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The Trauma Coordinator has the principle responsibility for the overall coordination of the Emergency Department trauma services it provides to assure optimal standards of patient care and nursing practice.
1. Attends the Area J – Regional Advisory Council (J-RAC) meetings on a monthly basis.
2. Working knowledge of how the surrounding EMS services are organized and the extent of their abilities (i.e., MICU, ALS, Basic).
3. Quarterly communication with the surrounding EMS organizations to assess our working relationship with that organization, and to update them on Big Bend Regional Medical Center’s status.
4. Working knowledge of the physical pathway a trauma patient must go through for the appropriate care.
5. Reports trauma information to the Texas Department of Health on a quarterly basis.
6. Reviews medical records for compliance with trauma standards of care and protocols.
7. Reports results to CAN, Medical Trauma Director and Emergency Department staff.
1. Current Texas Registered Nurse license.
2. BSN preferred.
3. Current CPR certification.
4. Current ACLS certification.
5. Current TNCC certification.
6. Successful completion of the pre-hire medication examination.
7. Graduate of an accredited School of Professional Nursing.
8. Orientation is individualized based on the applicant’s needs.
1. Desirable characteristics include at least one year of experience in Emergency Nursing. Emergency experience may be considered for previous paramedic experience if all other requirements are met.