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Manager, Trauma Program


CHRISTUS St. Vincent




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490A West Zia Rd
Santa Fe, NM  87505


Full Time

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 The Trauma Program Manager will function under the direct supervision of the Chief Medical Officer and in collaboration with the Medical Director of Trauma, Acute Care Surgery & the Surgical ICU. There will be productive collaboration with community Providers, the Medical Group leadership, the Emergency Department, the Intensive Care Unit, the Operating Room, Clinical Educators, all Physicians, and all Nurse Managers/Directors & Team Supervisors of patient care areas.

He/she will be responsible for the promotion of optimal trauma care in the context of regionalized trauma care system through clinical activities; professional and public education; research activities; quality improvement activities regarding trauma patients hospital, and region-wide injury prevention programs; and overseeing the maintenance of the trauma registry.

The Trauma Program Manager will act as a resource to all patient care areas regarding nursing care as related to trauma and for the oversight and development of medical educational programs or activities. He/she will function as a liaison and administrative manager for specific hospital-based services including trauma, acute surgical care, and trauma orthopedics, by maintaining effective lines of communication within all areas of CHRISTUS St. Vincent. The Manager acts as a liaison for EMS, the State EMS bureau, and for transfer services from all regional hospitals. The Manager will responsible for the development and maintenance of CSVRMC as a Regional Trauma Referral Center, and, in conjunction with the Trauma Medical Director, will provide oversight of the maintenance of Level III Trauma designation, and the implementation of Level II Trauma Center designation, should this be a goal of the organization.

The Manager will also participate in internal or community emergency preparedness preparation and regional Mass Causality Incident (MCI) development, as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduate of a professional nursing school, BSN preferred.

EDUCATION: Current New Mexico RN license or current Compact State license. TNCC or ATCN and Board Certification in Emergency Nursing (BCEN) or Board certification in Critical Care Nursing (CCRN) is required within 12 months of start date.

Advanced Trauma leadership training is preferred and this includes TOPIC (Trauma Optimal Outcomes Course) and the TCAA (Trauma Center Association of America) Trauma Leadership and Finance Courses. May be acquired after hire.

Advanced Emergency Management FEMA training is preferred, to the level of IS 300 and 400, and FEMA's Healthcare Leadership for Mass Casualty 15-50, to support Incident Command activities, as required, in mass casualty and medical surge events. May be acquired after hire.


SKILLS: Demonstrated abilities in clinical education and proven speaking ability. Demonstrated abilities required are the essential skills of leadership, which include leading teams within a changing environment. Additional core skills include team building, collaboration, influence, and reaching consensus. Strong Leadership, case management skills, and research abilities are also expected.

EXPERIENCE: Minimum of 4-6 years of experience in the care of trauma patients, with advanced critical care and critical thinking nursing skills. Computer literacy required. Must have worked in a Level I, II, or III Trauma Center. Must have demonstrated leadership skills working in the clinical setting of a health profession.


-Responsible to: Chief Medical Officer


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Must be able to handle emergency/crisis situations, prolonged, extensive or considerable sitting/standing/walking. Has knowledge of and uses good body mechanics. Frequently lifts, positions, pushes and/or transfers patients or equipment. Hearing and visual acuity within normal or correctable limits. Manual dexterity and fine motor coordination required.

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