Trauma Nurse Job Description

Trauma Nurse Job Description

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Trauma nurse provides education to patient/families/significant others, incorporating age-specific criteria and assessment of readiness to learn.

Trauma Nurse Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective trauma nurse job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included trauma nurse job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

The Trauma Registrar, under the direction of the Trauma Services Director and Trauma Medical Director is responsible for utilizing ICD-9 CM/ICD-10 CM, Injury Severity Coding and trauma performance improvement/quality core measures knowledge to abstract information from identified trauma medical records
Consults with care team members on patient care delivery and achievement of desired patient outcomes
Develops, implements and maintains quality improvement activities including outcome and cost analysis, benchmark data report preparation, trauma registry report preparation and American College of Surgeons (ACS) clinical indicators review
Coordinates, assembles and maintains required documentation for verification by the ACS
Serves as a resource and educator to healthcare team members, patients, families and community organizations regarding trauma
Coordinates progress of pediatric trauma patients through the system including coordination of data collection and providing reports to departments within the trauma system
Collaborates with management and designated staff to facilitate the total care of the pediatric trauma patient
Develops and monitors compliance with trauma protocols, policies and procedures
Participates in trauma systems development
Collaborates with the Trauma Medical Director and Trauma Program Administrator to develop and maintain a set of quality indicators for the trauma program

Trauma Nurse Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Trauma Nurse

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: BLS, ACLS, PALS, ENPC, TNCC, CEN, CCRN, AHA, RN, CPR

Education for Trauma Nurse

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the trauma nurse job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Nursing, School of Nursing, Graduate, Education, Science, Associates, Nursing Program, Medical, Communication, Foundation

Skills for Trauma Nurse

Desired skills for trauma nurse include:

Organ/tissue routine inquiry
Rehabilitation
Resuscitation
Stabilization
Supportive care
Nursing process in assessment of physical
Unit specific age criteria for patient populations
Assessment range of treatment
Human growth and development
Psychological needs of the patients

Desired experience for trauma nurse includes:

ACLS preferred, or completed within 6 months from date of hire
TOPIC) certification
Minimum five (5) years experience in the Emergency Department or ICU, pre-hospital EMS experience preferred
Previous experience with ICD-9 Coding and medical terminology preferred
1 year of experience in trauma nursing
Minimum one year RN experience preferred

Trauma Nurse Examples

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Trauma Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of trauma nurse. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for trauma nurse
  • Creates a caring and compassionate patient focused experience by building healthy relationships with patients, families, and colleagues
  • Participates in the development of nursing policies related to the care of the trauma patient
  • Utilizes experience in their field to serve as an expert within their specialty
  • Facilitates the development, implementation, and ongoing management of a model for professional practice
  • Exemplifies advanced professional development through involvement and leadership in external professional activities and organizations, and through involvement in research/ development activities related to areas of expertise
  • Serves as counselor, mentor, and resource to management and clinical staff for the design and implementation of professional development programs
  • Participate with the processing of trauma quality improvement issues and projects for trauma services improvement process
  • Facilitate efficient, effective and quality care for the trauma patient population
  • Collaborate with the entire multi-disciplinary team to monitor patient progress and outcomes appropriate resource utilization
  • Collect and analyze data that supports trauma performance improvement
Qualifications for trauma nurse
  • Must be currently enrolled in an accredited school of professional nursing or on semester break from such a program
  • Must have completed Anatomy and Physiology, Fundamentals of Nursing and Critical Skills Checklist (Course content and evidence of course work completion must be submitted)
  • Graduate of an accredited nursing school within the past 6 months
  • Advance Practice Experience in Trauma is desired
  • Previous professional nursing experience preferred
  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse in Colorado or compact state, required
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Trauma Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of trauma nurse. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for trauma nurse
  • Manage meetings and peer/case review
  • Provide Trauma or Ortho/MOTR with Nurse Analyst / Abstractor Support
  • Collect comprehensive, accurate data relating to trauma patients by abstracting all trajectories of care
  • Verify and update all information compiled, and enter data into the application in a timely manner
  • Code injuries, procedures, and causes of injuries using standard medical record references, specifically International Classification of Diseases (ICD), Ninth and Tenth Revision (9/10) codes, assign diagnoses Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) and ICD-9/10-CM (Clinical Modification) codes, ICD-10-PCS and CPT codes, and complete Injury Severity Scale (ISS) and other calculations
  • Correct audited inaccuracies within 7 days of audit utilizing the government provided abstracting business rules
  • Complete abstraction time and medical record documentation in JTSM daily
  • Serve as a trauma and clinical subject matter expert to non-clinical personnel and assist with periodic and ad hoc training activities for Theater Trauma Coordinators and DoDTR users globally
  • Develops, implements and maintains quality improvement activities including outcome and cost analysis, benchmark data report preparation, trauma registry report preparation and clinical indicators review
  • Coordinates and directs activities of the trauma services associates including the trauma registrar
Qualifications for trauma nurse
  • Minimum three years (3) of critical care and/or emergency experience in the care of trauma patients
  • Familiarity with EMS system, State of Colorado Trauma System, and local/state/national governing bodies responsible for the care of trauma patients (i.e., SEMTAC, ACS)
  • TNCC or CATN certification preferred
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in emergency nursing and in the care of trauma patients, with advanced critical care skills
  • ACLS-within 6 months of hire/transfer date
  • TNCC or ATCN -within 6 months of hire/transfer
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Trauma Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of trauma nurse. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for trauma nurse
  • In collaboration with the patient, the patient’s family and other members of the health care team, the clinical Trauma RN assesses, plans, implements, evaluates, and coordinates treatment plans
  • Functions as an expert educator, consultant, liaison, leader, and evaluator
  • Strives to improve and maintain quality of patient care and clinical knowledge and performance of members of the trauma team
  • Works closely with medical staff, administration and nursing units to fulfill these responsibilities
  • Ensures that all guidelines and protocols are consistent with the care being provided
  • Identifies opportunities for improvement and assists with the performance improvement program
  • Responsible for meeting State of Florida Trauma Center Standards, America College of Surgeons Criteria, and Joint Commission standards, complying with all mandatory reporting required by the trauma program, complying with corporate and hospital policy and procedures, managing patient information, promoting teamwork and positive customer service
  • In tandem with the leadership team and unit manager this candidate would ensure compliance with unit policies, staffing, discipline and budget
  • Patients ratios of 7 to 1, including both pre and psot op orhto patiients
  • Patiens include hip, knee shoulder
Qualifications for trauma nurse
  • ENPC within 18 months of hire/transfer or PALS within 6 months
  • 3 years RN Trauma ICU experience required
  • Minimum of three (3) years emergency and trauma nursing experience required
  • Graduate from a CCNE or NLNAC accredited School of Nursing
  • Have a current Florida RN license by July 26, 2017
  • Proficiency in use of MS Office Suite Programs, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
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Trauma Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a trauma nurse. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for trauma nurse
  • Evaluates level lll consultations
  • Assists with training and in-servicing needs
  • Attends daily rounds and bi-weekly multidisciplinary rounds
  • Identifies and reports trauma audit filters
  • Integrates trauma quality improvement with the hospital quality program
  • Maintains credentialing data on all trauma practitioners
  • Performs concurrent medical record monitoring and data collection
  • Ensures that all components of the trauma program meet the quality assurance standards as established by the hospital
  • Facilitates multidisciplinary performance improvement activities in relation to trauma patient care and outcomes
  • Maintains all performance improvement documentation including but not limited to patient performance files, mortality and morbidity, and practice guidelines
Qualifications for trauma nurse
  • Must obtain TNCC, PALS issued by the American Heart Association (or ENPC) and ACLS issued by the American Heart Association within 6 months of hire
  • Trauma Outcomes Performance Improvement Course (TOPIC) must be completed within 12 months of hire
  • Member of the Texas Trauma Coordinators Forum and Society of Trauma Nurses preferred
  • Minimum three (3) years nursing experience preferably in an ED or Critical Care setting
  • Upon hire mandatory Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) completion within 6 months
  • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing and licensure by the Tennessee State Board of Nursing as a Registered Nurse
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Trauma Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a trauma nurse. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for trauma nurse
  • Monitors compliance with the PTSF standards related to quality of care
  • Management of the Pennsylvania Outcomes and Performance Improvement Measurement System (POPIMS)
  • Participates in scholarly activities including writing for publication, abstracts, or poster presentations at conferences
  • Serves as a member of related in-hospital, regional, state, and national trauma related committees upon request
  • The Trauma ICU Charge Nurse is responsible for the coordination of nursing care for patients on the unit in order to ensure the provision of quality care and services
  • Patients served include age adult through geriatric
  • The charge nurse is responsible for knowledge and skill in nursing for multiple diagnosis related conditions of acute trauma, post-operative, and medical patients including cardiovascular, pulmonary, neurological, GI/GU, renal, and multiple organ system failure within the scope of services provided on the unit
  • The Trauma IMU registered nurse is responsible for coordinating the nursing care of assigned patients in the unit in order to provide quality patient care to patients in applicable age specific populations
  • Collects trauma patient information through chart requisition and medical records
  • Accurately enters demographic and visit information into the Trauma Registry for every trauma patient that meets trauma criteria
Qualifications for trauma nurse
  • One year of Neuro or Trauma experience preferred
  • BSN preferred or must obtain within two years of hire date
  • Three to Five years clinical experience preferred in ER or Critical Care
  • BLS Healthcare Provider certified
  • TNCC provider, obtain instructor status within 6 months, and course director status within 18 months based on successful completion of all ENA and Trauma Services requirements
  • ACLS Provider certified

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