The Trauma Program Director provides facilitation and direction for a multidisciplinary trauma service with primary focus on developing/implementing and monitoring systems to enhance care of the trauma patient. Serves as a resource for inter-intra disciplinary team members and patient families that participate in the care of trauma patients. The Trauma Program Director is also responsible for the operation and oversight of the Trauma Registry. Responsibilities include case finding, clinical data abstracting and data reporting to the State of Florida, AHCA. Actively works with the Trauma Medical Director and other physicians and clinicians as needed. Collaborates with other disciplines in support of Fort Walton Beach Medical Center’s mission and vision and assumes other duties as assigned.
- Educates staff, physicians, and ancillary services regarding hospital, divisional and unit specific policies and procedures.
- Collaborate and maintain liaison role to assure cooperation with police, state attorney, and medical examiner’s office regarding criminal investigations /evidentiary requirements.
- Collaborates with the medical staff and other personnel representatives of allied groups in the planning and coordinating of the delivery of health care services to patients, such as case management and critical care paths.
- Troubleshoot/problem solves systems’ problems related to rescue/trauma center communication and transportation systems.
- Provide consultative services to health care providers, administrators, and health care consumers
- Current FL RN license required or appropriate compact licensure. If compact license held, active FL RN license required within 90 days of hire.
- TNCC provider required within six (6) months of hire
- TNCC Instructor preferred
- ENPC provider required within six (6) months of hire
- ENPC instructor preferred
- BLS – AHA Healthcare Provider required upon hire
- ACLS required upon hire
- PALS required upon hire
- Minimum of 10 trauma related CEU’s per year required
EXPERIENCE REQUIRED OR PREFERRED:
- Required: Two years minimum experience in an ER trauma setting. Detail oriented and must be able to organize and complete work under deadlines. Must be able to work independently.
- Preferred: Experience in Trauma Registry activities or Other Registry Database systems. Familiarity with ICD-9 coding, AIS/ISS scoring, TRISS.
- Preferred: Training for Trauma Registry, Trauma Registry Certification, CCS, CCS-P, CCA, RHIT OR RHIA, 2 – 5 years Trauma Registry experience
- Preferred: working knowledge of medical terminology, coding and classification systems (ICD-0 CM and CPT), anatomy and physiology, and disease process.