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Munson Medical Center Coord Trauma Program in Cadillac, Michigan

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor’s degree required

State of Michigan license to practice as a Registered Nurse.

Currently, certified in BLS, ACLS, PALS, TNCC

Minimum of three years clinical experience in trauma/emergency care.

Ability to establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships.

Ability to accept and implement change.

Ability to problem solving and decision making.

Possession of critical thinking, analytical, teaching/coaching and research skills. .

Ability to work independently and take initiative.

Word Processing and spreadsheet knowledge on PC preferred.

ORGANIZATION

The Trauma Program Coordinator (TPC) 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 TPC works both independently and in collaboration with the trauma program medical director and other members of the health care team and the management staff. The TPC is self-directed and self-motivating, plans and conducts work with minimal direction, and reports the progress of work to the emergency department manager. As a program coordinator, responsibilities include utilizing the data from the Emergency Department and hospital records to collect and analyze that data to be forwarded to the Trauma Performance Improvement/Patient Safety (PIPS) committee, injury prevention initiatives, education and/or any other groups required having that data by policy or regulation. The TPC must communicate effectively with a wide variety of intra- and inter-facility staff and administration using both oral and written communication.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Potential exposure to blood borne pathogens, infectious diseases and hazardous substances.

Extensive walking, lifting, standing, pushing, and pulling.

Flexible and irregular work hours.

Ability to hear, speak, read and write English.

Ability to bend, lift patients, ambulate and demonstrate fine motor control to manipulate small objects.

Frequent exposure to latex environment.

AGE OF PATIENTS SERVED

Cares for patients in the age category(s) checked below:

Neonatal (birth-1 mo) Young adult (18 yr-25 yrs) Infant (1 mo-1 yr) Adult (26 yrs-54 yrs) Early childhood (1 yr-5 yrs) Sr. Adult (55 yrs-64 yrs) Late childhood (6 yrs-12 yrs) Geriatric (65 yrs & above) Adolescence (13 yrs-17 yrs) X All ages (birth & above) No direct clinical contact with patients

SPECIFIC DUTIES

Administration:

  • Support and adhere to hospital policies, procedures, vision and mission.

  • Interpret and implement policies and procedures; make recommendations for revisions; assist with updating policies and procedures.

  • Participate in the development and planning of goals and objectives related to trauma care.

  • 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 regional committees to enhance and foster optimal trauma care management.

  • Participate in the budget process: anticipate trends, future needs of the trauma program and to resolve inefficiencies and reduce costs

  • Supervise adherence to hospital policies and procedures and standards through observation, medical record review, staff feedback and PIPS Program or other appropriate sources.

Program Initiatives:

  • Implements program initiatives.

  • Monitor and maintain compliance with statewide trauma system regulatory requirements.

  • 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.

  • Monitor national and state trends in trauma care.

  • Respond to trauma team activations that occur during work hours when applicable; function in whatever role necessary to assist the team in the care of the patient.

  • Serve as a resource for the hospital staff regarding trauma care issues.

  • Plan and implement strategies for ongoing trauma program development and improvement.

  • 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:

  • Assess and improve departmental performance.

  • Monitor performance of hospital staff involved with the care of trauma patients.

  • Monitor trauma patient outcomes; evaluate for trends.

  • Coordinate with physicians, nurses, and other in-hospital staff and outside providers to evaluate and address specific patient care issues.

  • Participate in case review.

  • Serve as the coordinator for the identification, investigation, reporting and follow up of incidents and quality issues throughout the program while maintaining confidentiality.

  • Monitors the trauma team's availability and compliance with policies and standards.

  • Develop and monitor the trauma PI program in collaboration with the Trauma Program Medical Director.

  • Coordinate and schedule the morbidity and mortality committee, Trauma Multidisciplinary Peer Review Committee, and Multidisciplinary Trauma Systems/Operational Performance Committee.

  • 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: collect, analyze and trend.

  • Supervise the collecting, coding, scoring and developing of processes for validation of data entered into the registry.

  • Ensure accurate data entry into the trauma registry.

  • Ensures the maintenance of the trauma registry in collaboration with the Trauma Registrar.

  • Ensure the periodic reporting of trauma data according to state administrative rules.

Clinical Education:

  • Ensure staff involved in the care of trauma patients meet educational requirements of the trauma program.

  • Monitor physician and nurse compliance with the educational requirements of the trauma program.

  • Plan, coordinate and evaluate trauma-related educational programs for nursing staff.

  • Coordinate and implement orientation, nursing education, and in-service programs related to care and management of trauma patients.

  • Seek and pursue opportunities for internal and external trauma-related educational programs for hospital staff.

Community Outreach/Injury Prevention:

  • Develop, coordinate and oversee the implementation of an injury prevention program.

  • Direct community trauma education and prevention programs by developing, implementing and evaluating programs for targeted populations in the community related to injury prevention and other topics identified through needs assessment of the community.

  • Develop and implement strategies for communication, education and feedback for EMS systems in the catchment area.

  • Identify opportunities for injury prevention programming in the local communities.

  • Plan, coordinate and collaborate with community representatives to accomplish injury prevention activities.

  • Evaluate the impact of injury prevention activities.

  • Seek and pursue opportunities for internal and external trauma-related educational programs for hospital staff, patients, families and the community.

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