This is a registered nurse position within the department of the Trauma Program. This Injury Prevention Coordinator assumes the development and coordination of Injury Prevention activities required to maintain Lafayette General Medical Center as a verified and licensed Level Two Trauma Center. It requires knowledge of current trauma standards and injury prevention initiatives. The Injury Prevention Coordinator analyzes data within the trauma registry and uses that data to develop and coordinate primary, secondary and tertiary injury prevention programs/activities that help decrease the overall incidence of trauma and decreases morbidity and mortality rates of clients served by Lafayette General Medical Center. In addition, the coordinator serves as the Trauma Program’s liaison for all Injury Prevention efforts within the local, regional and national community.
• Develop and implement long term, multifaceted strategies to reduce or eliminate preventable injuries related to trauma.
• Analyze and interpret data and statistics to set priorities for educational program development and prevention opportunities using Trauma registry data and pertinent local and national data registries.
• Adheres to the guidelines for injury prevention initiatives as outlined by the American College of Surgeons trauma standards and the goals of the Trauma Program of Lafayette General Medical Center.
• Teaches content as needed and/or assigned within clinical expertise to facilitate trauma training, staff development, and safe practice.
• Assist with trauma staff training including TNCC and other courses that may be brought to the facility to further trauma education.
• Incorporates the performance improvement and patient safety process when identifying opportunities for case-based learning.
• Coordinates and plans injury prevention initiatives with members of the Trauma team.
• Coordinates and implements education and prevention programs for hospital staff, other agencies, and the community.
• Incorporates principles of adult learning in the planning, implementation and evaluation of education programs with staff and the community.
• Maintains statewide network of Passenger Safety Technicians and facilitates education and efforts related to occupant protection.
• Identifies and recruits internal and external resources (nurses, doctors, other specialists) for educational activities within the hospital and community.
• Coordinates and assists in making continuing education opportunities for our trauma team physicians.
• Collects and analyzes data to support and facilitate outreach programs
• Maintains current Safety Reports from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and stays current on safety issues addressed by NHTSA.
• Keeps annual statistics on the Fatal Analysis Reporting System.
• Supports Lafayette Consolidated Government (LCG) efforts specific to reducing the risk of injury/fatality.
• Provides knowledge and statistical data to support LCG efforts.
• Supports and promotes engineering efforts (i. pedestrian crossings) that reduce the incidence of injury.
• Coordinates and teaches the Nationally Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician Program as needed.
• Assist in development of evaluation tools in order to monitor prevention program effectiveness.
• Coordinates with the Office of Public Health and Lafayette General Medical Center to implement research on prevention programs and effective tool development.
• Prepares data and evidence based research for publication.
• Collaborate with existing national, regional, and statewide injury prevention programs.
• Recruit, direct and train hospital staff, nursing students and community volunteers to assist with the implementation of programs, activities, and education.
• Maintain records, prepare reports, and conduct correspondence relative to program activities.
• Develops and produces newsletters to be distributed throughout the hospital, community, state and media.
• Act as a resource for the development of programs throughout the community.
• Plans, prepares and maintains materials for use in educational programs for accuracy and relevance to the target audience.
• Assist with education of the medical staff as it pertains to trauma.
• Keep current in injury prevention education and certifications.
• Attends one trauma or prevention conference per year.
• Obtains and maintains child passenger safety technician and instructor status.
• Maintains accurate knowledge of Louisiana laws specific to the reducing injuries.
• Provide Support to Trauma Registrar and Trauma Program Manager with data entry into the Trauma Registry.
• Assists with Extraction and review of data for PIPS and Quality Improvement Process for Trauma.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• The coordinator must possess a valid Louisiana RN license or temporary permit to practice professional nursing plus four years of professional nursing experience.
• Experience in development of an Injury Prevention Program and community outreach education preferred.
• Trauma Registry certification within six months of hire.
• Must comply with all Standards of Behavior
• Adhere to all requirements, policies, procedures and mandatory training as identified by LGMC.
• Various types of office equipment.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
• Medium Work as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor constitutes a maximum lift of 21-50 pounds on occasion and/or a maximum lift of 11-25 pounds on a frequent basis.
• May be required to assist in the turning, lifting, or moving of patients. Walking about from patients’ rooms, as well as to and from various hospital areas.