The Trauma Nurse Clinician assists and facilitates the care of patients on the trauma service, inpatient and outpatient, at the direction of The Trauma Program Manager. As a key member of the multidisciplinary team, the Trauma Nurse Clinician continually analyzes and monitors practice and program guidelines consistent with the criteria outlined in the most current edition of the ACS Resource Document of the Optimal Care of the Injured Patient. This role would also be active in clinical, education, research, quality improvement, and trauma registry components of the trauma program.
1. Facilitates the delivery of comprehensive trauma care throughout all phases of care, through collaboration with team members to appropriately initiate trauma program clinical guidelines.
2. Works with nursing staff to provide and evaluate trauma patient care.
3. Is an Instructor and Course Director for ATCN and TNCC.
4. Provides education to team members, patients and families related to trauma care.
5. Assists the Injury Prevention Coordinator in provision of education to healthcare providers or community organizations, as directed by the Trauma Program Manager.
6. Works with Trauma Registry Coordinators to ensure accuracy and integrity of the trauma registry database. 7. Provides patient follow-up to referring trauma programs and hospitals.
8. Identifies and reports aberrancies in performance improvement indicators consistent with the Trauma Performance Improvement & Patient Safety (PIPS) program.
9. Participates in monthly multidisciplinary trauma meetings and conferences.
10. Identifies and reports significant clinical practices that can adversely affect patient outcomes to the Trauma Medical Director or Trauma Program Manager.
1. Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with a current Michigan license.
2. Bachelor’s degree in Nursing.
3. Three (3) years of medical surgical background with preference given to trauma, surgical, intensive or emergency medicine experience.