The Manager Trauma Programs 1, in collaboration with the Trauma Medical Director, is responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of the trauma program (coordinating all trauma-related services, clinical, education (in-house and public), performance improvement, research, injury prevention, trauma registry) to ensure compliance with American College of Surgeons (ACS) and/or Department of Health Services for the State of Texas designation requirements. This role is for Level 3 and 4 designated trauma centers.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE
Clinical: Directs the delivery of comprehensive trauma care through the coordination and provision of expert direct or indirect patient care, from admission until discharge, in collaboration with all members of the trauma team to ensure quality physical and psychological care, as well as effective continuity of care.
Clinical: Monitors and evaluates trauma activation process and trauma care compliance with protocols from admission to discharge to determine quality care, educational needs and/or performance improvement needs
Administration/Management: Is responsible for the day to day activities of the trauma department and maintains the trauma budget. Supervises and evaluates performance of the trauma staff, in some cases including the Trauma Registry, PI, Outreach, Education and Administrative staff. Monitors and evaluates trauma registry process in collaboration with the Trauma Registrar(s), and ensures chart audits are completed as recommended by ACS and/or the Department of Health Services for the State of Texas to ensure quality data.
Administration/Management: Develops, implements, reviews and revises the Trauma Strategic Plan, trauma program plans, policies, protocols and standards of care in collaboration with the Trauma Medical Director and the Trauma Operations Committee, including the Trauma Performance Improvement and Patient Safety Program process and quality indicators in collaboration with the Trauma Medical Director and Hospital Quality Liaison.
Administration/Management: For Level 3 Trauma Facilities, if applicable, is responsible for day to day trauma registry activities; and for the program requirements, data entry, analytics, and PI activities related to the Trauma Quality Improvement Program (TQIP).
Consultant: Acts as a liaison resource to multidisciplinary staff (pre-hospital, nursing, case managers, physicians, trauma registry, trauma staff, social workers, hospital quality department, managers, ancillary staff, ED, ICU, OR, floors, rehab, etc.) regarding use of equipment, procedures and quality trauma care.
Education/Outreach/Prevention: Directs and monitors the development, implementation and evaluation of trauma education activities such as TNCC, ENPC, ATLS in-services, etc. in collaboration with the Trauma Clinical Coordinator(s) and/or course director(s), including the CME and CEU process for specific continuing education activities related to the Trauma Program.
Education/Outreach/Prevention: Directs, monitors and participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of trauma injury prevention program, including attending hospital committee meetings and community meetings related to trauma education, trauma outreach, and injury prevention as needed, and ensuring injury prevention needs assessment is performed from trauma registry data.
Research/Publication: Facilitates and participates as requested.
Professional Growth: Seeks new information to broaden knowledge base and keep practice current by attending educational programs, conferences and in-services related to trauma care and will maintain the annual trauma education requirements as set forth by the State of Texas and the American College of Surgeons.
KEY SUCCESS FACTORS
Advanced understanding of Trauma care terminology, and standards.
Knowledge of laws, rules and regulations; standards and guidelines of certifying and accrediting bodies; hospital and department/unit standards, protocols, policies and procedures governing the provision of nursing care applicable to the area of assignment.
Knowledge of medical terminology; principles and practices of health promotion, risk reduction, illness and disease prevention and management; medications and drugs, common dosages, their physical and physiological effects, and possible adverse reactions.
Knowledge of medical and professional nursing ethics and patient privacy rights.
Must be able to communicate thoughts clearly; both verbally and in writing.
Ability to provide age-specific, quality, patient-centered care to all patients through the nursing process and standards of nursing practice with sensitivity and respect for the diversity of human experience and to develop, evaluate, implement and, as necessary, modify a patient care plan to meet the needs of individual patients.
Ability to make operational decisions around how work gets done - quality and productivity standards, measurable goals for employees and project teams, etc.
Ability to use broader objectives to determine how best to use resources to meet schedules and goals.
Ability to make or approve effective hiring and termination decisions.
Ability to evaluate and recommend changes to policies, and establish procedures that affect the managed organization.
General computer skills, including but not limited to: Microsoft Office, information security, scheduling and payroll systems, electronic medical documentation, and email.
Previous management experience preferred.
Previous trauma program experience preferred.
Teaching and leadership experience preferred.
Instructor status in one of the following preferred: TNCC/ATCN/ENPC.
LOCATION/FACILITY: Baylor Scott & White Medical Center, Lake Pointe, Texas
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SPECIALITY/DEPARTMENT PRACTICE: Trauma
SHIFT/SCHEDULE: Full time days, Monday-Friday with flexibility to work with night and weekend shifts
Our competitive benefits package includes the following
Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits
401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%
PTO accrual beginning Day 1
Potential relocation bonus up to $7,500
Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level
EDUCATION - Bachelor's
MAJOR - Nursing
EXPERIENCE - 3 Years of Experience
Abbr. Injury Scale (AAAM AIS): AAAM AIS Course required within 12 months of hire.
ACLS (ACLS): ACLS or ACLS within 30 days of hire or transfer.
Basic Life Support (BLS): BLS or BLS within 30 days of hire or transfer.
Registered Nurse (RN): Must have an RN license.
Trauma Outcomes & Performance (TOPIC): TOPIC within 12 months.
Emergency Nrs Pediatric (ENPC): .
RN- Advanced Trauma Care (ATCN), Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC): ATCN or TNCC within 180 days.
Critical Care RN (CCRN), Cert Emergency Nrs (CEN), Cert PED Emerg. Nurse (CPEN), Certified Pediatric Nurse (CPN), Trauma Cert Registered Nurse (TCRN): CCRN, CCRN-PED, CEN, CPEN, CPN, or TCRN within 12 months of hire.
Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation’s exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it’s accepting a calling!