Trauma Injury Prevention Coordinator

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Children's Hospital & Medical Center - Omaha Published: January 5, 2018

Description

Just like the Children we serve, Children's is growing quickly and hiring a Trauma Injury Prevention Coordinator. The Injury Prevention Coordinator (IPC) works in conjunction with the trauma team, and is responsible for the design, planning, implementation and oversight of trauma related education and safety programs that are consistent with community needs, the Trauma Performance Improvement Plan, and the American College of Surgeons (ACS) standards for Level II Pediatric Trauma Center verification. The objectives of the program are to 1) educate the community about injury prevention to indirectly decrease death and injury within the region, 2) conduct program research and efforts related to trauma center data analysis and evidence based research activities 3) provide injury prevention support within Children’s Hospital and Medical Center and Children’s Physicians Clinics and 4)Functions as the community leader for Safe Kids Douglas County in coordination with the Injury Prevention Assistant.This position requires recruiting and supervision of hospital employees, volunteers and Safe Kids Douglas County community partners in designated activities.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Advocates at all levels of the organization and community for a commitment to injury prevention and safety education in conjunction with  the ACS , the public health injury prevention model, and the Safe Kids structure.  Disseminates evidence based practice and programming to Children’s Hospital and Medical Center staff on all aspects of child safety. Ensures availability of education regarding safe environments for children to promote parent understanding of injury prevention.  Implements, monitors, and evaluates diverse programs for staff at all levels, to effectively exceed the standard of care in promotion of injury prevention, community education, and safety.

Injury Prevention Education

  • Identify injury prevention needs in the community and region in collaboration with the trauma team
  • Remain current on injury prevention issues, trends and methodologies.
  • Develop, plan, and implement education and outreach based on findings from injury prevention needs assessment
  • Utilize injury mapping data analysis to promote data driven outcomes
  • Establish criteria to continually evaluate outcomes of injury prevention programs.
  • Represent Children’s in a variety of local, regional and national professional environments.
  • Promote Children’s positive image within the community

 

Safe Kids Douglas County:

  • Organize chapter activities
  • Survey existing and/or create and maintain materials/program components needed to facilitate community education programs, work with experts and consultants as needed.
  • Cultivate relationships and network with appropriate community agencies for the promotion of programs and to increase the reach of programs.
  • Actively participate in task force activities to ensure continued support of community members
  • Collaborate with Safe Kids partners to address general and community health and safety requests from schools and organizations including requests for information, supplies, health fair exhibits etc.

Child Passenger Safety

  • Leads and coordinates a variety of safety and preventions programs including the Child Passenger safety program within the hospital and community
  • Identifies and serve  target populations within the Children’s Hospital & Medical Center system for the purpose of increasing the correct use of child passenger safety restraints
  • Supports departments who engage in Child Passenger Safety (i.e., Emergency Department, NICU, Medical/Surgical floors, Social Work, Rehabilitative Services).
  • Schedules and provides car seat fitting appointments for patients and community.
  • Organizes and participates in events featuring child passenger safety within the community promoting Children’s as the leader in child passenger safety education.
  • Develops a recycling program for expired and/or damaged car seats.
  • Responds to and solicits general and community child passenger safety from schools and organizations including requests for information, supplies, health fair exhibits etc.
  1. Responsible for identifying, establishing, and maintaining relationships with hospital staff and community partners.  Provides appropriate supervision of volunteer employees in other departments and community volunteers to execute Injury Prevention Program.
  2. Utilizes knowledge of program development and effective organizational skills for project management. Maintains above stated programs in accordance with national guidelines, manages statistical and reporting information including data analysis, injury mapping, and program evaluation. Identifies budgetary needs and collaborates with Children’s Hospital Foundation to pursue grant and gifting opportunities, facilitates the selection process and purchases of equipment for the program, provides appropriate and relevant training and organizes special events as needed. Serves as the community and organizational contact for Children’s Injury Prevention program.

Regular attendance at work is an essential function of the job.

Perform physical requirements as described in the Physical Requirements section

 

Job Requirements

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
  • Understands the hospital’s mission, vision, values, culture and policies
  • Adheres to rules and regulations as outlined by Children’s Hospital & Medical Center
  • Participates in compliance program to prevent illegal or unethical conduct
  • Maintains a public presence for the injury prevention program
  • Knowledge of the epidemiology of injury, including health burden, risk factors, and disparities.
  • Experience in developing, overseeing and evaluating the effectiveness of community benefit programs
  • Knowledgeable of current best practice recommendations (American Academy of Pediatrics and National Highway Traffic Safety Admin for child passenger safety and injury prevention)
  • Active participant the performance improvement process
  • Ability to work independently and with diverse groups and teams
  • Understands and complies with applicable Joint Commission standards and other regulatory agencies
  • Participates in mandatory in services and continuing education programs as mandated by policies and procedures and external agencies and as directed by management
  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills and be able to communicate effectively in English; with strong interpersonal skills for effective communication with culturally diverse groups from various social and professional backgrounds
  • Strong media relations skills / High comfort level with public speaking
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Windows-based computer environment
  • Must be well organized, detail oriented and able to effectively complete multiple tasks in a timely manner
  • Must be self-directed and able to work well with others
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required
  • Master’s in Public Health, Public Administration, Social Work, Nursing or related field
  • preferred
  • CHES preferred
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a leadership role or working on performance improvement projects required.
  • Experience creating, developing and implementing health education programs in a pediatric and/or community setting preferred.

CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Child Passenger Safety Technician certification required, must be able to obtain within 6 months
  • Current and valid BLS required

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Employees who are identified as “high frequency” drivers will be required to undergo a successful motor vehicle record (MVR) check
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