Work Schedule/Days: Variable / Variable
Employment Type: PRN
Location: Scottish Rite
Requisition #: 47021
Works in close collaboration with Manager, Trauma and Trauma Coordinator to facilitate efficient, effective, quality care for trauma patients across the continuum, utilizing advanced education and expert clinical skills and practice. Collaborates with entire multidisciplinary team to provide case management for trauma patients, enhance customer satisfaction, and maximize patient outcomes. Directs, plans, and facilitates care in collaboration with trauma surgeons, sub-specialists, and nursing and ancillary services. Proactively supports efforts that ensure delivery of safe patient care and services and promote a safe environment at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.
Licensure as a Registered Nurse in the single State of Georgia or Multi-State through the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact
Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days of employment
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) within 6 months of employment OR Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses (ACTN) within 1 year of employment
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES*
Responds to all trauma stats and alerts when in house and oversees all clinical care provided by nursing and ancillary staff.
Identifies patients for case management and rounds daily on those patients independently and with trauma team to assess progress in plan of care from admission to discharge, facilitating implementation and documentation of progress and plan outcomes, addressing problems or variations in care and making plan alterations.
Communicates with patient and family and reviews plan of care, answers questions, addresses family concerns, and provides update on patient progress.
Facilitates communication through daily personal contact between nursing, medical staff, and ancillary departments to ensure all parties are informed and care is not fragmented.
Attends regularly scheduled rehabilitation rounds on trauma patients.
Works collaboratively with surgeons, neurosurgeon, and orthopedic surgeons in ongoing care of service line patients.
Develops and implements protocols, guidelines, pathways, and standard order sets.
Screens for current quality improvement indicators and monitors/initiates quality improvement process through identification and recording of those monitors.
Assists with collection of registry data as needed.
Participates in trauma performance improvement committee, systemwide education, and community trauma education and prevention programs.
Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.
Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.
Ability to lift up to 40 lbs independently and greater than 40 lbs with assistance
Definite potential for exposure to blood and body fluids
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children's is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.
With 3 hospitals, 27 neighborhood locations and a total of 638 beds, Children's is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children's offers access to more than 70 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children's hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.
Children's has been ranked on Fortune magazine's list of "100 Best Companies to Work For" for fourteen consecutive years and named one of the "100 Best Companies" by Working Mother magazine. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values. We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country. Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.
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