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Banner Health RN Trauma Services Coordinator in Tucson, Arizona

Primary City/State:

Tucson, Arizona

Department Name:

Trauma Admin-Hosp

Work Shift:

Day

Job Category:

Nursing

Great options and great opportunities. Banner Health has both the stability that comes with success and the values you can be proud to represent. If you’re looking to leverage your abilities – you belong at Banner Health.

The Banner University Medical Center South Campus has a great opportunity for an RN as the Trauma Services Coordinator . The Banner UMC South ED is a 50-bed department, Level 1 Behavioral Health and Level 4 Trauma Center with approximately 50,000 annual visits.

Banner UMC South Campus Emergency Department has that awesome family feel of a small-town ER yet has the excitement of working in a large city. BUMC South is nationally recognized by IBM Watson as a Top 100 Hospital. The fast-paced environment and diverse patient population allows for one to see, learn and do all that emergency medicine has to offer.

The ideal candidate will be a seasoned RN with a minimum of 3 years of experience in an Emergency or Aero-Medical setting. Experience in Injury Prevention or Trauma Registry is also required. In this position you will tasked with helping manage the process of moving the South Campus to a Level 3 trauma center. You will be responsible for promoting optimal care of the trauma patient within the guidelines set forth by the state of practice and the American College of Surgeons (ACS) through clinical program, administrative functions and public education.

Your pay and benefits are important components of your journey at Banner Health. This opportunity includes the option to participate in a variety of health, financial, and security benefits.

If you are a New Graduate Nurse with less than 12 months of experience, please visit the main job search page and under the Job Type filter, select New Nurse Experience.

University Medical Center South Banner - University Medical Center South is a comprehensive medical center that includes an Emergency department, a state-designated trauma center and a Behavioral Health Pavilion. We are an Arizona Department of Health Services-accredited Cardiac Receiving Center and a Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders-designated senior-friendly hospital. The hospital is staffed by physicians who are full-time faculty of the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson and is managed by Banner Health under an operating agreement with Pima County. Our specialty services include inpatient and outpatient behavioral health, treatment and education for diabetes, innovative geriatrics care and comprehensive orthopedics.

POSITION SUMMARY

This position promotes optimal care of the trauma patient within the guidelines set forth by the state of practice and the American College of Surgeons (ACS) through clinical program, administrative functions and public education. Enhances the trauma program through activities with Emergency Medical Services, referral facilities and in-house staff.

CORE FUNCTIONS

  1. Performs professional activities to maintain competency in trauma patient care and provides education opportunities and orientation to trauma, nursing and ancillary staff. Demonstrates clinical competency as a member of the trauma team during trauma team activations or disaster situations as needed.

  2. Collects data to maintain the trauma registry with accurate and valid data. Performs accurate ICD-9 and AIS/ISS coding of trauma patient injuries, procedures and mechanisms of injury. May perform e-coding, validation of data entry and timely export to the state according to the standards required.

  3. Evaluates trauma patient care and care guidelines through concurrent monitoring. Assists in identification of systems and patient quality improvement issues and potential solutions. Attends trauma rounds

  4. Assists with informational needs of referral facilities and in-house staff, including education programs, patient follow-up and injury prevention programs as directed.

  5. Provides effective communication between staff, physicians, referral facilities and emergency medical services.

  6. Participates in the preparation for site survey and maintenance of state and ACS trauma standards of care.

  7. May be responsible for meeting Joint Commission requirements for Emergency Management. May be responsible for representing facility at community or regulatory activities related to trauma, injury prevention and emergency preparedness.

  8. Applies to the facilities in Nebraska: The Trauma Coordinator is a registered nurse or Mid-Level Practitioner who works in collaboration with the trauma medical director; organizes the trauma service and system; has day to day responsibility for process and performance improvement activities for nursing and ancillary staff and assists the trauma medical director with physicians (not at basic levels); coordinates educational, clinical, research, administrative and outreach activities of the trauma program; and is responsible for the trauma registry data abstraction and submission to the regional trauma registry.

  9. Relates to both external (patients, community members, physicians, other healthcare professionals) internal (nurses, ancillary staff, physicians) customers as it relates to injury prevention, trauma services and service referrals. Able to prioritize tasks in ever-changing environment. Prioritize tasks in a fast pace changing environment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Current RN Licensure in state of practice.

At least three years recent clinical experience in an acute care, emergency or aero-medical setting. One year of injury prevention OR trauma registry experience. Able to use standard office software (spreadsheets, presentations, word processing). Good interpersonal relations skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

BSN or MSN preferred. TNCC-I, ACLS, PALS-I or ENCP-I preferred. Experience with AIS/ISS and ICD-9 coding preferred. Trauma and/or Burn Registry data abstraction preferred.

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.

Banner Health complies with applicable federal and state laws and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or disability.

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