Director Trauma (Jacksonville, FL)

Job Description:


Jacksonville, FL




Director Trauma – The Hospital of Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL
Full-time • No Weekends
With over 45 years of service to Jacksonville and the surrounding areas, the Hospital of Jacksonville has been a leader in providing quality healthcare to Northeast Florida. The Hospital is a 450 plus bed acute care hospital offering a full line of services, including 24-hour emergency care at three different locations. We feature an accredited Chest Pain Center, certified Stroke Center, dedicated Heart Center, Bone and Joint Center, and Memorial’s maternity center, Special Beginnings. Memorial is a Level II Trauma Center which means we provide a higher level of care for the most critically injured patients with our standards and performance regularly reviewed by the Florida Department of Health and for the second year in a row, Memorial has been named a US News and World Report best hospital for our patient safety scores.
The Director will develop and support the strategic direction and operational needs of the department(s). In this position you will implement, assess, evaluate, plan, develop and organize programs and services to assure our mission is achieved. Provides facilitation and direction for a multidisciplinary trauma service with primary focus on developing/implementing and monitoring systems to enhance care of the trauma patient. Serves as a resource for inter-intra disciplinary team members and patient families that participate in the care of trauma patients. Works in close collaboration with the Trauma Medical Director to promote the goals of the Trauma Program, to qualify all care issues and system issues regarding the program development, and to optimize patient care across the age and injury spectrum.
Accountable for program development, both at the hospital, local and within state/national systems. Responsible for oversight/direction of trauma related activities, and initiates changes internally and external that will promote optimal trauma care. Performs all functions necessary to act as an agent to the Trauma Medical Director and Administration, to ensure compliance with all hospital, local, state and American College of Surgeons requirements. Maintains responsibility/accountability for 24-hour day management.
What you will do in this role:
• You will implement, assess, evaluate, plan, develop, and organize programs and services
• You will recruit and assure competence of customer-focused staff, analyze, organizational performance issues, develop quality improvement indicators, and develop and maintain department budgets
• You will be responsible for the successful day-to-day operation of the assigned patient care area(s)
• You will assume the role of leader in planning, organizing, coaching and facilitating your department functions and staff to ensure quality service during operational hours
• You will have an intimate knowledge of both department and hospital policies and procedures relevant to the delivery of nursing care
•Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State which you practice or must hold Compact/Multi-State RN License
•Bachelor’s Degree Required; Master’s Degree preferred
•A current BLS and ACLS from American Heart Association (AHA or American Red Cross) are required
•5+ years of RN experience in trauma; 2+ years of supervisory/leadership experience

General Comments
What outside of the job description are you looking for in a candidate? The person MUST have experience in leading and managing a trauma program. That is NOT something that can be negotiable. Strong and proven trauma leadership skills are essential.
Vacancy Period: 5/5/21
Reason for Vacancy: Director left for a promotion opportunity within the organization
Internal Succession Plan: no current leadership ready to be promoted into this higher level leadership role to lead the program
Reporting structure: Reports directly to the VP Operations
Position directly supervises: Trauma Nurse Educator/Injury Prevention, Trauma PI RN, Trauma Registrar, Administrative Assistant
FTE’s: Approx. 15
Culture of the facility/ unit: very much like family, awesome leadership team, very patient centered and focused
Will you accept pending license: Pending only if license is being transferred from one state to another
Compensation: Max: 130K. Up to 15% annual performance incentive. Relo assistance avail for qualified individual