PeaceHealth is seeking a RN Trauma Coordinator for a 1.0 full time equivalent Exempt position. This position will be working Day shift with shift durations of 8 Hours .
Req ID: 145859
Working in conjunction with the Trauma Program and Medical Director, the Trauma Nurse Coordinator is responsible for the organization of services and systems necessary for the multidisciplinary approach throughout the continuum of trauma care.
1. Coordinates trauma care management including planning and implementing of clinical protocols/practice management guidelines monitoring care of in-hospital patients and serving as a resource for clinical practice. Assists staff in problem-solving relating to the care of trauma patient.
2. Responds to Emergency Department for all trauma activations when in-house and as requested by Emergency Department. Participates in clinical rounds and patient care follow up.
3. Attends, participates and coordinates Trauma Program Meetings (including multidisciplinary meetings, case review and M&M). Assists in compilation and presenting of routine mortality and morbidity review of trauma patients for trauma committee. Compiles reviews and audits all trauma death summaries and autopsies with the Trauma Medical Director and the Trauma Committee.
4. Coordinates patient care with attending physicians, consulting physicians, rehab staff, dietary staff, nursing staff, etc.
5. Coordinates and facilitates quality assurance activities relating to trauma care from pre-hospital through discharge. Responsible for identification, documentation, and resolution of all progress improvement issues.
6. Responsible for document preparation and other requirements, including maintenance, of ACS verification. Supervises initial injury registry data collection for the trauma registry.
7. Develops collaborative relationships with staff in all departments to facilitate cooperation and support for the trauma program. Fosters good public relations for the hospital trauma program. Acts as a liaison for the hospital with community and regional EMS providers.
8. Performs other duties as assigned.
Graduation from an accredited school of nursing. BSN preferred.
Minimum of three years nursing experience in direct care of trauma patients in a critical care setting required.
Experience as an educator including all aspects of curriculum development (or equivalent education and/or experience).
Knowledge & experience of Trauma Systems & Trauma Quality Improvement processes.
General understanding of the Trauma Registry and its application within the trauma program.
Current WA Registered Nurse licensure required by date of hire.
Specialty certification preferred.
Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.
ACLS, TNCC and PALS required at date of hire.
Ability to analyze complex data from medical records and enter it into 'trauma registry tool' and databases.
Strong problem solving, decision making and time management skills.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.
Proficient in the use of computers including MS Office applications.
SOUTHWEST PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS:
Work requires moderate physical exertion up to 33% of the time.
Ability to lift objects weighing 30 lbs. or less.
Work requires frequent exposure to minor cold, heat, poor ventilation or sharp instruments. Reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids once per month or more.
Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of work time).
There may be more than one opening on this posting.
Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.
PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission.
We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment! To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Vancouver community please visit our homepage: www.peacehealth.org/careers .
Location: Vancouver , Southwest Medical Center (150) Job Category: Nursing Shift: Day Shift Length: 8 Hours FTE: 1.0 Work Type: Full Time Hourly compensation starts at: $ 37.90 , more depending on experience Required Certifications/Licensure: Advanced Cardiac Life Support; Basic Life Support; Pediatric Advanced Life Support; Registered Nurse - Washington
PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran; qualified individual with a disability; race; ethnicity; religion; gender; pregnancy; gender identity; national origin; age; genetic information; sexual orientation; or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.
The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.
Posting Notes: Vancouver || Nursing || Emergency Services Nursing || Full Time || EMERGENCY SVCS
PeaceHealth Physicians are as diverse as the communities they serve, but have the following in common:Dedication to carrying on the healing mission of Jesus Christ by promoting personal and community health, relieving pain and suffering and treating each person in a loving and caring way.A shared vision of every patient receiving exceptional, compassionate evidence-based care, every time, every touch.