Trauma Coordinator - Trauma Services - LBJ Hospital - Full-Time - Day
Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising three teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966. Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes.
Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities. Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its three hospitals: Ben Taub, LBJ and Quentin Mease.
Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.
Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its three hospitals — Ben Taub, Lyndon B. Johnson and Quentin Mease — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
The Trauma Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of all services required to meet the individual health needs of admitted trauma patients. This position is also responsible for maintaining data for the Trauma Registry including data abstraction, ICD-10 and Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) coding, software management of Trauma Registry, exporting and importing of data and report writing. Responsible for trauma related performance improvement, education, and outreach as well as being able to synthesize and quantify relevant trauma data for quality improvement.
The Trauma Coordinator applies expertise in trauma and facilitates: multidisciplinary communication and collaboration, quality assessment/audit; and leads/participates in education, data collection/reporting and research. The Trauma Coordinator utilizes available resources to promote quality and cost effective outcomes.
- Graduation from an accredited school of nursing with a bachelor’s degree in nursing preferred
- Certification by the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM) as Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) Coding Specialist is required within two (2) years. Certification by the American Trauma Society Registrar Certification Board (ATSRCB) as a Trauma Registrar required (within 4 years).
- Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN) and or Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN) certifications preferred.
- Current License or valid permit to practice professional nursing in Texas
- Two (2) or more years critical care and/or emergency department experience
Special Requirements/Principal Accountabilities:
- Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Speaking/Contact), and Exceptional Writing (Composing/Corresponding reports, letters, etc.)
- Prepares data and compiles related reports for performance improvement and reporting requirements
- Identifies and Initiates educational opportunities and performance improvement projects related to trauma as needs are identified working with the Trauma Program Director
- Other Skills: Knowledge of medical terminology. Ability to read and interpret medical records, lab reports, etc.
- Analyzes and reviews patient medical records, abstracts data from various sources and accurately codes and enters data into the trauma registry ensuring accuracy of data to maintain quality control of the trauma program
- Collaborate with LBJ’s Trauma Service to ensure successful case reviews at the multidisciplinary level to improve quality of trauma care
- Accuracy and thoroughness; strong ability to work independently and with a team
- Ensures that all required data is submitted to required agencies in a timely manner prior to deadlines set forth by agencies
- Adheres to all of Harris Health policies, procedures, and standards within budgetary specifications including good time management skills, productivity and accuracy of practice
Benefits and EEOC
Harris Health System benefits program is designed to provide you with more flexibility and choices in meeting your specific needs. Harris Health System benefits program allows you to protect your income in case of illness, death and disability, and to help you save for retirement.
It is the policy of Harris Health System to provide equal opportunity for all applicants for employment regardless political affiliation, race, color, national origin, age, sex, religious creed or disability. Applicants may request any reasonable accommodation(s) to participate in the application process.