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RN Nursing Coordinator Trauma Nurse Registrar

Job ID: 39056
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Facility/Division: UNC Medical Center
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day Job

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Job Description

Description

Become part of an inclusive organization with over 40,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the unique communities we serve.

The Trauma Nurse Registrar (Nursing Coordinator) will work under the direction of the Adult Trauma Medical Director and Program Manager to support trauma center compliance with trauma registry, process improvement, and research standards.

Registry Operations:

• Manage day-to-day operations of registry team to include trauma patient identification/logging, chart abstraction, data entry, and registrar productivity • Ensure registry compliance with ACS chart closure standards, data validation, and inter-rater reliability • Oversee registry uploads to NC Trauma Registry and National Trauma Database • Perform chart closure as needed in the V5 Trauma Registry

Process Improvement:

 • Generate reports, analyze, and present trauma quality data • Identify quality filters

Research:

• Support the UNC Trauma Research Program by tracking ongoing research and publications occurring at UNC Medical Center • Work with researchers to generate datasets and perform basic analysis of trauma data 

Additional Responsibilities may include:
1. Assesses patient status of a specialized population. Rounds with an interdisciplinary health care team to determine patient care needs and coordinate ongoing acute care and long-term needs. Uses expertise and experience in specialty practice to facilitate patient care. Acts as a liaison between the patient, family and health care team to communicate patient care needs including coordination of patient/family care conferences.
2. Collaborates with health care team to provide information and resources to facilitate patient care. Provides inservices and formal presentations to nursing, medical and ancillary staff on topics related to the specialized patient population. Assist staff in the development of patient education materials for the patient population. Perform patient teaching related to specific topics and patient needs. Documents patient teaching in the medical record in the appropriate sections
3. Collects data related to specialized patient population and analyzes for trends. Enters data or coordinates its entry into databases and registries for benchmarking purposes. Participates in performance improvement activities to promote quality patient care. Analyzes data for trends and makes suggestions for revisions to patient care protocols for the patient population. Monitors outcomes of care for patient population and collaborates with the interdisciplinary health care team on evaluation of outcomes.
4. Coordinates patient care for post-hospitalization care and discharge planning. Makes referrals to other care providers during acute care episode and for post-discharge care. Communicates discharge needs to interdisciplinary health care team, patient and family. Coordinates appointments with clinics, outside referral sources, home care, durable medical equipment providers and other providers to ensure continuity of care for the patient. Attends care conferences and interdisciplinary care rounds. Documents care planning and communication with health care providers in the medical record.
5. Promotes own professional development through attending inservices and presentations. Keeps current in practice through conferences, reading current literature and research. Role models professional nursing practice to others through use of the nursing process and professional behaviors


Other Information

Other information:
Education Requirements:
● Graduation from a state-accredited school of professional nursing
Licensure/Certification Requirements:
● Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of North Carolina.
Professional Experience Requirements:
● Five (5) years of professional nursing experience.  Prefer at least two years of experience caring for injured patients
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:  Assets for the role:  Familiarity with V5 Trauma Registry and V5 Report Writer; Excel (Intermediate to expert), completion of AAAM AIS course / Trauma Registry Course/ ICD-10 Course (within 5 years)


Job Details

Legal Employer: STATE

Entity: UNC Medical Center

Organization Unit: Trauma Program 

Work Type: Full Time

Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00

Work Schedule: Day Job

Location of Job: US:NC:Chapel Hill

Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: Yes


This is a State position employed by UNC Health Care System. 

This is a State position employed by UNC Health Care System.
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