DIRECTOR TRAUMA PROGRAM -McAllen Medical Center-1526
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POST DATE 9/9/2016
END DATE 10/28/2016
South Texas Health System
MC ALLEN, TX
JOB DESCRIPTIONAPPLY Description:
POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for overall leadership and
operations of Trauma Services for the facility. Ensures
that the requirements for the Trauma Level Designation
are maintained for the facility and ensures completion
of required actions. Provides leadership and
consultative services for performance improvement
activities of the trauma program, and ensures compliance
activities for all regulatory agencies for the
designation program. A Registered Nurse responsible to
assure the facility performs concurrent rounding on the
trauma patients, medical record reviews and assures the
integrity and maintenance of available trauma registry
databases, coordinates data collection processes,
exhibits proficiency in data management, demonstrates
knowledge of age specific processes of care, coordinates
referrals when physician or departmental review is
indicated, and assists with regulatory compliance.
Performs concurrent review and chart studies while
maintaining databases for trauma patients, and
participates in the quality improvement program to
evaluate care for these patient populations Assures
education of the staff and the community regarding
initiatives and care of the trauma patients. Works with
the Trauma Medical Director to address identified
Performance Improvement needs through appropriate
committees and activities.
Supports an organizational culture for Service
Excellence and practices the Service Excellence
standards to all customer groups. This position summary
contains the most relevant duties and responsibilities
and does not exclude other assignments not mentioned.
1. 3 years experience in Emergency and Trauma nursing.
2. Must acquire and maintain annually 10 CEUs related to
Trauma and AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS respectively.
3. Demonstrates competency and professionalism in verbal
and written communication.
4. Must have experience in an acute-care hospital
5. Hours are flexible but must be able to work in a high
pressure environment subject to multiple and changing
priorities and demands.
6. A thorough understanding of the clinical aspect of
7. Must demonstrate commitment and adherence to STHS s
Compliance Program and Code of Conduct through
compliance with all policies and procedures, the Code of
Conduct, attendance at required training and immediately
reporting suspected compliance issue(s) to the
EDUCATION / LICENSURE:
1. Registered Nurse currently licensed in the State of
Texas, or part of a compact state license, or has a
valid temporary RN license for the State of Texas while
waiting to receive the permanent license. BSN required,
2. Must be able to travel between STHS facilities as
needed in position.
3. Previous healthcare leadership experience preferred.
4. RN will have BLS upon hire (and maintain through
employment) and be certified and maintain certification
in ACLS, TNCC and/or TCAR and PALS and/or ENPC within 12
months of hire. Certification must be in accordance with
the curriculum of the AHA, for Healthcare Provider s