Trauma Outreach and Prevention Coordinator, Registered Nurse (RN)

Job Description

Trauma Outreach and Prevention Coordinator, Registered Nurse (RN), Full-time, Trauma Center

UC Medical Center is hiring a Registered Nurse to join our team as a Trauma Outreach and Prevention Coordinator!

The Trauma Outreach and Prevention Coordinator will provide outreach and community-based injury prevention programming at the local, regional, and national levels in accordance with American College of Surgeons (ACS) requirements for a Level 1 & Level 3 Trauma Center. They will review trauma data and work collaboratively with community groups on prevention and outreach programs. The Trauma Outreach and Prevention Coordinator will plan, develop, and implement all injury prevention and outreach programs while managing current and new programs. They will also develop grant and research projects, including writing IRBs and working with medical staff to get IRB approval and complete research; work on special projects of the Trauma Center, such as the Trauma Symposium and evaluate the impact and outcomes of prevention and outreach programs. Seek out and apply for grant funding opportunities from sources within and outside the institution to support injury prevention and outreach efforts. The incumbent is responsible for promoting UC Medical Center as a tertiary referral center by establishing and maintaining relationships with referring agencies and community members throughout the region. The Trauma Outreach and Prevention Coordinator will provide leadership, direction, and coordination for the UC Medical Center & West Chester Hospital Trauma Center's injury prevention and outreach strategies, aimed at reducing the burden of injury in our community. Periodically assists with Injury Prevention and Outreach activities for UCMC's burn program.

Responsibilities

Programming:
  • Coordinates and/or represents University of Cincinnati Medical Center at community outreach programs/health fairs for targeted populations.
  • Establishes criteria and monitors the effectiveness of injury prevention programs.
  • Partners with other health network and system-based programs to deliver collaborative programs to diverse populations.
  • Seeks grant funding for injury prevention programs. Identifies injury prevention funding opportunities, defines objectives, and coordinates submission of appropriate grant applications. Manages all aspects of grant requirements, including financial reports and program evaluations.
  • Assists with Injury Prevention programs for West Chester Hospital's Level 3 Trauma Center.

Injury Prevention:
  • Assesses the community's needs in injury prevention using trauma registry data and local, regional, state, and national statistics.
  • Develops a strategic injury prevention plan for the trauma center to include program priorities and an annual schedule of events and activities.
  • As directed by the TPM/TMD with Marketing/Public Relations, it acts as a resource for the local media regarding injury prevention issues, promoting awareness of the regional Trauma Center and coverage of prevention activities.
  • Represents Trauma Services at community meetings dealing with injury prevention.
  • Participates in current legislative efforts that impact trauma prevention.
  • Coordinates the development/procurement of injury prevention educational materials and trauma publications.
  • Maintains organized documentation of all injury prevention activities.
  • Identifies opportunities for project funding and collaborates with experienced grant writers within the health system to submit project proposals and grant applications.
  • Responsible for supplying background research, that includes review of literature, for grant applications.

Outreach:
  • Assists with learning needs assessments, formal and informal, for pre-hospital personnel, nurses, and physicians in the region.
  • Plans, implements, and evaluates educational offerings to meet the needs of the pre-hospital providers, nurses, and physicians in the region.
  • Routinely visits referral agencies within the region to identify customer problems and recommend/develop solutions to build positive relationships, promote the Trauma Center to others, and increase quality of care provided to patients.
  • Develop and coordinate patient follow-up information process to referral agencies as appropriate and in compliance with HIPPA regulations.
  • Assists with outreach initiatives for West Chester Hospital's Level 3 Trauma Center.

Program Evaluations:
  • Re-evaluates and adjusts programs annually to assure that services are appropriate, cost-effective, and consistently meeting the needs of the patient population, institution, and ACS COT Level 1 & Level 3 Trauma Center requirements.
  • Provide annual progress report with goals, objectives, evaluations, and recommendations.


Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree, minimum required.
  • Master's Degree, preferred.
  • Ohio RN License, required.
  • Previous experience with community prevention with program development focused on public health outreach required.

Required Skills & Knowledge
  • Knowledge pertaining to trauma patient care across the continuum.
  • Knowledge of trauma statistical reports, peer review, performance improvement and injury prevention, and epidemiology.
  • Interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with trauma team members, external leaders, and the public.
  • Ability to think proactively, act creatively, and exercise critical thinking.
  • Ability to work in diverse cultural community groups.
  • Knowledge of computers, Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, and Excel.


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UC Health is an integrated academic health system serving Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. In partnership with the University of Cincinnati, UC Health combines clinical expertise and compassion with research and teaching-a combination that provides patients with options for even the most complex situations. Members of UC Health include: UC Medical Center, West Chester Hospital, Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care, Bridgeway Pointe Assisted Living, University of Cincinnati Physicians and UC Health Ambulatory Services (with more than 900 board-certified clinicians and surgeons), and several specialized institutes including: UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute and the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center. Many UC Health locations have received national recognition for outstanding quality and patient satisfaction. Learn more at uchealth.com.

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