VP of Trauma Services

  • Company: Hospital Corporation of America
  • Location: San Jose, California
  • Posted: January 26, 2017
  • Reference ID: 08385-17386
Regional Medical Center of San Jose is a Level II designated and verified Trauma Center staffed by in-house specialists 24/7/365. The hospital provides a host of technologically advanced services including Cardiovascular, Neuro, Orthopedic, Bariatric and General Surgery, Interventional Pulmonology, along with multi-organ Cancer Care, and services for Women and Children. Regional holds Joint Commission advanced certifications as a Comprehensive Stroke Center and a Get with the Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. It is a certified Chest Pain Center, Certified Atrial Fibrillation Program, county designated STEMI Receiving Center, ACoS accredited Community Cancer Center, designated Lung Cancer Screening Center, a member of Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ECMO) and is certified by the Joint Commission in Sepsis care. Regional is a recipient of Healthgrades 2015 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence and has also been awarded several clinical and program awards from Healthgrades. The hospital has also been recognized U.S. News and World Report and the Joint Commission as a top performing hospital.

POSITION SUMMARY : The VP of Trauma Services goal is to provide facilitation and direction for a multidisciplinary trauma service with primary focus on developing/implementing and monitoring systems to enhance care of the trauma patient. The VP serves as a resource for inter-intra disciplinary team members and patient families that participate in the care of trauma patients. This individual works in close collaboration with the Trauma Medical Director to promote the goals of the Trauma Program, to qualify all care issues and system issues regarding the program development, and to optimize patient care across the age and injury spectrum. Program development, both at the hospital, local and within state/national systems is key elements to the success of this role. This individual is responsible for oversight/direction of trauma related activities, and initiates changes internally and external that will promote optimal trauma care. This person performs all functions necessary to act as an agent to the Trauma Medical Director and Administration, to ensure compliance with all hospital, local, state and American College of Surgeons requirements. This position maintains responsibility/accountability for 24-hour/day management.
Minimum: California Registered Nurse, Master's Degree in Nursing, BLS, ACLS, PALS or ENPC and TNCC Instructor (may be obtained within 1 year of hire).

Minimum: Prior Trauma Program experience (minimum 3 years). 10 years nursing experience in a critical care area that cares for trauma patients (i.e. ICU, ED); Management experience (minimum 2 years).

Minimum: Master's degree in nursing

Minimum: Santa Clara County and American College of Surgeons regulatory requirements; critical care skill competencies; leadership, organization, communication and time management skills; advanced computer skills; project development and implementation. Successful ACS verification at previous facility in the role of Trauma Program Manager.

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