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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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Assists with informational needs of referral facilities and in-house staff, including education programs, patient follow-up and injury prevention programs as directed.
- Provides effective communication between staff, physicians, referral facilities and emergency medical services.
- Participates in the preparation for site survey and maintenance of state and ACS trauma standards of care.
- 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.
- The Trauma Coordinator is a registered nurse 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.