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Trauma RN Clinical Quality Specialist Days

Location: Longmont, CO, United States
Category: Nursing Professional
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: 69924
Date Posted: Sep 21, 2022

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Summary:

Evaluates the activities and flow of work for trauma patients.

 • Delivers successful service to our internal and external customers by adhering to critical success standards: demonstrating accountability and commitment to quality and safety standards; taking ownership in the financial success of the hospital with appropriate resource use and management; providing exceptional customer service; and exerting effort to insure a positive work environment that demonstrates dedication to the hospital's mission, vision and values.

• Assures quality trauma nursing practice through the monitoring of performance standards defined by state and national regulatory bodies.

• Creates and maintains an environment that encourages personnel toward innovative, effective and efficient trauma practices that enhance patient outcomes.

• Identifies patients that need to be entered into the trauma registry and any complication that would need evaluation by the trauma committee or medical director. Rounds on all trauma patients as available.

• Extracts data elements from the electronic health record and other sources for detailed clinical and demographic information for the completion and coding of a patient into the trauma registry. 

• Writes and maintains reports from the registry for use by both internal and external customers. Oversees the function and design of the trauma registry, optimizing for efficiency, utility, and regulatory compliance. Provides tools and oversight for data validity and integration with other databases (EMR, trip reports) when possible.

• Develops validated reports in the registry and EMR (in collaboration with IT) to meet the needs of the Trauma programs. Produces episodic and periodic data analysis and report generation.

• Assists trauma program manager in preparation for trauma survey designation by the State and other regulatory agencies. Participates on multidisciplinary teams to collaborative address program development and services.

• Represents Longs Peak Hospital in the community, region, and state including participation on governing and regulatory bodies.

• Fosters an environment of cooperation and collaboration between and among nursing personnel, medical staff, and internal and external customers. Consistently reviews current trauma standards and expectations regarding care of the trauma patient. 

Measures, analyzes, and facilitates improvement in clinical performance and outcomes.

Work Schedule: Full Time Days

Location: Longs Peak Hospital

Responsibilities:
Identifies key clinical quality and patient safety measures. Promotes the use of appropriate measures for clinical services. Uses the results of quality improvement activities to initiate changes in patient care practices and in the healthcare delivery system.

Prioritizes and executes performance improvement plans related to clinical performance.

Performs documentation and process analysis, identifies clinical best practices and works with stakeholders to improve processes.

Assists with the development, piloting, use, and validation of data collection methodologies. Serves as a resource for developing indicators for studies and projects.
Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgement and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and take appropriate action.

Requirements:

  • Credentials:
    Essential:
    * Registered Nurse
    * Basic Life Support
    * Advanced Cardiac Life Support
    * PALS Certification
    * Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course
    * Trauma Nurse Core Course
    * Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses
  • Other information:
    Minimum Required Education: Graduate of an accredited or state board of nursing approved Registered/Professional Nursing program. Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in Nursing.
    Required Licensure/Certification: State licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN). Relevant certification as determined at position level.
    Minimum Experience: 2 years of relevant nursing experience, Preferred: Trauma program/services experience; quality improvement experience.
     PALS or ENPC and TNCC or ATCN within 1 year
  •  BLS through the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer with card in-hand before start date. BLS or CPR card must be good through sixty days of hire. All life support certification cards must be issued by either the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer. (American Red Cross for the Professional Rescuer is only good upon hire and all renewals will need to be through an American Heart Association sanctioned course.)

 Are you a RN New Grad? Visit https://www.uchealth.org/professionals/residencies/ to find out about our exciting New Grad opportunities!

The pay range for this position is: $36.47 - $56.52 / hour. Pay is dependent on applicant's relevant experience.

UCHealth offers a Five Year Incentive Bonus to recognize employee’s contributions to our success in quality, patient experience, organizational growth, financial goals, and tenure with UCHealth. The bonus accumulates annually each October and is paid out in October following completion of five years’ employment.

UCHealth offers their employees a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package. Some of the many benefits included in this package are full medical, dental and vision coverage; retirement plans; paid time off; employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buy-up coverage options; tuition and continuing education reimbursement; and a full suite of voluntary benefits such as identity theft protection and pet insurance. Our employees and their family members have full access to our Employee Assistance Program, which includes up to 5 free counseling visits and work/life solutions, such as one free legal consultation. In addition, other emotional counseling support is available depending upon their need.

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