Director of Trauma Services

    October 25, 2021
    South Bend, Indiana
    Job Type


    We are seeking candidates for a Director Trauma Services opportunity with a client hospital located in South Bend, IN.

    Salary: USD $97,401 – $139,859 / yr


    Reports to the Executive Director of Surgical and Trauma Services, along with collaborative leadership with the Trauma Medical Director. Responsible for a comprehensive trauma program at Beacon Health System. Direct, plans and evaluates day-to-day functions to ensure that high-quality trauma services are provided. Responsible to provide oversight and ongoing compliance with the state trauma designation regulations and develops best practice process that are in accordance with state and federal regulations, accreditation and compliance requirements and organizational policy. The system consists of a Level II Trauma verification at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, Indiana and a Level III verification in Elkhart, Indiana. Develops and initiates business plans that align with system strategic goals related to growth and community/ regional support in trauma services (Pediatric Trauma and Trauma OP Clinic). Coordinates the activities of the Trauma Services staff. Integrates pre-hospital, Emergency Care Center, Surgery and inpatient services to ensure the delivery of quality patient care. Works collaboratively with various Medical Directors, and other Hospital Directors, regarding the planning and implementation of trauma services. Also manages the clinical and financial performance of the Trauma Services department.




    Education and Experience

    The knowledge, skills and abilities as indicated below are normally acquired through the successful completion of a bachelor’s degree in Nursing; a Master’s degree in Business, Nursing or Healthcare Administration or equivalent management experience in trauma services is preferred. A current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in Indiana and BLS, ATCN and TCRN certifications are required. A minimum of three years of emergency department or critical care nursing experience in a Level I or Level II trauma center is required, with demonstrated management experience preferred. Experience with the Level I or II trauma center verification process is preferred.


    Knowledge & Skills

    Requires the clinical knowledge, and a thorough understanding of trauma services, necessary to ensure the delivery of standardized quality patient care.

    Requires the management skills necessary to effectively plan, develop, direct and evaluate the activities of assigned staff across the system.

    Requires a strong understanding of the regulatory environment affecting the trauma services area.

    Requires strong analytical, problem solving, planning, organization and decision making skills.

    Demonstrates the interpersonal and communication (both verbal and written) skills necessary to effectively network and promote Trauma Services throughout the referral area (for example, to ensure continuity and coordination of services). Also demonstrates solid public speaking (presentation) skills.

    Requires the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships (both internal and external).

    Demonstrates a proactive, results-oriented and participative approach to management.

    Demonstrates proficiency in computer skills (i.e., email, word processing and spreadsheets).

    Ability to collaborate to ensure collegiality and system alignment.

    Manages Trauma Program Coordinators and APC’s with system program.

    Working Conditions

    Works in an office and patient care environment with tight deadlines, high volumes and multiple interruptions.




    Describe how this position fits in your organization.

    This position reports to the Executive Director Surgery/Trauma Services

    What are the 3-4 non-negotiable requirements of this position?

    1.Experience as a Level I or Level II Trauma Program Manager

    2.Performance Improvement (PI) experience that aligns with the American College of Surgeons


    3.Collaborative/relationship building skills that assists in aligning members of the organization to

    drive trauma services within the system

    4.Organized and detail oriented


    4.Trauma Registrar experience

    What are the nice-to-have skills?

    1.Leadership experience with the TCAA and/or TNCC

    2.ER/OR/ICU experience (one of them not all three)

    3.Outreach education experience

    4.Trauma Registrar experience

    What is exciting about this opportunity? Please include team and company culture.

    1.Very busy Level II trauma that functions as a Level I-potential of expanding to Level I and possibly

    Peds Trauma verified at a Level II


    3.Great opportunity to work with trauma in a system vs one organization-alignment within the system

    4.Mentor to new PI Coordinators


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