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Trauma Nurse Specialist

Company: Denver Health
Location: Denver
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary

Under minimal supervision, ensures all aspects of care for the adult trauma patient are coordinated and meet standards of care a set for the by the American College of surgeons (ACS) and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). Functions as a clinical resource who may coordinate patient care, transfers, discharges and follow-up for all patients in the trauma program. Monitors and identifies quality assurance/improvement issues and implements corrective measures to return the patient to expected care pathways. Acts as a resource for nursing staff, physicians, and other ancillary services. Acts as an educator and participates in research and publication activities. Performs a variety of functions to support the collection and coordination of Trauma Performance Improvement information with emphasis on data entry into a comprehensive computerized management system. Completes data collection, abstraction and accurate data entry into the trauma registry.

Responsibilities

1.Functions as an trauma subject matter expert who may coordinates care of the trauma patient2.Assisting in the oversight and monitoring of the delivery of trauma care3.Daily rounding on trauma patients with the trauma team, SICU team, M&M and discharge rounds4.Assist with development, implementation and ongoing assessment of trauma protocols5.Ensures that transitions of care from the ICU to acute care and acute care discharge follow all care protocols and screen patient to ensure clinical appropriateness of the planned transfer.6. Acts as a consultant by providing expertise in trauma care to pre-hospital providers, nurses and other health care professionals. 7. Assists in the development of nursing standards of care for trauma patients in collaboration with appropriate disciplines. 8.Coordinates and participates in trauma outreach and education programs. 9.Provides timely patient follow-up, communication and discharge summaries to referring Trauma Nurse Managers/Coordinators and Prehospital Personnel. Acts as an ambassador of Denver Health. 10.Coordinates the development, implementation, and assessment of Quality Assurance/ Continuous Quality Improvement related to trauma care. 11.Proactively conducts audits, monitors data for trends, create plans for performance improvement, identify method(s) to evaluate the PI plan, and see it through to loop closure. Keeps accurate documentation of process, loop closure and outcomes. 12.Completes data collection, abstraction and accurate data entry into the trauma registry13.Confidently navigates an electronic health record for required data.14.Abstracts, analyzes and codes details medical records for information.15.Collect and enter data points into the trauma registry to support the Trauma Programs reporting requirements, performance initiatives and research activities. 16.Keep current on the Trauma Data Dictionary, TQIP and NTDB updates17.Actively participates in quality improvement initiatives and processes18.Assists with preparation for State and ACS verifications.19.Position coverage is 7 days a week and may include overnight coverage.20.Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities1.Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.2.Knowledge of American College of Surgeon's guidelines for the Adult Level I Trauma program.3.Knowledge of CDPHE rules and regulations for Level I Trauma program.4.Ability to manage multiple projects effectively and independently.5.Strong skills in verbal communication, public speaking, presentation, writing and editing required. 6.Ability to work independently and be self-directed.7.Ability to work closely with the Clinical Director of Trauma and Trauma Surgery physician leadership.8.Ability to work closely with the Clinical Director of Trauma.9.Ability to review and abstract medical records.10.Familiarity with ICD10 diagnosis and procedure coding.11.Completion of an Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) coding class.Computers and Technology1.Proficient skills in EPIC, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint or other web-based systems required.2.Experience with trauma registry software preferred.

Education

--- Bachelor's Degree (Required) Education and Experience1.Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) Degree required.2.Three years professional nursing practice in Trauma/General Surgery, Critical and/or Acute Care, Emergency Care. 3. Clinical expertise in the care of adult trauma patients required. 4.Previous trauma nurse coordinator or trauma registrar experience preferred.

Certificates, Licenses and Registration1.Active Registered Nurse (RN) License in the State of Colorado or a participating compact state required.2.Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Provider Certification/CPR required.3.Trauma Certified Registered Nurse (TCRN) preferred.4.Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC) preferred.5.Certified Specialist Trauma Registries (CSTR) preferred.6.Certified AIS specialist (CAISS) preferred. 6. BLS for healthcare provider required through AHA or AMR.

Location
Main Campus - Pavilion H

Shift
Varies

Work Type
Full time

Pay Range

Minimum: 31.27

Midpoint: 40.17

Maximum: 49.05

All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.

Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality academic health care system that is considered a model for the nation. The Denver Health system includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center, a 525-bed acute care medical center, Denver's 911 emergency medical response system, 8 family health centers, 15 school-based health centers, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, the Denver Public Health Department, an HMO, and The Denver Health Foundation.

As Colorado's primary safety net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided more than $3.3 billion in care for the uninsured in the last ten years. Denver Health is a leader in performance and quality improvements and remains financially secure, in part, due to its nationally recognized implementation of lean principles in healthcare. Denver Health is a major resource to the community, serving approximately 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.

Located just south of downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.

We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).

"Denver Health is committed to provide equal treatment and equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. Denver Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class."

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