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Program Manager Trauma

Benefits Eligibility (Employment Type):  Full-time benefits (32-40 hours per week)
Shift Type:  Day
Shift Length:  8 Hours
Primary Location (City):  Vancouver
State:  WA

PeaceHealth is seeking a Program Manager Trauma for a 1.0 full time equivalent Exempt position. This position will be working Day shift with shift durations of 8 Hours.

Req ID: 168543



Responsible for the organization of hospital systems necessary to support our multidisciplinary approach to care of the trauma patient.  This position assumes day-to-day responsibility for the process of care and performance improvement activities of the trauma patients.



1. In conjunction with clinical care teams, coordinate management across the continuum of trauma care. Plan and implement clinical protocols and practice guidelines, monitor care of hospitalized patients, and serve as a resource for clinical practice and assistance to their families and visitors.

2. Monitor clinical processes, outcomes and system issues related to quality of care, develop quality filters, audits and concurrent case reviews, identify trends and sentinel events. 

3. Provide management oversight to the Trauma Registry activities, in collaboration with Center for Healthcare Improvement (CHI), including coding and scoring accuracy and developing processes for validation.  Work with CHI to design reports, answer queries, and help to facilitate quality initiatives.  Continue to develop the “Outcomes Module” component of the trauma registry for trauma performance improvement tracking

4. In collaboration with the Trauma Program Medical Director, Regional Administrative Director of Emergency Services, and Emergency Department Manager oversee the operational personnel, which includes the trauma registry staff and the service-specific trauma nurses.  Serve as a liaison to administration and represent the trauma program on various internal (hospital) and external (local, regional, state, national) meetings to enhance and foster optimal trauma care management.

5. Serve as both an internal and external resource to hospital staff as well as EMS providers.

6. Performs other duties as assigned.





  • BSN required.



  • Three years nursing experience in direct care of trauma patients in a critical care setting



  • Current Registered Nurse licensure in the state in which nurse will be practicing required.
  • Specialty certification preferred.
  • Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.
  • ACLS, ATLS, ENPC, and TNCC required.



  • Ability to analyze complex data from medical records and enter it into 'trauma registry tool' and databases
  • Strong problem solving, decision making and time management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Proficient in the use of computers including MS Office applications
  • Financial and budgetary experience



Selects, trains and manages assigned staff.  Responsible for financial management of resources and budgets related to assigned areas as well as financial reporting



Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.


About PeaceHealth


PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. 


We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment! To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Vancouver community please visit our homepage:


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Location: Vancouver, Southwest Medical Center (150)
Job Category:  Nursing 
Shift:  Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.0
Work Type:  Full Time
Hourly compensation starts at: $43.02, more depending on experience
Required Certifications/Licensure: Advanced Cardiac Life Support; Basic Life Support; Pediatric Advanced Life Support; Registered Nurse - Washington; Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum


PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran; qualified individual with a disability; race; ethnicity; religion; gender; pregnancy; gender identity; national origin; age; genetic information; sexual orientation; or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.


The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.


Posting Notes: Vancouver || Nursing || Other - Nursing || Full Time || EMERGENCY SVCS

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon
Nearest Secondary Market: Tacoma

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