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RN Trauma Coordinator Job
PeaceHealth | Vancouver, Washington
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Job Description

Req ID: 145859

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.

JOB SUMMARY

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.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

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.

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:     

  • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing.  BSN preferred.

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:              

  • 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.
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LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:            

  • 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.

OTHER SKILLS:  

  • 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.

About PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, WA, 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 800 physicians and providers, a comprehensive laboratory system, and ten medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues to serve communities when invited to do so with a spirit of collaboration and stewardship – the spirit of health.

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, WA community please visit our homepage: www.peacehealth.org/careers.

Get a feeling for the Spirit of PeaceHealth through this three-minute video, and visit us on Facebook or LinkedIn!

Questions? Review our Employment FAQ or email Recruitment@peacehealth.org. Please note this email does not accept resumes or applications.

Location: Vancouver, WA, Southwest Medical Center (150)
Job Category:  Nursing - RN Other
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, WA || Nursing - RN Other || Full Time || EMERGENCY SVCS

About PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth is a not-for-profit health care system sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace, with services in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. PeaceHealth's rigorous pursuit of exceptional medicine springs from its mission, values, and commitment to provide healing and compassionate care to patients and families.

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