Job - Registered Nurse - RN - Trauma Performance Improvement Coordinator

SCL Health - Grand Junction, Colorado

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Registered Nurse - RN - Trauma Performance Improvement Coordinator

SCL Health - Grand Junction - CO Careers Responsibilities



You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as a Registered Nurse Trauma Performance Improvement Coordinator.


Your compassion is tangible: patients feel it in the hand they hold. Families feel it in your prayers. Colleagues feel it in your support.


You know when to move quickly. When to sit quietly. When to laugh loudly.


Youâ??re great at what you do, but you want to be part of something even greater. Because you believe that while individuals can be strong, the right team is invincible.




St. Maryâ??s Medical Center is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our 346-bed regional medical center is in Grand Junction, one of the most beautiful places on earth. Our mission is to bring health and hope to the poor, the vulnerable, our communities and each other.


Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, weâ??ve launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and paid time off. We also offer financial wellness tools and retirement planning.




Together weâ??ll align mission and careers, values and workplace. Weâ??ll honor each otherâ??s dignity and surpass the standards we set. Weâ??ll encourage joy, demand safety and take pride in our integrity.


Weâ??ll laugh at each otherâ??s jokes (even the bad ones). Weâ??ll hello and high five. Weâ??ll celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing.


Weâ??re proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn.


Your day.


As an RN Trauma Performance Improvement Coordinator you need to know how to:


·        Coordinate the Trauma Performance Improvement Program.

·        Perform comprehensive, concurrent chart review to identify quality, timeliness and system issues in the care of patients in order to meet facility needs, State and American College of Surgeon requirements.

·        Participate with inpatient multidisciplinary rounds, assure compliance of Level II designation requirements are completed in the chart (i.e. SBIRT/CAGE questions, suicidal risk, core measures are completed, etc.).

·        Develop and assist other in developing action plans for process improvement and ensure follow through and loop closure on these plans.

·        Maintain strict confidentiality related to physician peer and case review.

·        Coordinate trauma related meetings and prepare peer review cases for Trauma Peer/Case Review.

·        Provide patient follow up with referring facilities.

·        Ensure referral information is gathered by the trauma registrar in a timely basis - such as outside EMS reports, autopsy reports, etc.

·        Work in collaboration with Trauma RN Registrar to identify trends that may be affecting trauma care and/or the need to start tracking data.  This includes but not limited to:

o   Monthly performance improvement meeting data

o   Routine volume report

o   Education

·        Analyze trauma registry data on a regular basis to identify areas for improvement, education, injury prevention activities and accuracy of data.

·        Work in collaboration with the Trauma Program Manager, Trauma Medical Director and others to evaluate the effectiveness and appropriateness of care and guidelines, policies and procedures.

·        Through the use of the trauma registry, peer review information, and other relevant databases, provide a standardized set of analytical, statistical and reporting strategies for a variety of patients or provider outcomes, to be reviewed by internal and external review committees. i.e. PPEC, OPPE process.

·        Collaborate with the Trauma Program Manager and Trauma Medical Director on data benchmarking and evaluation of potential process improvement initiatives i.e. TQIP,

·        Be responsible for continued learning.  Maintain knowledge of current trauma trends and developments by reading appropriate literature, attending related seminars and any internal education offerings.

·        Support and provide trauma related education throughout the facility.

·        Assist the Trauma Program Manager with activities related to the achievement and maintenance of Level II Trauma Center designation in the State of Colorado and the verification through the American College of Surgeons.

·        Assist in preparing for the State of Colorado and ACS re-verification survey as required by each entity.

·        Maintain 12 hours of continuing education related to trauma care yearly.

·        Perform other duties as assigned.


Your experience.


We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:


·        Bachelorâ??s Degree in Nursing (BSN), required

·        Masterâ??s Degree in Nursing (MSN) or Healthcare, preferred

·        Current Colorado RN licensure or eligibility to obtain, required

·        Current TNCC certification, required

·        Current TCRN certification, required within one (1) year of hire

·        Current certification in AAAM injury coding scale (ISS), required within one (1) year of hire

·        Current certification in ATS Trauma Registrar course, required within one (1) year of hire

·        At least three (3) years of experience in trauma nursing, preferred

·        Quality improvement or patient safety knowledge and experience, preferred


Your next move.


Now that you know more about being an RN Trauma Performance Improvement Coordinator on our team we hope youâ??ll join us. At SCL Health youâ??ll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.

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