Trauma Coordinator

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Tampa, FL

Hillsborough County

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$59,342.40 - $94,952.00/Annually

Overview: Coordinate and perform quality monitoring of services that provide care to the citizens of Hillsborough County accessing the trauma system. Conduct monthly/bi-monthly countywide trauma audit committee meetings to include ambulance services based both inside and outside the county, as well as trauma center and non-trauma center participation. Assist the trauma centers with quality assurance aspects of their trauma program administration. Maintain the uniform trauma transport protocol followed by all prehospital providers to assure timely and appropriate emergency care to the injured patient. Maintain the trauma plan to delineate trauma system administration. Represent the county on various state level committees to advice on legislative issues. Serve as a resource for the trauma community. Conduct special projects relating to trauma care.&nbsp;
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Monitor regulatory compliance of trauma care providers in Hillsborough County. Pursue quality of care inquiries on questionable practices and untoward outcomes. Review medical records from the pre-hospital, hospital and medical examiner to determine if accepted standards of care had been rendered and appropriate triage performed.&nbsp;</li> <li>Plan agenda and prepare materials for monthly county wide trauma audit committee meetings and promote attendance.</li> <li>Function as a quality assurance liaison between EMS and hospitals countywide on trauma and transport issues. Participate/assist with the performance improvement programs of trauma centers and emergency medical service providers. Provide patient outcome feedback to emergency medical services as requested. Identify training issues, prepares reports and related documentation.</li> <li>Revises the uniform transport protocol as required to effect changes in pre-hospital triage and treatment to improve care for the injured patients, and corrects system deficiencies, incorporating constituent input and acquiring required state endorsements. Promulgates approved changes to all pre-hospital and hospital providers, and emergency medical dispatch centers.&nbsp;</li> <li>Writes an annual performance evaluation of the trauma system. Writes and updates the state-mandated trauma plan to codify/describe current system components and nature/status of provider services and relationships.&nbsp;</li> <li>Serves as a resource on trauma care issues to the trauma community, answers questions, provides materials and mediates disputes.</li> <li>Coordinates/executes special projects involving the care of injured patients in Hillsborough County, and performs other special assignments, researches and prepares reports, and develops and implements programs.</li> <li>Influences and promotes trauma care at the local and state levels by serving on the State Plan Committee which advises the State EMS office on issues such as increasing access to trauma care statewide, funding the cost of trauma care, and trauma data collection.</li> <li>Participates in rule development workshops, professional associations, statewide committees and alliances, and other special committees that propose standards and other legislation. Provides support to committees and related functions to the extent possible.</li> <li>Performs other duties as assigned.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <ul> <li>Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing, and possession of a valid State of Florida Registered Nurse license.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li>A BS Degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university is highly desired; however, if an applicant only possesses an AS Degree in Nursing, an additional year of RN hospital experience is required.&nbsp;</li> <li>Minimum&nbsp; of five years of experience working as a Registered Nurse, two years of which must be working in Emergency/Trauma Department.&nbsp;<strong>Required</strong></li> <li>Experience in management, quality improvement, or patient safety&nbsp;<strong>Preferred.</strong></li> <li>Some experience working with Microsoft Office, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.<strong>Required</strong></li> <li>Possession of a valid&nbsp;State of Florida Registered Nurse license.&nbsp;</li> <li>Possession of a valid&nbsp;State of Florida Driver's License.</li> </ul>