The Trauma Process Improvement (PI) Coordinator RN, under direction of the Manager Trauma Programs, is responsible for coordination and facilitation of the Trauma Performance Improvement Program. Responsible for monitoring and coordinating trauma care to ensure quality care for the trauma patient. Provides coordination and facilitation of performance improvement activities, including data collection, analysis, trending, and benchmarking of data outcomes.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE
Responds to trauma activation pages when available to provide clinical support and to evaluate effectiveness of trauma resuscitation process. Responds to disaster activation and performs RN duties as required.
Develops, implements, and evaluates a Trauma Process Improvement Program in collaboration with the Trauma Program Manager and Trauma Medical Director, and ensures the trauma program meets state regulatory and accrediting standards for performance improvement and patient safety.
Oversees the collection, tracking and benchmarking of trauma PI issues related to patient care and system development. Maintains the tracking system for case reviews and performance improvement reports. Ensures loop closure is obtained and tracked in registry.
Participates in assessment, development, implementation, and evaluation of processes and education for process improvement in the care of trauma patients.
Integrates the trauma registry in the trauma PI process.
Integrates or links trauma PI with hospital or system PI.
Maintains Trauma Dept Dashboards monthly and evaluates outcomes of PI projects related to dashboard metrics.
Collaborates with managers, staff, and education team to identify, implement, and evaluate education programs for trauma based on new trauma care guidelines, research, evidence-based practice, and the educational needs of units for quality/process improvement as well as activities specific to the patient population as evidenced by trauma registry data.
Provides trauma education in trauma orientation classes in the ED. Coordinates and instructs in outreach education programs such as ATLS, ATCN, and TNCC.
Participates in community and hospital outreach programs.
KEY SUCCESS FACTORS
Advanced understanding of Trauma process improvement, terminology and standards.
Knowledge and understanding of nursing and patient care standards and procedures.
Knowledge of laws, rules and regulations; standards and guidelines of certifying and accrediting bodies; hospital and department/unit standards, protocols, policies and procedures governing the provision of nursing care applicable to the area of assignment.
Knowledge of medical terminology; principles and practices of health promotion, risk reduction, illness and disease prevention and management; medications and drugs, common dosages, their physical and physiological effects, and possible adverse reactions.
Knowledge of medical and professional nursing ethics and patient privacy rights.
Must be able to communicate thoughts clearly, both verbally and in writing.
Ability to effectively use a variety of teaching methods.
Interpersonal skills to interact with a wide-range of constituencies.
Must have critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Ability to understand, optimize and document complex processes.
General computer skills, including but not limited to: Microsoft Office, information security, scheduling and payroll systems, electronic medical documentation, and email.
Research and statistical data experience preferred.
Our competitive benefits package includes the following - Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits - 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5% - Tuition Reimbursement - PTO accrual beginning Day 1 Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level
Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation’s exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it’s accepting a calling!