Trauma Program Manager

Sutter Health Published: April 5, 2018


The Trauma Program Manager is accountable for the delivery of high quality nursing care and for the injury prevention program, the quality improvement process, daily patient flow, and other duties as assigned.

Job Responsibilities

The role of the Trauma Program Manager is to help promote the delivery of optimal, cost-effective trauma care. This individual assists in daily patient flow, in coordinating the systems and services required for an organized, comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of the trauma patient, as well as promoting the Injury Prevention Program. The functions of this role include administrative responsibilities, clinical activities, professional and public education, performance improvement activities, trauma research, injury prevention research, active community participation in committees and events related to reducing the risks of injury to the general population, supervision of daily patient flow throughout the hospital including patient admission, transfer and discharge and coordination of required staffing needs. Each of these role components requires the Trauma Manager to function as a consultant/liaison, clinical resource, and educator.

The Trauma Program Manager is directly accountable to the Director of Emergency and Trauma Services, Trauma EMS liaison and the Trauma Medical Director.

Job Requirements

Bachelor's Required.  Master's Preferred.  Minimum of 16 hours/yr of trauma related continuing education, of which 4 hrs in pediatric trauma.
Licensures and CertificationsRegistered Nurse - State Licensure - RN required.
Certified Emergency Room RN - CEN required.
Trauma Nursing Corp Course -TNCC instructor required.
Certified Critical Care RN - CCCRN required.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support - ACLS required.
Education and clinical experience in trauma care of adults required.
4 years or more clinical nursing experience in an emergency department or critical care unit in a trauma center required.
2 years in a leadership/management position required.
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