Responsible for managing a caseload of patients admitted to Level I, II and III Trauma Services by facilitating, coordinating and enhancing care through clinical expertise, communication and implementation of quality management protocols to minimize complications, maximize effective communications and ensure optimal use of patient and Parkland's resources.
Must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Experience: - Must have three years of intensive care or emergency care nursing experience.
May have an equivalent combination of education and/or experience in lieu of specific education and/or experience as stated above.
Must have certification in Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum (TNCC) or Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses (ATCN).
Must have Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification.
Must be a Certified Emergency Nurse or a Critical Care Registered Nurse, within 18 months of hire date.
Must have Emergency Nurse Pediatric Course (ENPC) or Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification.
Must have current, valid RN license or temporary RN license from the Texas Board of Nursing; or, valid Compact RN license.
External candidates must pass (80% or above) Trauma¿s assigned challenge exam(s).
Internal candidates changing specialties must pass (80% or above) Trauma's assigned challenge exam(s).
Skills or Special Abilities:
Provides care to assigned patient population in accordance with the current State of Texas Nursing Practice Act, established protocols, multidisciplinary plan of care, and clinical area specific standards.
Must be able to demonstrate an expert knowledge of all phases of trauma care to include pre-hospital care, resuscitation, stabilization, supportive care, rehabilitation, and organ/tissue routine inquiry.
Must have effective written and verbal communication skills. Must demonstrate patient centered/patient valued behaviors. - Must be able to demonstrate knowledge regarding ICD-9 coding, trauma injury severity scoring, and EMTALA transfer guidelines and performance improvement.
Must be able to work variable hours to include holidays and weekends.
Parkland Health and Hospital System prohibits discrimination based on age (40 or over), race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, disability, national origin, marital status, political belief, or veteran status.
Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth
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