Director (RN) - Trauma Program

  • HCA
  • Kingwood, Houston, TX, USA
  • Apr 19, 2018

Job Description

Job Code: 03198-87953


Weekends Only

Kingwood Medical Center - Kingwood, Texas

Director (RN) - Trauma Program

The most advanced hospital services available in the Houston area are right in your own backyard at Kingwood Medical Center. As part of the nationwide HCA Healthcare system, Kingwood patients have access to advanced medical care and physicians trained at top hospitals. HCA and Kingwood Medical Center also provide the communities of Northeast Houston, Humble, New Caney and Cleveland, Texas with education and outreach programs.

Our doctors, nurses and staff are committed to preserving and extending the health of our patients. Here are just a few ways we show that commitment:
  • 24-hour emergency room
  • Innovative and customized cardiovascular services, including heart and vascular surgery
  • State of the art imaging and endoscopy services for more accurate diagnosis and treatment plans
  • Inpatient rehab for physical recovery from stroke, trauma, orthopedic injuries and more
  • Neurosciences program including our Joint-Commission-accredited Primary Stroke Center and the Sleep Center of Excellence
  • Women's Center and pediatric services with access to pediatric specialists 24/7

Kingwood Medical Center is currently looking for a Director (RN) - Trauma Program.

The Trauma Program Director (TPD), under the direction of the Chief Operating Officer, is responsible for managing the trauma program with the Trauma Medical Director (TMD). The TPD, in collaboration with the TMD, is responsible for assuring all Trauma Center verification standards are met as required by the Texas Department of Health and the Office of Emergency Services. complete operational function, program assessment, planning, organizing, implementation, performance improvement, education, and marketing communications. This position will function as a role model in the use of the nursing process and develops, introduces, and evaluates new
approaches to trauma nursing practice.

In addition to complete operational responsibilities, the TPD is responsible for compliance and maintain the standards of care of the trauma patient as set by state, federal, regulatory and accrediting agencies. The TPD position requires high-level communication skills in both oral and written form, frequent interaction with physicians and senior administration is necessary and required. The position requires excellent interpersonal communication skills with
emphasis on problem solving and negotiation.

  • Oversight of all aspects of the Trauma Programs at Kingwood Medical Center.
  • Demonstrates twenty-four hour responsibility and accountability for nursing practice and quality of care to assist the Trauma Medical Director (TMD) in accomplishing the overall mission and goals of the trauma program.
  • Collaborates with nursing management and staff nurses in defining, guiding, and evaluating nursing practice in the provision of trauma care; including creation of policies and procedures related to trauma care.
  • Prepares trauma program reports for facility administration, Quality Council, Quality Management, other internal requestors and external agencies as needed.
  • Maintains credentials and CME files for trauma surgeons and emergency physicians participating in the trauma program.
  • Manages physician contracts and billing related to on-call trauma services and medical directors.
  • Assures staffing and productivity standards are met or exceeded while creating and maintaining an ongoing competency-based, operational training program for the professional clinical staff.
  • Serves as a nursing consultant to other members of the multidisciplinary team and to community agencies.
  • Assumes responsibility of acquiring and evaluating new knowledge and skills in the area of trauma nursing.
  • Collaborates with others in local, regional, state, and national trauma systems in performance improvement activities, benchmarking, and trauma education.
  • Acts as a resource to patients and families on both an inpatient and outpatient basis.
  • Assesses and evaluates all aspects of the care rendered to the trauma patient and assures continual readiness for inspection of the trauma program.
  • Oversees trauma Performance Improvement (PI) activities and works in collaboration with Quality Management to assure integration of trauma service PI activities into organizational mission and goals.
  • Monitors the Trauma Team's availability, rules, responsibilities, and resources.
  • Collaborates with other members of the hospital health team in order to facilitate a multidisciplinary quality assurance review of the care of the trauma patient.
  • Organizes and lead the Trauma Services Committee.
  • Assists in the development and maintenance of the trauma registry as well as ensures timely and accurate entries into the Texas State Trauma Registry
  • Analyzes registry data on the trauma patient population to identify trends for strategic planning and performance improvement.
  • Coordinates trauma education concerning all phases of trauma care, including prevention and rehabilitation.Collaborates with the facility's Education Department in planning, providing, and evaluating trauma-nursing education.
  • Oversees planning, implementation, and evaluation of community education and prevention programs.
  • In collaboration with the Trauma Medical Director, facilities trauma program strategic planning as well as researches best practices to test relevant theories in providing better patient care.
  • Evaluates and implements appropriate research findings in nursing practice.
  • Assists the nursing staff in understanding and participating in research studies.
  • Assists with appropriate in-house research studies.
  • Assesses and evaluates trauma financial contributions to the organization.
  • In collaboration with the Finance Department, evaluates income sources, payment, and charges for trauma patients.
  • Works with a broad array of departments to resolve inefficiencies and reduce costs.
  • Serves as a liaison to administration, representing the trauma program on various hospital and community committees to enhance and foster a fiscally sound trauma program.
  • Develop and implement strategies for communication, education and feedback for EMS agencies in the catchment area
  • In collaboration with the Trauma Medical Director and Administration, promotes regionalization of trauma care; acts as a resource for the facility to promote optimal trauma care; participates in professional outreach educational programs; provides follow up information to referring institutions / agencies; promotes optimal trauma care within the state and region by acting as a resource to area professionals, legislative groups, etc.
  • Complies with requirements for maintenance and completion of relevant continuing education, community engagement and meeting attendance, as required by the Texas Department of Health and the American College of Surgeons.

  • Bachelors Degree in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited program required
  • Masters degree in nursing or related field required
  • Emergency (CEN) or Critical Care Nursing (CCRN) preferred
  • BLS, ACLS, PALS certified
  • Instructor in TNCC and CEN required within one year
  • Minimum of 3 years clinical experience in a trauma center preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years nursing experience in an ED, ICU or Critical Care area
  • Current management and leadership experience preferred
  • Must have demonstrated competence in management of a diverse team in high stress atmosphere.
  • Nursing theory and practice.
  • Basic computer and hospital informatics skills required.
  • Complies with hospital employee health, infection control, and safety management programs.
  • Documentation of current Texas Registered Nurse licensure.
  • Documentation of current Emergency Nurses Association Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) training
  • Documentation of a minimum of ten contact hours every year in trauma related topics,
  • Understanding of the Texas Department of Health standards for trauma program and the American College of Surgeons Optimal Resources for Care of the Injured patient
  • Current Texas license to practice Nursing.
  • Independently maintains license.
  • Acquires required contact hours to maintain practice.

Master's Degree

Last Edited: 01/02/2018