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Trauma Nurse Coordinator- Trauma Services

  • Job ID: 688293981
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Hamot
  • Department: Trauma Services
  • Location: 201 State St, Erie PA 16550
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $27.74 to $46.14 / hour

Description

Trauma Services is looking to add a Trauma Nurse Coordinator to their team! The Trauma Nurse Coordinator will work with the multidisciplinary team to improve patient care throughout the trauma continuum. This position will work daylight hours and offers the ability for unlimited professional growth.

We are looking for:

  • Experience in prehospital care, emergency department, and/or critical care
  • Knowledge of the healthcare quality process
  • Willingness to be self-motivated to learn
  • Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses (ATCN) preferred but not required.  It will be required within six months if not completed prior to hire
  • TCRN certification preferred but not required.  It will be required within one year if not completed prior to hire

 

 

 

Purpose:
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.

Responsibilities:

 

  • 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.
  • Coordinates activities with the Trauma Program Medical Director and Trauma Program Administrator to facilitate overall quality and consistencyDevelop 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.
  • 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.

 

Qualifications

  • 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
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting with renewal
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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