RN Trauma Quality Specialist Part Time Days

Denver, CO
Nov 14, 2017
Dec 14, 2017
Contract Type
Part Time
Located in central Denver’s historic Washington Park residential neighborhood, associates at Porter Adventist Hospital enjoy beautiful surroundings, leading technology, outstanding leadership and easy access to everything great central Denver has to offer. As a full-service Magnet® designated, 368-bed acute-care referral center specializing in behavioral health, cancer care, joint replacement, spinal care, advanced robotic surgery and organ transplantation, Porter Adventist Hospital treats some of the region’s most complex medical cases and surgery patients. Our Heart and Vascular Institute is the first and only program in Colorado to receive full Heart Failure Accreditation status from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. We have also received numerous awards and honors including: The Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award (2014); top 50th orthopedic program ranking by U.S. News & World Report with high performing honors in eight specialties (2014); an “A” rating from the Leapfrog Group for Patient Safety (2014), as well as many others. The Porter tradition of blending science and spirit began more than 75 years ago by Denver businessman Henry Porter with his generous donation after he experienced care at a Seventh Day Adventist Facility in CA and sought to bring that same philosophy of care to Denver. If you are ready for a career where the work you do truly transcends the walls of a hospital, we invite you to learn more at: http://www.porterhospital.org/

Job Description/Job Posting ID: 117673

Recruiter Contact: MandyGray@Centura.org

Clinic/Department: 7525 PAH TRAUMA SERVICES


Schedule: Part Time days- 20 hours per week/40 hours per pay period

Shift: 7am-2pm two days per week, and 7am-1pm one day per week//Monday-Friday-no call, no weekends or holidays

Position Summary

Applies nursing critical thinking processes to evaluate patient care by conducting concurrent trauma patient care evaluation through EMR, abstraction and clinical rounds. Assists in the coordination of care and trauma performance improvement with other trauma service team members and accurately enters clinical data points into the trauma registry. Actively participates in the achievement of trauma service goals to maintain appropriate trauma center designation.

Minimum Education Requirements

Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, preferred

Completion of the Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) course from Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine upon hire or within 2 years of hire/transfer

Minimum Experience Requirements

Two years recent hospital based nursing experience

Basic computer skills


Current state RN license for applicable state of employment Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association Current ACLS and TNCC upon hire or within one year of hire/transfer CSTR Registry Certification upon hire or within 3 years of hire/transfer Membership to a related professional organization preferred (Society of Trauma Nurses, Emergency Nurses Association, American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Air and Surface Transport Nurses Association), preferred

Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )

Identifies patients with primary care physicians and from outreach institutions for immediate follow-up.*

Identifies trauma patient care issues/concerns and independently coordinates with other trauma team members (attending physician staff, trauma program manager, trauma medical director, trauma service physician assistants, and nursing staff) to address in a timely fashion. Assures that developed protocols for Trauma Services are being

followed by observation and participation.*

Maintains trauma registry, including data collection, data analysis, auditing data for completeness and accuracy,

coding and data entry. Develops and delivers reports as requested. *

May participated in patient rounds on in-house trauma patients. Acts as a resource for patient/families members. *

Serves as a liaison between staff in the emergency department, operating room, inpatient nursing units, ancillary

departments, and physicians.*

Reviews trauma team activations and assesses for appropriateness based on established criteria.*

May provide lectures which address trauma prevention and current care issues.*

May participate in community activities related to trauma care and injury prevention.*

Actively participates in quality improvement initiatives and processes. *

Assists with preparation for State and ACS reviews and verifications.*

Enhances professional growth and development through educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings

and workshops to remain current with industry changes. *

Assists in training trauma staff and other hospital personnel. *

Acts as a resource for new staff members and co-workers by sharing information and providing education. *

Adheres to professional code of ethics and to all accreditation and regulatory requirements. *

Demonstrates effective time management and is proactive in prioritizing workload and meeting productivity

requirements. *

Adapts to rapidly changing technologies, policies, regulations, census and staffing through priority setting and

flexibility. *

Physical Requirements

☑ Light Work - exert/lift up to 20 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 10 lbs. frequently)


Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.

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