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Directs the program's activities and resources to ensure alignment with the mission, values, and strategic objectives of the program and organization. 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.
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. Partners with medical and organizational leaders to develop and implement a strategic plan, departmental goals, and standards consistent with the clinical, administrative, regulatory, legal, and ethical standards of the organization.Directs and evaluates departmental operations, including staffing, development, engagement, patient care delivery, information technologies, regulatory compliance, quality and experience to achieve growth in performance goals.Proficient understanding of regulatory requirements, system development and political implications while maintaining collaborative relationships with local, state, regional, and national stakeholders.Prepares and evaluates departmental budgets and financial performance to promote stewardship and growth.
Bachelor's degree in Nursing. Master's degree in Nursing, Business or healthcare related field.
5 years of nursing experience. 2 years of supervisory experience.
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.)
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