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Trauma Program Clinician

  • Job ID: 292444268
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Hamot
  • Department: Trauma Services
  • Location: 104 East Second St, Erie PA 16507
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $30 to $49.40 / hour


Trauma Services is looking for a Trauma Program Clinician to join their team! Trauma Services ensures that the hospital is meeting and exceeding the standards of trauma accreditation. There is room for endless growth for a nurse in this position!

This position will work primarily day shifts.


This position is held by a professional nurse possessing a high degree of competence and expertise in trauma nursing care and is an integral member of the healthcare organization of the University Trauma Center of the UPMC. This position is responsible for leading collaboration of the Trauma Nurse Coordinators with the Trauma Medical Director, the Trauma Program Director, and the multidisciplinary team to coordinate the quality improvement activities of the trauma program, acting as a role model for trauma care through educational and clinical activities and providing follow-up for referring physicians/agencies.



  • Collaborate with the Trauma Medical Director and Trauma Program Director to develop and maintain a set of quality indicators for the trauma programIntegrates trauma quality improvement with the hospital quality program in collaboration with the Trauma Program DirectorReviews PTSF quarterly reports, TQIP reports and indicates trends for review, completes data analysis of reports, and participates in action planning for improvement with the Trauma Medical Director and Trauma Program Director. Maintains credentialing data on all trauma practitioners, including nursingActively participates in planning and delivery of trauma education throughout the continuum of care
  • Actively participates in, and coordinates trauma nurse coordinator team participation in, morning report and multidisciplinary roundsPerforms concurrent medical record monitoring and data collectionEnsures that all components of the trauma program meet the quality assurance standards as established by the hospital and reports variances to the Trauma leadership in a timely mannerCoordinates activities with the Trauma Medical Director and Trauma Program Director to facilitate overall quality and consistency. Coordinates with the Trauma Medical Director and Trauma Program Director to develop and maintain a set of quality indicators for the trauma program to ensure that staff in all departments caring for the trauma patient is knowledgeable about the hospital trauma program and standards of care.
  • Establishes and maintains positive, caring relationships with executives, managers, physicians, nonphysician providers, ancillary and support staff, other departments, and patients/families. Demonstrates the ability to work productively and effectively within a complex environment, handle multiple/changing priorities and specialized equipment with managing the team of trauma nurse coordinatorsDemonstrates 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.Creates a caring and compassionate patient focused experience by building healthy relationships with patients, families, and colleagues. Responsible to coordinate maintenance and monitoring completion of all performance improvement documentation including but not limited to patient performance files, mortality and morbidity, and practice guidelines. Responsible to provide weekly updates on performance improvement activities to the Trauma Medical Director and Trauma Program DirectorManages the data flow process for concurrent quality issues and directs each to appropriate personnel.
  • In collaboration with the Trauma Program Director completes 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 software system.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 I 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.?Aggregates information and data related to trauma care delivery system to insure accurate tracking and trending of trauma data.
  • Leads collaboration for the Trauma Program with Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to provide prevention programs and promote community awareness. Leads the delivery of public education regarding injury prevention with activities and materials to the public. Organize and maintain all injury prevention materials. Participate in regional and state injury prevention efforts to address health education issues and improve resource utilization. Is the contact person for all in-house and community requests for trauma prevention materials and/or trainings/lectures. Research, develop, and implement safety programs aimed at decreasing the incidence of injury to designated communities. Provide public education regarding injury prevention with activities and materials to the public.



  • Graduate of an approved school of nursing for registered nurses BSN Required
  • MSN Preferred
  • Three years of clinical experience in trauma required
  • Trauma Certified Registered Nurse (Nurse) required within six months of hire date

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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