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TRAUMA COORDINATOR

Company: Methodist Health System
Location: Dallas
Posted on: November 23, 2020

Job Description:

Your Job: # Ensures a continuum of case management care for all trauma patients admitted to Methodist Medical Center. Assesses each trauma patient#s status and needs utilizing bedside and chart review. Communicates findings and pertinent information with other trauma care members, the patient, family, and/or friends. Functions as a team member on the Trauma Service by participating in rounds, meetings, and by assisting and facilitating problem-solving, and issue resolution, including#the patient, and staff education. Follows each patient from admission through rehabilitation, and/or discharge. Assists in the presentation of multidisciplinary trauma staff case conferences, and quality assurance reviews. Teaches trauma topics, assist with data collection for trauma registry, and performs other duties as assigned.# Your Job Requirements: Bachelors required, Master Degree - Preferred Graduate from an accredited school of nursing At least#five years of clinical experience in Emgergency and/or Critical Care environment is required. Licenses and/or Certifications (Required and Preferred): Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Texas ( if Nurse) License/Certification: ACLS- Advance Cardiac Life Support License/Certification: ATCN- (Advances Trauma Care Nursing) or TNCC (Trauma Nursing Core Course) certification or will obtain within 1 year of hire License/Certification- BLS Basic Life Support Completion of Trauma Outcomes Performance Improvement Course (TOPIC) within 12 months of employment # #Your Job Responsibilities : Actively facilitates and coordinates trauma care, tracking patient progress, and monitoring for complications of untoward events throughout the continuum of trauma care, intervening as appropriate. Communicates in#a timely#manner, issues related to trauma care or individual trauma patients#need#with Trauma Coordinator, and/or Trauma Medical Director. Demonstrates#the ability#to extract data for Trauma Registry and to prepare reports as needed. Demonstrates clinical competence and ability to function trauma resuscitations, and response in#a timely#manner. Develops and routinely evaluates critical pathways, and/or plan of care for trauma injuries in collaboration with the multidisciplinary trauma team members. Ensures preparedness of trauma units for management of the trauma by#identifying#individual unit needs and addressing through appropriate channels for successful resolutions. Maintains at least 16 hours of#trauma#related to#CEUs/year. Participates in problem resolution within#the scope#of responsibilities with demonstrated good outcomes. Serves as a clinical educator and resource on trauma to#the nursing#unit, and ancillary units and assists Trauma Coordinator to establish and promote trauma care programs, quality improvement, and community injury prevention education. JobSummaryDisplay: Your Job: Ensures a continuum of case management care for all trauma patients admitted to Methodist Medical Center. Assesses each trauma patient's status and needs utilizing bedside and chart review. Communicates findings and pertinent information with other trauma care members, the patient, family, and/or friends. Functions as a team member on the Trauma Service by participating in rounds, meetings, and by assisting and facilitating problem-solving, and issue resolution, including the patient, and staff education. Follows each patient from admission through rehabilitation, and/or discharge. Assists in the presentation of multidisciplinary trauma staff case conferences, and quality assurance reviews. Teaches trauma topics, assist with data collection for trauma registry, and performs other duties as assigned. Your Job Requirements: * Bachelors required, Master Degree - Preferred * Graduate from an accredited school of nursing * At least five years of clinical experience in Emgergency and/or Critical Care environment is required. Licenses and/or Certifications (Required and Preferred): * Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Texas ( if Nurse) * License/Certification: ACLS- Advance Cardiac Life Support * License/Certification: ATCN- (Advances Trauma Care Nursing) or TNCC (Trauma Nursing Core Course) certification or will obtain within 1 year of hire * License/Certification- BLS Basic Life Support * Completion of Trauma Outcomes Performance Improvement Course (TOPIC) within 12 months of employment * Your Job Responsibilities : * Actively facilitates and coordinates trauma care, tracking patient progress, and monitoring for complications of untoward events throughout the continuum of trauma care, intervening as appropriate. * Communicates in a timely manner, issues related to trauma care or individual trauma patients need with Trauma Coordinator, and/or Trauma Medical Director. * Demonstrates the ability to extract data for Trauma Registry and to prepare reports as needed. * Demonstrates clinical competence and ability to function trauma resuscitations, and response in a timely manner. * Develops and routinely evaluates critical pathways, and/or plan of care for trauma injuries in collaboration with the multidisciplinary trauma team members. * Ensures preparedness of trauma units for management of the trauma by identifying individual unit needs and addressing through appropriate channels for successful resolutions. * Maintains at least 16 hours of trauma related to CEUs/year. * Participates in problem resolution within the scope of responsibilities with demonstrated good outcomes. * Serves as a clinical educator and resource on trauma to the nursing unit, and ancillary units and assists Trauma Coordinator to establish and promote trauma care programs, quality improvement, and community injury prevention education. "facilityDescription": "Methodist Dallas Medical Center is one of North Texas' best places to work. And it just gets better. Magnet designated for nursing excellence and the flagship hospital of Methodist Health System, Methodist Dallas is a 556-bed teaching and referral hospital and home to one of only three Level I Trauma Centers in Dallas County. We are a certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission and have highly rated adult liver, kidney, and pancreas transplant programs. Celebrating more than 90 years of service, Methodist Dallas strives to have a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve - one that is welcoming of the skills and talents of all groups. Our reputation as an award-winning employer shows in the honors we've earned: * Magnet-designated hospital * Grade A Hospital Safety Score from The Leapfrog Group * First member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network in Texas, since 2015 * First in the U.S. certified by The Joint Commission for pancreatic surgery and pancreatitis * First in Texas certified for pancreatic cancer * Hip and knee joint replacement programs certified by The Joint Commission * Chest Pain - MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award by the American College of Cardiology for excellence in heart attack care. Our Care Commitments * Take Care of Patients * Take Care of Each Other * Take Care of Ourselves * Take Care of Methodist

Keywords: Methodist Health System, Dallas , TRAUMA COORDINATOR, Other , Dallas, Texas

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