Research and performance improvement activities are essential components of a Level I trauma center. The trauma research performance improvement nurse (PI) coordinator works collaboratively with the Trauma Program Manager and Trauma Director on clinical and research components of the Trauma Program. This person is responsible for day to day performance improvement initiatives surrounding trauma patients and assuring compliance with the American College of Surgeon’s research criteria for a Level I Trauma Center.
- Coordinates, participates and documents trauma performance improvement activities: identifies issues, expected outcomes, loop closures and plan of care for trauma patients.
- Collaborates with the Trauma Program Manager and Trauma Director to develop and implement policies, procedures, and care management processes to improve clinical outcomes.
- Analyzes data to identify trends and opportunities for improvement.
- Participates in the preparation and completion of internal and external reports, survey documents and site visits.
- Collaborates and assists Trauma Operations Committee members, physician investigators , trauma registry staff, and other interested parties, with the design, implementation, interpretation and submission for publication all trauma related research studies.
- Coordinates IRB submissions related to trauma research. Assures compliance with IRB for all trauma related research activities.
- Collaborates with the Director of Nursing Research to ensure hospital wide participation in trauma related research initiatives.
- Participates in training of nursing and other staff for study purposes; recruits, screens, enrolls sufficient number of study participants in conformance with protocol requirements.
- Facilitates trauma research committee meetings.
- Performs clinical data gathering and measurements as appropriate.
- Master’s degree in nursing, nursing research, or public health required (or must be enrolled in such a program); Must have some trauma or PI background; knowledge of trauma registry preferred
- Must be a Registered Nurse
- 3-5 years of job related experience.
- knowledge of trauma registry preferred