San Joaquin General Hospital is seeking a Deputy Director—Trauma (Deputy Director SJGH Nursing) to provide the overall management of the Trauma program. In concert with the Trauma Medical Director, this key position will plan, coordinate, direct, and evaluate the Trauma Program by maintaining Level III (or Level II) Trauma Center Standards of care, practice, and performance. The Deputy Director—Trauma will work in a collaborative fashion with hospital personnel and medical staff to achieve the hospital’s goals of providing efficient, effective, culturally sensitive care to trauma patients, while focusing on the patients, physicians, employees, and the community as customers.
In addition to having a commitment to excellence, well-qualified candidates should exercise sound judgment in making clinical and administrative decisions and resolving problems; possess strong communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills; and maintain effective working relationships with committees, healthcare staff, external agencies, and the general public.
The Deputy Director - Trauma will be responsible for carrying out the following position accountabilities:
I. Clinical Activities:
In collaboration with the Trauma Medical Director, develops and implements the policies, guidelines, and protocols for care of trauma patients.
Attends daily trauma rounds with the trauma service.
Acts as a resource for the clinical services for care of trauma patients.
Coordinates and participates in the provision of basic and advanced trauma critical care training for nursing staff.
Coordinates and provides the trauma component of the orientation process for nursing personnel involved in trauma care.
In collaboration with the Trauma Medical Director, coordinates the monthly multidisciplinary trauma CME conference.
Participates in local, regional, and national trauma education conferences.
Assists with and/or performs trauma educational in-services for hospital staff, as needed.
Coordinates trauma nursing grand rounds in Cooperation with the Nursing Department.
Works collaboratively with regional and local trauma centers in the design and provision of Advanced Trauma Life Support course for medical and nursing staff in the community.
Coordinates trauma specific courses for nurses as specified by hospital policies (e.g. Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses or TNCC); become qualified as an instructor on an as needed basis.
III. Performance Improvement:
Maintains a performance improvement process consistent for trauma care that is consistent with the Local EMS Agency and California EMS Authority regulations.
Based on quality improvement reviews, ensures that recommended actions are completed in a timely manner, in collaboration with the Trauma Medical Director and hospital staff.
Ensures that process and outcome measures are identified and addressed at the monthly Trauma Quality Improvement or Trauma Audit Committee Meeting.
Ensures that all data is submitted to the Local EMS Agency Trauma Committee; participates in the Committee.
Develops and maintains an annual budget for the Trauma (Administrative) Program.
Provides supervision for the trauma registrar and other trauma assistant personnel.
Provides overall supervision for the hospital trauma registry.
Works with the finance department on the billing and collection issues for trauma patients.
Ensures annual trauma program reports are distributed to appropriate personnel and agencies.
Ensures trauma data is submitted to the DH-EMS Registry within the specified time frames as specified by EMS Agency.
Serves as a liaison with hospital administration for all trauma and trauma related issues.
Coordinates and collaborates with the EMS Liaison Nurse for trauma education and performance improvement activities.
Collaborates with any and all department across the continuum of trauma care.
Participates in local, regional, and national trauma Professional organizations.
Participates in the development of trauma systems, locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.
VI. Community Outreach/Injury Prevention
Develops and participates in trauma injury prevention programs for the community.
For a listing of detailed job duties, visit the San Joaquin County Human Resources website at www.sjgov.org/department/hr
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS Education: Possession of a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, Health Science, Business Administration or other closely related field.
Experience: Four years of progressively Responsible experience as a registered nurse in an acute care hospital of 100 or more beds, including one year of management experience at a level equivalent to Nursing Department Manager.
Substitution: A Master’s Degree in Nursing, Health Care Administration or Business Administration or other closely related field may be substituted for one year of the required non-management experience.
License and Certificates: BLS, ACLS and TNCC certification.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS License and Certification: Current registration as a Nurse in the State of California. A copy of the license must be submitted with the employment application.
SAN JOAQUIN GENERAL HOSPITAL San Joaquin General Hospital, originally established in 1857, is a 196-bed general acute care facility providing a full range of both inpatient and outpatient services. In addition to providing direct medical services, the hospital is active in providing education for health professionals through post-graduate residency programs in General Surgery, Internal Medicine and Family Practice and has trained over 3,000 physicians since the residency programs were established in 1932. The hospital also participates in clinical affiliation agreements for training programs in a variety of health professions. San Joaquin General Hospital's friendly staff is committed to cre-ating a warm and personal environment which is sensitive to both a patient's emotional and physical needs. The staff of San Joaquin General Hospital work hard to provide the highest quality health care services to the residents of San Joaquin County. We are proud and confident of our tradition of serving and caring for our patients with courtesy, respect, dignity, enthusiasm and a positive attitude.
Additional Salary Information: In addition to base salary, the County offers:
Cafeteria Plan— $24,022 annual amount which may be used to purchase medical, dental, and vi-sion coverage. Unused monies are paid as addi-tional salary.
A 2% employer contribution to the County’s 457
Deferred Compensation Plan.
Vacation cash-out up to 8 days annually (valued from $3,649 to $4,435).
For more information, please visit the benefits page of the County’s Human Resources website at:
Internal Number: 0918-EH2105-EX
About San Joaquin General Hospital
San Joaquin General Hospital, originally established in 1857, is a general acute care facility providing a full range of inpatient services including General Medical/Surgical Care, High-Risk Obstetrics and Neonatal Intensive Care, Pediatrics and Intensive Care. In addition to the 196-bed hospital, the medical campus includes multiple facilities dedicated to comprehensive outpatient services including Primary Care and Specialty Clinics. The Hospital's Ambulatory Care sites, including offices located at French Camp and Stockton provide over 134,000 outpatient clinic visits a year. In addition to providing direct medical services, the hospital is active in providing education for health professionals through post-graduate residency programs in General Surgery, Internal Medicine and Family Practice and has trained over 3,000 physicians since the residency programs were established in 1932. The hospital also participates in clinical affiliation agreements for training programs in a variety of health professions including Registered and Licensed Vocational nurses, Pharmacists, Radiology Technologies, Social Workers and Respiratory Therapists. MISSION STATEMENT San Joaquin County Hospital... is dedicated to a philosophy of excellence in providing health services, education and professional training in an integrated system that values quality in life, family interaction, and respect for both clients and employees. The Agency is committed to the delivery of community-oriented, culturally sensitive, and affordable health care throughout San Joaquin County. VISION STATEMENT Our community’s health and well-being are our highest priority: - Involving the entire community. - Delivering compassionate and accessible health care. - Integrating prevention and treatment through Public Health Mental Health, Medical Care and Substance Abuse Services. - EVERY CONTACT COUNTS!!!