Trauma PI Coordinator
If you’re looking for a career in healthcare that offers virtually unlimited potential, consider becoming a Trauma Performance Improvement (PI) Coordinator. These professionals are at the forefront of the performance-based healthcare evolution currently transforming the way the system works. Learn what is involved and how to make yourself into an in-demand professional; then do what it takes to join this exciting and growing field.
Every hospital has a trauma department. The teams serving patients with traumatic injuries are made up of nurses, specialized doctors, lab technicians, chaplains, social workers, and potentially many more. It is the job of the Trauma PI Coordinator to coordinate the activities of all these parties with a focus on improving the performance of the team as a whole. The specific activities involved with this coordination will vary depending on the hospital setting and the case in question, but typically they fall into eight categories:
- Clinical – Coordinate patient care from beginning to end.
- Education – Work with patients, providers, and other stakeholders to improve quality of care.
- Performance Improvement – Develop guidelines to improve efficiency, productivity, and outcomes.
- Administration – Operate the trauma program according to standards established by hospital administrators.
- Supervision of Trauma Registry – Collect and analyze data to improve the performance of the trauma team.
- Consultant/Liaison – Facilitate communication between disparate members of the trauma team.
- Research – Participate in research related to trauma PI.
- Community/National Involvement – Participate in the local, regional, and national conversation surrounding trauma PI.
The American College of Surgeons recommends that all professionals occupying this role have a background as a registered nurse. They should also have certification and clinical experience in the care of the injured, and undergo at least 15 hours of professional development and continuing education a year. The American Trauma Society makes a number of valuable resources available for free and offers basic and advanced training for a fee. The Society of Trauma Nurses is another good resource.
A hospital in New York State is eager to hire a new Trauma PI Coordinator. The chosen candidate must have at least a bachelor’s degree in nursing, two years of acute care experience, and strong computer skills. Other desired credentials include Certification in the National Association of Healthcare Quality, five-years experience as an ER nurse, and current certification as ATCN, TNCC or CCRN. To learn more about this opportunity and apply, click here.
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