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Trauma Outreach Coordinator

Job ID: 964428
Facility: ECU Health Medical Center
Dept: Trauma
Location: Greenville, NC
FT/PT: Full-Time
Shift: Not Applicable
Reg/Temp: Regular
Date Posted: Sep 12, 2023

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Job Description

ECU Health

About ECU Health Medical Center

ECU Health Medical Center, one of four academic medical centers in North Carolina, is the 974-bed flagship hospital for ECU Health and serves as the primary teaching hospital for The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. ECU Health Medical Center has achieved Magnet® designation twice and provides acute and intermediate care, rehabilitation and outpatient health services to a 29-county region that is home to more than 1.4 million people.

Position Summary

Coordinate the Eastern Regional Advisory Committee (ERAC).

Plan and conduct organizational, provider, and community education.

Facilitate trauma performance for the region.

Enhance communication and information sharing among trauma providers.

Facilitate trauma research.

Participate in the State Advisory Committee (STAC).


Assure compliance with state law regarding the development and implementation of the ERAC through familiarization with the legislation and ERAC bylaws, interacting with the NC Office of Emergency Medical Services, ensuring the committee work is accomplished, pursuing grants as warranted, networking with ERAC members and other providers in the region.

Organize and staff quarterly ERAC meetings and committee meetings which includes meeting notices, securing a meeting place, arranging food, preparing the agenda, arranging the room, preparing member packets, preparing speakers, participating at meetings, following-up as needed.

Maintain a current database of regional participants and ERAC membership and officers (includes terms of membership/office).

Submit and update the regional trauma systems plan to the NC OEMS which includes organizational structure, goals and objectives, membership listing, system evaluation tools, public information and education plan, trauma system protocols, transfer agreements, and documentation of regional support.

Recruit and orient new members to ERAC through personal contact and correspondence, participating in seminars, providing information for review, involving on committees, capitalizing on the strengths in their communities.
Plan and conduct organizational, provider, and public education.

Work with the ERAC Provider/Public Education Committee to coordinate regional education.

Establish a regional education plan including strategies to address education of EMS personnel, physicians, nursing and allied health providers, hospital leadership, business and community members and legislators.

Create a regional database of outreach programs to identify gaps and opportunities to maximize resources.

Develop new programs and update current programs.

Deliver education to the region through personal presentations and the establishment of a speaker's bureau.

Develop a process to evaluate the effectiveness of education programs.

Investigate funding sources to promote regional trauma education and effective care delivery and complete applications for grants/other funds.

Develop a marketing campaign to increase community awareness of regional and local trauma care services.

Facilitate/Coordinate courses offered by the Trauma Department.
Facilitate Trauma Performance Improvement (PI) for the region.

Identify trauma guidelines currently in use and revise as needed based on the consensus of trauma providers.

Develop additional guidelines as needed to address regional trauma care.

Establish a mechanism to provide written and verbal feedback on referrals.

Establish a trauma audit process to evaluate care using benchmarks and outcomes to structure the review process.

Report potential and actual PI issues and trends to the Trauma PI Coordinator, Trauma Program Manager, Trauma Medical Director. Actively participate in PI loop closure with the PI Coordinator.

Develop mechanisms to address the issue of patient confidentiality.

Coordinate meetings to conduct morbidity and mortality review.

Network with the Central Injury Surveillance System (CISS) staff to obtain data.
Support the ERAC Communications Committee.

Establish a communications plan for the ERAC.

Implement communication strategies such as an annual report, web page, newsletters, to inform the region of trauma systems issues and opportunities for involvement

Provide education to legislators regarding key issues impacting trauma care and prevention.
Support the ERAC Research Committee to facilitate the identification, development and evaluation of trauma research studies.

Disseminate research materials and protocols to appropriate regional providers to enhance trauma care.

Promote opportunities for multi-institutional research.

Establish a plan to incorporate local injury data into the CISS.

Participates in clinical trials by knowing and following specific study protocols, providing on-call coverage, initial screening, enrolling, consenting and documentation of study related procedures
Attend quarterly meetings, representing the ERAC.

Participate on subcommittees addressing confidentiality, funding, or databases.

Network with NC RAC coordinators and incorporate best practice models.

Call attention to regional issues that need to be addressed by the state level.

Act as a resource to other RAC's coordinators.

Minimum Requirements

RN Applicants - Associate Degree in Nursing or Bachelor's degree in nursing required- or higher. Current NC RN licensure is required.

Paramedic Applicants- Associates in Applied Science with a concentration in Emergency Medicine Sciences required.

Master's degree in nursing, education, health care administration or other health related field desired. 5 years experience may be substituted for Master's degree

Minimum of 6 years experience as a clinician in trauma unit (ED, ICU, critical care transport program), staff and leadership positions in trauma related areas.

Strong background in teaching/presenting.

Functioning as committee chair/member.

Coordinating research projects/grants.

Participating in audit review processes.

Experience with curriculum development and teaching desired.

Experience with performance improvement and quality data analysis.

Previous or current experience as pre-hospital provider strongly desired.

Strong verbal and written skills required.

Current TNCC provider with instructor and coordinator status obtained within first two years. (RN

General Statement

It is the goal of ECU Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.

Contact Information

For additional information, please contact:

Kelly McGrath, Talent Acquisition Consultant

ECU Health Talent Acquisition

Email: [email protected]


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