Manager - Trauma Program

Portland Oregon
Emergency Department, Managerial
Contract Type
Full Time

Caring for trauma patients takes a team of experts from various fields to deliver the care, information and insights that make a powerful difference. From recruiting and selecting staff members who are the best in their field to creating a positive work environment that reflects the collaborative nature of the department, you ensure that our trauma care team is always prepared to provide services with compassion and professionalism. In short, your work reflects the Legacy mission of making life better for others.  

Legacy Health is a locally owned, nonprofit health system driven by our mission to improve the health of those around us. We offer a unique blend of health services across the Portland/Vancouver metro area and mid-Willamette Valley — from wellness and urgent care to dedicated children’s services and advanced medical centers — to care for patients of all ages when and where they need us. With an eye toward a healthier community, our partnerships tackle vital issues such as housing and mental health. Legacy strives to help everyone live healthier and better lives, with the vision of being essential to the health of the region.


Serves as the accountable department manager for the Trauma Program, including Trauma Clinic, Trauma Center, Trauma Registry, and Trauma Nurses Talk Tough. Has responsibility for all daily operational activities including departmental planning related to staffing, scheduling, and budget, ensuring appropriate systems and processes for the efficient delivery of care, and ensuring safe/high quality care and an outstanding experience for patients and their families. This leadership role assumes 24 hours a day, seven days a week responsibility for all department functions. The manager is responsible for maintaining effective interprofessional communication and a positive work environment that supports and embraces the principles of shared governance. The manager is also responsible for ensuring that staff are educated and competent to care for the patients under their care. The manager routinely collaborates; works effectively with physicians, peers and other Legacy leadership to meet the strategic objectives of Legacy.



An academic degree in nursing is required (BSN or MSN/MN); master’s degree required, MSN/MN preferred.  Internal candidates promoting from Assistant Nurse Manager may meet the master’s degree requirement with verification of a master’s degree in progress with an expected completion date within 2 years of the promotion date; progress will be reported periodically to the site CNO.

Experience:  Minimum of three years experience in a clinical nursing leadership role required. Demonstrated growth in leadership responsibilities and breadth desired. Previous clinical experience specific to the appropriate area of specialty practice is highly desirable.

Responsible for direct supervision of 20 employees, position reports to the Director of Patient Care Services.  

Skills:  Demonstrated knowledge of clinical operations, including staffing and scheduling, budget management, workflow planning, staff development, quality, safety and patient experience management.  Excellent communication (verbal and written) and leadership skills, and a willingness to lead by example.   Keyboard skills and ability to navigate electronic systems applicable to job functions are essential.



Demonstrates the ability to act consistently with Legacy’s Values in Action, exemplifies our core organizational values, and exhibits the leadership competencies outlined in Leading at Legacy.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled


Current RN licensure for applicable state.  Specialty specific certification highly desirable.


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