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Trauma EMS Outreach / Injury Prevention Coordinator - Registered Nurse

Company: HCA.
Location: Austin
Posted on: April 18, 2019

Job Description:

Standard

Qualifications:

St. David's South Austin Medical Center is an acute care facility with 300 beds, offering a range of complex specialties and subspecialties, including:

--- A nationally accredited oncology program with the area's only adult bone marrow transplant program

--- A Level II trauma center to treat the most severely injured and critical patients

--- A comprehensive cardiac program

--- A full-service maternity and newborn care unit with a Level II NICU

--- Two full-service, freestanding emergency centers in the communities of Bee Cave and Bastrop

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with EMS agencies interacting with St. David's South Austin Medical Center (SAMC) and oversight of injury prevention activities required by the American College of Surgeons and the State for a Level ll Trauma Center. Under the direction of the TMD and TPD this position is responsible and accountable for the coordination, development, organization, implementation, and evaluation of EMS outreach, prevention, education, and research. This position defines the most effective forums to identify outreach and injury prevention needs through the utilization of trauma registry data. Promotes effective communication with EMS providers and long term strategies to reduce preventable injuries. Assumes accountability for developing, coordinating, and implementing injury prevention activities within the hospital and community. This position requires a thorough knowledge of local, regional, and state EMS regulations and injury prevention best practices.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Must demonstrate understanding of HCA's and St. David's "Patients First" safety initiative by strict compliance to all safety protocols and procedures.
  • Establishes priorities and makes independent decisions of a complex nature.
  • Interfaces directly with administration, physicians, public staff, and EMS, and all members of the healthcare team.
  • Promotes the specialty capabilities of SAMC to EMS and community agencies.
  • Ensures trauma service line quality which includes processes, services, satisfaction, and aligns with the facility/division quality standards and best practices.
  • Recognizes that variables such as age, race, nationality, culture, disease-causing vulnerabilities, socioeconomic factors affect the patient populations under their care. Uses interventions appropriate to these factors (e.g., interpreter, dietary preferences, social service consult, etc.)
  • -- Maintains strong, positive relationships with all regional facilities, emergency service agencies, and air medical providers.
  • -- Proactively resolves concerns from EMS and provides timely feedback.
  • -- Serves as the point of contact for performance improvement/quality assurance related to EMS. Collaborates with the TMD/TPD in the review of transports to identify opportunities for improvement.
  • -- Identifies and facilitates educational opportunities for EMS agencies.
  • -- Conducts training courses for EMS providers and agencies to meet the needs of the community and region.
  • -- Utilizes data from the trauma registry to identify, develop, implement, and evaluation injury prevention activities for the community and region.
  • -- Collaborate with division resources and align with peers for injury prevention courses and events.
  • -- Actively participates in the CATRAC Injury Prevention Committee and regional activities.
  • -- Conducts community education programs for diverse populations.


Keywords: HCA., Austin , Trauma EMS Outreach / Injury Prevention Coordinator - Registered Nurse, Healthcare , Austin, Texas

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