Trauma Program Injury Prevention & Outreach Coordinator

Rochester, NY

GENERAL PURPOSE:

The Injury Prevention & Outreach Coordinator will work with Trauma Program leadership to prioritize maintaining the injury prevention program requirements set forth by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) for Level 1 Trauma Center accreditation. The Injury Prevention & Outreach Coordinator will assess, design/develop, implement, and evaluate injury prevention initiatives and community outreach efforts based on identified trends within the Finger Lakes Region and leverage partnerships with referring hospitals, other trauma centers, prehospital organizations, and community agencies to support these efforts. The Injury Prevention and Outreach Coordinator will coordinate, develop, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive performance improvement and patient safety program for the Adult Trauma Program as it pertains to pre-hospital management of adult trauma patients in accordance with New York Statewide Basic Life Support Treatment Protocols and Collaborative Advanced Life Support Patient Care Protocols, as well relevant regional, state, and national evidenced-based best practice guidelines.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Injury Prevention & Community Outreach Program

  • Collaborate with the Trauma Program Manager to assess, design/develop, implement, and evaluate injury prevention initiatives targeting high volume mechanisms and at-risk populations

  • Create objectives and deliverables for each injury prevention activity

  • Create or utilize existing injury prevention materials to distribute for both internal and external use, including but not limited to, posters, flyers, brochures, infographics, etc.

  • Leverage partnerships with referring hospitals, other trauma centers, prehospital organizations, and community agencies to support injury prevention efforts

  • Participate in events hosted by local and regional partners to provide injury prevention education and to enhance the Kessler Trauma Center’s relationship with members of the community

  • Explore external funding options to support and maximize injury prevention and community outreach initiatives.

Performance Improvement & Quality Assurance

  • Perform routine quality assurance reviews of cases of pre-hospital trauma patient care in accordance with New York Statewide Basic Life Support Adult Treatment Protocols, Collaborative Advanced Life Support Patient Care Protocols, and National Guidelines for the Field Triage of Injured Patients, as well relevant regional, state, and national evidenced-based best practice guidelines

  • Perform quality assurance reviews of trauma patient care in accordance with Advanced Trauma Life Support from referring facilities

  • Provide feedback from pre-hospital quality assurance case reviews to pre-hospital agencies and referring hospitals

  • Coordinates and participates in meetings with local and regional pre-hospital agencies and oversight bodies for the purpose of reviewing EMS trauma performance improvement opportunities

  • Perform quality reviews of regional prehospital communication to the trauma center for quality, accuracy, and adherence to established guidelines.

  • Develops and executes performance improvement projects through monitoring data trends, outcomes, and other metrics to improve injury prevention efforts.

  • Participates in research, publication, and presentation of injury prevention trends and initiatives.

Data Management

  • Utilize various data sources, including the Kessler Trauma Center Trauma Registry and local epidemiological sources, to identify injury mechanism trends within Finger Lakes Region

  • Analyze data to identify high rates of injury and populations in which these occur to coordinate targeted injury prevention activities

  • Routinely review data to evaluate efficiency of injury prevention program and adjust areas of focus of injury prevention activities and community outreach as needed

  • Provide routine data reports to prehospital agencies and referring facilities for purposes of performance improvement

  • Provide routine data reports to trauma program leadership on injury prevention activities and data trends

Trauma Program Activities

  • Assist the trauma program with disaster preparedness activities that are required to maintain ACS Level 1 Trauma Center verification, including but not limited to, planning and implementation of surgical disaster drills, facilitating trauma center participation in regional disaster drills, providing routine training of disaster triage, and acting as liaison for trauma program on hospital and regional disaster committees

  • Represent the Finger Lakes Region in the New York State Trauma Advisory Council Injury Prevention Sub-Committee

  • Facilitate the quarterly Regional Trauma Advisory Council Meeting in collaboration with the Trauma Medical Director and Trauma Program Manager

  • Collaborate with hospital marketing and public relations departments to promote trauma center activities and injury prevention activities

Professional and Public Education

  • Coordinate and deliver educational presentations of established injury prevention activities (Distracted Driving, Matter of Balance, Stop the Bleed, Responsible Gun Ownership, etc.) for a variety of professional and public audiences

  • Deliver focused trauma education to emergency medical services using the established Mobile Trauma Skills curriculum

  • Assist the Trauma Service Nurse Educator in coordinating and facilitating Rural Trauma Team Development Courses throughout the region

  • Maintain instructor status for Advanced Trauma Certification for Nurses (ATCN), Rural Trauma Team Development Course (RTTDC), Disaster Management and Emergency Preparedness (DMEP), and Stop the Bleed (STB).

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduate of accredited school of nursing required.

  • Minimum three (3) years clinical nursing experience required.

  • Experience in pre-hospital setting preferred.

  • Experience at a level 1 trauma center preferred.

  • Clinical experience with trauma patients preferred.

  • Excellent communication and public speaking skills required.

  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office programs required.

  • Strong collaborative skills required.

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills to approach problems and find solutions required.

  • Effective time management skills required.

  • Excellent organizational and planning skills required.

  • Licensure as Registered Nurse in New York State required.

  • New York State Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Paramedic Certification preferred.

  • Certified Flight Registered Nurse (CFRN) preferred.

  • Certified Transport Registered Nurse (CTRN) preferred.

  • Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses (ATCN) preferred.

  • Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) Certificate preferred.

  • Trauma Certified Registered Nurse (TCRN) preferred.

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Pay Range

Pay Range: $85,280 - $119,392 Annually

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

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