Trauma Program Manager

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NYC Health + Hospitals Published: April 28, 2018
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The trauma program manager (TPM) is a key position for the development, implementation, and evaluation of a trauma program at a Level I verified trauma center. Responsible for the organization of services and systems necessary for a multidisciplinary approach to provide care to injured patients.

Job Responsibilities

Examples of Typical Tasks:
  • Manage the operational, personnel, and financial aspects of the trauma program along with the TMD. Serve as a liaison to hospital administration and represent the trauma program on various hospital committees such as the emergency management committee and the blood bank committee.
  • Supervise collection, coding, scoring, and developing processes for validation of data. Ensure the registry facilitates performance improvement activities and research while protecting confidentiality.
  • Stabilize the complex network of disciplines that work together to provide high-quality care. Serve as the trauma resource for staff in all departments and act as a liaison for EMS.
  • Have an active involvement in trauma-related research projects. Facilitate protocol design for accurate data collection, analysis and presentation (PowerPoint, Abstracts, Posters and Manuscripts).
  • Participate in the development of trauma care systems at the community, state or national levels.
  • Provide intra-facility and regional professional staff development for nursing, ancillary and EMS staff. Participate in course management for physicians, mid-level providers and nurses including Lincoln sponsored ATLS, TNCC and TRAC courses among other locally developed educational offerings.
  • Coordinate management (case management) across the continuum of trauma care from admission through post-discharge. The TPM will lead twice weekly multidisciplinary rounding on all injured patients at Lincoln coordinating care and services provided by the clinicians, social work, and all rehabilitative services.

Job Requirements

1. Licensed and currently registered to practice as a Professional Nurse in New York State.
2. A Master’s Degree in Nursing Administration, Education or an equivalent field and a minimum of six years of satisfactory trauma experience, of which four years shall have been in a supervisory, teaching or administrative capacity.
3. A satisfactory equivalent combination of training, education and experience.
4. Demonstrated skills in written and oral communication.
5. Must have leadership, administrative and organizational skills.
6. Must complete a minimum of 16 hours of trauma-related continuing education per yerar and must participate in regional or national organizations such as the Society of Trauma Nurses.
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