EMS Trauma Coordinator (#RH0224)
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$60.17-$73.13 Hourly / $10,429.47-$12,675.87 Monthly / $125,153.60-$152,110.40 Yearly


Under general supervision, plans, coordinates, and evaluates  the trauma and specialty care systems, including pre-hospital care, receiving facilities, base hospitals, trauma centers and other critical care centers in San Joaquin County; and does other or related work as required in accordance with Civil Service Rule 3, Section 3.


An incumbent in this class is responsible for developing and implementing programs related to the evaluation and improvement of clinical care provided by emergency medical services providers, trauma centers, and other specialty care centers in San Joaquin County; and planning, administering, coordinatingon, maintaining, and evaluating the County’s trauma care system and other specialty care systems.  Direction is received from the Emergency Medical Services Administrator.


  • Plans, coordinates, and implements the County’s trauma care system and other critical care systems; evaluates trauma/specialty care performance and makes recommendations to the Emergency Medical Services Administrator.
  • Develops, organizes, implements, reviews and maintains trauma and specialty care quality improvement program functions and activities; identifies trends for improvement; prepares statistical indicators, narrative reports and collateral.  
  • Monitors trauma and specialty care center contracts for compliance; conducts audits and site visits to ensure compliance with regulatory standards and policies; assists with investigations of emergency medical services personnel and the disciplinary review process pursuant to state guidelines and regulations; makes recommendations for disciplinary actions.
  • Compiles, analyzes, and prepares a variety of statistical and analytical documents and reports to meet standards and compliance; maintains the EMS Agency’s central trauma registry; evaluates documents and forms to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures and to determine quality of patient care; maintains data and records.
  • Participates in development and implementation of policies, procedures and treatment guidelines for the County pre-hospital and trauma care systems and for other Agency plans; researches and analyzes laws, policies, and relevant regulatory requirements; develops policy statements for approval.
  • Designs and conducts training for the system participants and the public; facilitates the coordination of injury prevention programs.
  • Acts as a liaison with agencies related to trauma and specialty care; leads the trauma audit committee and serves on various committees as assigned; speaks before groups; may disseminate information on Emergency Medical Service programs to the public.
  • May design grant projects; prepare grant proposals and implement and monitor grant projects; may assist with drafting contracts.
  • Assists other Emergency Medical Services staff during disaster and multi-casualty incidents, as required.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.


Education:  Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in nursing or health services administration or a closely related field.            

Experience:  Three years of experience in the delivery of emergency medicine, intensive care, or prehospital care; preferably in a designated trauma center or critical care transport environment.            

Substitution:  Graduation from an accredited two-year college with 2 years of direct experience administering or managing: 1) a trauma program for a local EMS agency or; 2) a trauma service, or emergency department, or intensive care service in a designated trauma center may substitute for graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in nursing or health services administration or a closely related field.  

Certification:  Possession of certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) is required. Certification as Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN), Certified Critical Care Nurse (CCRN), or Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC) is desirable.            

Licenses:  Possession of a valid California registered nursing license and driver’s license.


Theory, techniques, and practices of emergency medical and trauma care; developments in patient care; principles and practices of emergency medical services quality improvement programs; principles of planning and management of emergency medical services; principles and practices of applicable laws, rules and regulations for emergency medical services; methods of research and statistical gathering, analysis and presentation; basic computer operations, including software pertinent to statistical analysis and data collection; principles and practices of developing, writing and negotiating contracts and grants; basic principles of record keeping.


Plan, coordinate and implement quality improvement and trauma systems; plan, organize and conduct training and other programs; develop basic teaching plans; interpret, explain and apply complex rules and regulations, policies, and contract provisions; conduct regulatory audits and prepare analysis of findings; make effective presentations to individuals and groups; write contracts and grants; prepare complex reports and statistical data; utilize computers and office automation equipment; express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of agencies, organizations, and individuals; perform public speaking.


Mobility-Frequent operation of a data entry device; repetitive motion; sitting for long periods; occasional standing, walking, pushing, pulling, bending, squatting, driving; Lifting-Frequently 5 pounds or less; occasionally 5 to 30 pounds; Visual-Constant good overall vision and reading/close-up work; read computer screens; frequent color perception and eye/hand coordination; occasional depth perception and peripheral vision; Dexterity-Occasional holding, reaching, grasping, repetitive motion; writing; Hearing/Talking-Frequent hearing normal speech, hearing/talking on the telephone, talking in person; Emotional/Psychological-Frequent decision making, concentration, and public contact/speaking; occasional travel; Special requirements: may require working weekends/nights/overtime; working alone; Environment-May require working in cold, heat, rain; poor ventilation; occasional noise.

San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

CLASS: RH0224; EST: 8/10/2005; REV: 4/13/2016;