Director of Trauma, Registered Nurse (RN)

  • HCA
  • El Paso, TX, USA
  • Apr 25, 2018

Job Description

Job Code: 01515-18782


No Weekends

About Las Palmas Medical Center
Las Palmas Medical Center offers comprehensive services and special expertise in Emergency Room Medicine (Level III Trauma), Cardiology, Women’s Services, Labor & Delivery, Neonatal Intensive Care, Neuroscience, Pediatric care, and Wound Care Management. Las Palmas Medical Center is also the only Kidney Transplant Center in the Region. Las Palmas Rehabilitation Hospital is a separate facility with newly renovated patient rooms, exercise equipment and cafeteria. The physicians, nurses and staff at our 325-bed facility are committed to caring for our community with compassionate, quality healthcare.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Trauma Program Director, under the direction of the Chief Nursing Officer, shares 24-hour responsibility for managing the Trauma Program with the Trauma Medical Director. The Trauma Program Director in collaboration with the Medical Director is responsible for assuring all Trauma Center verification standards are met as required by the Texas Department of Health. The Trauma Program Director is responsible for complete operational function, program assessment, planning, organizing, implementation, performance improvement, education, and marketing communications. The Trauma Program Director is responsible for Trauma Service Line personnel. He/She 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 Trauma Program Director is responsible for compliance with all regulatory bodies, state federal and accrediting organizations. The Trauma Program Director 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.


Current RN license in Texas or compact state





Diploma Nursing Program or

ADN or


2 or more years of clinical experience

Last Edited: 04/10/2018