Position Details

Department: Trauma Services
Category: Nursing
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 477084
Date Posted: 9/23/2019
Employee Type: Regular

Position Summary

The Trauma Coordinator is an integral member of the Trauma Program focusing on Performance Improvement. As the only ACS verified Pediatric Level I Trauma Center in the state, we provide essential trauma care to nearly 2,500 patients with traumatic injuries every year. The Trauma service relies on the Trauma Coordinator to maintain and enhance the performance improvement process that is integral to our hospitals American College of Surgeons verification. The Trauma Coordinator reports directly to the Trauma Program Manager, but has responsibilities to the Trauma Medical Director and Associate Trauma Medical Director. The Trauma Coordinator must be able to identify performance issues, assures timely evaluation, develop action plans in association with the Trauma Program Manager, and implements those plans and is responsible for evaluating effectiveness. The Trauma Coordinator oversees trauma quality improvement activities, collaborates with the injury prevention personnel, and acts as a clinical and quality resource to all departments responsible for care of trauma patients.

PCH Values

  • Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team
  • Excellence in clinical care, service and communication
  • Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals
  • Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future
  • Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.

Position Duties

  1. As directed by the Trauma Manager and Medical Director, monitors the performance of the hospitals departments and clinical services related to trauma patients.
  2. Identify areas needing improvement in individual, team, and system functions.
  3. Recommends and/or establishes specific changes or education to improve program performance
  4. Evaluate and validate Performance Improvement issues/concerns
  5. Collaborate with various disciplines and departments to develop action plans of identified issues
  6. Present the issues, evaluation and action plan to Trauma Manager, Medical Director and Trauma Committee members
  7. Assists in implementing the action plan and monitor its effectiveness through the PI Process, reports findings to the TPM, TMD and Trauma Committee
  8. Insure completion of action plans and creates remediation plans if necessary to ensure loop closure on identified opportunities of care
  9. Maintains the documentation of PI issues and plans in an organized traceable format
  10. Establishes Performance Improvement filters to monitor processes within the Trauma Program
  11. Develops focused review presentations for PI filters that exceed established thresholds and presents to the Trauma PIPs Committee
  12. Actively participate and prepare for the American College of Surgeons (ACS) site visit for the main campus and any satellite campuses
  13. Collaborates in a professional manner with all members of the health care team to promote the goals and objectives of the Trauma Program
  14. Participates in professional development/educational activities to ensure advancement of skills and knowledge of trauma care and data information systems
  15. Comply with all institutional and departmental policies, procedures and objectives
  16. Participates in the research goals of the Trauma Program
  17. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested
  18. Participates in establishing and modifying standards, policies, and objectives for trauma patient care
  19. Ensures consistency in general operating procedures within and between hospital areas involved in the Trauma program
  20. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Bachelor`s degree in nursing or health or business-related field, with emphasis on emergency, critical care, and/or pediatrics. Required
2. Degree in Nursing Informatics Preferred
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Minimum of three years pediatric acute care clinical experience, preferably in Trauma Required
2. Experience in Health care Quality/Process Improvement Preferred
3. Must have extensive experience with PowerPoint presentation development Required
4. Experience with Trauma Registries is preferred Preferred
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Current State of Arizona RN license. Required
2. Current BLS certification from the American Heart Association. Required
3. Current PALS certification from the American Heart Association. Required
4. Advanced Trauma Course for Nurses (ATCN) Required
5. Trauma Registered Nurse Certification (TCRN) Preferred
Do you meet this requirement?
Special Skills
1. Knowledge of database management and Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.) Required Required
2. Excellent interpersonal skills required to work with various levels of professionals Required
3. Ability to represent the organization and serve consumers in a professional manner and promote a positive image of the organization and Trauma program Preferred
4. Experience with data management software (Power BI, etc.) is preferred Preferred
5. Work requires high degree of initiative, judgement, discretion, and ability to function independently Required
6. Must be detailed oriented and possess strong organizational skills Required
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) Frequently
2. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) Frequently
3. Physical Requirement - Hearing Constantly
4. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling Frequently
5. Physical Requirement - Reaching Frequently
6. Physical Requirement - Sitting Constantly
7. Physical Requirement - Standing Frequently
8. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling Frequently
9. Physical Requirement - Talking Constantly
10. Physical Requirement - Tasting/smelling Occasionally
11. Physical Requirement - Walking Frequently
12. Physical Requirement - Near Vision Constantly
13. Physical Requirement - Far Vision Constantly
14. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination Occasionally
15. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment Constantly
16. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance Occasionally
17. Physical Requirement - Lift more than 35 pounds without assistance Occasionally
18. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment Applicable
19. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Confined areas Applicable
20. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - High places Applicable
21. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Extreme noise levels Applicable
22. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Airborne communicable diseases Applicable
23. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Bloodborne pathogens or bodily fluid Applicable
24. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Fumes or airborne particles Applicable
25. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Hazardous materials exposure Applicable
26. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Toxic or caustic chemicals Applicable
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