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