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RN Clinical Coordinator, Trauma

Company: Hackensack University Medical Center
Location: Hackensack
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:


The Trauma Clinical Coordinator, in collaboration with the Manager of Trauma Critical Care and the Chief of Trauma, are responsible for all components related to the operational, financial and personnel aspects of the Trauma Center. This position is responsible for assisting in the development, implementation and evaluation of systems and programs directed towards the provisions of quality services for trauma patients from a multi-disciplinary perspective throughout the continuum of care.


  1. Collaborates with the Manager of Trauma Critical Care to assure that the Trauma program provides superior care at Hackensack University Medical Center in accordance with American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS-COT), the New Jersey Department of Health and Human Services and the Joint Commission requirements. 2. Assists the Manager in monitoring compliance to hospital policies, procedures and standards through clinical observation, medical record review, staff evaluation, feedback and other sources. 3. Collaborates with the team in preparing annual PI review, and developing annual PI plan 4. Collaborates with the collection and analyses of reports and statistics from the trauma registry related to quality improvement processes. 5. Assists the Manager in the coordination of both the ACS Trauma Site Trauma Center re-verification visit and the Joint Commission Disease Specific Competency site review. 6. Coordinates with the surgeons, advance practice providers, nurses and other healthcare team members to evaluate and address specific patient care, educational and safety issues. 7. Assesses and identifies the needs for policies, procedures, protocols, supplies and equipment relating to the care of the trauma patient in collaboration with the Trauma Chief, the TPM and the Director of Surgery and other clinicians. 8. Serves as TNCC instructor and ATLS coordinator. 9. Serves as a resource for clinical practice to the nursing, Advance Practice Provider and EMSstaff, targeted to care for the trauma patient. 10. Assist with research projects, analysis and distribution of findings for trauma service. 11. Represents the trauma program at various state, county, hospital and community committees to enhance and foster Hackensack University Medical Centers presence. 12. Oversees coordination trauma multi-disciplinary case reviews, and other presentations requested. Completes required CME application for physician credits. 13. Covers the Trauma Manager in their absence. 14. Identifies the needs of the patient population served and modifies and delivers care that is specific to those needs (i.e., age, culture, hearing and/or visually impaired, etc.). This process includes communicating with the patient, parent, and/or primary caregiver(s) at their level (developmental/age, educational, literacy, etc.). 15. Adheres to the standards identified in the Medical Center's Managerial Organizational Competencies.


Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: 1. Graduate of a NLN/AACN accredited program in nursing. 2. BS Degree in Nursing or related field. 3. Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience. 4. Recent clinical experience in critical care, trauma, and/or emergency nursing. 5. Computer proficiency in Word, Power Point, Excel and/or Access. 6. Participates in educational activities appropriate to professional goals. 7. Maintains current knowledge related to adult and pediatric trauma/critical care, professional practice and research. Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred: 1. Masters Degree in Nursing or related Healthcare field. Licenses and Certifications Required: 1. NJ State Professional Registered Nurse License and AHA Basic Health Care Life Support HCP Certification and Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification and Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certification and Trauma Nursing Core Course Certification. Licenses and Certifications Preferred:

Keywords: Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack , RN Clinical Coordinator, Trauma, Other , Hackensack, New Jersey

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