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Director Trauma Program, RN

Portsmouth, New Hampshire

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Job Summary and Qualifications

We are seeking a Trauma Program Director to join our team! The Trauma Program Director will coordinate care of trauma patients to include ensuring the continuity of care throughout the pre-hospital, hospital, and post-hospital phase of care. Functioning as Director of the comprehensive trauma program, this person is responsible for the organization of services and systems necessary for a multidisciplinary approach to providing care to injured patients.

Survey Readiness: Provides education and preparation of the hospital staff regarding American College of Surgeons (ACS) guidelines for ACS verification and re-verification utilizing the most recent edition of the ACS Guidebook, Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient.

Clinical activities: Coordinates management across the continuum of trauma care, which includes the planning and implementation of clinical protocols and practice management guidelines, monitoring care of in-hospital patients, and serving as a resource for clinical practice.

Education responsibilities: Provide for intra-facility and regional professional staff development, participate in case review, implement practice guidelines, and direct community trauma education and prevention programs. Organizes and participates in conferences related to health care of the trauma patient.

Performance improvement: Monitor clinical processes and outcomes and system issues related to the quality of care provided: develop quality filters, audits, and case reviews; identify trends and sentinel events; and help outline remedial actions while maintaining confidentiality.

Administration: Manage, as appropriate, the operational, personnel, and financial aspects of the trauma program. Serve as a liaison to administration, and represent the trauma program on various hospital and community committees to enhance and foster optimal trauma care.

Supervision of the trauma registry: Supervise collection, coding, scoring, and developing processes for validation of data. Design the registry to facilitate performance improvement activities, trend reports, and research while protecting confidentiality.

Consultant and liaison: Stabilize the complex network of the many disciplines that work in concert to provide high-quality care. Serve as an internal resource for staff in all departments, and act as a liaison for EMS agencies.

Research: Have an active involvement in research projects and the analysis and distribution of findings. Facilitate protocol design for accurate data collection, feedback, and analysis.

Community and national involvement in trauma care systems: Participate in the development of trauma care systems at the community, state, or national level.

Management: Conducts regular meetings with direct reports to set expectations consistent with the goals of the organization and the department. Schedules work, ensures adequate staffing, and evaluates performance in relation to department objectives and established standards. Applies policies in a consistent, fair and equitable manner. Achieves results through subordinates; successfully recruits, interviews, selects, and trains staff in order to build a cohesive and effective team



Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Three years clinical experience in trauma/emergency care

Registered professional nurse in the state of New Hampshire or with another state board of nursing followed by immediate registration for New Hampshire license

TNCC, ENPC/PALS, ACLS, BCLS certified; Instructor status preferred


Why is This a Great Opportunity:

Great benefits. Relo offered!

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