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Registered Nurse Trauma Coordinator - Trauma Center - Trauma Coordinator

Company: Mission Regional Medical Center
Location: Weslaco
Posted on: May 6, 2024

Job Description:

Registered Nurse Trauma Coordinator - Trauma Center

Join an award-winning team of dedicated professionals committed to our core values of quality, compassion, and community! Knapp Medical Center, a member of the Prime Healthcare Foundation, offers incredible opportunities to expand your horizons and be part of a community dedicated to making a difference. SIGN ON BONUS 10K

Knapp Medical Center is an award-winning, not-for-profit hospital in Weslaco, Texas. With 227 beds, the community hospital specializes in emergency care, orthopedics, obstetrics and gynecology, wound care, surgery, cardiology, gastroenterology, critical care, and interventional radiology. Knapp serves as the only acute care hospital in the Mid-Valley area, as well as Weslaco's only Level III Trauma Center, Advanced Primary Stroke Center, and Level II Newborn Nursery. Knapp has been providing quality and compassionate healthcare to Mid-Valley residents for 60 years. More than 300 physicians serve on the hospital's medical staff. Knapp also serves as one of the largest employers in the Mid-Valley, employing more than 450 people. For more information, please call or visit

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to veteran status, disability, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or other protected characteristics. If you need special accommodation for the application process, please contact Human Resources. Know Your Rights:


In conjunction with the Trauma Medical Director, is responsible for the organization of services and systems necessary for a multidisciplinary approach to providing care to injured patients and for managing, promoting, evaluating and directing the day-to-day operations of the Trauma Program. Provides direction for patient care across the continuum in collaboration with the trauma team physicians, sub-specialists, nursing and ancillary services. The Trauma Coordinator is a registered nurse who is responsible for promoting optimal trauma care, through clinical activities, professional and public education, administrative functions, and quality improvement activities. The Trauma Coordinator is responsible for the Trauma PI Program, Trauma Registry, and Community Injury Prevention Programs. Works in conjunction with outside agencies including EMS and other regulatory agencies. Close communication with these groups allows the coordinator to function as a stabilizing force in the multidisciplinary care required by the trauma patient. This involvement begins with the pre-hospital care of the patient, care in the emergency department, and extends through admission to discharge home, transfer to an institution with a higher level of care, entering into a rehabilitation program, or death. It is important for the coordinator to establish and maintain a communication system with all departments and individuals involved in the care of trauma patients.


EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, TRAINING 1. Graduation from an accredited school of nursing required. Bachelor of Science, preferred. 2. Current licensure State Board of Nurse Examiners. 3. Current BLS (AHA) certificate upon hire and maintain current. 4. Current ACLS (AHA) certificate upon hire and maintain current. 5. Current PALS (AHA) or ENPC certificate upon hire and maintain current. 6. TNCC required 7. Minimum of three years in emergency nursing and in the care of trauma patients.

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Keywords: Mission Regional Medical Center, Edinburg , Registered Nurse Trauma Coordinator - Trauma Center - Trauma Coordinator, Healthcare , Weslaco, Texas

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