The Manager for the Trauma Services Program at Kennestone Regional Medical Center is a registered nurse who is responsible, in collaboration with Trauma Medical Director (TMD), for the coordination of services and system elements required for the optimal care of the trauma patient. In addition, this leader oversees operations to ensure maintenance as a verified/designated trauma program as set forth by the guidelines established by the American College of Surgeons Trauma Center Verification Program or State designated trauma program.
The TPM is responsible for the integration of processes of care across the trauma continuum; from injury through rehabilitation to include injury prevention. Level I and II trauma centers are considered higher level of care due to higher volumes and a complex trauma population. Level III and IV trauma centers transfer complex trauma patients to the higher level trauma centers (I and II). The TPM interfaces with leaders within their hospital from Administration, Nursing, Emergency Services, Medical Imaging, Care Coordination, Quality, and others, to improve care and maintain sustainability for the program. The TPM, in collaboration with the TMD, is responsible for analysis of the Trauma Quality Improvement Program (TQIP) data and developing and implementing initiatives to improve benchmarks. The TPM represents the Trauma Center in regional, state, and national trauma committees or organizations.
Required Minimum Education: Graduate with Bachelor of Science in Nursing from an approved school of professional nursing (Master of Science in Nursing with a clinical concentration in trauma, Emergency or relevant field preferred).
Required Minimum Licensure/Certification: Registered Nurse in the State of Georgia; Current ACLS, TNCC, ATCN and TCRN certification preferred.
Required Minimum Experience: Minimum of three to five years of clinical nursing in emergency, critical care and trauma care. Minimum of three to five years progressive management/supervisory experience. Previous experience in verified Level I or Level II ACS verified Trauma Center or state designated trauma program preferred. Maintains 48 trauma related continuing education hours every 3 years (averaged 16 per year) per the ACS standard.
Required Minimum Skills: Interpersonal skills necessary to interact productively with both internal and external personnel at all levels of the organization, patients, families, physicians and staff, to promote the optimal care of patients and the optimal functioning of the trauma program.