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Trauma Program Director

Department Description: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) is an American College of Surgeons verified Level I Trauma Center, offering every trauma care specialty with the exception of pediatrics and burns.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) is part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, a new health care system that brings together academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals, more than 4,000 physicians and 35,000 employees in a shared mission to expand access to great care and advance the science and practice of medicine through groundbreaking research and education.

BIDMC is a world-class teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School.

This position is located in Boston, MA.

Job Location: Boston, MA

Req ID: 32007BR

Job Summary: The Trauma Program Director, under the direction of the Chief of Acute Care Surgery and the CAO of the Department of Surgery, shares 24-hour responsibility for administering all aspects of the trauma program with the Trauma Medical Director. Responsible for program assessment, planning, organizing, budgeting, implementation, performance improvement, education and marketing communications. Responsible for monitoring performance of the trauma service and program personnel.

Essential Responsibilities:
  1. Follows patients across clinical settings and services. Participates in patient rounds and case conferences. Collaborates with other providers to establish a comprehensive plan of care and to coordinate resources. Applies advanced knowledge and skills to prevent or solve complex and/or recurring patient problems.
  2. Collaborates with the trauma chief, develops and maintains a comprehensive, effective trauma care program that meets Level I trauma center standards. Coordinates regular Trauma Care Committee meetings. Acts as a liaison to and facilitates communication between the trauma service and the Emergency Department, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Operating Room, trauma floor, etc.
  3. Acts as a liaison to and facilitates communication between the BIDMC trauma program and other CareGroup hospitals, other trauma affiliates, and pre-hospital services. Develops and maintains an outreach program to community hospitals and physicians and seeks to develop new trauma referral relationships.
  4. Participates in groups and committees within BIDMC and the health care community to address issues related to trauma care and injury prevention. Collaborates with nurse managers, clinical nurses, and nurse specialists. Identifies learning needs of nursing staff and priorities for educational programs for the care of trauma patients across the system.
  5. Teaches in internal and external educational programs. Provides consultation to nursing and medical staff concerning trauma care and the trauma program. Serves as a resource and advisor for the Advanced Trauma Life Support Course coordinator. Promotes, develops, and participates in public awareness programs on trauma care.
  6. Has the authority to direct and support managers with functional area responsibilities. Has the direct responsibility to undertake the following employment actions: hiring, termination, corrective action and performance reviews. Direct Reports: 4-6 Indirect Reports: None

  7. Assists in planning, monitoring and/or managing budget in functional area of department.

Required Qualifications:
  1. Bachelor's degree in Nursing required.
  2. License Registered Nurse required.
  3. 3-5 years related work experience required and 0-1 years supervisory/management experience required
  4. Current knowledge and skill in trauma nursing.
  5. Experience in teaching and/or program planning.
  6. Advanced skills with Microsoft applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access and other web-based applications. May produce complex documents, perform analysis and maintain databases.
Preferred Qualifications:
  1. Emergency and/or intensive care nursing experience.
  1. Decision Making: Ability to make decisions with significant, broad implications for the management and operations of a major department or multiple departments. Participates in decisions on overall strategy and direction of the organization.
  2. Problem Solving: Ability to address problems that are broad, complex and abstract, often involving Medical Center-wide issues and requiring substantial creativity, resourcefulness, staff engagement, Lean diagnostic techniques, negotiation and diplomacy to develop solutions.
  3. Independence of Action: Ability to set direction and vision for major departments or multiple departments. Establishes priorities, develops policies and allocates resources.
  4. Written Communications: Ability to communicate complex information in English effectively in writing to all levels of staff, management and external customers across functional areas.
  5. Oral Communications: Ability to verbally communicate complex concepts in English and address sensitive situations, resolve conflicts, negotiate, motivate and persuade others.
  6. Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate broad and comprehensive knowledge of theories, concepts, practices and policies with the ability to use them in complex and/or unprecedented situations across multiple functional areas.
  7. Team Work: Ability to act as a team leader for small projects or workgroups, creating a collaborative and respectful team environment and improving workflows. Results may impact the operations of one or more departments.
  8. Customer Service: Ability to lead operational initiatives to meet or exceed customer service standards and expectations in assigned unit(s) and/or across multiple areas in a timely and respectful manner.
Age based Competencies:
Employees in this job must be competent to provide patient care to the following age groups: Young adult: 16-30 years, Middle Age: 30 - 60 years, Elderly: 60 -.
Physical Nature of the Job:
Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Some elements of the job are sedentary, but the employee will be required to stand for periods of time or move throughout the hospital campus

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