Howard University Hospital | Washington, DC

    Trauma Nurse Coordinator

    Job Title
    Trauma Nurse Coordinator
    Job ID
    Washington,  DC
    Other Location
    With over 150 years of caring for our community and each other in the Washington DC area, Howard University Hospital has a world-renowned reputation for high-quality, patient-centric care. Howard University Hospital is the nation’s only teaching hospital located on the campus of a Historically Black University and has created a superior learning environment, with groundbreaking research and positive patient outcomes.
    Howard University Hospital seeks to hire a Trauma Nurse Coordinator who will embrace our reach and historic tradition of excellence. If you want to make a difference in someone’s life. 

    Trauma Nurse Coordinator:
    •    Assumes direct patient care responsibilities where required to ensure adequate care levels.
    •    Serves as a resource person for unit staff, assists staff in identifying patient care needs or problems, and their professional needs, and in selecting suitable problem-solving approaches.
    •    Promotes diversity, awareness, and sensitivity among staff.
    •    Identifies and participates in resolving patient and staff safety concerns.
    •    Participates in developing the philosophy and goals of the department and communicates and interprets them to the unit staff; participates in orientation activities and serves as a change agent.
    •    Participates in the orientation of new medical staff to the unit operations when required. Participates as part of the multidisciplinary team in the coordination and delivery of patient care. Promotes compliance with regulatory agencies standards and guidelines.
    •    Assist in identifying trauma patients appropriate for the registry
    •    Promotes unity within the shift, between shifts on the unit. and between units within the Patient Care Area; and promotes and maintains effective relationships with patients, families, medical staff, and colleagues from other departments.
    •    Identifies staffing needs and processes.
    •    Develops and updates standards for supplies and equipment in collaboration with the Nurse Manager.
    •    Monitors compliance with cost-containment measures and identifies strategies to improve financial outcomes.
    •    Identifies educational opportunities in collaboration with Trauma Service Team, including but limited to, Trauma Medical Director, Trauma Program Director and conducts in-services as needed on the unit.
    •    Supports the progressive development and improvement of clinical performance and customer satisfaction.
    •    Assumes other duties and responsibilities that are related and appropriate to the position and area. The above responsibilities are a general description of the level and nature of the work assigned to this classification and are not to be considered as all-inclusive

    A qualified candidate will possess the following:
    •    Bachelor's Degree in Nursing.
    •    3+ years of progressive experience in nursing in the Trauma
    •    Must have worked in an acute facility within five (5) years of the date of the application
    •    Current license to practice nursing in the District of Columbia. 
    •    Certification in the following is required:
    o    TNCC provider
    o    TNCC instructor – can be obtained within 1 year of hire. 
    o    TCRN Certification preferred
    •    Certified in an advanced 'life' support or as a Basic Life Support Instructor required 

    At Howard University Hospital our job is to care for you. We do this by offering:
    • Work life balance
    • Recognition and rewards for professional expertise
    • Competitive, comprehensive benefit plans offered (including health, disability, vacation, sick leave, and 403B retirement plan)

    COVID-19 Vaccination 

    Howard University Hospital requires all external applicants to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before commencing employment.  External Applicants may be required to furnish proof of vaccination and, if offered, may elect to be vaccinated at a designated Howard University Hospital location. 

    Must be able to stand, walk, sit, lift manually lift up to 35lbs, and transfer/lift using the appropriate device to accomplish the patient care task, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, bend, pull, push, reach, handle, write, type, file, speak, hear, see, (depth perception, color vision), calculate, edit, evaluate, interpret, and organize for extended periods of time.

    Note: This position description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as may be required. The hospital has the right to revise this position description at any time. This position description is not be construed as a contract for employment. The Hospital does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, marital status, religion, or disability. Veteran status and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Inquiries regarding provisions for persons with disabilities, equal employment opportunity, and Title IX should be directed to the Office of Employee Relations and Equal Employment Opportunity at (202)-806-1316.

    Required Skills


    • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing.
    • 3+ years of progressive experience in nursing in the Trauma
    • Must have worked in an acute facility within five (5) years of the date of the application
    • Current license to practice nursing in the District of Columbia.
    • Certification in the following is required:
    o TNCC provider
    o TNCC instructor – can be obtained within 1 year of hire.
    o TCRN Certification preferred
    • Certified in an advanced 'life' support or as a Basic Life Support Instructor required

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