Coordinator Clinical Nursing Trauma (Trauma Nurse Coordinator)

Emanuel Medical Ctr campus, Portland, OR
Clinical Specialist
Contract Type
Full Time
  Job Description:

The Trauma Nurse Coordinator (TNC) provides specialized nursing care to trauma patients and their families. He/she works in conjunction with trauma surgeons, residents and nursing staff during the resuscitative, post-resuscitative, recovery and rehabilitative phases of trauma care. This is accomplished through direct patient care, development of trauma related standards, education of members of the multidisciplinary trauma team and measuring outcomes of care. In addition, the TNC is responsible for assisting Legacy Emanuel Medical Center (LEMC) and Randall Children’s Hospital (RCH) in meeting the requirements of trauma-specific regulatory bodies (i.e., the Oregon Health Division and American College of Surgeons). The TNC provides nursing leadership within the field of trauma nursing for the continuous development and evaluation of patient care and trauma system standards.

The TNC coordinates the provision of clinical care and education to patients and families and acts as a resource to staff, patients and families. He/she provides ongoing continuing education to other professionals engaged in trauma care. He/she provides critical review of clinical care, identifies opportunities for improvement in care and actively works toward that end. He/she produces and maintains trauma inpatient data specific to role. The TNC will have specific duties assigned to assist the trauma program in meeting the requirements for trauma center verification and designation.

Job Qualifications:

As required by licensure.
BSN or equivalent experience, required.
Master’s in Nursing preferred.

Minimum one year of experience in trauma, emergency or critical care nursing is required. Three to five years of experience in trauma, emergency or critical care nursing is preferred.
Current applicable state RN license required.
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification is required

Certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) is preferred.
Certification in Pediatric Advanced Life Support is required for candidates who will be working closely with Randal Children’s Hospital staff
Certification in Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum (TNCC), Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses (ATCN) or equivalent, instructor status is strongly preferred.
Instructor certification is preferred.
Advanced expertise in the area of responsibility.
Competence in application of the Nursing process.
Ability to apply relevant theories and management concepts.
Understanding of patient care cost and reimbursement information.
Judgment, tact and diplomacy skills to interact with a broad spectrum of departments, physicians, patients/families, health care team members, professional colleagues and community members to effect desired outcomes.
Ability to organize, prioritize and apply problem solving skills.
Understanding of hospital systems.
Ability to negotiate, collaborate, delegate and effect desired changes.
Ability to apply appropriate teaching and learning principles for patient/family education and staff development.
Must possess strong communication and leadership skills, including ability to lead by example.
Excellent interpersonal skills in order to work with multi-disciplinary staff, physicians, and managers throughout the organization.

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