The Emergency Department Nurse Educator researches, develops, organizes, and coordinates department-specific education of nursing staff to ensure quality care to varied patient populations, in compliance with hospital and departmental policies, procedures, and procotols with an emphasis on critical care elements not addressed in general nursing education standards. He/she monitors nursing documentation data for quality improvement purposes and uses such data to drive education plan development. The Emergency Department Nurse Educator participates in direct patient care, as needed. As Trauma Coordinator, responds to the trauma area to observe the trauma flow process in order to develop ongoing process improvement as related to care of the trauma patient. The Trauma Coordinator is responsible for the organization of services and systems necessary for the multidisciplinary approach to providing care to trauma patients. The Trauma Coordinator assumes day-to-day responsibility for process and performance improvement activities as they relate to nursing and ancillary personnel and assists the trauma medical director in carrying out the same functions for the physicians.
Required: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing, BSN preferred; current RN licensure in the State of Alabama. Current BLS, ACLS, PALS, TNCC, NRP, NIHSS, CEN; minimum five years nursing experience in a critical care environment.