In collaboration with the Trauma Medical Director, the Trauma Services Manager provides strategic leadership and administrative direction for the development, constant improvement, and oversight of all aspects of the Trauma Division at Gundersen Health System in congruence with the Resources for the Optimal Care Of the Injured Patient guidelines. The Trauma Services Manager should provide active representation of Gundersen Health System at the State and National level by membership and active participation in national trauma organizations, the State of Wisconsin trauma system committees, and the Regional Trauma Advisory Council. The position also serves as a resource to referring facilities and the Regional Trauma Advisory Council.
Unique Responsibilities for the Trauma Manager:
Coordinates management across the continuum of trauma care, which includes the planning and implementation of clinical protocols and practice management guidelines, monitoring care of in-hospital patients, and serving as a resource for clinical practice.
Provide for intra-facility and regional professional staff development, participate in case review, implement practice guidelines, and direct community trauma education and prevention programs
Monitor clinical processes and outcomes and system issues related to the quality of care provided; develop quality filters, audits and case reviews; identify trends and sentinel events; and help outline remedial actions while maintaining confidentiality. Incorporate TQIP reports into the departmental PI plan.
Manage, as appropriate, the operational, personnel, and financial aspects of the trauma program. Serve as a liason to administration, and represent the trauma program on various hospital and community committees to enhance and foster optimal trauma care
Supervision of the Trauma Registry:
Supervise collection, coding, scoring, and developing processes for validation of data. Design the registry to facilitate performance improvement activities, trend reports, and research while protecting confidentiality
Consultant and Liaison:
Stabilize the complex network of the many disciplines that work in concert to provide high quality care to patients with trauma. Serve as an internal resource for staff in all departments, and act as a liaison to EMS agencies
Have an active involvement in research projects and the analysis and distribution of findings. Facilitate protocol design for accurate data collection, feedback and analysis
Community and National Involvement in Trauma Care Systems:
Participate in the development of trauma care systems at the community, state, and national levels
Education and Learning:
Bachelor's degree in Nursing from an accredited college of nursing, as recognized by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
5-7 years of experience in a healthcare setting which may include clinical trauma and experience demonstrating leadership skills
License and Certifications:
Registered Nurse (RN) licensed to practice in the state of employment, some positions may require multiple licenses Current American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider CPR certification; Heart Saver, Rescue and Military training network CPR; or the American Red Cross CPR certification (CPR) except Citizen and Animal classes
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About Gundersen Health System
Gundersen Health System, based in La Crosse, Wis., serves more than 500,000 residents of western Wisconsin, southeastern Minnesota and northeastern Iowa. It is anchored by one of the nation’s largest multi-specialty group practices, a 325-bed teaching hospital with Level II Trauma Center, and more than 45 regional facilities. Specialty outreach, telemedicine, distance learning, digital imaging and other services link Gundersen with regional clinics, hospital affiliates and referring providers in a 19-county area.