Centura Health Manager- Trauma Program in Denver, Colorado

Located in central Denver’s historic Washington Park residential neighborhood, associates at Porter Adventist Hospital enjoy beautiful surroundings, leading technology, outstanding leadership and easy access to everything great central Denver has to offer. As a full-service Magnet® designated, 368-bed acute-care referral center specializing in behavioral health, cancer care, joint replacement, spinal care, advanced robotic surgery and organ transplantation, Porter Adventist Hospital treats some of the region’s most complex medical cases and surgery patients. Our Heart and Vascular Institute is the first and only program in Colorado to receive full Heart Failure Accreditation status from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. We have also received numerous awards and honors including: The Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award (2014); top 50th orthopedic program ranking by U.S. News & World Report with high performing honors in eight specialties (2014); an “A” rating from the Leapfrog Group for Patient Safety (2014), as well as many others. The Porter tradition of blending science and spirit began more than 75 years ago by Denver businessman Henry Porter with his generous donation after he experienced care at a Seventh Day Adventist Facility in CA and sought to bring that same philosophy of care to Denver. If you are ready for a career where the work you do truly transcends the walls of a hospital, we invite you to learn more at: http://www.porterhospital.org/

_Job Description/Job Posting ID: 129382_

_Recruiter Contact:_ MandyGray@Centura.org

_Clinic/Department:_* 7525 PAH TRAUMA SERVICES *


_Schedule:_ FT Days- 1.00 FTE

Position Summary

Provides leadership and management for the trauma service at the facility to assure optimal care for injured patients while meeting regulatory requirements from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the American College of Surgeons. Responsible for daily operations of the trauma program and the achievement of standards related to quality care, patient satisfaction, and fiscally responsible care delivery.

Minimum Education Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in nursing or related health field

Master’s Degree, preferred

Minimum Experience Requirements

Five years of trauma program, emergency and/or critical care nursing experience Two years of previous leadership experience, preferred Experience with trauma registry and coding, preferred


Current state RN license for applicable state of employment

Current Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association

Current ACLS upon hire or within 24 months of hire/transfer

Current TNCC upon hire or within 24 months of hire/transfer

CSTR, preferred

Membership to a related professional organization preferred (Society of Trauma Nurses, Emergency Nurses Association, American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Air and Surface Transport Nurses Association)

Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )

Oversees and manages day-to-day operations for the Trauma program.*

Works collaboratively with nursing and other patient care departments in managing trauma patient/family care processes.*

Oversees and assists with preparation of monthly trauma performance improvement committee meetings.*

Pre-reviews appropriate charts and works collaboratively with the trauma medical director to facilitate medical review of charts.*

Conducts appropriate review of current trauma literature to support performance improvement initiatives.*

Coordinates preparation for trauma center designation visits.*

Assures compliance with trauma center requirements and anticipates changes in requirements and works collaboratively with the Trauma Director and Medical Director to make appropriate program modifications/changes.*

Actively participates in and support Centura Trauma System protocols and initiatives. *

Works with Trauma Director to identify educational needs of nursing and facilitates specific education in conjunction with the clinical leadership.*

Conducts outreach education in cooperation with outreach and pre-hospital services.*

Participates in the State EMS and Trauma Advisory Council and/or local/regional EMS and Trauma Advisory Council meetings*

Manages human resources by ensuring appropriate staff level and utilization. *

Interview and select appropriate staff. *

Provides staff with orientation, training, corrective actions, and annual performance evaluations. *

Identifies staff development and training needs.*

Responsible for compliance with all regulatory agencies, Federal, State and hospital standards. *

Reviews and revises policies as needed. *

Serves as liaison between staff and other areas within the facility at large and as an advisor to other disciplines. *

Assist Trauma Director with strategic planning and program development. *

Communicates company and department goals and objectives with staff. *

Identifies, develops and implements quality improvement initiatives. Identifies quality indicators and measurable outcomes. *

Assists in developing the department/program budget. Manages department staffing to meet productivity goals.*

Enhances professional growth and development through educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings and workshops to remain current with industry changes. *

Assists in training trauma staff and other hospital personnel. *

Adheres to professional code of ethics and to all accreditation and regulatory requirements. *

Demonstrates effective time management and is proactive in prioritizing workload and meeting productivity requirements. *

Adapts to rapidly changing technologies, policies, regulations, census and staffing through priority setting and flexibility. *

Physical Requirements

☑ Light Work - exert/lift up to 20 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 10 lbs. frequently)


Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.