Trauma Coordinator

Recruitment #1903-TRMCDRUNM6-001

Introduction

WHY JOIN US

Hillsborough County Government provides employees with careers that are both professionally and personally rewarding. With a wide range of independent agencies to choose from, the opportunities within Hillsborough County Government are endless! You are not just an employee within the government, you are an ambassador and business partner making a huge impact within our community that helps shape our future.

WHY WE EXIST

Our mission is to provide effective quality service at a reasonable cost with courtesy, integrity and accountability in a manner that protects and enhances the quality of life of our diverse population.

JOB OVERVIEW

Coordinate and perform quality monitoring of services that provide care to the citizens of Hillsborough County accessing the trauma system. Conduct monthly/bi-monthly countywide trauma audit committee meetings to include ambulance services based both inside and outside the county, as well as trauma center and non-trauma center participation. Assist the trauma centers with quality assurance aspects of their trauma program administration. Maintain the uniform trauma transport protocol followed by all prehospital providers to assure timely and appropriate emergency care to the injured patient. Maintain the trauma plan to delineate trauma system administration. Represent the county on various state level committees to advice on legislative issues. Serve as a resource for the trauma community. Conduct special projects relating to trauma care.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing, and possession of a valid State of Florida Registered Nurse license.    

A BS Degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university is highly desired; however, if an applicant only possesses an AS Degree in Nursing, an additional year of RN hospital experience is required.

 

 

 

Minimum  of five years of experience working as a Registered Nurse, two years of which must be working in Emergency/Trauma Department. Required

Experience in management, quality improvement, or patient safety Preferred.

Some experience working with Microsoft Office, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Required

Possession of a valid State of Florida Registered Nurse license.

Possession of a valid State of Florida Driver's License.

WORK CATEGORY

Constantly in normal office situation
Occasionally requires travel, include overnight stays

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Occasionally requires travel, including overnight stays.
  • Constantly sitting at a desk or table.
  • Frequently requires good near or distant vision.
  • Occasionally intermittently sitting, standing, or stooping.
  • Occasionally requires light lifting or carrying 25 lbs. or less.
  • Frequently requires good hearing.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Monitor regulatory compliance of trauma care providers in Hillsborough County. Pursue quality of care inquiries on questionable practices and untoward outcomes. Review medical records from the pre-hospital, hospital and medical examiner to determine if accepted standards of care had been rendered and appropriate triage performed.
    • Plan agenda and prepare materials for monthly county wide trauma audit committee meetings and promote attendance.
    • Function as a quality assurance liaison between EMS and hospitals countywide on trauma and transport issues. Participate/assist with the performance improvement programs of trauma centers and emergency medical service providers. Provide patient outcome feedback to emergency medical services as requested. Identify training issues, prepares reports and related documentation.
    • Revises the uniform transport protocol as required to effect changes in pre-hospital triage and treatment to improve care for the injured patients, and corrects system deficiencies, incorporating constituent input and acquiring required state endorsements. Promulgates approved changes to all pre-hospital and hospital providers, and emergency medical dispatch centers.
    • Writes an annual performance evaluation of the trauma system. Writes and updates the state-mandated trauma plan to codify/describe current system components and nature/status of provider services and relationships.
    • Serves as a resource on trauma care issues to the trauma community, answers questions, provides materials and mediates disputes.
    • Coordinates/executes special projects involving the care of injured patients in Hillsborough County, and performs other special assignments, researches and prepares reports, and develops and implements programs.
    • Influences and promotes trauma care at the local and state levels by serving on the State Plan Committee which advises the State EMS office on issues such as increasing access to trauma care statewide, funding the cost of trauma care, and trauma data collection.
    • Participates in rule development workshops, professional associations, statewide committees and alliances, and other special committees that propose standards and other legislation. Provides support to committees and related functions to the extent possible.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    JOB SPECIFICATIONS

    • Work is non-standardized and widely varied requiring the interpretation and application of a substantial variety of procedures, policies, and/or precedents used in combination. Frequently, the application of multiple, technical activities is employed; therefore, analytical ability and inductive thinking are required. Problem solving involves identification and analysis of diverse issues.
    • Independent judgment is required to recommend departmental or County objectives, evaluate new approaches to problem solving, and assess changing facts or conditions.
      Identification and analysis of diverse problems by reviewing standard technical manuals and administrative procedures and modifying them for unusual situations.
    • Requires good written and verbal skills in making regular contacts to discuss issues of moderate importance and to respond to inquiries. Occasionally requires contact with officials at higher levels on matters requiring cooperation, explanation and persuasion.  Requires regular external contacts to discuss issues of moderate importance and to respond to inquiries. Requires contacts with the public.
    • Plans events that are expected to occur in the next one to three months or on a quarterly basis.
    • Makes recommendations or decisions which usually affect the assigned department, but may at times affect operations, services, individuals or activities of others outside of the assigned department.  
    • Beyond stating the obvious, an ability to analyze and engage in reflective evaluation of a facts; understands complex and contradictory information. Understand logical connections between ideas, functions and situations; Analyses complex information using a transparent logic and rationale. Ability to take accurate and lucid notes of meetings.
    • Responsible for coordinating multiple functions while attending to additional duties and responsibilities as required.

    Conclusion

    WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU

    We offer much more than the competitive pay you expect. We value our employees and Hillsborough County Government is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. And because we understand that no two people are exactly alike, you can choose what best suits the needs of you and your family.

    • Health Plan: The County pays towards health insurance premiums for all employees. Employees can select from two (2) healthcare plan options. Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment.
    • Dental Insurance: Employees are eligible to enroll in the dental coverage and choose from four options: High DMO, Low DMO, a network Open Access Plan, and a PPO. Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment.
    • Vision Care: Employees and their dependents are eligible to enroll in the vision coverage. Co-payment coverage includes exams, lens and frame, as well as an allowable contact lens expense. Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment.
    • Employee Assistance Program: This program provides all employees and family members with professional, confidential counseling sessions. All employees and dependents are afforded up to six (6) free visits per Plan year. Coverage begins on the first day of employment.
    • Tuition Reimbursement: Employees may be reimbursed up to $1,000 (undergraduate), $2000 (graduate) per fiscal year for classes at an accredited college or university for courses that enhance your ability to perform your current job duties.
    • Holidays: Employees receive up to twelve (12) paid holidays per year.

    Visit our Benefits page for more exciting details.

    Veteran’s Preference:

    Do you qualify for Veteran's Preference? Preference will only be entitled upon initial appointment for eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans. Documentation that clearly shows dates of service, campaign awards or medals received, and character of discharge (DD-214 Member-4 or Service-2 copy) to support entitlement to preference must be provided at the time of application.

    Equal Opportunity Employer:

    Hillsborough County Government provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Hillsborough County Government complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

    Hillsborough County welcomes and encourages applications from minorities, veterans, and persons with physical and mental disabilities, and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons in the application and testing process. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation requests will be on a case-by-case basis.

    Hillsborough County Government expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Hillsborough County Government’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge

    Hillsborough County is a drug free workplace.

    Response/Recovery Activities:

    Employees are required to participate in response/recovery activities in response to an emergency or natural disaster affecting County operations and/or its citizens. In such situations, every effort will be made to maintain operations, but employees will be assigned to carry out response activities suited to their skills and capabilities. *MON*