Director of Burn Services

Community Medical Centers   •  

Fresno, CA

Industry: Hospitals & Medical Centers


5 - 7 years

Posted 46 days ago


With the only 'round-the-clock, comprehensive burn center between Los Angeles and Sacramento, we treat patients within 15,000 square miles – an area almost as big as Rhode Island, Connecticut and New Jersey combined. And we do it all in the Leon S. Peters Burn Center at Community Regional Medical Center.

As a Director of Burn you would be joining a team who has been specially trained and a team who is passionate about helping adults and children recover from their burn injuries.

Our 10-bed burn center is one of 122 burn centers across the nation and cares for adult and pediatric burn survivors from 7 referral counties in the region. We are active in burn research and evidence-based care with an all RN staff that is trained in managing complex wounds. As part of our specialized burn team you will have the unique opportunity to focus on the continuum of care for burn survivors and their family members.

Our specialized burn team is made up of interdisciplinary staff including a child life therapist, chaplain, dedicated social worker, nutritional specialist, physical/occupational therapists, and respiratory care practitioners. Patients receive full well-rounded care and remain in the center while transitioning from critical care management to rehabilitation.

Our team is often involved with outreach education on burn prevention, fundraising, and burn survivor support programs that allow burn nurses to participate in community service opportunities.


The Director of Burn Services is responsible for the development, coordination and administration of Community Regional Medical Center (CRMC) Burn, Wound and Hyperbaric Service programs in accordance with CMC mission and goals to deliver comprehensive, conveniently available, high quality and cost effective services. This role will also serve as Burn Service's liaison to physicians, medical groups, hospital staff, marketing, community, and vendors.

Essential Accountabilities

-Identify with, share in, and display a commitment to the mission, philosophy, and objectives of CMC and bear witness to the healing mission of the medical center. Regularly demonstrate knowledge of the mission, give consideration to the core values of the mission in daily encounters and business transactions, and demonstrate caring, compassion and sensitivity to others.

-Plan and direct the activities of all burn and hyperbaric service personnel to achieve objectives derived from CMC's strategic plan for quality patient care, cost effectiveness and optimum utilization of all available resources.

-Direct nursing administration through subordinate clinical supervisors. Assure that high quality nursing care is provided consistently throughout the organization. Establish related standards and objectives that support the professional nursing practice model.

-Develop and maintain standards of care based on professional practice standards and ensure compliance with JCAHO, Title 22, CCS, American College of Surgeons, and other applicable regulations.

-Collaborate with peers to deliver quality care to burn and hyperbaric service patients as part of the CRMC strategic initiatives and business plan(s).

-Assure burn quality performance improvement plans (BQPIP) and risk management programs are developed and updated for each department and that appropriate training and resources are provided to employees.

-Manage and enhance medical staff relations as related to departments.

-Act as a resource person to the staff and liaison to patients and their families as well as other unit personnel and the medical staff. Provide assistance to the staff in resolving questions/problems involving patient treatment plans, interpersonal conflicts, medical staff relations and ancillary care providers.

-Provide opportunities for the professional growth of the staff to develop and enhance the skills needed to provide optimal patient care.

-Represent the departments through involvement on interdepartmental and interdisciplinary committees or task forces to effect change and problem solving with the organization.

-Develop, implement and maintain the annual operating budget, ensuring that operations are managed within the established guidelines.

-Responsible for developing and administering the capital budget for burn and hyperbaric services.

-Coordinate, develop and implement marketing strategies for burn and hyperbaric service lines.

-Develop, coordinate and implement support services to burn service patients and their families for the promotion of psychosocial and emotional wellbeing.

-Coordinate outreach education to hospital staff, community and other healthcare providers for the provision of quality outcomes and referrals.

** Reflects the job's main responsibilities and is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties performed; therefore, its content does not restrict management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to individuals in this job.

Inpatient Services:

  • Comprehensive medical and intensive care services for adult and pediatric patients
  • State-of-the-art wound management program
  • Inpatient and outpatient burn rehabilitation
  • Dedicated burn operating suite
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy

Burn programs:

  • Burn survivor support group
  • Peer Support Program (SOAR)
  • Pet therapy
  • Outreach education programs
  • Injury and burn prevention program

Burn team includes:

  • Nurses
  • Respiratory care practitioners
  • Physical and occupational therapists
  • Social workers
  • Clinical nutritionists
  • Dedicated pharmacists
  • Speech therapists
  • Advanced practice personnel
  • Physicians


Qualifications Required:

-Bachelor's Degree in Nursing or equivalent combination of education and experience.

-Five (5) years of clinical experience in burn and wound service settings with at least two (2) in a responsible management role.

-Current California RN license

-Basic Life Support (BLS)


-Master's Degree in Nursing Administration, Business Administration, Public Health or Medical Management.

-Appropriate national certification for burn