provide direction and oversight necessary to insure an efficient and effective patient care and/or services. Establishes and maintains effective work relationship with members of the health care team in order to coordinate and facilitate the delivery of optimal trauma patient care. Serves as a member of related in-hospital, regional, state, and national trauma related committees upon request. Orients new staff as requested.


  • Graduate of an approved school of nursing for registered nurses, BSN Required MSN Preferred 
  • Minimum 3 years clinical nursing experience 
  • Minimum 1 year trauma clinical nursing experience

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Current Pennsylvania licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse license or eligible for State Board Licensure. 
  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Registered Nurse

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $27.54 to $46.49

Union Position: No

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