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Administrative Director of Trauma Services

Dallas, TX · Healthcare
Position:   Administrative Director of Trauma Services
Location:   Dallas, TX
Salary: Competitive, Based on experience
Annual Bonus:  Yes
Sign-On Bonus:  Yes
Relocation Assistance:  Yes
Benefits:  Yes, full, comprehensive benefits package including Medical, Dental, 401-K with Company Match, Employee Stock Program, Tuition Reimbursement, Student Loan Forgiveness, Adoption Assistance and much more!
Position Type:  Full-time, permanent position
Facility Type:  796-Bed state-of-the-art tertiary hospital, Magnet Hospital
Location:  In the heart of North Dallas, just 15 minutes from downtown Dallas and a short drive from North Dallas suburbs.
Reports To:  COO
JOB DESCRIPTION
  • Responsible for the strategic oversight of the Adult and Pediatric Trauma Programs at Main hospital in Dallas, our Heart and Spine Hospitals, and Children’s Hospital.  
  • Responsible for planning, organizing, coordinating and directing all functions of the department (s) in order to support the stated mission, vision and values of our hospitals and philosophy of the Department of Nursing and promote, advocate and support the nursing staff’s primary commitment to protect the health, safety and rights of the individual, family or community.
  • The Director will be responsible to operate the department, continue the improvement of the department’s processes and outcomes, comply with hospital and corporate policy procedures, efficiently manage finances and resources, promote teamwork and customer satisfaction, and integrate the department services into the organization’s overall plan for delivery of care and service.
Job Responsibilities
  • Responsible for the implementation and ongoing operations of a full-service Adult Trauma program and including oversight of the Pediatric Trauma Program and staff at the Children’s Hospital
  • Oversees compliance to the American College of Surgeons and the Texas Department of State Health Services verification and designation criteria for a Level II pediatric trauma center
  • Coordinate/integrate department services throughout the continuum of trauma care
  • Manages the operational, personnel and financial aspects of trauma care in conjunction with associated facility partners
  • Oversees and is responsible for the trauma registry to include collection, coding, scoring and validation of data for the trauma patient population.
  • Oversees data submission at the regional, state and national level
  • Responsible for clinical protocol, policy and practice management guidelines throughout the continuum of care through an evidence-based process
  • Assume responsibility for evaluation of trauma care throughout the hospital placing patient safety as the primary goal
  • Responsible for injury prevention implementation and evaluation
  • Partners with departments to ensure trauma related education is appropriate
  • Recommend a sufficient number of qualified/competent staff to provide department services in support of provision of services.
  • Determine the qualifications/competence of personnel.
  • Continuously assess/improve departmental performance in care of the injured patient
  • Ensure the provision of orientation, in-service training and continuing education and development of staff.
  • Recommend space and other resources needed in the provision of services.
  • Identify and select outside sources for needed services.
  • Promote involvement of self and staff in health promotion/educational community involvement, life time learning and nursing research.
  • Participate in development and evaluation of professional practice by participating on unit and/or hospital committees, special projects and attendance at staff meetings and town halls.  Create environment to encourage unit-based staff participation in above.
  • Participate in the development of trauma care systems at the community, state, and or national level.
  • Maintain responsibility in conjunction with the Trauma Medical Director for the Trauma Performance Improvement and Trauma Peer Review Activities.
  • Assist with emergency preparedness activities for the hospital in collaboration with local agencies.
EDUCATION:
  • Master’s degree in Nursing or related field or other appropriate post Graduate degree.
  • BSN
LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:
  • Current Texas RN or Compact/Multi-State license
  • BLS
  • Certification in specialty area within 6 months
EXPERIENCE:
  • 10+ years of acute care nursing experience
  • Minimum:  5 years’ experience in management, preferable in a hospital setting with experience to include management of personnel, payroll, budgets, capital, business planning, marketing, and physician relations
WHY WORK FOR US?
 
Together, we believe our success is dependent on an environment where caregivers, staff, administrators, physicians and volunteers are at the core of a patients-first culture.
 
We offer: 
  • Security and stability from working with America’s leading healthcare provider! 
  • Unmatched potential for a variety, flexibility and career growth. 
  • The joy of teaming with people who share your passion for the care and improvement of human life.
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