The Pediatric Trauma Program Manager (PTPM) provides facilitation and direction to the multidisciplinary pediatric trauma service line. Primary focus will be developing, implementing and monitoring systems to enhance care of the pediatric trauma patient population and their families.
The Pediatric Trauma Program Manager works in close collaboration with the Trauma Program Director (TPD) and the Trauma Medical Director (TMD), effectively promoting the goals of the program, qualifying all care and system issues and optimizing patient care across the age and injury spectrum.
The PTPM, under the direct supervision of the Trauma Program Director (TPD), shares 24-hour responsibility for the management of the Trauma Program. This position is involved in overall trauma program development at the regional and state level. This individual is responsible for oversight/direction of pediatric trauma related activities, educational efforts, and initiates change that optimizes pediatric trauma care as per the American College of Surgeons “Resources for the Optimal care of the Injured patients- COT”.
The PTPM, in collaboration with the Adult and Pediatric TMD and TPD, is responsible for assuring all Pediatric Trauma Center verification standards are met as required by the American College of Surgeons, Nevada Department of Health, and Southern Nevada Health District. The PTPM shares responsibility for compliance with all regulatory bodies; state, federal and accrediting organizations.
The PTPM will assist the TPD to assuring responsibilities for complete operational function, program assessment, planning, organizing, implementation, budgeting, performance improvement, education, and marketing communications are met. PTPM will assist TPD in maintaining responsibility for the Trauma Service Line Personnel as well as the financial management of the program including operation and capital budgeting.
PTPM will function as a role model in the use of the nursing process and develops, introduces, and evaluates new approaches to trauma nursing evidence based practices. The PTPM position requires high-level communication skills in both oral and written formats, frequent interactions with physicians and senior administration is necessary and required, as well as a clear and concise ability to educate and train nursing staff. This position requires excellent interpersonal communication skills with emphasis on problem solving and negotiation.
Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Nevada
Minimum 3 years Pediatric Care Experience in the Emergency Room or Pediatric ICU
Graduate of Accredited School of Nursing
Master’s Degree in Nursing or related health field (PREFERRED)
BLA, ACLS, TNCC, PALS (Provider Status REQUIRED / Instructor Status PREFERRED)
Emergency (CEN) or Critical Care Nursing (CCRN) Certifications (PREFERRED)
Minimum 5 years nursing clinical experience (REQUIRED)
Minimum 3 years Pediatric Care Experience in the Pediatric ER or PICU (REQUIRED)
Current management (PREFERRED)
Progressive leadership experience (REQUIRED)
Experience at a Level II Trauma Center or Higher, accredited by the ACS (PREFERRED)