Registered Nurse -Director of Trauma Services

Requisition # 56129
Elevating the Possibility of U at UCHealth
UCHealth is a special place and it requires a special type of person to work here. We are committed to attracting exceptional people who possess a rare combination of talent, drive, and intellectual curiosity. They are the people who naturally gravitate toward our culture, our geography, and our passion for discovery -- ambitious people for whom UCHealth isn't just a career, but an elevated state of mind.
The Trauma Program at University of Colorado Hospital is seeking an energetic, enthusiastic, team-oriented, Trauma Program Director. We are seeking a leader with experience building a trauma program, system integration and outreach with hospitals, EMS agencies and the community and regulatory compliance. This experienced RN leader must take a collaborative multi-departmental and multi-hospital approach to achieve superior quality of care and implementation of a strong strategic plan. While this is predominantly a daytime position, outreach and building community partnerships require some weekend and night attention.
Job duties:
Ongoing development and implementation of a strategic business plan for the system trauma service line, integrating the scope of service with the system mission, vision and goals in a collaborative approach. Align trauma programs within set regulatory standards (CDPHE, ACS, JCAHO) for continual compliance. Monitor emerging trends in trauma care and systems to strategically prioritize needs based on an operational plan. Complete budget development for program, including immediate and projected needs of human, material, space and financial resources. Assume fiscal management and accountability of budgets, evaluating and adjusting for significant variances and implementing strategies for optimal reimbursement. Provide a sufficient number of qualified and competent staff to operate the trauma programs within the system.
Requirements (education, licensures, certification)
Bachelor's degree in Nursing.
Master's degree in a relevant field (i.e. Nursing, Business or healthcare related field).
5 years of nursing experience. 2 years of supervisory experience. Familiar with requirements for both level 2 and level 3 trauma centers.
State licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN).
BLS through the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer with card in-hand before start date. BLS or CPR card must be good through sixty days of hire. All life support certification cards must be issued by either the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer. (American Red Cross for the Professional Rescuer is only good upon hire and all renewals will need to be through an American Heart Association sanctioned course.)
National certification in leadership, management, or clinical specialty preferred.
With award-winning hospitals and facilities serving the entire Front Range, University of Colorado Health is the state's largest and most innovative health system. By integrating the strengths of academic medicine with the finest community health care, we're able to push the boundaries of medicine and offer our employees endless career opportunities. Here, there are no limits, except those you place on yourself. Everyone is united by their passion for discovery and their commitment to improving patients' lives.
Join Us. Together We Improve lives.
The University of Colorado Health (UCHealth) system recognizes and appreciates the rich array of talents and perspectives that equal employment and diversity can offer our institution. As an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, UCHealth is committed to making all employment decisions based on valid requirements. No applicant shall be discriminated against in any terms, conditions or privileges of employment or otherwise be discriminated against because of the individual's race, creed, color, religion, gender, national origin or ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, genetic information or veteran status. UCHealth does not discriminate against any "qualified applicant with a disability" as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act and will make reasonable accommodations, when they do not impose an undue hardship on the organization.
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